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Pastor Dwain Tissell

Lead Pastor


In the winter of 1993, Dwain and three other families had a vision for what a church in Happy Valley could do to change the community and reach people for Christ.  Through the years Dwain has seen Eastridge through many seasons and has loved calling this place his church family.  

Dwain grew up in Gresham, OR and has been married to his wife Sharon for 34 years.  They have four children together, all who are involved in ministry.  

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Danae Plover

Executive Director

Office: 503.855.3970
Facebook: Danae Plover
Twitter: @NaeNae2486

Danae has been a part of the Eastridge family for a long time. She started attending when she was in High School and has loved being a part of this fellowship.  In 2007 she join the staff and has held various positions.  Now she's directing small group ministries, classes and volunteer support.  

Danae graduated from Portland State in 2005 with a degree in Psychology.  She married Christian Plover in the summer of 2011. Danae and Christian have two children, born July of 2014 and most recently welcomed their second daughter in May of 2016.  

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Ken Maes

Men's Ministry Director


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Josilyn Bell

Early Childhood Director & Women’s Ministry Director


Josilyn became a member at Eastridge Church in Spring of 2016, and her heart for serving in the church lead her to embrace the role of Women’s Ministry Director soon after. She has worked within Children’s, Women’s, Events, Worship Ministries, and more, for the past 15 years. Josilyn became a licensed minister in 2010, and can’t imagine not working within the church in some capacity.

In addition to ministry, Josilyn enjoys hosting parties, taking photos, graphic design, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband, Andy, have two beautiful boys, Jasper and Axl. 

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Ben Tissell

Artistic Outreach Director & Formation Coordinator

Facebook: Ben Tissell
Twitter: @TheRidge

Ben has been a part of the Eastridge family for many years.  Ben is a very talented musician and artist and has serve with Trout Creek Bible Camp.   Ben currently leads our Youth and Young Adults group.  You will even occasionally see him leading worship or preaching in the big service.  

Ben graduated from George Fox in 2010 where he lead multiple mission trips to Swaitziland, Africa.  

Erik Cave

High School Program Director


Erik has over 25 years of youth ministry experience.  He brings a passion for pastoring students and families and integrating students into the life of the church.  Erik has a Masters in Spiritual Formation from George Fox Seminary and is an Ordained Pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Erik is married to Melanie Cave, a Speech Pathologist at Alice Ott Middle school.  His two children, Duncan and Ella attend Clackamas High School and Happy Valley Middle School, respectively.  On a Saturday, you will find Erik cycling, motorcycling, watching Star Wars or playing games with his family.

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Christian Plover

Middle School Program Director


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Kaylie Jeffries

Executive Administrative Assistant & Children’s Activities Director

Facebook: Kaylie Jeffries
Twitter: @KJeff88

Kaylie has been attending Eastridge since 2008, joining the staff in 2010 as a part time office administrator. Kaylie has always been heavily involved in working with kids so, when the position became available, she was happy to add Children's Ministry Coordinator to her job, coming on staff full-time.  

Kaylie graduated from George Fox University with a degree in Writing/Literature in 2010. She loves the rain and her golden retriever.

Daniel Smith

Worship Ministry Director


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Amanda Magnuson

Hospitality Ministry Director


Amanda has been attending Eastridge since 2014; volunteering in various capacities and joining the Eastridge staff, part time, in the summer of 2016. While working with the hospitality team, Amanda also coordinates events at Eastridge and the Helping Hands program.

Amanda graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2008 with a degree in psychology. She loves to work with people, and loves to serve alongside other believers. She is a wife to Westie, since 2008, and they are blessed with two lovely little boys.

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Mike Berck

Environments Director (Facilities and Grounds)


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Mike Winter

Pastor of Stewardship


Jason Sibert

IT Director


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Angie Woods

Communications Director and Office Coordinator


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Chris Green

The Navigators First Responder Ministry


Chris is an avid student of the Scriptures and has spend nearly 14 years teaching Bible and Apologetics first to college students and then to first responders. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University. Chris’ studies included Worldview, Apologetics, Bible and Theology. Chris served several years as a Pastor at Sunset Presbyterian Church. In 1998 Chris began in the emergency services as a Reserve Officer and Chaplain where he served 12 years with a number of Police and Fire agencies. He worked with the Ministers and Police Program as the liaison to pastors and ministries with Portland Police Chief Mark Kroeker. He worked as the administrator of two different medical centers before coming to Responder Life full-time in 2005, as a co-founder and Vice President of Development and was made the President of Responder Life in 2010. In 2013, Chris joined the Navigators to continue working to build disciple makers in the first responder culture around the U.S. and continues to serve at Responder Life as a speaker and trainer. Chris is married to Kristy and they have five sons, Cameron, Kellan, Keenan, Cai, and Kade. Chris and his family currently live in Sandy, Oregon.

Chris is currently working to develop a first responder mission at the Navigators, through the Navs Military Ministry.


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