STAFF

  • jon Thompson -  lead pastor

    Jon started his ministry in 1979 as a freshman at Portland Christian High School. He was involved with the worship team and choir. After high school he pursued a music education degree from Mt. Hood Community College and University of Idaho. 

     

    In 1990 Jon married Leah and they have two children, Elliot and Molly. Jon worked in the radio and newspaper industry before pursuing teaching in Turner, OR. While teaching he served as a minister of music with West Salem Christian Church, Church on the Hill, and Turner Christian Church. 

     

    He went into full time ministry at Stayton Church of Christ in 1998 as an associate pastor while overseeing multiple ministries. After serving there for 7 years, Jon came to Countryside Christian Church as an associate pastor in 2005. Then he took over as the lead pastor at Countryside in late 2014.

  • Jolene Christensen - community life & children's pastor

    Jolene's passion and experience has been centered upon Children's Ministry for over half her life. She was born and raised in California, and received her education from Biola University with a B.A. in Christian Education and a minor in Biblical Studies. She began her ministry career as a children's pastor in Long Beach, CA, where she met and married her husband Chad. They moved Northern California to be a part of a small church plant where she served as the Director to Children's and Family ministries. 

     

    Jolene and Chad have 3 kids, Ryder, Caedmon and Lily. They have been a part of Countryside for 9 years. In 2009 Jolene accepted the position of Children's Pastor, and then in 2014 she added the title of Community Life Pastor. Jolene oversees the children's ministry while also overseeing our weekly life groups.

  • chad werber - student ministries pastor

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  • Karri crosson

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  • laura west

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