ANNUAL MEETING 2019
Sunday, June 2 after worship service
All are invited to our annual meeting on Sunday, June 2. Over lunch, we will gather together as a church family and hear about everything that's gone on during the past year and celebrate together. We also conduct official business such as voting on new leadership and the budget for the next fiscal year.
Scroll down to find out more about the people nominated for leadership positions.
OFFICERS - 3-YEAR TERM
MIKE JOHNSON - chair
I grew up in Connecticut with my mom, dad and two sisters who all live back East and in the MidWest. I miss them all the time but am in love with life here in Portland. I get to wake up every day to my wife Sarah, our girls Greta and Calla and our boy Sam. The Park family are my out-of-this world in-laws and the Diskos count as family too. I currently work in construction management building multi-family housing downtown. Before that I worked as a Structural Engineer here in Portland and before that I helped manage a landscape business for a homeless shelter in Chicago.
Our family has been coming to West Hills for about 8 years. Lately I've been hanging with the elementary school kids leading Faith Finders here at West Hills with Jess Shelton. Previously I helped out with our Manna team led by Claudia and Dale Kardos that brought meals to folks under the Morrison Bridge and prior to that was a Youth Group Leader for a few years.
BILL GILMORE - TREASURER
I am married to Sue and we have three adult children and two grandsons. I started at a large public accounting firm for a few years, and then worked for a couple of start-ups. For the past 33 years I have worked for Pendleton Woolen Mills as their accounting manager.
I have served on the Church Council here at WHCC for three separate terms, one term as an at-large member and two terms as the Treasurer. I have also been a part of the Property Commission, Youth Commission and Financial Committee at various times. I am excited to join in with an amazing group of capable people as we play a role in, not just the business part of WHCC, but also in seeking out the leading of the Holy Spirit for the direction and focus of WHCC.
MARTIN HELLESON (2ND TERM)
Connie and I have been members at WHCC for four plus years. During that time I have to been active with small groups, property and am just completing my first term on the Leadership Team. I look forward to continuing supporting the exciting directions and vitality of our church family.
DR. NICOLE APOLLON CHIROUZE (1ST TERM)
I’m married to Julien Chirouze and have a almost 4 year old son named Philippe. I’m originally from Maryland.. but have fallen in love with the Pacific NW! I am a dentist who runs my own practice - Montavilla Dental Arts in SE Portland. I love helping people improve their health and their smile! I currently serve on the Biblical Justice ministry team and I am passionate about justice for all, diversity, and gender equality. I’ve also volunteered for Compassion Connect providing free dental care. Previous church roles I’ve had in the past have been in children’s ministry.
MUTUAL MINISTRY TEAM
This team serves and supports the staff and their families. It also takes on many functions of a human
resources department -- doing staff evaluations, goal setting, and mediating in case of conflict.
I have served as chair of the Leadership Team for the last year and am eager to work on the Mutual Ministry Team supporting and encouraging our pastors and staff. Thanks for the opportunity to serve.