Who We Are

Pastoral Staff

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

Rev. Chuck FalconerRev. Chuck Falconer
Pastoral Associate

Rev. Jenny HaleRev. Jenny Hale
Pastoral Associate

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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

Donna CarlsonDonna Carlson
Director of Children's Ministries
Native to the Pacific NW, married to Brad Carlson. We have three adult sons, one ... more

Marshall LauckMarshall Lauck
Director of Youth Ministries
Marshall is the new Director of Youth Ministry and is very excited to be a part of Valley ... more

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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

AmyAnn GreenAmyAnn Green
Business Manager

Alex MendozaAlex Mendoza
Building Custodian

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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 2021
Dylan Blair, Youth Elder
Connie Brenner, Mission
Carol Powers, Clerk of Session
Greg Russell, Worship and Music
Carolyn Stennett, Christian Nurture for Youth
Class of 2022
Amy Dee, Adult Education
David Marquis, Facilities
Ruthann Marquis, Fellowship
Class of 2023
Bev Hubbard, Children's Ministry

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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 2021
Kathy Bach
Jan Bellis-Squires
Roy Conner
Valerie Conner
Debbie Purcell
Class of 2022
Roberta Hahn
Karen Miller
Jim Sandberg
Karen Sandberg
Joyce Wood
Class of 2023
Cathy Bernhard
Christine Danner
Angela Graham
Amy Henning-Blair
Charlene Stansbury