Originally from the East Coast where she received a BA at Susquehanna University, Pr. Amanda moved west to attend Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary where she graduated with her MDiv in 2004. Called previously to Medford, OR and Mount Vernon, WA, Pr. Amanda has been serving alongside the members of Central since August, 2013. You can find her on Facebook and hear sermons on her Blog - Word Balancing. She is currently studying for her Doctorate of Ministry through Portland Seminary under the mentorship of Dr. Leonard Sweet. Her work on this can be seen at Jesus, Take My Wheels.
Janis has served Central as Music Director for over 7 years, bringing diverse and inclusive resources to the job of making music in worship. Using the piano, organ, handbells and choir, Janis works to support and encourage the voice of the congregation, enhancing our worship and bringing music to life in amazing ways. Also available for private piano instruction.
Linda J. Bergman
DIRECTOR OF HANDBELLS
Moving to the NW in 1997 from the Midwest, Linda has been at CLC since 1998. She has degrees in Education and Music. She has taught all levels of music in public education, recently retired from teaching in Vancouver, Washington. Linda has always been involved in church music through directing English Handbells, Children's music or playing the flute. "I love feeling inspired by the congregational singing while playing my flute. I feel that the partnership of the musicians and the congregation together, enhance the spiritual experience for everyone. "
Office Administrator & Building Use Coordinator
Sarah is glad to be back in Oregon after 20+ years away. Originally from Aloha, Sarah moved to North Carolina where she attended university and followed this with a move to British Columbia. She has a wide range of work and life experience and enjoys tasks with details that require precision as well as having the opportunity to offer welcome.
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RESIDENT CUSTODIAN & SECURITY SERVICES
Klaus has been serving the people of Central for several years and enjoys doing so. Before he got to Central, Klaus taught elementary, middle and high school band for over ten years. He continues to teach drums and music privately, and plays in several bands in the Portland area. When not working, he enjoys the outdoors, live music and volunteering.