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OWSC Staff & Board Members

Meet our Staff

Natalie Soper - Executive Director

Natalie is no stranger to our local community. She was a 2003  Orono HS graduate and and soccer standout. Natalie went on to received her BA in journalism and mass communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a four-year soccer starter and captain (2007).  Professionally, Natalie spent the past nearly 14 years at Weber Shandwick, a leading public relations firm, moving her way up from an assistant account executive to vice president of client experience.  Since 2019, she has been the Orono HS girls' varsity assistant coach as well as recently coaching for OWSC.  Natalie and her husband Matt have 3 kids, Lucas, Maya and Hannah. 

Natalie Soper

Natalie Soper

Executive Director

Jon Forsythe - Director of Coaching

Jon started his career coaching for Ambassadors FC, a youth club in Cleveland, Ohio. He then went back to his alma mater and joined the Moody Bible coaching staff for two years as an assistant before being promoted to head coach, a title he's held for the last 4 years. As head coach at Moody, Forsythe led the team to a regional championship in 2020 (the program's first since 2015) and he improved on the team's winning percentage year over year. 

While at Moody, Forsythe also coached for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer, leading multiple youth teams to regional titles. He also worked for two years in their professional academy which is their seventeen and under team. During that time, Forsythe worked with multiple current professional and youth national team players.

Jon earned his B.A. in Communications from Moody Bible Institute. He then went back to school and earned his M.A. in Bible and Theology from Moody Theological Seminary. Forsythe also holds his US Soccer Federation "B" License. Jon is married to his wife Carolyn, a Twin Cities native. 

Jon Forsythe

Jon Forsythe

Director of Coaching | Player Development


Jessica began her goalkeeping journey in second grade! She has played for Orono, Plymouth Soccer Association, and on the Minnesota Thunder Academy ECNL team for multiple years. In high school she played goalkeeper for Orono from 2012-2016 and was a member of the 2015 State Championship team. After high school she received a scholarship to play at Harding University in Arkansas. After playing for four years, she was thrilled to be the graduate assistant and goalie coach for her college team for her final semester at school. Her journey with goalkeeping has taught her so much about hard work, patience, and bravery. 

Jessica Woessner

Jessica Woessner

OWSC Club Coordinator | Head Goalie Coach

Meet our Board Members

OWSC's board is made up of volunteers from the communities it serves.  Terms are 1-3 years and can be extended.