Ben leads the pastoral and elder teams, as well as the preaching team here at CB. 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 2015.
Danny leads the Worship Arts team and works alongside the Community Groups, helping to get men, women and families plugged in relationally at CB. He also helps to provide resources and support to those that lead the Men's & Women's ministries. Danny enjoys serving in the city with the Portland Rescue Mission. 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 oversees the campus at CB and leads all the men and women who help make our services happen. He also works with our Director of Finance on the day to day operations and budget. Andrew is an urban farmer and intrepid traveler with an entrepreneurial bent. He and his wife Abby, along with their growing family, love remodeling projects and outdoor activities. Andrew originally came to CB in 2010 as a youth intern and was hired as a full-time pastor in 2012.
Kendra leads the CB Kid’s ministry which serves the youngest in our community, from infants - 5th grade. She and her team desire to create a safe and grace-filled environment where children can experience the beauty and wonder of God’s love for them. Kendra and her husband Mark love to adventure around the PNW with their 2 kiddos and husky Timber. In their free time they are hopefully out hiking, playing soccer, spending time with friends and family or playing music together. They also use their gifts of music on CB’s worship team. Kendra and her family have been a part of CB since 2016.
Julie serves with Kendra in CB kids, helping to coordinate the kids Sunday service, and provide administrative support during the week. When she's not at CB you'll probably find Julie and her husband Andrew exploring Portland with their daughters. When the weather's nice (by Northwest standards) they love to play at the park. On rainy days, the Zellers' are likely playing Settlers of Catan or curled up in front of a movie with some Ben and Jerry's. Julie and her family have been a part of the CB community since 2016.
Russell is our Director of Youth here at CB. Russell’s vision is to make space for students to experience safe, faithful, Jesus-focused community. He and his team want students to feel welcome to pursue who Jesus is, regardless of where they are on that journey. Russell enjoys hiking with his wife Amy, spending time with friends, and he is a devout Portland Timbers fan. Russell and his family joined the CB community in 2016.
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.
Ahshuwah leads CB Missions as a mobilizer and catalyst for mission. He is a social entrepreneur with a passion for building bridges between the various ethnic and religious communities of the city. A former church planter and native of the Island of Hawaii, Ahshuwah now lives with his wife Sharon and their six kids in outer SE Portland. As a family, they enjoy long road trips, building Legos, and late-nights meals with their international friends. Ahshuwah and his family joined the CB community in early 2017.
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.
Chris is the Office Manager at CB. In addition to assisting the Pastoral Team with administrative tasks, she also serves as the facilities coordinator. 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.