John Willman

John was born in Portland, OR, at OHSU. His parents took him to church, but in high school he walked out on God and his life took a drastic turn for the worse, as he looked to substances to mask his problems. He joined the Army for four years, and then met his wife Joye, […]

James White

James was born in Arizona but lived most of his life in Oregon, except for 7 years while serving in the US Air Force. He has an Associates degree in Electronics. James is married to Vivian for over 50 years. They have two sons, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. James was raised in a […]

Aaron Edmonds

Aaron was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was raised in a godly Christian family along with his 6 brothers. At the age of 8, he made a confession of faith and his family moved to Oregon. He developed a love for playing music, learning acoustic, electric, and bass guitar in his youth, and has also […]

Matthew Cunningham

A Southern California Native, Matthew Cunningham was raised in Big Bear Lake, California for the first 18 years of his life. Matthew holds a B.A. in Theology and Greek from Multnomah University, and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.  He currently serves as Lead Pastor here at The Gathering Church. Matthew and his […]

Dan Gutschenritter

Dan was born and raised by his mother and grandparents in Great Falls, Montana. He grew up in a Christian environment but did not have an authentic personal faith for most of his youth. Everything changed when, at age 19, God radically saved Dan from a life of wild indulgence in worldly living. Over the […]

Gabe Winslow

Gabe was born in Winchester, Virginia, where his parents had moved to minister to a local church. They moved back to the Pacific Northwest when Gabe was 5 years old, and he now lives in Portland. His parents raised him diligently to love Christ and others, leading Gabe to confess Christ at an early age. […]

Chris Taylor

Chris was born in Portland, Oregon in 1956.  Raised in a Catholic family, at seventeen he came under conviction of his own sin when a street preacher shared the gospel with him in downtown Portland.  But Chris’ life did not change until the summer of his junior year in high school.  During a hitchhiking trip […]

Matthew Cunningham

A Southern California Native, Matthew Cunningham was raised in Big Bear Lake, California for the first 18 years of his life. Matthew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and Greek from Multnomah University, and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Degree from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.  He currently serves as lead pastor here at The Gathering Church. Matthew […]