Dustin Bagby- Pastor/Elder
Dustin graduated from a small bible college in the midwest with straight B’s, did a little better at Western Seminary, and has helped plant a church in New York City and helped lead a college ministry in Tampa, FL. He loves his two boys; Gram and Owen, his wife Kelli, home-brewing, classic literature, indie music, comedy, and the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He blogs about twice a year here and has a home brew blog here.
Dr. Bob Hyatt-Pastor/Elder
Bob has felt drawn to pastoral ministry since the 5th grade- he’s always known: this is what he wanted to do- helping people find relationship with God. This has worked itself out most clearly in planting the Evergreen Community in 2004. His passions now also include helping/mentoring other pastors, blogging here, and buying the latest techno-crap.
He is a graduate of Western Seminary and earned a D.Min at George Fox Seminary. He’s also the co-author of Eldership and the Mission of God: Equipping Teams for Faithful Church Leadership and Ministry Mantras: Language for Cultivating Kingdom Culture
Bob loves his wife Amy, his son Jack, and his daughters Jane and Josie, and is struggling to put them ahead of everything else, including this church.
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.
Launa Gray- Elder
Launa can often be heard asking friends if they’d like to come out and play. She refers to herself as a raging extrovert without reservation. She spends a majority of her time hanging with her cat Lady Regina McMeow, going to B-movie bingo at Hollywood Theater, taking pictures with old cameras, and climbing mountains or running through the woods. Her love affair with Portland started 7 years ago when she traded the heat of the Arizona desert for the moss laden forests of Oregon, and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. Sometimes she makes her friends wear party hats at the movies. She can’t imagine a world without coffee or pizza, both of which are made better with the presence of ice cream.
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!
Kelli Bagby- Treasurer/Finances
Kelli has been masquerading as a treasury guru for 10 years. Although she graduated from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, IL with a Christian Business B.A. and the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL with a Masters of Business Administration, she is still discovering/ evaluating this thing we call money. Kelli spends her time reading, going to the gym, exploring Portland with Dustin, hanging out with new friends and keeping in touch with old friends. She misses her nieces and family in Illinois but continues to follow Jesus wherever he might lead.
She blogs here.
Jacob Hess- Intern
Jake is interning at Evergreen while he is working towards getting a Masters of Divinity at Western Seminary. With his hope securely grounded in the gospel, and with great enthusiasm for the thrills and struggles of life, he is taking on an assortment of responsibilities around the community as he gains ministry experience in accompaniment with his education.
Worship Director – Devin Vaughn email@example.com
Children’s Ministry – Jessica Anders firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching – Dustin Bagby email@example.com
Media – Bob Hyatt firstname.lastname@example.org
Discipleship – Bob Hyatt email@example.com
Spiritual Direction – Amy Hyatt firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Communities (west side) – David Stewart email@example.com
Home Communities (east side) – Jon Congdon firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer – Amy Hyatt email@example.com
Mom’s Group – Sarah Euteneier firstname.lastname@example.org
Theological Education – Dustin Bagby email@example.com
Women & Wine –
Men’s Night – Rob Casteel Rcasteel23@gmail.com
Home PDX – Paige Farley firstname.lastname@example.org
The Epik Project – Justin Euteneier email@example.com
Racial Justice – Deb Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
Benevolence Team – Sarah Case email@example.com
Visible Grace – Ashby Kidd firstname.lastname@example.org
Rahab’s Sisters- Emily Kenoske email@example.com