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.
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.
Devin Vaughn- Worship Director
Devin Vaughn serves as our worship director which involves writing music for our community, leading worship, and co-ordinating the worship at our Sunday gathering. Contact Devin
Linda Dudley- Children’s Coordinator
Linda, born and raised in Texas, moved with her husband Clay, after his retirement, to Portland. Linda and Clay joined Evergreen Community January 2015. She has two grown children, Jamie Kay and Ben and five grandchildren. At Evergreen, she has helped with the Children’s Ministry teaching school aged kids. While living in Texas, Linda served many years as a Sunday School director and teacher serving primarily in sixth grade. In 1995, First Baptist Church, Amarillo called Linda to serve as Children’s Minister. In 2005, Linda retired and after a few years, once again began teaching in various children’s ministries with the church. Her love for children has been a lifelong desire to equip kids and their families to grow in his or her faith and to walk with Jesus. She is an avid sports fan, enjoys playing games and going on walks to see all the beautiful flowers and scenery in Portland. Contact Linda
Sarah Euteneier- Early Childhood Coordinator
Sarah is a Portland native and can’t imagine living anywhere that isn’t green. She grew up learning about God from her grandmother (a former Sunday school teacher) who was always singing with her, memorizing prayers and scripture, and talking about her love of God. Sarah worked her way through college as a private nanny and preschool teacher and graduated from Portland State with a BS in Community Health Education. She loves being a wife, and a mama to her 3 silly kiddos! In her free time, she loves reading, gardening, hiking, crafting of every kind and trying new recipes. Contact Sarah
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. Contact Amanda
Jamie Dudley – Finance
Jamie and her husband Ben have been a part of Evergreen since 2012. They are both graduates of Baylor University & moved to Portland from Waco, TX in 2010. Jamie served as the bookkeeper at University Baptist Church in Waco, Texas for 8 years. Since moving to Portland, Jamie has worked as the bookkeeper with The Mentoring Project, These Numbers Have Faces & Portland Leadership Foundation. She is a mom to two sweet boys, Nolan & Griffin, and loves all things organizing.
Worship Director – Devin Vaughn
Children’s Ministry – Linda Dudley
Early Childhood Ministry – Sarah Euteneier
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
Visible Grace – Ashby Kidd