Our staff includes an experienced, qualified lead teacher, teacher assistant, and volunteer parents. Our friendly staff offers a warm welcome to each and every child and family. Each staff member is committed to providing a caring, creative, Christ-centered learning experience. Our teachers are certified in Child First Aide, CPR, Food Handlers License, and all have passed a Criminal Background Check.
Mark has served as Pastor at Orenco Church since October of 1983. Following his education at California State University and Fuller Theological Seminary, Mark served churches in Red Bluff, California, and Oregon City, Oregon. His wife, Lisa, is a 6th grade teacher at Orenco Elementary School. Mark and Lisa have three adult children: Sarah, Ben, and Alyssa.
Mark visits with the children every Wednesday morning, telling a story or leading them in song. The children enjoy and look forward to our time with him.
Kayreen is our new Children's Ministry Director, joining our church staff in June, 2020, and will continue to work in our preschool, the Orenco Christian Preschool. She's had an incredible journey working with children from infants to after-school age. Kayreen has worked in ministry for many years and it continues to be her great passion. Her fondest memory is being a youth student working on the bus ministry and helping in the two year old's room as an assistant. She has been a volunteer, an assistant, a Sunday school teacher, a preschool teacher, an Early Childhood Coordinator, and has owned and operated her own preschool/daycare. Each position provided her with valuable hands-on experience and knowledge and a deeper love of the ministry.
Kayreen's faith is deep and her love for Jesus is great. She started at Orenco Presbyterian Church as a volunteer at our VBX - Vacation Bible Xperience - in 2018 as the Bible story teller. She loved it so much she asked if she could come back and, of course, we said "absolutely!" In December, 2019 Kayreen became a member of the church. Her favorite things to do are cooking, gardening, and card making. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Kayreen loves to take walks and cuddle with her dog, IzzaBella.
Nancy has served as Orenco Church's Office Administrator since 2007, after a long career at Intel. She has been an active member of Orenco Church for several years and has served as an Elder. She currently also serves as the Clerk of Session as well as Deacon Moderator. When away from the church, Nancy judges horse shows, shows dogs, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.