Jeremy was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came to Tigard UMC in July 2014. He has served as a circuit minister in Suffolk, England, as the campus pastor at the Wesley Foundation at the University of Oregon, and at Dallas UMC in Dallas, Oregon. Jeremy and his wife, Allison, have two daughters Miriam and Margaret. About serving in Tigard, Jeremy says, “I feel blessed to join this amazing church in ministry and look forward to creatively and joyfully loving and serving the community in the name of Jesus Christ.” Jeremy enjoys reading, baking, running, hiking, and commuting by bicycle.
Linda has been on the staff at Tigard United Methodist since August, 2008. Linda is a graduate of Marylhurst University and has worked in religious education and spiritual formation for more than 40 years in United Methodist, Episcopal and Catholic parishes. Linda was trained as a spiritual director at Shalom Prayer Center and as a labyrinth facilitator at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. In addition to her passion for helping people to grow spiritually, Linda also loves growing plants and has trained as an OSU Master Gardener. She also enjoys quiet walks, reading, knitting and sewing. Linda lives in Gresham with her husband of 40 years, Richard. They have 3 adult daughters, 2 son-in-laws and one grandson.
Pastoral Director at Bethlehem House of Bread
Chris has been working at Tigard UMC since July of 2007 with the youth and young adults. He and his wife, Tiffany, have a 5 year old daughter, and 1 year old son. Family is a blessing loves the time he has to enjoy the outdoors playing, camping or kayaking. The young people that he gets to work with are truly amazing and loves being able to serve the Tigard community in a way that he feels so called to do.
Staci received her degrees from Willamette University and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Her background is in youth and family ministries but is now enjoying the non-traditional ministry that Jubilatte provides. She loves talking to people about their faith or lack of faith. One of her passions is creating opportunities for dialogue between people of various faith traditions. When she’s not at Jubilatte, Staci is training for half marathons or playing Old Maid with her 2 boys and husband.
Director of Children & Family Ministries, Jubilatte Director/Pastorista
Ava has been our Play Park Director since Sept of 2007. She started working at Play park when her son attended the Preschool down the hall. She truly enjoys engaging with the kids and getting to know all the great parents/caregivers who come through our doors. She is also a birth Doula and a health advocate who is passionate about children’s health and well being. She and her husband of 24 years have a 23 year old daughter and 12 year old son.