Ed joined the Family Church staff in February of 2002 as a staff pastor; he took on the role of lead pastor in 2006. Ed studied at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in California.
With a passion for growing followers of Christ, Ed has been a catalytic leader in bringing positive change to churches. Gaining valuable experience through business and ministry, Ed has team-building skills to effectively empower others to excel in their mission.
Ed grew up in Elkton, just a few miles from Sutherlin, where his father was pastor. In 1982, Ed married Robynne who was from Travelers Rest, SC. Since that time, they have committed their life to serve in ministry together.
Ed and Robynne enjoy camping, biking, traveling and spending time with family. They have two adult children: Tim, his wife Amy and their four children, Bennett, Caroline, Kate and Claire, live in Virginia; Melissa is married to Jordan Knee, and they have one child, Trinity. Jordan and Melissa serve in various ministries at FC.
Paul joined the FC staff in 1986 as the lead pastor. He and his wife, Jan, were very young when they accepted the call to Pastor a small group of 50 people who had been without a pastor for one and a half years. Paul transitioned to be the Pastor of Teaching and Assimilation in 2006.
Paul grew up in a Pastor’s home that moved about every five years until finally settling in Coos Bay, Oregon, which is where he attended high school. Paul studied at Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah University) in 1979, which is also the place where he and Jan met.
Paul and Jan served in a Youth ministry in Lynden Washington until they came to Sutherlin in 1986. “Our prayer,” says Paul, “was that the ministry here would prosper in such a way that everyone would clearly see it was God at work”. That prayer has been answered.
Paul and Jan have three daughters, Megan, Jodi and Ronda.
Larry first joined the Family Church staff in January of 2006 as a part-time administrator. Since that time, Larry has felt God calling him into full-time ministry. He responded to God by stepping up his role as administrator to full-time and becoming a licensed minister in 2007: taking on more and more leadership responsibilities. In December of 2011, Larry assumed the position of Administrative Pastor at Family Church.
A life-long learner, Larry has studied at Montana State University, Rio Hondo College, LaSalle University, and Hope International University.
Larry gave his life to Christ in 1982. He and his wife, Lynda, who were married in January of 1963, served in various leadership and ministry roles at two churches prior to joining Family Church in 2000.
Larry and Lynda have three children and eight grandchildren. They enjoy traveling by car, hiking, fishing, making music (Larry plays guitar and Lynda is an accomplished singer) and going to the movies.
Craig and his wife, Jennifer, began attending Family Church in 1998, where he became of Christ-follower in 1999. Craig joined the Family Church staff in August of 2010.
Craig graduated from Bend Senior High in 1990 and entered the Marine Corps the following year. While serving in the Marines, he met the love of his life, Jennifer; they married in 1994. After his discharge from the Marines, Craig completed his bachelors degree at Western Oregon University. During his twelve-year teaching career, he taught both third and sixth grades for the Roseburg School District.
Although Craig experienced great joy teaching in public schools, God has filled him with a desire to share the message of Jesus Christ. Craig's passion is for the youth of today to have a genuine desire to seek God, love Him, and share His love with others.
Craig and Jennifer have two sons, Elijah and Ethan.
Jeremy joined the Family Church staff in January of 2017 and serves as the Youth Pastor. Jeremy is a graduate of INSTE Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa. He also attended Eugene Bible College (EBC) in Eugene, Oregon from 2001-2003.
Jeremy's ministry to students began in 2003 with an internship with the Student Pastor at First Church in Des Moines, and has continued since then.
He and his wife, Nicole, have three children: Logan, Abigail and Paxton. Jeremy's favorite food is Mexican and Nicole's lasagna. His favorite place in the world is Wrigley Field, home of the now World Champion, Chicago Cubs. He loves sports, everything from Chicago (except the White Sox), Apple products, video games, and most importantly: Christ.
Jeremy is fun, high-energy, and passionate about reaching this generation of students, both churched and unchurched, for Jesus.
Paul joined Family Church in February 2017 as the Children’s and Family Pastor. He grew up in Southern California, but is now a California refugee who loves Douglas County.
One of the greatest passions Paul has is to serve children and families. Working with families is a joy for Paul because it gives him the opportunity to combine his creative and communication skills with his passion for helping kids and their families grow closer to Jesus and closer to each other.
In 2002, Paul and Kim were married and now have four children: Mason, Abigail, Jaxsen and Ashton. He loves playing with his kids and date nights with his wonderful wife. He also enjoys making videos with his family, painting, reading, smoking meats, fishing, playing with technology and running his website PaulLuna.com.
Paul has a BA in Christian Ministries from Master’s University, training in Peacemakers Ministry and Grief, Crisis & Trauma counseling and is currently on track to finish his Masters of Theology with an emphasis in Leadership from Summit Bible College.
Will was born in Portland Oregon in 1978. After finishing elementary school with distinction (two gold stars), Will went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University in 2002. In his early years he had little passion for God, but during his senior year of high school he had a Bible teacher challenge him to give his life away with passion for the God who loved him.
Will has been part of Family Church since 2003 and joined the Family Church staff in 2007. He loves Family Church. God has used this amazing Church to shape his heart and life. He has a burning passion to raise up the next generation of followers of Christ, especially those who are called to the pastorate.
After 6 years teaching high school history, Will followed in his father and grandfather’s steps, becoming the third generation of pastors. Will is married to Krystal, and they have a daughter, Anna, and a son, Anderson.
Jordan began attending Family Church in 1998, and joined the FC staff in 2011. After playing lead guitar for a Christian band for seven years, Jordan began leading worship for Family Church in 2005. Worshiping God through music and the arts, and helping God's people connect with Him through genuine, heart-felt worship is Jordan's passion.
Jordan earned a bachelor's from Western Oregon University, and a master's degree from Corban University. While Jordan's educational background is in the field of education, he feels very strongly that God has called him to use his talents of music and graphic art for full time ministry.
Jordan and his wife, Melissa, were married in January of 2011, and have a beautiful daughter, Trinity.
After having her life influenced by several passionate Christ followers, Crystal felt the call on her own life, at the age of fifteen, to commit herself to Jesus and ministry. While her faith grew, so did her passion to share the Hope of Jesus with others. This passion lead her to attend Multnomah University and Boise Bible College for education and equipping. Crystal and her husband, Kenneth, were married in June of 2002 and served in youth ministry before returning home to Douglas County to raise their two children, Seren and Stanford.
Crystal and Ken have been part of Family Church since 2006. Their family quickly felt at home at FC, and counts it as a place where they have experienced tremendous personal and spiritual growth.
Crystal joined the Family Church Staff in July 2012 and is continually excited to be part of God growing others through ministry and service. She considers it a a high point of her journey thus far.
Zech was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. After college at the University of Oregon, Zech and his high school sweetheart, Rachel, moved to Roseburg and bought an existing Figaro's Pizza in 2004. After twelve years of entrepreneurship, and expansion from five employees to around thirty, Zech has felt God's calling into full-time ministry.
From his high school days until now, God has used small groups to train, mold and shape Zech. It is in the leading of groups where Zech has learned to study and apply God's Word. Within groups, he has learned to be a better servant-leader, friend and follower of Christ. He has a strong desire to impact this community one person and one group at a time.
Zech and Rachel have been married since 2004 and have three kids, Zoe, Luke and Hope.
Ken was born and raised on a family ranch in Crescent City California. After losing his youngest brother to cancer at a young age, Ken began the long journey that would lead him to give his life to Christ as a high-schooler and dedicating his life to ministry.
He and his wife, Crystal, were married in June of 2002 and served in youth ministry before returning home to Douglas County to raise their two children, Seren and Stanford. Ken and Crystal have been part of Family Church since 2006. Their family quickly felt at home and counts it as a place where they have experienced tremendous personal and spiritual growth.
Ken has a Bachelors in Christian Education from Boise Bible College and an A.S. in Computer Information Systems from UCC. He is passionate about the use of technology to make the Gospel accessible to today’s culture.
Shana joined the Family Church staff in January 2016 as Renewal Ministries Director; she has served in a variety of capacities since 2002, when she returned to Family Church after college. Shana earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at George Fox and her Master's Degree in Counseling at Lewis and Clark.
With a passion for leading others toward the healing power of Christ, Shana fully embraces the concept of the 'Wounded Warrior.' Helping individuals on their journey of healing and encouraging them to take steps to help others, when they are ready, greatly inspires her.
Shana grew up in Medford, and first moved to Sutherlin while in high school. In 1996, she married Gary, who grew up in Douglas County. After spending several years working and living in the Portland area, the Gary and Shana made the decision to return home to Douglas County in order to live closer to family.
Shana and Gary enjoy camping, hiking, the beach, and spending time with family. They have two active young children, Josiah and Genna.
Drew and his wife, Jaime, began attending Family Church in September 2014. After two short months, they decided to call Family Church their home and became members. In November 2015, Drew was hired as the Green Campus Administrator, later added the role of Interim Children's Director, and in June 2016, made the switch full-time to Green Campus Children's Director.
Drew grew up in Puyallup, WA and spent years with his wife moving along the West Coast looking for a place to call home. In 2012, they decided to return to Jaime's hometown of Roseburg and have settled down in Green. In December 2014, they were blessed with their daughter, Mireya.
Jason was born and raised in Douglas County. He and his wife, Shawnacee, have been part of Family Church's Green Campus since it was launched in 2013. Jason joined the FC staff in 2015 as the Green Campus Youth Director. He has a passion to serve the youth of Douglas County for Jesus.
Jason loves to hike, backpack, and listen to records. He and Shawnacee have three children: Emberlyn, Asher and Audra.
Josh cannot remember a time in his life in which he did not have a knowledge of the existence of God, but it was not until 2002 that he realized his need for a Savior. It was through reading the first few books of the Bible that God began to reveal to Josh that he could not earn his own salvation, because he had already fallen short. It was the holiness of God, through His perfect moral law, that brought Josh to his knees in repentance, and the great love of God in sending His son Jesus to pay the penalty for his sins that brought Josh to the cross in faith. Josh was born in Upper Michigan, and lived in several different parts of the country before settling in Oregon with his wife, Michaela. They have been married since 2010, and have a beautiful daughter, Moriah. They have been part of Family Church since they first moved to the area, shortly after they were married. Josh joined the FC staff in November of 2015 after God had placed a desire on his heart to reach people with the saving message of Jesus Christ, and to equip people to live transformed lives for the glory of God.
Linda and her husband, Larry, began attending the Family Church Green Campus in 2013. It immediately felt like "home," and they become members shortly thereafter. Linda has an extensive background in office administration, and was excited to join the Family Church staff as a part-time administrator at the Green Campus in 2016.
Linda was born in San Diego and moved to Oregon as a young adult. She met, and married her husband while living in Bend. They moved to Roseburg in 1992 to help care for Larry's mother, and they have lived in the area ever since.
Linda loves crafts of all kinds, including crocheting, knitting, tole painting, sewing, beading and photography, and her and Larry enjoy hiking, camping and spending time with family, which includes four children and seven grandchildren.
Amy and her husband, Bill, moved to Roseburg from Sandy, OR in 2002 to be closer to Amy's parents. They began attending Family Church's Green Campus in August of 2013, and Amy joined the staff as the Green Campus Worship Coordinator in April of 2016.
Amy has a deep passion for music. She has earned a bachelors degree in Applied Music from Grand Canyon University, and has been teaching private piano and voice lessons since 1997. Grouping her musical talents, her leadership qualities, and her love for worshiping the Creator, she is a great fit as the Worship Coordinator at the Green Campus.
Amy enjoys music, studying, hiking, coloring and just about any form of family time. Amy and Bill have two sons, Jack and Samuel.
Heather and her husband, Curt, decided to move from Salem to Sutherlin so they could enjoy a slower pace and enjoy more time with their kids. Prior to joining the FC Staff in 2013, Heather was an administrative assistant at a private Christian school for six years and volunteered in her church office as the secretary.
The Jones family started attending Family Church in July of 2012 after noticing the FC website while looking for a church in Sutherlin. Within weeks, Family Church appeared to be "the whole package" for the Jones family - it became a place for the whole family to connect, grow and serve.
Heather accepted Jesus when she was twenty-one (Oct. 2003). She explains that not having Jesus felt like she had been starving her whole life, and when she found Christ and learned the truth about His forgiveness, sacrifice and grace, she became hungry - she just couldn't get enough of the God who loved her in spite of her sins.
Curt and Heather have three kids: Jordan, Justin and Cassidy.
Maria and her husband, Mike, met in Florida and were married in 1996. In 1999, Maria began working as the Children's Teacher's Assistant at Eau Gallie Christian Church in Melbourne, Florida, a place where she loved to serve and teach. Together they have two amazing kids, Anthony and Ariana.
Maria and Mike moved to Salem, Oregon in 2001 because they wanted to be closer to Maria's family in Springfield. The Bucks began attending Family church when they moved to Sutherlin in 2006. Immediately, they felt right at home at Family Church, and both began serving in different ministries.
Maria joined the office staff in 2012 as the Sutherlin Campus Receptionist. With a degree in business management, she has been able to draw from those skills to serve God in a bigger capacity. Working in the office gives her the great opportunity to spread God's love to everyone that walks in the door or calls. Maria finds true joy in helping all ministries at Family Church.
Marcy was raised in Alaska and spent the first fifteen years of her working life as a civil engineer before "retiring" in 2008 to focus on her family. She has done various part-time jobs since then, including bookkeeping, consulting, farming, and substitute teaching.
Marcy and her family began attending Family Church in 2009 when they moved from the suburbs of Olympia, Washington to a ranch in Yoncalla, Oregon. They have all grown in their faith-walk immensely as a result of the teaching and love of this church family.
In 2015, Marcy joined the FC staff. She loves serving and caring for the pastors, staff and congregation through her role as the church bookkeeper.
Marcy and her husband, Eric, were married in 1994, and they have two sons, Tyler and Cody.