Supporting the art of storytelling throughout Ohio.
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…Continue
Posted on February 14, 2012 at 9:30pm
My mission is to promote O.O.P.S! as the South East Ohio Regional Representative and to encourage others to create and tell their own stories. As a professional storyteller, I enjoy the art of our craft as well as sharing many inspirational stories through 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
Posted on August 24, 2010 at 5:00pm
Cristie Merce joined the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling in 1987 and has served on the O.O.P.S! Executive Board since 1999.
She is a storyteller for all occasions, from family heritage memories and generational front porch tales to many stories of inspiration.
Cristie has completed her memoir with over 300 hand-written stories about her life's journey.
Two of her favorite sayings are: "When an old person dies you lose a library" and "Oops, that's another story."
She is also a member of the Business and Professional Women and the Write-on-Writer's Guild of Coshocton County. She tells weekly "Wit & Widsom" stories at her church.
In her professional life, Cristie is an elder caregiver, specializing with Alzheimers clients. She resides near Plainfield, Ohio, in Coshocton County.