Pastoral Team“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” - 2 Timothy 4:2
Along with their individual skill sets, each member of our Pastoral Team is involved in preaching and pastoral care.
Pastor Kelly Cohoe has served as the lead pastor at Grace since the year 2000. As part of the pastoral team, he still has the role of lead pastor, but his focus is on preaching, teaching, outreach to our community, and missions. Specifically, he oversees ministry at George Middle School, the Community Garden, the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, and making community connections.
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Pastor Sara Cohoe is the church administrator. She loves administration and organization! Her main activities are day-to-day operations, planning meetings, communication, and record-keeping. She oversees the custodian, bookkeeper, vehicle maintenance, and transportation. Ask her if you need to find something!
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Pastor Evan Simmons focuses on Life Groups and discipleship. He has experience as a street minister and is interested in Old Testament theology, biblical languages, social justice and earth-keeping. Talk to Evan if you want to join a Life Group, you want help with next steps in your discipleship journey, you need accountability or a fellow life sojourner, or you have random nerdy questions about the Bible.
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Pastor Stephanie Simmons leads our children’s ministries, which include the nursery (0–4 years old), children (5 years–5th grade), and youth (6th–12th grade). Stephanie has been working with middle school and high school students for the past ten years. She is also the event coordinator for special events at Grace, leads the digital outreach ministry, and facilitates our social media communication.
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Pastor Larissa Cohoe grew up in Grace Christian Fellowship and is happy to be back after college to serve as the Creative Arts Pastor. She has a passion for music, theater, teaching, and communicating the Gospel in clear and effective ways. Larissa oversees Grace’s Sunday services, the worship team, the media team, and the ushering team, and she provides artistic vision for sermon series.
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Pastor Tony Gies has been doing ministry in Portland for over 20 years. He has a passion to see lives transformed by the grace of God, and he has a strong belief in the power of prayer. Tony has been a small business owner and has had a variety of other jobs, from truck driver to contractor to day care worker. He oversees the prayer ministry, visitation and integration, and building maintenance.
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