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 led 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 homebrewer, avid reader, and obsessed Cubs fan. You can check out his old blog he rarely updates here and his homebrew blog here. Contact Dustin
Luisa Gallagher- Pastor/Elder
Originally from Wollongong Australia, Luisa has lived in multiple cities around the US, eventually finding her way to Portland. In addition to her role as pastor at Evergreen, Luisa teaches leadership, spiritual formation, and biblical studies at Portland Seminary and George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and a Master’s degree in Educational Ministry from Wheaton College graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois. Prior to her role as a pastor, Luisa spent over 12 years in higher education, working alongside emerging adults in student development and has worked in areas of social justice education and service-learning among marginalized populations. Luisa’s book Unscripted Spirituality: Making Meaning of Faith and Leadership in College will be published with Wipf and Stock in 2019. In her free time, Luisa loves exploring the coffee shops of Portland and is always up for a hiking or travel adventure. Contact Luisa.
Devin Vaughn- Worship Director
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.
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. Contact Bryan.
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. Contact Charlene.
Amanda Jones- 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.
Jamie Dudley – Finance
Worship Director – Devin Vaughn
Children’s Ministry – Linda Dudley
Teaching – Dustin Bagby
Youth- Amanda Jones
Home Communities- Luisa Gallagher
Prayer – Charlene Van Deren
Men’s Night – Rob Casteel
Home PDX – Travis and Kerry Dockter
The Epik Project – Justin Euteneier
Racial Justice – Deb Stewart
Benevolence Team – Sarah Case
Visible Grace – Ashby Kidd
Rahab’s Sisters- Emily Kenoske