“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”2 Corinthians 5:17

Our Staff

Head Pastor

Brett Meador

(971) 327-2120

Brett is our senior pastor. He and his family moved to Portland in 1996 to start Athey Creek Christian Fellowship. As our church has grown, Brett’s main focus has remained the same: pointing people to Jesus by teaching through God’s Word, verse-by-verse, book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter. Brett and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Brooke, Joe and Casey.

Staff

Kaipo Amina

Associate Pastor

Bobby Belt

Bobby serves as an assisting pastor here at the fellowship. He primarily functions in the role of pastoral ministry, being available to the congregation of our church for prayer, counseling and hospital visitations. Bobby and his wife, Meghan, have Emily, Caleb, Molly, Ashli and Lacey.

Junior High Pastor

Nate DeCoste

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Micah DePaoli

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Amy Elliott

(971) 327-2120

Amy helps with event planning and the organization of church trips and outings. She also works with various members of the pastoral staff to undertake special projects as they arise. The rest of her time is spent meeting with ladies in the fellowship for prayer and Bible study.

College Pastor

David Frost

Associate Pastor

Mike Marugg

Mike is an assisting pastor who works with Tad to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the church office. In addition, Mike heads up our Home Group ministry, which is a huge blessing to our fellowship! Mike and Cassie have Anthony and Aaliyah.

Staff

Bryan Maurice

Bryan and Jen work together with James in our Children’s Ministry. In addition to teaching the grade school class, Bryan helps ensure that our teachers and helpers have the support they need to make classes fun and fruitful. He and Jen were recently married and make a great ministry duo!

Staff

Jen Maurice

(971) 327-2120

Jen has been a vital part of our Children’s Ministry for several years now. She helps James keep things up and running as she works on the schedule, facilitates events and makes sure the Children’s Ministry teachers have all they need in order to work with our kiddos. She and Bryan were just married this winter.

Lead Wedding Coordinator

Amy McReynolds

(971) 327-2120

Amy is our Lead Wedding Coordinator. She works with a team of wonderful coordinators who help couples as they prepare for marriage. This includes pre-marital counseling with our pastors, along with assistance in the planning of their wedding ceremonies. Amy and her husband, Chris, have three boys: Evan, Caden and Brennan.

Staff

Brooke Meador

(971) 327-2120

Brooke is one of the administrative assistants at the office. This team of girls looks after routine projects, as well as the unexpected needs that arise each week. They also provide tremendous organizational support for the various ministries of the church.

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Joey Meador

High School Pastor

Abe Menshenfriend

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Tim Miller

Bookkeeper

Stacey Piper

(971) 327-2120

Stacey is our bookkeeper. She assists Jeff Young by carrying out administrative duties related to business and finance and is a tremendous help to the staff with regard to the accounting. Stacey, and her husband Jerry, are some of our newest newlyweds!

Associate Pastor

Bryn Ritchie

Bryn is an assisting pastor who oversees various operations at our fellowship including media, communications and special events. He also coordinates a variety of pastoral ministries including our junior high, high school, college, deacon and men’s ministries. He and Jessica have four kids: Liam, Madison, Elijah and Benaiah.

Staff

Kate Rockwell

(971) 327-2120

Kate is an administrative assistant who works with the staff in various areas of operations such as communications coordination, maintaining schedules and the day-to-day workings of the office. She is married to Travis.

Staff

Travis Rockwell

Travis keeps himself busy tending our property in West Linn. The grounds look amazing because of all of his hard work. Once in a while, he can also be found cooking up breakfast goodies for the early risers at Sunrise Worship. Travis is married to Kate.

Children's Pastor

James Shields

James is our children’s pastor. His time is divided between the administrative aspects of our Children’s Ministry and keeping up with the Grade Schoolers – both in the classroom and on the many trips they take throughout the year. James and his wife, Angela, have three boys: Silas, J.T. and Isaiah.

Staff

Ryan Shrout

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Judy Slaughter

(971) 327-2120

Judy leads our women’s ministry. She oversees the ladies’ Bible studies and meets with the women of Athey for prayer, counsel and fellowship. Judy has four children and is ‘Grammy’ to eight grandkids.

Associate Pastor

Tad Slaughter

Tad and Mike work together to oversee the office staff and to make sure things are running smoothly. Tad also serves as a point of contact for our missionaries, which is a great fit, given his years of experience on the mission-field. He and his wife, Marna, have three kids: Joel, Amy and John.

Associate Pastor

Abner Sumrall

Abner is a great asset to our staff. He has years of ministry experience under his belt and spends the bulk of his time meeting with the people of our fellowship for prayer, counsel and discipleship. He and his wife, Sarah, have three kids and four grandchildren.

Staff

Rachel Wagner

(971) 327-2120

Rachel is an administrative assistant. If you visit the office, chances are it will be Rachel’s smiling face that greets you. When she isn’t helping the staff or chasing grade school kids, you can find her working with the high schoolers on Thursday nights.

Associate Pastor

Jeff Young

(503) 550-7372

Jeff is an assisting pastor at our church. He handles the business and finance-related issues, and provides support to the pastors and staff for our fellowship. His present focus is working with the various agencies, contractors and lenders to coordinate