Greg has been a pastor for most of his adult life. He brings a wide variety of experience in working with churches as a youth pastor, associate pastor and senior pastor. He grew up in the Bay Area and lived in East Tennessee, where he earned a Master’s degree. He and his wife Shawn have lived in central California, Alaska, Wyoming, central Oregon, and Portland.
He has experience as a hospice chaplain, drug and alcohol rehab chaplain, newspaper reporter, and whitewater raft guide. He over-achieved in marriage and married his best friend, Shawn. She is a prayer warrior and partner in ministry. They have three grown daughters and five grandchildren who live in the Portland area. They lost their oldest (a son) in a car accident when he was four years old. Greg is committed to prayer, worship, teaching the Word, experiencing community in small groups, and outreach. The Gospel is all about relationship – with God and with others. Ministry flows from relationship. His favorite verse(s) is Ephesians 3:17b-19 “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”