Elders

Meet Our Elders

Steve Busch

Steve and Judy Busch have three grown sons and one grandchild and are members of the Sojourners Class. Steve accepted Christ as his Savior in 1969 and has been a member of Hinson Church since 1990. He has a Masters Degree in Theology from Multnomah Bible School and recently retired from UPS. Besides his role as Elder, he has provided leadership in his Sunday School class and in Hinson's prayer ministry. Spend any time around Steve, and you'll soon know that his great passion is prayer.

Geoff Chang

Geoff and Stephanie Chang have a daughter and began their ministry at Hinson in September, 2010. Although he was raised in a Christian home, believing in God, it was at a youth camp that Geoff finally understood the Gospel and repented and trusted in Christ. Geoff earned his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin and his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Geoff oversees Adult Ministries and Member Care and is passionate about shepherding well. He and Stephanie are spending their time together learning how to be godly parents to their two kids.

Bill Franzke

Bill Franzke and his wife, Kris, have 2 grown sons and 3 grandchildren and are members of the Sojourners Class. Bill has been a Christian for over 36 years and a member of Hinson Church since 1978. He is a retired school teacher and coach, but continues as a consultant for Track Athletics for Portland Public Schools. Bill is always quick to volunteer to help at our regular bike tune-up events and with paint jobs around our church buildings. If you want to spend time with Bill, it will probably be on a bike ride or the golf course.

Michael Lawrence

Michael & Adrienne Lawrence have five children and began their ministry at Hinson in September, 2010. Michael came to faith at an early age, but never understood that the Christian life was more than salvation until he was introduced to the InterVarsity campus ministry at Duke University. After their marriage in 1990, both Michael & Adrienne earned their M.Div. degrees at Gordon-Conwell, and then Michael earned his PhD from Cambridge University in 2002. He came to us from Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC after serving as Associate Pastor for over 8 years. Michael loves books more than food and enjoys an eclectic mix of music. He and his family ride bikes everywhere and love outdoor activities.

Ron Marrs

Ron and his wife, Becky have been married 32 years and have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Ron served for 18 months as our Interim Executive Pastor, until Michael Lawrence began his ministry with us. Ron comes with many years’ experience, both as a Youth Pastor and Executive Pastor. Ron is the Professor of Pastoral/Youth Ministry at Western Seminary.

Todd Miles

Todd Miles has been a follower of Jesus from a young age. A native of Oregon, he is married to Camille. They have six children. He has served in the past as an Elder at Hinson. Todd is an Associate Professor of Theology at Western Seminary where he teaches Theology, Hermeneutics and Ethics. Prior to working at Western Seminary, he was employed for ten years as a research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Todd is an alumnus of Oregon State University, Western Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Todd enjoys "all things athletic", "all things Oregon State" and reading military history and biographies.

Jon Paivarinta

Jon and Elee Paivarinta have 4 children (ages 9-14), and have been married since 1995. They became members at Hinson in 1998. Jon grew up in a Christian home and attended a Christian school, but it was only after high school when he finally submitted to Christ as his King. He received a BA in Music from Portland State, and an MA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary. Jon currently shares the teaching responsibility for the Philathian class. Jon works for UPS, while Elee home schools three of their children and cares for the occasional foster child.

Rob Phillippi

Rob Phillippi accepted Christ 33 ago and he and his wife, Shawna, have been members of Hinson Church for 5 years. At Hinson he uses his spiritual gifts of serving and administration as an usher and as a helper in Children's Ministries. He also leads a men's study group and is a member of a Life Group and the Mariners Class. He has been a police officer with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 21 years. Rob says he's a "mediocre" bowler in the NW Law Enforcement League and has collected baseball cards and coins since he was 5 years old.

Daniel Schreiner

Daniel & Ashley Schreiner moved to Portland in June, 2011 from Kentucky, when Daniel joined the Hinson Staff as Associate Pastor for Students & Families. They have two kids. Daniel accepted Christ as his Savior as a young child and was faithfully discipled as a teenager by his youth leader. At Western Kentucky University he became a leader in Campus Crusade and later served as a pastoral assistant over youth, college and missions ministries at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC.

Tim Shanahan

Tim & Monica Shanahan have been married 30 years, have 3 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. Tim accepted Christ as his Savior 35 years ago and joined Hinson Baptist Church in 1981. He is a mechanical engineer and is President of InSpec Design. In addition to serving our church as elder, Tim has been a member of the Finance Team and coordinated Nogales ministry trips.

Jim Sweeney

Jim Sweeney has three grown daughters and has been a member of Hinson for 23 years. Jim accepted Christ as his Savior over 68 years ago and was a professor and dean at Western Seminary for 36 years. He currently serves as the teacher of the Sojourner Sunday class.

David Walker

David Walker and his wife, Judy, have four children and are great supporters of the Children's and Youth Ministries. David accepted Christ as a young child and joined Hinson Church in 1979. He is a business owner and testifies to God's faithfulness, even in these "lean" times. He has identified his spiritual gifts as service and encouragement.

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