Our Staff

We are very fortunate to have a great team of folks on staff. Each and every one fills a vital role in the life of our church and together, they keep this place humming.

Rev. Dr. James L. Wallace

HEAD PASTOR

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.

Matt Witherow

Music & Worship Director

A native of Louisiana and a veteran, music has been a lifelong journey for Matt. As early as he can remember he recalls listening to Mozart, a self-taught pianist in 6th grade, receiving a Bachelor’s and Master’s in music performance. While his day job is that of an educator, he has directed numerous Protestant and Catholic choirs. Incorporating gospel, classical, contemporary, and traditional styles, as it fits with each service, Matt says the biggest lesson he has learned is how music can bring people together in a church community.

Lynn Scroggin

Office Coordinator

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 is.

Martha Worley

Nursery Coordinator

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.

Terrie Boehr

food services

Darlene Cusick

Music

Alice Daniels

Finance

Pam DuVall

Music

Alex Mason

Communications

Eric Margeson

Audio/Visual

Jari Wilson

Custodial

Anne Wallace

Health Ministries