• Ryan Saari

    Pastor

    Ryan is that guy you know that's usually too loud and talks too much. Because of this, he is subconsciously attracted to introverts and wishes he was one of them.  

    A native to Portland, he loves biking, golf, the outdoors, IPAs, and his wife and two little girls. Although, his real passion is helping people discover who Jesus is, and what it means when it says He came to give "life."

    This is why Ryan is here, and why he is not dead yet. 

    PS - Check out Ryan's TED Talk here...

  • Bob and Rebecca Vander Meer

    Associate Pastors

    Bob & Rebecca have been living and ministering in South America for the last 4 years, and no that does not mean that they know any good Mexican food recipes, as Mexico is not in South America.

    Their passion is to help individuals and families, that have been torn apart by addiction, find health and wholeness in their identity in God. Apart from that, they love to travel, eat & enjoy good liquids. Rebecca is from Venezuela and grew up as a pastor's kid and a missionary kid. Bob is from Las Vegas and grew up on the top floor of a Casino.

  • Ron Hockley

    Guru

    Raised in the backwoods of Alaska, Ron has been a bartender, pastor, factory worker, processor of trout at a commercial farm, nonprofit leader, door-to-door salesman, file clerk at a bank, itinerant evangelist, corporate IT manager, marathon runner and public speaker. Since he was 22 his adventures have taken him to more than 40 countries, where he has served some of the world’s poorest citizens. Ron is the founder of the NEO Fund, a micro-finance institution that started in a garbage dump and brings compassionate, sustainable change to vulnerable communities in India and Nicaragua. The Oregon Community has been his home since the church started in 2010. He wishes there was a beer named after him; if there was he’d want it to be called “The Invigorator.”

  • Christine Stenberg

    Kids Pastor

    Christine loves kids. A born and raised Portlander, she remembers when the Kennedy School was a school, Lloyd Center was an open-air mall, and when you could actually afford to live in Irvington. She also loves craft beer and attending Portland Timbers games with her husband Joel and their two kids Georgia and Stella. She finds joy in working with kids and is so very happy to have the opportunity each week to do just that.

  • Josh pinkston

    minister of music

    Josh is one of those musicians that's a musician.  You know what I mean?  Wondering around California (don't blame him) for much of his life, he's spent time in bands and churches, finally ending up here.  His heart is big.  Don't hurt him.  Don't you dare hurt him. 

    He's a unique mix of contemplative, fun-loving, and Seahawks fan.  Kaw Kaw!

  • Kyle Lockwood

    director of operations

    Kyle is a musician. He plays music.

    He's also a father, a husband, a gamer, a carpenter, and a self-professed nerd.

    A recovering athiest, this is Kyle's first real "church." He maintains, rules, leads, and directs all aspects of our Worship, Tech, Maintenance and Online Departments.

    Kyle could be doing a lot of things, yet he chooses to be here. We're lucky.

  • Morgan Coder

    Bishop of hospitality

    Morgan Coder is the czar of all things ballroom.  Not only is she the Director of Hospitality here at our faith community, but she also manages the Village Ballroom, our very own charity-focused event center.  Born and raised in the backwoods of Montana, her first family was a pack of wolves, but now she's Portland-based.  She was recently married, so don't tell her that it only gets worse; that's not nice.

  • Alex Palm

    Empty(v.) service coordinator

    Alex refuses to write a bio for us.  I think it's because he's humble, but in reality, it means we get to make one up:

    Before leaving One Direction, Alex was in charge of the daily massages for the members.  Truly, a born servant.  Talk with him, he will smile and be awesome.  Because he is.