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, shalom, and forgiveness, and extend God’s hospitality to all. She has a particular call to promote God's heart for racial justice and reflect the many-colored kingdom of God. Stephanie loves hanging out with her husband and their sons Noah and Eliot, exploring new food and cultures, female comedians, dancing, 80s/90s pop culture, and art.
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.
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PASTOR OF WORSHIP, BRIAN
Pastor Brian Borin has deep roots in Oregon as a 5th generation Oregonian (fun fact: Brian's birth surname was 'Boring,' the family after which the local town was named). After spending most of his career in various pastoral and worship leading roles (including a previous call here at West Hills), Brian recently has begun teaching music in the North Clackamas school district. He is energized by interpersonal authenticity and growth wherever it is found and tries to incorporate these values into community worship gatherings. He is married to Heather and has two kids, Caden (CJ) and Kenna.
Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Portland Seminary; MAT (Teaching) from George Fox University, BA in Music Theory and Music Ministries from Warner Pacific College; Ordained in Word and Sacrament from the Evangelical Covenant Church.
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 scars 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.
Director of communications, beatrix
Beatrix Li was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and a second generation Chinese-American. She spent her childhood in the snack aisles of Chinese grocery stores along 82nd, and learning to be Trilingual (English-Cantonese-Mandarin.) Ministry for her has looked like being a dedicated advocate and student of those on the margins. She is a believer in people, and loves to create space for every person to be loved in their full selves. Learning to talk about race, gender, and justice has been placed on her heart, and has dedicated her undergrad years towards raising consciousness in faith communities. She is particularly interested in cultural identity development, gender studies, and understanding trauma. She is passionate about the church being a place where everyone is welcome. She believes the church is simply people who are here to take in the outcasts, trouble-makers, and the ones who like to sit in the back.
In her free time, you can find her at Windows Books (sometimes Powell’s), at a local coffee or tea shop, or walking through Laurelhurst Park. As an Enneagram 4w5, she enjoys a good nook and a good book. She doodles, writes, and loves to make PowerPoints for fun. For a real treat, she loves to eat popcorn at the local movie theaters in SE Portland. She is very fond of the Oregon Coast and the waterfalls in Columbia Gorge.
BA in Theology & Bible, Global Studies: Diversity & Culture