Rev. Dr. James L. Wallace
Jim, his wife, Anne, dog, Mollie, and cat, Fergie moved to Tigard from Iowa to join us in 2014. He has 20+ years of experience as a head pastor and a passion for Rise Church’s mission of Lifting Our Community. He’s also a Hawkeye fan, but we don’t hold that against him.
Intergenerational Program Coordinator
Having spent his early childhood in Portland, Paul, along with his wife, Ariel, left California and came home to join us in September 2020. As IPC, Paul is leading our efforts to make “intergenerational’ part of the Rise culture. His work, particularly with the children and youth, takes creativity, energy, and a true love of the Lord, all of which he simply oozes. We are wondering how long it will be before he gets warm enough though.
Lynn joined us in 2018 and it took her no time at all to get us whipped into shape. Besides the typical office duties, Lynn coordinates our building use and event space, keeps the church calendar current, and usually knows where Jim and Paul are.
Martha has been taking care of the infants and toddlers in our congregation for years and is now joyfully caring for the second generation in some families. She keeps our nursery clean, safe, and well stocked and your little ones will cherish their time with her.