Pastor/Head of Staff
Jeremy followed God’s call to Oak Hills in 2015, and is continually grateful to serve alongside the good people of this community. Prior to Oak Hills, Jeremy served churches in Spokane, Washington and Haddonfield, New Jersey. He is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ). The most important role he plays is that of husband to his amazing wife, Sarah, and father to his four growing children, Abby, Josiah, Levi and Isaac. Having experienced Christ’s unmerited grace in his own life, his desire is to nurture a church fellowship that embodies the grace of Christ, bringing healing to broken lives. Jeremy loves preaching, singing, strumming a guitar, good coffee, good fiction, and the Seattle Seahawks (not necessarily in that order).
Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm
Pastor’s direct line: 503-654-6173
Associate Pastor for Christian Education
Since joining the Oak Hills staff in 2010, Christy has been blessed to serve in several different capacities. Initially hired as Children’s Ministries Director, her role soon expanded to encompass the youth ministry. In September of 2016, it was Christy’s great honor to be ordained and installed as Oak Hills’ Associate Pastor for Christian Education. She is joined in her calling to OHPC by her husband Eben and her young children Evie and James, who alongside their wife/mom love the church and serve it with their own unique gifts. Christy was raised in California, schooled in Washington (Whitworth University) and North Carolina (Duke Divinity School), and is now proud to call Oregon her home. She loves the Lord Jesus Christ, and firmly believes he is the true hope for all mankind. Other likes and loves include teaching and preaching, getting goofy with the youth group, leading VBS, solving crossword puzzles, and curling up with a good book. Christy has loved seeing the fruit of God’s faithfulness growing at Oak Hills over the years, and can’t wait to see how the Spirit leads going forward!
A seasoned Presbyterian, Sue has served on Presbytery committees and church sessions. She now serves Oak Hills as our office administrator, managing the day to day business and communication needs of the church. When not at Oak Hills, you can find Sue on the sidelines cheering on her athletic grandkids, working on a sewing or quilt project, or braving the Oregon outdoors in pursuit of Geocaches.
A long-time fixture at Oak Hills, Gary brings an extensive background in the choral arts to his role directing our chancel choir. Gary enjoys all styles of musical worship, lending his vocal talents to our contemporary praise team as well. His breadth of musical knowledge stems in part from his passion for global travel, which he pursues whenever possible!
Raised in the Pentecostal tradition, Tanya grew up singing and playing her praises to the Lord. In her role at Oak Hills she brings a Spirit-led energy to all styles of musical worship. In addition to leading our contemporary worship team, Tanya directs our kids’ choir. She and her husband Aleksandr, a native of Serbia, enjoy an active household surrounded by their two energetic puppies and their toddler daughter, Sofia.
Linda is equally at home behind the organ or the piano, and has served faithfully as organist and choir accompanist at Oak Hills. When not playing, practicing or teaching, Linda spends time with her kids and (very active) grandkids!
Rebekah Gartner is a veteran of our Oak Hills Youth Ministry, and she just about to graduate from Rex Putnam Highschool! Rebekah will begin culinary school locally in the fall.