Urban Connections is a small organization, consisting of three staff people and many committed leaders, volunteers and board members. Feel free to contact us at any time. The UC House can be reached at 614-251-0140.

Our Staff are available for presentations about Urban Connections as well as teaching small groups, Sunday School or other classes on topics related to community development. Please contact one of us for more information.


Doug Hartman – Executive Director
Doug has a degree from Simpson College in Biblical Studies and has been director of the ministry since 1999. He and his wife Jill bought a house in the neighborhood in 2005. Doug can be contacted for information about the ministry or to meet with regards to support, church presentations, community partnerships, etc.


Cathy Alexander – Development Director
Cathy graduated from Ohio State with a degree in psychology just before coming on staff in 2000. She and her husband Jason bought their house in the neighborhood in 2003 and have two children. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Cathy can be contacted for information about the ministry or in regards to being added to the mailing list, web issues, community partnerships, community service days, volunteering, tutoring, etc.



Michelle Orellana
(bio coming…)