Who We Are

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Jeff BinderRev. Jeff Binder
Designated Pastor
Jeff is serving as the Designated Pastor of Valley Community Presbyterian Church. Previously ... more

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Music & Program Staff

David JimersonDavid Jimerson
Music Minister
David Jimerson, Minister of Music, is Professor Emeritus at Portland State University. David ... more

Amy RheingansAmy Rheingans
Director of Youth and Children's Music
Amy grew up in Northern Illinois and moved to the Portland area in 1995. Soon after that, she ... more

Bob HinsonBob Hinson

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The Session is made up of Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders.
Ruling Elders are chosen by the people. Together with Teaching Elders (pastors), they exercise leadership, government, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of Valley Community Presbyterian Church. Elders serve on the Session of the church for 3-year terms. Ruling Elders are commissioned to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge. This includes encouraging the people in the worship and service of God, equipping and renewing the people for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world, visiting and caring for the people, and assisting in worship leadership and teaching. (G-2.0301)

Jeff Binder

Clerk of Session
Carol Powers

Class of 2018
Connie Brenner, Mission
Allison Carlson, Christian Nurture for Youth
Birgitta Carlson, Youth Elder
David Jimerson, Personnel
Ruthann Marquis, Fellowship
Class of 2019
Richard Bryant, Christian Nurture for Adults
Phil Miller, Safety and Security
Cheryl Rees, CONC
Roger Rees, Facilities
Class of 2020
Glenys Craig, Membership
Kay Hope Gold, Christian Nurture for Children
Eben Jenkins, Finance
Greg Russell, Worship and Music

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The office of deacon is set forth in the Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry. (G-2.0201)

Click here to read more about the ministry of the deacons.

Class of 2018
Janet Adkins
Eric Blair
Gary Eaton
Joy Eaton
Class of 2019
Edie Leland
Karen Miller
Jim Sandberg
Class of 2020
Cathy Bernhard
Christine Danner
Richard Gold
Amy Henning-Blair
Bev Hubbard
Frank Powers
Steve Rees
Fran Scearce
Jean Sowers
Charlene Stansbury

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Office Staff

Angela GrahamAngela Graham
Publication and Office Administrator
Angela was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and raised in Portland. She enjoys living in the ... more

AnyAnn GreenAnyAnn Green
Business Manager