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Executive Pastor Team

Lead Pastor | Elder

Bob Bryant

Bob is our lead pastor. He is overwhelmed by the quality and caliber of the people of Good Shepherd, who love, respect, and follow Jesus together.

Bob has been married to his wife, Rachel, for 20 years. Bob and Rachel have 3 daughters – 17, 14, and 9 years old. He feels honored to be trusted by the Good Shepherd family to be lead by Jesus as he moves our church forward toward holiness.

Bob absolutely loves movies! The only thing better is eating popcorn while watching movies. He has been a part of our family and serving as lead pastor for 2 years.

Executive Pastor of Outreach & Care

Alan Hlavka

Alan is the Executive Pastor of Outreach & Care, overseeing global and local outreach, pastoral care and marriage ministry. Good Shepherd has been his family’s home for decades.

Alan is married to Theda. They have 3 grown daughters and 14 grandchildren. He desires to continue pursuing authentic biblical teaching and living as Good Shepherd reaches our communities.

Alan was convinced he was headed toward a career in solo vocal performance before God revealed his calling. He has been attending Good Shepherd since 1979 and on staff since 1981.

Phone:503-663-5050

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Greg Cahalan

Greg is the Executive Pastor of Discipleship for Middle School, High School and Young Adults. He’s passionate about God’s call on his life to help students, young adults, and their parents take the next step with God, whatever that may be.

Greg is married to Tarah and has 4 kids and one grandson. He desires for all of Good Shepherd to focus on moving up toward a deeper relationship with God, moving in toward deeper relationship with other believers, and moving out to extend God’s love to the world.

Though he is only 5’4’’, he played a year of college basketball. He’s been a part of Good Shepherd’s body and pastoral staff since December 2018.

Executive Pastor of Operations & School

Tom Lancaster

Tom serves as an Executive Pastor, overseeing operations and Good Shepherd School. He leads Good Shepherd School, Finance, Technology, Facilities, Administration and food services.

Tom has been married to Linda for 41 years! They have two kids and three granddaughters. He and Linda served 17 years ministering in Ontario, Canada, first as teachers in the Christian Education Department at London Baptist Bible College and then in Seminary in London, Ontario. Tom served as the principal of Faith Academy in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Tom joined our team in February of 2018.

Phone:503-663-5050 x213

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Steve Keels

Steve is our Discipleship Pastor. He oversees groups, adult bible studies and men’s ministry. Each of these areas are focused on people growing in community as they live life alongside each other.

Steve has been married to his wife, Sue, for 40 years. They have six kids and 15 grandkids. He attended Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary. He loves teaching God’s word and talking life with others.

Steve believes that laughter is great medicine in life. He has been attending Good Shepherd since 1978 and has been on staff for 36 years.

Phone:503-663-5050 x215

Department Head Team

Lead Pastor | Elder

Bob Bryant

Bob is our lead pastor. He is overwhelmed by the quality and caliber of the people of Good Shepherd, who love, respect, and follow Jesus together.

Bob has been married to his wife, Rachel, for 20 years. Bob and Rachel have 3 daughters – 17, 14, and 9 years old. He feels honored to be trusted by the Good Shepherd family to be lead by Jesus as he moves our church forward toward holiness.

Bob absolutely loves movies! The only thing better is eating popcorn while watching movies. He has been a part of our family and serving as lead pastor for 2 years.

Executive Pastor of Outreach & Care

Alan Hlavka

Alan is the Executive Pastor of Outreach & Care, overseeing global and local outreach, pastoral care and marriage ministry. Good Shepherd has been his family’s home for decades.

Alan is married to Theda. They have 3 grown daughters and 14 grandchildren. He desires to continue pursuing authentic biblical teaching and living as Good Shepherd reaches our communities.

Alan was convinced he was headed toward a career in solo vocal performance before God revealed his calling. He has been attending Good Shepherd since 1979 and on staff since 1981.

Phone:503-663-5050

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Greg Cahalan

Greg is the Executive Pastor of Discipleship for Middle School, High School and Young Adults. He’s passionate about God’s call on his life to help students, young adults, and their parents take the next step with God, whatever that may be.

Greg is married to Tarah and has 4 kids and one grandson. He desires for all of Good Shepherd to focus on moving up toward a deeper relationship with God, moving in toward deeper relationship with other believers, and moving out to extend God’s love to the world.

Though he is only 5’4’’, he played a year of college basketball. He’s been a part of Good Shepherd’s body and pastoral staff since December 2018.

Executive Pastor of Operations & School

Tom Lancaster

Tom serves as an Executive Pastor, overseeing operations and Good Shepherd School. He leads Good Shepherd School, Finance, Technology, Facilities, Administration and food services.

Tom has been married to Linda for 41 years! They have two kids and three granddaughters. He and Linda served 17 years ministering in Ontario, Canada, first as teachers in the Christian Education Department at London Baptist Bible College and then in Seminary in London, Ontario. Tom served as the principal of Faith Academy in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Tom joined our team in February of 2018.

Phone:503-663-5050 x213

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Steve Keels

Steve is our Discipleship Pastor. He oversees groups, adult bible studies and men’s ministry. Each of these areas are focused on people growing in community as they live life alongside each other.

Steve has been married to his wife, Sue, for 40 years. They have six kids and 15 grandkids. He attended Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary. He loves teaching God’s word and talking life with others.

Steve believes that laughter is great medicine in life. He has been attending Good Shepherd since 1978 and has been on staff for 36 years.

Phone:503-663-5050 x215

Director of Ministry to Women

Peri Layton

Peri is the Director of Ministry to Women for Good Shepherd, overseeing all efforts to provide community and encouragement for women of GS as they grow in their relationship with God.

Peri is married to her husband Greg and they own a dog training business. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. She feels blessed to be part of the GS family, experiencing spiritual growth that has shaped her worship and view of God.

Peri has been on staff for 16 years and has been attending Good Shepherd for 20!

Phone:503-663-5050 x216

Director of Connect Ministry

Jeannette Strot

Jeanette is our Director of Connect Ministry, overseeing guest services and our hospitality teams. She desires Good Shepherd to be welcoming and helping people connect to God and each other.

Jeanette and her husband, Bryant, have been married for 14 years. They have a son (9) and a daughter (12). She feels blessed to use her gifts and experience to make Good Shepherd home for all who walk in our doors.

Jeanette loves coffee and is a twin. She and her family have been a part of our family for 6 years and she’s been on staff for 4 of those years.

Children's Pastor

Daniel Carnahan

Daniel serves as our Children’s Pastor, overseeing all of the GS Kids department. GS Kids ministers kids (birth-5th grade) and their parents through groups that meet every weekend and during the week.

Daniel has been married to his wife, Dallas, for 16 years. They have two adopted sons. God led Daniel and his family to Arkansa, Las Vegas, and then landed them in Oregon. Daniel has a degree in biomedical engineering, which means he’s smarter than most.

Daniel has been with us for 4 years and we’re lucky to have him!

Phone:503-663-5050 x229

Good Shepherd School Principal

Greg Suminski

Greg is the School Principal for Good Shepherd School. He oversees our K-8th grade school. He leads the staff, faculty, and day-to-day of GS School as they shape and mentor our students.

Greg and his wife of 33 years, Sherri, have 3 boys. He is passionate about leading GS School and supporting teachers as they use their gifts for the kingdom.

Greg has been on staff for 25 years.

Phone:503-663-5050 x232

Care Pastor

Paul Norquist

Paul serves as our Care Pastor, overseeing our Care Ministry that ministers to people through prayer, comforting, encouraging, and counseling through visitation. He leads the team of deacons, grief share, mending the soul, memorials, and weekend prayer teams.

Paul and his wife Michelle met in 2nd grade and have been married for 31 years! They have six grown kids. Paul has been going to Good Shepherd for 41 years! He’s a lifer!

Paul has been serving our team faithfully for 33 years.

Phone:503-663-5050 x301

Worship & Production Director

David Price

David is our Worship & Production Director. He oversees all you see and hear from all the stages at Good Shepherd. Creating a space for people to enter God’s throne room undistracted in worship and adoration is what he is devoted to.

David is dating a girl way out of his league and is well aware of it. He loves the people and culture of Good Shepherd and feels blessed to lead us in worshipping our Heavenly Father.

David has been nominated for a Grammy Award and won a Dove Award in his musical career. He has been with the Good Shepherd team since mid-2018.

Phone:503-663-5050

Communications Pastor

Justin Watson

Justin is the Communications Pastor at Good Shepherd. He oversees the communication team – who oversees all content and communications church-wide. He is excited to tell the story of Jesus and reach people for the kingdom through all mediums.

Justin and his wife, Abigail, have been married for 3 years and have a dog who sheds way too much. They love the community of Good Shepherd and are honored that God planted them here.

Justin is a nerd (self-titled) and a closet computer programmer. He’s been a part of Good Shepherd’s body and pastoral staff for over a year.

Phone:503-663-5050 x218

Elders

Lead Pastor | Elder

Bob Bryant

Bob is our lead pastor. He is overwhelmed by the quality and caliber of the people of Good Shepherd, who love, respect, and follow Jesus together.

Bob has been married to his wife, Rachel, for 20 years. Bob and Rachel have 3 daughters – 17, 14, and 9 years old. He feels honored to be trusted by the Good Shepherd family to be lead by Jesus as he moves our church forward toward holiness.

Bob absolutely loves movies! The only thing better is eating popcorn while watching movies. He has been a part of our family and serving as lead pastor for 2 years.

Elder | 3 Years

Robert Alvarado

Robert is one of Good Shepherd’s elders. He has always been drawn to Good Shepherd for the Bible based teaching and vibrant children’s ministry.

Robert has been married to his high school sweetheart, Marian, for 43 years. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. He desires to be a positive influence and finish the race of life well.

Robert enjoyed a career with the US Forest Service and spends a lot of time outdoors (which he loves.) He is an active member of our elder team and has been a part of Good Shepherd for 29 years.

Phone:503-663-5232

Elder | 3 Years

Brett Anderson

Brett is one of our elders. He desires continual growth for Good Shepherd and “doing the Bible” as a community of believers.

Brett met his wife, Jolene, at Good Shepherd and has been married to her for 32 years.

Brett loves throwing knives and hatchets (don’t worry he’s safe) for target practice in his backyard. He’s been attending Good Shepherd for 41 years (since the first Sunday) and has been serving as an elder for 3 years.

Elder | 6 Years

Steve Bass

Steve is one of our elders. He is a pastor’s kid and enjoys serving men and women of Good Shepherd through prayer and hospital visits.

Steve has been married to Barb, his wife, for 45 years. They have two daughters and five grandkids. He feels honored that God would appoint him as one of the builders of our church.

Steve worked for 25 years as a Chemist (it’s super cool – we know!) and a Process Engineer. He is an active member of our elder team and has been a part of Good Shepherd for 30 years.

Phone:503-784-2101

Elder | 6 Years

Kress Drew

Kress is one of our elders. God has greatly used Good Shepherd in strong and life-changing ways in his heart, and he longs to see Him continue to do so.

Kress has a great family and feels blessed to be part of our church family. He hopes that GS globally and locally invite people to experience Christ as we gather, serve, and reach out to the world together.

Kress is a proud driver of a Toyota Corolla. He has been a part of our church since 1996 and has been serving as an elder for 5 years.

Phone:971-804-3117

Elder | 8 Years

Mark Eisenzimmer

Mark is an elder at Good Shepherd. He and his family found a home in GS and have served in many different ministries for years.

Mark is married to Debbie. They’ve been married for 40 years and have four kids. They also have seven grandkids. He has been so proud to be a part of the different ministries that GS has to serve so many.

Mark is the owner of Cascade Athletic Clubs and Cascade Meadows Nursery. He’s an active member of our elder team and has been at GS for 35 years.

Elder | 6 Years

Mike Fitz

Mike is one of the Good Shepherd elders. He loves that GS is a place that pushes people to live in communities committed to pursuing Christ together.

Mike is married to Sharon and has three kids. He loves to work with small groups and see groups of men lean into each other’s lives.

Mike loves baseball and was born in Germany. He is proud to be an elder and proud to have been a part of Good Shepherd for 38 years.

Elder | 7 Years

Doug Gabbert

Doug is one of our GS elders. His grandfather, Garland Gabbert, was a founding elder of Good Shepherd and his parents have been a part of the church since 1978. He loves the GS family and mission of living out God’s word.

Doug is married to Wendy. They’ve been married for 40 years and have two kids and five grandkids. He is proud to be a part of the generational legacy that has been created through Good Shepherd.

Doug is the proud owner of a black belt (don’t mess with him) but has happily never had to use it outside of his class. He is happy to serve as an elder and has been a part of Good Shepherd for 23 years.

Elder | 7 Years

Claudio Grandjean

Claudio is one of Good Shepherd’s elders. He prayerfully hopes that God continues to gently lead the church through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Claudio met his wife, Shelley, at Good Shepherd and they have been married for 33 years. They have three sons and four grandchildren.

Claudio works for the police department, but also is known as a mobile DJ that does weddings and corporate events. He has been at Good Shepherd for over 30 years and has served as an elder for 7 years.

Phone:503-660-8311

Elder | 8 Years

Denny Lawrence

Denny is one of our elders. Good Shepherd has raised his family into a deep desire to give back and serve the church in so many ways.

Denny has been married to his wife, Lyndee, for 43 years. They have 2 adult children and have 8 grandchildren. He wants to use leadership and relational gifts to further the ministry of the kingdom that have he’s gleaned from 40+ years of service experience.

Denny swam and played water-polo at a high level and even competed for a month throughout Europe. He’s been attending Good Shepherd for 35 years and has been honored to serve as an elder for 8 years.

Elder | 8 Years

Chris Smith

Chris is one of our elders. He is proud of the courageous direction of Good Shepherd, believing that we are following Jesus’ plan for His church, not our own.

Chris is married to Nikki, and they have been married for 28 years. They have two sons, one beagle, and five chickens (yes, we’re serious.) Chris loves the fact that God never leaves us the same. He’s always moving us up and forward in our growth as followers of Christ.

Chris really, really loves gardening. He’s been a part of Good Shepherd for 33 years and has been serving as an elder for 8 years.

Phone:503-896-0289

Elder | 8 Years

Ryan Weber

Ryan is one of our elders. Good Shepherd is the location he and his family bring hammers, nails, dreams, desires, and plans to obey Christ as we build His church.

Ryan has been married to his wife, Jessica, for 22 years. They have 4 kids, ranging from a sophomore in college to sixth grade. He and his family are not just on mission at Good Shepherd, but serving in joy as God uses their gifts for our family.

Ryan loves to win. Period. And he enjoys being part of a team that can find ways to win for God’s kingdom. He’s been a part of Good Shepherd since 1978 and has been an elder for 8 years.

Elder | 1 Year

Dave Williams

Dave is one of our elders. He feels called to be a part of Good Shepherd and a part of the continual growth in living like Christ and serving His kingdom.

Dave has been married for, wait for it, 50 years! He and his wife, Lois, have two grown children and eight grandchildren. He is committed to helping other’s experience God’s love and promises, knowing they are beyond anything we can imagine.

Dave holds it as an honor to serve as an elder on our team and has been a part of Good Shepherd for 20 years.

Phone:503-313-9548

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