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  • Pastor – John Foss
  • President – Dave Smith
  • Vice President – Greg Lundeen
  • Secretary – Brenda Melum
  • Treasurer – Chuck Benson
  • Outreach Team – Chad Ellis
  • Property Team – Steve Boone
  • Social Concerns Team – Connie Kenney
  • Worship Team – Bj Shrock
  • Adult Ministry – Ruth Riskedahl
  • Youth Ministry – Julie Foltz



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!

Church Administrator & Children’s Ministries  – 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.

Communications – Hillary Fernandez

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 manages the church communications. Her and her husband, Juan, enjoy serving together.

Children’s Ministry Assistant – Carey Smith

Carey and her family have been members of Community of Hope since 2002. She has been involved in a small group and as an assistant in Sunday school for many years and service opportunities around the church. She has been apart of the leadership team for Royal Family Kids as well as volunteered at the camp for 15 years. She loves working with kids and has also been a part of Vacation Bible School in the past. She has loved all that Community of Hope has given to her, and she is excited to give back!

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