Bob Coppock
CI Volunteer Coordinator envelope white

Rakel Thurman
Admin envelope white
503.663.5050 x222


Barlow Serve
August 2015

We call our Local Outreach “Community Impact”.   At the core, Community Impact is the empowering of our people to reach their neighbors, community and culture for Christ…The Great Commission.

Community Impact Ministries is a combination of partnering and empowering.

  • We partner Good Shepherd people with established ministries to utilize their talents, skills and passions to reach a segment of our local community and the US.
  • We empower Good Shepherd people to pioneer local ministries and gather others with like passions.


Below is a list of local partnered ministries.  If you have interest in one of these ministries, use the contact info below.

Local OrganizationContact PersonTheir Mission...
Angel TreeRakel Thurman / Pauline Beaver envelope whiteDuring Christmas season GSCC members get involved in providing presents for the children of inmates. When you partner with Angel Tree, you help prisoners’ children know they’re not forgotten, you help share the Gospel with lonely families, and you serve as an example of Christ’s love to the parents behind bars
Barlow ServeContact: Jim and Geri Fetters
Phone: (503) 351-2912
GSCC has had an ongoing relationship with Barlow High School over the years. It has been a blessing to partner with them in cleaning up and upgrading the grounds and facilities during the summer each year in appreciation for their work in educating the youth of our community.
Beauty for AshesStephanie Petersen envelope whiteSupport and Equip young mothers
Bikers for ChristGreg Johnsonenvelope whiteBikers for Christ ministers in the biker and motorcycle world. Their mission is very clear - to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the motorcycle community.
Bridgetown MinistriesJeff Persell envelope whiteOutreach to homeless and at risk youth
Compassion ConnectMilan Homala envelope whiteBringing churches together to reach the community’s needy (homeless, sex-trafficked, low income…)
Chosen People
Door To GraceVicki Abbate envelope whiteProvides restorative care services and safe shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.
EmbraceSherri Hufendick envelope whiteSupport and encouragement to those interested in foster care and adoption
Eternal Perspectives MinistryKathy Norquist envelope whiteEternal Perspective Ministries is a Bible-believing Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two goals: to teach the principles of God’s Word, emphasizing an eternal viewpoint; to reach the needy in Christ’s name.
Good News Community Health CenterBlake Petersen envelope whiteCommunity based health center serving the poor and uninsured in the Rockwood community.
Guardian ProjectNathan & Heidi Boos &

DJ and Allison Vanzanten envelope white
Bringing a voice for life to abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women in the downtown Portland and Tanasbourne areas. Using a Class C3 van outfitted with an ultrasound unit and the ability to provide pregnancy tests.
Homless Ministry AdvocateKristi Leslie envelope white
Jail MinistryJanice Beeghly  envelope whiteCounseling, Encouragement and Chaplains for Prioson Inmates.
My Father’s HouseCathy Wiese  envelope whiteMinistry to Homeless Families in the Portland and East County Region
MHCC – Navigator OutreachHerb & Linda Gregg envelope whiteThe Navigators mission is one of discipleship, our desire is to see students place Christ as the cornerstone of life.
Oregon Right to Life (Mult. County)Janice Dysinger envelope whiteA voice for Life locally, and come together to educate and reach out to the community through informational meetings.
Portland Rescue MissionRandy Paul envelope whiteMonthly Ministry Feeding and Connecting with those who are Homeless.
Pregnancy Resource Center – Estacada/SandyAnnette Davis envelope whiteA pro-life Christian ministry, that lovingly assists women and men unprepared for pregnancy with personalized care and resources.
Pregnancy Resource Center – Portland/GreshamKeri Shoreenvelope whiteEmpowering individuals to make life-affirming decisions through education, counseling,  and compassionate care based on the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Responder LifeDave Williams envelope whiteResponder Life exists that every First Responder and their Family be given the opportunity to respond to the most important call of their life…(a call to life in Christ)
RESTMichelle Cox envelope whiteProvides assistance and encouragement to the families with Special Needs Children
Rockwood Mom-to-MomJulie Williams envelope whiteReaching Moms and Kids in Low Income Communities (specifically the Rockwood Community)
Shepherd’s DoorChristine Ourada envelope whitePortland Rescue Mission Outreach to Homeless Women and Children
Survivor Support MinistryDarlene Domenigoni - (503) 936-5759envelope whiteAwareness, prayer and support for those on the front lines of rescuing and restoring lives traumatized by human trafficking.
Young Life – Sandy HSDan & Shana Ekstrom envelope whiteChristian organization that aspires to provide helpful adult role models and peer support for teenagers dealing with life’s struggles.