CO-SENIOR PASTOR, STEPHANIE
Pastor Stephanie Ahn Mathis is a “Tasian” (Texas-Asian) born on the East Coast by South Korean immigrants and raised in Texas. She has a broad background in ministry working with inner city public schools, college ministries, teaching, overseas missions, advocacy, non-profits, and caring for vulnerable people. She loves to hear people’s stories, tell the story of God’s love and forgiveness, and extend God’s hospitality to all. Stephanie loves hanging out with her husband and their sons Noah and Eliot, exploring new food and places, reading autobiographies of female comedians, dancing, 80s/90s pop culture, art, and hot yoga.
Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) degree in Biblical Justice + Social Ethics from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a degree English/Pre-Law with a focus in African-American Literature from University of Texas; Ordained in Word and Service (specialization in spiritual formation and biblical justice) from the Evangelical Covenant Church.
CO-SENIOR PASTOR, Mark
Pastor Mark Mathis is a native Oregonian. He has a wide range of experience including drug and alcohol treatment, youth, urban, pastoral, outdoors and church revitalization ministries. He is passionate about deeply studying the Bible and bringing its truth to a congregation. He enjoys cycling, rock climbing, hiking, song writing, and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; degree in Literature and Leadership Sequence from Claremont McKenna; Ordained in Word and Sacrament from the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Email both senior pastors: firstname.lastname@example.org
interim director of worship, san
San was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States at age 7. Much of his faith has been shaped by the Korean Christian immigrant church and from the faith of his parents. He has always had a passion for music and volunteered to play all different types of instruments growing up in church. In 2009, he was asked to be the worship director of a small multi-ethnic church plant in the Portland Metro area. Through his 8 years of experience leading worship, he learned much about serving a multi-ethnic congregation, walking alongside those different than himself, and creating a safe space for all people to come and meet the Lord.
Outside of church, San works in healthcare administration. San and his wife, Junghwa, just had their first son, Luca, and can’t begin to share what immense joy their son brings to their lives. When not taking photos of Luca’s every move, San can be found cheering for the Timbers and Blazers or dreaming of new ways to mix music together.
Associate Degree in Science, with an emphasis in music theory at Portland Community College
pastor of children & families, lynette
Lynette is a native Midwesterner, who grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin. It was in a cornfield in Illinois where she first met Jon in 2000 as they prepared for a missions trip to Europe. Even while studying magazine journalism in college, Lynette felt called to ministry and helping those in the church understand their identity and call in Christ. Deeply passionate about the Bible, she is learning Hebrew and hoping to relearn Greek. In working with kids and their families she longs for the Bible to be a native language for kids and for them to experience God in profound ways. Jon and Lynette have three kids, Ari, Noa and Ava. In the very small amount of free time Lynette has you’ll find her reading, editing, or baking.
Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a concentration in religion and philosophy from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
MInister of youth, jerren
Jerren Wadsworth is a Bible nerd and owns 3 Bible board games. She loves working with youth and has been doing so for the past 6 years, and has 3 scares to prove her involvement. Her favorite parts of ministry are teaching the Bible and mentorship. She and her husband, Michael, have one child.
Degree in Bible Theology and Youth Ministry from Multnomah University.
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR, JACK
Jack Won has served as the church office administrator since 2007. Jack is a native Oregonian and former missionary in Kenya and the Philippines. Jack loves to play golf and tennis and enjoys walking around his neighborhood. Jack is married to his lovely wife Miriam and has two college age kids, Jeremy and Kimberly. Jack loves teaching a Christian Formation Sunday class as well as helping people grow in their relationship with God. One of his favorite verses is Colossians 1:28 which says; “He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ”
Recreation and Park Management with a Certification to teach Physical Education from University of Oregon.