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Portland, Oregon St. Johns Christian Church - David Libby, PastorDavid Libby, Pastor
Pastor David has lived in Oregon most of his life and has a passion to see the Good News of Jesus reach people in the Northwest. He began his ministry at St. Johns Christian Church in early 2015. In his free time, David likes to play guitar, ride his bike, and play board games. He and his wife, Liena, have two young children.

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Portland, Oregon St. Johns Christian Church - Derek Beaudoin, Associate PastorDerek Beaudoin, Associate Pastor
I am a native Oregonian, born in North Portland and lived there until we moved to Tigard when I was six. After accepting Christ at the age of 16 through a SkateChurch ministry I started attending Tigard Christian Church. Graduating from high school in 2002, I did preliminary classwork at PCC before transferring to Hope International University (HIU) in 2004 to study Youth Ministry. It was at HIU that I started dating Krista and was engaged before graduation in 2007. Moving back to Tigard, Krista and I were married and continued to serve at Tigard Christian Church before I took a full time Youth Pastor position in Bullhead City, AZ. After a year and a half creating a new youth ministry for the Arizona church, God called us back to Portland as Youth Pastor at St. Johns Christian Church in 2010. Our daughter, Glory, was born in December 2013 and has been a huge blessing to our lives.

Interests: Disc golf, bass guitar, board games, and art.
Favorite Movies: Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Star Wars, Ghostbusters.
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate chip cookies and brownies.

 

Janel Hovde, Office Administrator and Worship Pastor  I am a Midwesterner Transplant that has been in Oregon for the past 43 years.  Born into a Holocaust survivor’s home, I became a Christian at age 12.  Alas, that didn’t stop me from spending many years on the “wrong” side of the tracks, but God saw me through and brought me to where I am today. I have been actively involved in worship ministry for the past 27 years. I have a passion for sharing the love of Y’Shua with people in both word and in music.  I am a fierce defender of the underdog and have a big heart for helping the homeless/houseless populations.  My passions include music, writing, all God’s creatures big and small, cooking, technology, photography, and nature.  I have one daughter who is the apple of my eye, and two stepsons, and I am married to the most amazing man God chose for me in the autumn of my life.

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