If you summed up everything that we are trying to do under one banner, it would read something like this: “To become the most honest, grounded, life-giving community possible.” We believe that all goodness stems directly from Jesus Christ, so our best hope is to follow his lead and invite our neighbors to do the same.

Ben Tertin

Senior Pastor

Ben leads the pastoral and elder teams here at CB, and he serves the broader church by teaching as an adjunct professor at Multnomah University and Ecola Bible College. He and his wife, Ali, hang out on the beaches and in the woods with their two kids, camping and exploring. He's a writer, fisherman and bluegrass lover who is likely to be hanging rope swings and building tree-houses with his two kids in the back yard when he's not working. Ben and his family joined the CB community in 2014.

Danny Kugelberg

Executive Pastor

Danny leads the staff of CB and Joy Central, helping to keep them equipped to lead well in their areas of ministry. He also leads the worship ministry at Central Bible. He enjoys serving in the city with the Portland Rescue Mission, focused in areas of worship and mentoring. He and his wife, Sarah, can regularly be found exploring the beauty of the Northwest at the coast or in the Gorge with their two kiddos, and when a sitter is available they love to enjoy live music. Danny and his family joined the CB community in 2015.

Andrew Pratt

Pastor of Youth & Development

Andrew leads CB’s junior high and high school students, as well as nurturing relationships with 4th and 5th graders to help prepare them for youth group. He also spearheads various facilities projects. Andrew is an urban farmer and intrepid traveler with an entrepreneurial bent. He and his wife Abby, along with their young daughter, love remodeling projects and skiing down the local mountains. Andrew originally came to CB in 2010 as a youth intern and was hired as a full-time pastor in 2012.

Daniel Fender

Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship

Daniel serves on the pastoral team by developing the teaching and discipleship ministries at CB, this includes coaching Community Group leaders, supporting teaching ministries like Active Word, and nurturing on the ground discipleship and mission. Daniel also enjoys doing life in his neighborhood, hosting parties, and serving as an adjunct professor at Ecola Bible School. He and his wife, Janine, and their four kiddos appreciate adventures of any kind whether through reading books or riding bikes, backpacking or gardening, or hanging around local coffee shops and pubs. Daniel and his family joined the CB community in 2015.

Erica Kirch

Director of Joy Central

Erica directs Joy Central, the Early Learning Center at CB. She is passionate about supporting families in the Portland community, which is where she was born and raised. Erica and her husband, Cody, live in Northeast Portland with their cat, Olive. They love traveling together and spending time outdoors. You can find them camping at the coast or near Mt. Hood just about every free weekend from May to October. Erica has served at Joy Central since 2012, and she and Cody joined the CB community in 2016.

Janine Fender

Director of CB Kids

Janine leads the kids age birth - 5th grade here at CB seeking to facilitate an environment where families can trust that their children are safe, being taught truth, & lovingly cared for by a faithful kids ministry team. She enjoys being the wife of one & mother of four greatly loved children, who consume much of her energy as she home-schools them. Janine loves to be with dear people, anticipates waking early, finds delight in cooking from scratch, reading while walking in the out-of-doors & being dated by her husband, Daniel, almost weekly. Janine and her family joined the CB community in 2015.

Jo Anne Baldwin

Office Manager

Jo Anne is one of the CB Office Managers. She helps with any office needs that arise and provides a warm welcome and assistance to anyone who calls or stops by the church. She and her husband Bill enjoy all that the NW has to offer. They take particular joy in visiting local restaurants and riding their bikes through Oregon's scenic byways. Jo Anne is a native Oregonian and grew up attending CB. Bill joined the CB family in 1996.

Chris Ray

Office Manager

Chris is one of CB’s Office Managers. In addition to assisting the Pastoral Team with administrative tasks, she also helps coordinate events. Chris and her husband Frank enjoy hiking, camping and traveling with their two sons. In their spare time, they can often be found working out at their local Crossfit gym. Chris and Frank came to CB in 2001.

Marianne Wood

Director of Finances

Marianne performs accounting, financial reporting, and human resources duties for the church (including Joy Central). She also serves on the worship team as the church organist. Marianne is a fan of the Portland Trail Blazers. She and her husband, Kevin, enjoy trips to the Oregon Coast. They have been a part of the CB community since the 1970’s.