Dustin Bagby- Pastor/Elder
Dustin grew up in a small farming community in Central Illinois, helped to plant a church in New York City after college, and has lead a college ministry in Tampa, FL. He has a BA in Preaching and Bible from Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL) and an M.Div from Western Seminary (Portland, OR). He loves his wife Kelli, two boys; Gram and Owen, and his little foster daughter. He’s an avid homebrewer, reader, and Cubs fan. You can check out his old blog he rarely updates here and his homebrew blog here.
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Jessica Anders- Pastor, Elder, Family/Children’s Director
Jessica joins the Evergreen staff with an excitement and passion to serve our children and families. She has been a part of the Evergreen Community for years, being involved with the children, youth and worship ministries. With the support of her husband Mike and daughters Larkin and Lynley, she brings experience in teaching children and supporting families in the journey of parenthood. Being a Portland native, Jessica enjoys a well-made strong cup of coffee.
Devin Vaughn- Worship Director
In addition to being a valuable voice on our elder team, Devin Vaughn serves as our worship director and aside from writing music for our community, and leading worship himself, helps to co-ordinate the worship in our various gatherings.
Ben Dudley- Elder
Born and raised in Texas, though he has always felt like he belonged on the West Coast, Ben, his wife Jamie and their sons Nolan and Griffin now reside in Portland, Oregon. Ben serves as the Chaplain for the Portland Timbers Soccer club and also as the Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that provides online tools, courses and workshops to assist in giving youth athletes a positive, character-building experience. A graduate of Baylor University in 1999 with a Church Recreation and Leisure Services Degree, Ben also has a Masters of Arts and Global Leadership Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. After traveling to many different parts of the world, he quickly realized that if you know the sport of soccer, you can talk to anyone in the world. Ben has dedicated his life to serving people and believes that sport is a very powerful way to help make a difference. He considers himself a very lucky man to be married to his beautiful wife, who is his best friend and partner in life’s journey. He also is loving being a father and is proud that his boys already know how to kick a ball!
Bryan Dormaier- Elder
Bryan is your run of the mill farm kid that experienced a call to ministry and ended up as a pastor in the city. While finishing a degree in computer science at Whitworth University, he experienced a call into ministry which began by serving as a youth pastor. After graduating he discerned that his calling was in church planting and relocated to Portland, Oregon to attend Multnomah Biblical Seminary. After serving as a bi-vocational pastor and team leader for Sacred Roots, a missional initiative on its way to becoming a church, he now spends much of his time in coffee shops and pubs in his neighborhood serving as a “third place missionary.” A fun fact: Bryan once intentionally tackled a teammate during a football game in high school.
Charlene VanDeren- Elder
Charlene and her husband, Kurt, have been a part of Evergreen since 2008. Charlene’s passion is to help others know Jesus and grow in relationship with him. In college God called her to be a nurse, and she has worked in various settings as an RN for the past 30 years. She enjoys backpacking in the Canadian Rockies and drinking Canadian teas.
Tanner Allman- Co-Middle School Director
Tanner is from Lewiston Idaho. He’s currently studying youth ministry at Multnomah University. He says, “I love people and enjoy doing whatever is happening in the moment, whether that’s a midnight run to McDonald’s, a day at the coast or a movie marathon. God is at work in my life and I’m forever thankful for what he’s doing in me.”
Amanda Jones- Co-Middle School Director
Amanda is originally from California and loves the Pacific Northwest. She has been involved in youth ministry since high school and finally realized God had a point to that. She is currently studying Bible, Psychology, and Youth Ministry at Multnomah University and is excited to be a part of the Evergreen community. She loves art, music, and the outdoors.
Worship Director – Devin Vaughn email@example.com
Children’s Ministry – Jessica Anders firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching – Dustin Bagby email@example.com
Youth- Tanner Allman firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Communities- Dustin Bagby email@example.com
Prayer – Charlene Van Deren firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Night – Rob Casteel Rcasteel23@gmail.com
Home PDX – Travis and Kerry Dockter email@example.com
The Epik Project – Justin Euteneier firstname.lastname@example.org
Racial Justice – Deb Stewart email@example.com
Benevolence Team – Sarah Case firstname.lastname@example.org
Visible Grace – Ashby Kidd email@example.com
Rahab’s Sisters- Emily Kenoske firstname.lastname@example.org