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Leadership

Pastor – John Foss

President – Brenda Melum

Vice President – Henry Phillips

Secretary – Chuck Benson

Treasurer – Brian Bippes

Adult Ministries – Jim Clutts

Fellowship Team – Julien Chambers

Outreach Team – Chris Utterback

Property Team – Steve Boone

Social Concerns Team – Connie Kenney

Worship Team – BJ Shrock

Children’s & Youth Ministries – Brian Bippes

Staff

Pastor – John Foss

Pastor John started serving as a Pastor in 1996.  He came to Community of Hope in 2018.  John was born in Minnesota and raised in North Dakota and Washington state.  He graduated from the Lutheran Bible Institute in Issaquah, WA and seminary in St. Paul, MN.  He is married to Sarah, and they have four children: Megan, Joshua, Andrew, and Caleb.  John has served churches in Hawthorne, CA, Bremerton, WA, and Aliso Viejo, CA.  In his free time he loves to travel with his family and surf, even in the cold Oregon ocean! pastorjohn@commhope.org

 

 

Church Administrator  – Dana Eaton

Dana and her family are native Oregonians and have been active members of Community of Hope since 1995. Dana joined the Community of Hope staff in 2013 as our Office Administrator. She has also worked with our children’s ministry and done bookkeeping in the past.  She and her husband, Tim, have a son and daughter and have all enjoyed serving in a variety of ministry areas. dana@commhope.org

 

 

Worship Ministry – Mike Haines

Mike came to Community of Hope in 1998 after serving with Youth Encounter Music Ministry. He grew up in the Cincinnati area and graduated from the University of Miami with a music degree. For many years he did both youth and music ministry at Community of Hope, but now concentrates on our Worship ministry. He and his wife Kathy have two children and are active in the life of the church. mike@myfriendmike.com

 

 

Director of Student Ministries – Hillary Krippaehne

Hillary grew up in West Linn and has a background in education.  She has attended Community of Hope since she was in middle school.  She graduated from Linfield College in 2014 with an English major and Spanish and Education double minor. She spent two years teaching in the Dominican Republic after she graduated from college.  Hillary is our Director of Student Ministries working with youth and children.  hillary@commhope.org

 

 

Director of Children’s Ministry – Julie Johnson

Julie has recently completed 29 years as an elementary teacher and is excited to be a part of our families lives here at Community of Hope. Her husband, Tim, and children Chelsea and Keaton have been members of Community of Hope since 1994. She has been involved in many ministries at CoH including VBS, Sunday School, and Royal Family Kids.  julie@commhope.org

 

Adult Ministry & Volunteer Coordinator – Koko Reyes

Koko grew up in the Lutheran Church, moved here from Montana and graduated from Marylhurst University with degrees in Art and Psychology. Koko served on staff with Pastor Doug at Our Savior’s Lutheran and has been a member at Community of Hope since 2006. She is our Volunteer Coordinator, spending her time matching ministry needs to the congregation’s talents and gifts.  Koko and her husband Walter live in Lake Oswego and have two grown children.  koko@commhope.org

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