Local Outreach

Good Shepherd has a long history of sending and supporting our people all around the world. We send our best with the goal of furthering the gospel and strengthening the body of Christ.

The mission of Local Outreach is to mobilize the people of Good Shepherd by providing opportunities and encouragement to share the words, works and ways of Jesus in their community. Local Outreach is relationship driven. 

14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!

Romans 10:14-15

staff

Allen & Penny Abrahamson

Location: Oregon

Website: Chosen People Ministries

Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same.

Taylor Burnett

Location: Oregon

Website: Young Life

Taylor works with Young Life. Young Life invites young people to experience life as God designed it to be lived.

Clint & Kati Davis

Location: Oregon

Website: Camp Morrow

Clint and Kati’s mission is to maintain and improve the campus of Camp Morrow Bible Conference for the purpose of facilitating the ministry of reaching children and adults with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

DARLENE DOMENIGONI

Location: Oregon

Websites: Bridging The Gap  |  Mentor Support Collaborative

Darlene has been mentoring women for over 30 years and working in anti-trafficking efforts since 2011, coordinating donated resources from churches and community partners for victims. In 2013, she developed a mentoring program for sexually exploited survivors and served as the Director for 4 years. Darlene is currently the Director of Mentor Support Collaborative, a team of trauma informed leaders dedicated to developing healthy leaders and training and equipping the faith community. 

Darlene is also the President of Bridging The Gap-Oregon, a nonprofit which helps to meet the needs of the most vulnerable through a collaborative effort among community partners.

John & Amy Rozzelle

Location: Oregon

Website: CRU

John leads the Portland metro team with the goal of getting the gospel to every student on every campus. We hope to see the day when each of the 100,000 students on 20 campuses in the Portland metro are have an opportunity to: Know Christ, grow in their relationship with Him, and be equipped to Go into the world to help others do the same. Amy serves as the Cross Cultural Training Coordinator for the U.S. Her team develops and implements cross-cultural training for all of the Cru staff, equipping them to work on multi-ethnic and multi-cultural teams here in the US and abroad.

Makena Schroder

Location: Oregon

Website: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Unite your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Makena Schroder

partners

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Location: Oregon

Due to the recent crisis in Afghanistan, the Afghan Refugee influx over the next months and years will be significant both in numbers and in opportunities. In our desire to demonstrate the love of Christ we want to welcome new refugee families by working with local government approved resettlement agencies in providing additional material and logistical assistance to refugees being assigned to our community.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: TBA

BRIDGING THE GAP

Location: Oregon

Website: Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap-Oregon works alongside law enforcement and other community partners to provide resources and support to sexually exploited and other complex trauma survivors. We are developing a comprehensive, secure mobile app featuring advanced technology for law enforcement and victim advocates. The app includes an integrated “real time” alert system, a directory of local service providers and members, available resources, and private in-app messaging on a platform with features for a mass centralized communication system— connecting victim needs to community partners who can help.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Darlene Domenigoni

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Location: Oregon

Website: Child Evangelism Fellowship

Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. CEF has many different ministries for children, but the primary ones are the Good News Club and the 5-Day Club.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: LuAnn Meisenhelder

Davis Elementary

Location: Rockwood, Oregon

Since we started working with Ashley and the Davis staff, we have attempted to come along and support a variety of activities/programs at Davis. Some times is has been through prayer and other times it has been financially or with volunteers. As we have come along side the Davis staff we have attempted to give them a breath of fresh air that is the love of Christ.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Tom and JoAnn Harrison

Eternal Perspective Ministiries

Location: Sandy, Oregon

Website: Eternal Perspective Ministries

Eternal Perspective Ministries is founded and directed by author Randy Alcorn. We are a Bible-believing, Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two objectives: Teach and Reach.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Randy Alcorn

Faithful Friends

Location: Rockwood, Oregon

Website: Faithful Friends

“The mission of Faithful Friends is to cultivate mentor relationships that inspire growth, resilience, and hope. Of the kids in our program:

21%  are (or have been) in foster care and/or have been adopted

16% are from immigrant/refugee families

30% have one or more family members who are (or have been) in prison

21% have experienced some form of homelessness

We believe mentorship transforms individual lives, families, communities, and generations.”

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Darrel and Karen Bennett

First Image PDX

Location: Oregon

Website: First Image PDX

Our Pregnancy Resource Centers exist to provide life-giving help to those facing an unsupported pregnancy.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Larry Gadbaugh

Good News Community Health Center

Location: Oregon

Website: Good News Community Health Center

We are a non-profit faith-and community-based health center serving our neighbors in Rockwood and East Multnomah County.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Dale Barker

Jail Ministries

Location: Oregon

Website: Jail Ministries

Chaplains at Multnomah Co. jail deliver requests from inmates for books bibles or to meet to pray or do bible studies and to deliver appropriate  messages to or from family or pastors.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Dan and Janice Beeghly

My Father’s House

Location: Oregon

Website: My Father’s House

The mission of My Father’s House is to equip homeless families with the life skills necessary to become contributing members of their community. Our Vision… The vision of My Father’s House vision is to be a leading model for successfully transforming the lives of homeless families from dependency and need to self-sufficiency and contribution.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Cathe Weise

Obria Oregon City

Location: Oregon

Website: Obria Oregon City

Our purpose is to provide women, men, students, and families compassionate, comprehensive and high-quality health care in Oregon City and surrounding areas. Obria Medical Clinics are fully-licensed community care clinics providing professional medical consultations, well woman care, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment, pre-abortion screenings, abortion education, abortion pill reversal, prenatal care, health education and referrals. Obria provides the support and answers you need in regards to your sexual health. Your health and well-being are important to everyone at Obria Medical Clinics.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Hailee Johanesen

Pacific NW Adult & Teen Challenge

Location: Estacada, Oregon

Website: Pacific NW Adult & Teen Challenge

Our Portland Metro campus, formerly located off 92nd Avenue in SE Portland, is now located in peaceful Estacada, Oregon, a 28 mile drive southeast of downtown Portland. Our Portland Metro Campus is a residential, long term recovery and discipleship program for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, and has capacity for 40 students. Students at this campus take part in vocational training and participate in Life Renewal outpatient treatment programming, including group therapy and other evidence-based recovery techniques.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Josh and Tiffany Horgos  |  Dan Beeghly

Pregnancy Resource Center Sandy

Location: Oregon

Website: Pregnancy Resource Center

We are a Christian ministery that lovingly affirms and assists women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy with personalized care and resources. Our passion is to encourage and support individuals in making responsible choices about their own lives and the lives of the unborn.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Cheryl Harris

Redemption Church

Location: Portland, Oregon

Website: Redemption Church

Redemption Church exists to spread the fame of Jesus Christ by: Proclaiming and displaying the good news of salvation and new life in Jesus. This is achieved by preaching the gospel, making and maturing followers of Jesus, and by building a healthy church centered on the word of God. Laboring to strengthen local congregations. It is our desire to start a new church that is a blessing to other churches. We will pray and work to see neighboring churches flourish in the gospel.

We are preparing future church planters for ministry, seeking to be a training ground for men who aspire to the church planting ministry. Bridging cultural and racial divides. We hope to bring all kinds of people together around the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that our unity is a powerful witness to the unbelieving world. Loving the city through acts of mercy. We will seek the welfare of the city by caring for the weak and championing the cause.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Vergil and Kelsey Brown

Responder Life

Location: Oregon

Website: Responder Life

Responder Life serves First Responders and equips them to thrive.

• Because First Responders experience the hurt in our communities like few others.

• Because First Responders have a unique opportunity to bring peace to our communities.

• Because all people are of infinite value to God.

Responder Life expresses our commitment to First Responders through integrity; being committed to truth & service; being motivated by love & unity, which is sustained by humility. The fruit of these values is trust.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Steve Bartol

Safe Families

Location: Oregon

Website: Safe Families

Safe Families for Children is a faith-based community services  movement that serves vulnerable, isolated families in crisis.  When a family faces a crisis like substance abuse or homelessness without the benefit of healthy support from relatives or friends, it has the potential to lead to abuse or neglect. Wrapping a circle of support around these families, we create extended family-like relationships—including a safe home for children to live in temporarily—that give parents space to get their lives back on track until they are in a better place to care for their children again. This network of relationships keeps children from entering the foster care system and, ultimately, helps keep families together.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Charley Liljequist

Salvation Army – Gresham

Location: Gresham, Oregon

Website: Salvation Army

Portland Salvation Army Family Stores operate in order to fund our Adult Rehabilitation Center. 100% of the profits from the stores go into allowing men to recover from drug and alcohol addiction at no cost to them. By donating or shopping with us, you are giving hundreds of men the opportunity to have a new life.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Gordon Vavrek

Shalom Rockwood

Location: Gresham, Oregon

Website: Shalom Rockwood

As faith leaders, we are called to cultivate community within our congregations and beyond. We formed the Shalom Rockwood Network to foster collaboration between inter-faith leaders, serve our neighbors and grow our community.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Pete Armstrong

Shepherd’s Door

Location: Portland, Oregon

Website: Shepherd’s Door

Shepherd’s Door is a community of single women and women with children (ages 10 and under) who participate in New Life Ministries at Portland Rescue Mission.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Allison Parris

The Harbor

Location: Portland, Oregon

Website: The Harbor

The Harbor is a community of men overcoming homelessness and addiction in the men’s New Life Ministry at Portland Rescue Mission.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Dan and Janice Beeghly

Young Life – Barlow

Location: Gresham, Oregon

Website: Young Life Barlow

Young Life is made up of people like you – who know that life was meant to be fully lived. If you’re in middle school, high school or college, there’s a seat at the table here for you. And if you’re an adult who cares about kids, there are tons of ways to get involved.

We promise three things: you’ll have outrageous fun, you’ll always belong and we’ll talk about what really matters in life – including God’s extravagant love for you.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Taylor Burnett

Young Life – Sandy

Location: Sandy, Oregon

Website: Young Life Sandy

Young Life is made up of people like you – who know that life was meant to be fully lived. If you’re in middle school, high school or college, there’s a seat at the table here for you. And if you’re an adult who cares about kids, there are tons of ways to get involved.

We promise three things: you’ll have outrageous fun, you’ll always belong and we’ll talk about what really matters in life – including God’s extravagant love for you.

Good Shepherd Contact Person: Dan Ekstrom