Pastors & Staff

We are currently in the process of calling our next lead pastor. Please pray for our community! You can reach our interim pastor, Rev. Paul Buchanan, by email at paul.d.buchanan@gmail.com.

Welcome, Interim Pastor Paul Buchanan! Paul has served in many different capacities the years from associate pastor, to senior pastor, to church planter, to teacher. He has pastored in Indiana, Missouri, and most recently in Maryland. He received his undergrad degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, his Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and his doctorate from Biblical Theological Seminary. In 2014, Paul and his wife, Danette, moved to Oregon to be closer to their two sons and their families (Oregon and Arizona). Paul currently works for USPS, and Danette is a private practice, Pastoral counselor and is the senior adult pastor at PDX 1st . They have two dogs, Ruby and Jazzi. Paul enjoys music, jogging, gardening, and repair projects. 

Jenny Lee Berry | Ministry Support

jennyb@edenpdx.org

Jenny serves as ministry support for Eden Community. She is a native Oregonian, born in Portland and raised in Beaverton. She graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Administration with minors in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnic Studies. During her career in State government, she worked on areas such as health equity, public policy and Diversity & Inclusion. In 2008, Jenny and her husband, Wayne, moved to Shanghai, China as expatriates. For four years, they were able to work and engage with the local Chinese residents and friends from around the world. They were also blessed to start a business hand-making children’s creative products inspired by their own children. Jenny stays involved with the local Asian Pacific American community and supports social justice, human rights, and civic engagement issues. She and her husband are busy parents to four children – Jaxon, Quinci, Kyson and Colton. Jenny volunteers at her children’s school, and is often found at her children’s sports activities.

Anitha Chandran | Nursery & Preschool Ministry

Coming Soon!

Alina Wei | Nursery & Preschool Ministry

Alina was born in Portland, Oregon and is an avid adventurer. She currently goes to Sunset High School and is involved in many extracurricular activities around the community. She runs all year round with the Sunset Cross Country Team and occasionally swims. When not found outdoors or exploring Oregon, she can be found curling up with a good book or volunteering. With two brothers, Alina has frequently babysat growing up and is also certified with child care training through Red Cross.

Leadership Team

Kevin Six
Treasurer
Becky Porterfield
Outreach & Mission
Nalani Smith
Tauna Soderquist
Dave Cuny
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Alan Wickstrom
Secretary

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