Staff

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

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

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