Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling

Supporting the art of storytelling throughout Ohio.

Cristie Merce
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  • Kimbolton, OH
  • United States
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Coming Home...

I had never heard of Chesterville, Ohio before 1987, but I found my purpose sitting there in that tiny town hall.  I was full of shivers as God talked to me that day in May.  Storytelling was something I loved anyhow and tears began rolling as I realized this was my purpose, my ministry, my calling, my niche.  My favorite type of stories I tell are inspirational but not religious, ones that make you think about your life in another way, ones that have a funny twist at the end you didn't even…


Posted on February 14, 2012 at 9:30pm

Mission Statement

My mission is to promote OOPS as the SEO Regional Rep., to encourage others to tell their stories-

As a storyteller, I enjoy the art of our craft, as well as sharing many inspirational stories thru my own personal ministry. It is also a great way to meet a world of wonderful people. Who love to tell or just listen to a great story.


Storyteller for All occasions

Cristie Merce



Posted on August 24, 2010 at 5:00pm


Cristie Merce has been a Professional Storyteller for over 25 years. She has served on the Executive Board of Directors since 1999 for the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling, affectionately referred to as O.O.P.S! She Joined in 1987.

Se is a storyteller for all occasions, from family heritage memories and generational front porch tales well as many inspirational stories.

Cristie has completed her own personal memoirs with over 300 hand written stories about her life's journey. She is addicted to scrap booking.

She is also a member of the Business and Professional Women and the Write-On-Writers' Guild as well as the Indian Camp Community Church in Guernsy County where she regularly tells the children's ministry stories.

Two of her favorite saying's are "when an old person dies, you lose a library" and "oops that's another story!"

In her professional life she is an adult caregiver, specializing in Alzheimer's clients. She has been maried over 36 years and resides near Plainfield in Coshcton County.

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At 8:09am on September 11, 2010, Jonatha Wright said…
Cristie, are you doing email now too? That would be great! What is your email address?
You do know about the Regional meeting, Nov. 6th at the library in Athens? Ask Donna Wilson for details. See you there! Jonatha

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