People

BDakePastor Ben Dake

Ben Dake was born in Europe  to military parents.  Consequently he  lived and traveled into his adolescence overseas.  After retirement the family moved to Oregon where Ben went to  High School.

 Our pastor is an ordained  Presbyterian Minister who graduated from Lewis and Clark  College and New  College at the University of Edinburgh.  He has served two churches full time.

 He comes to us as our ¾ time stated  supply.  He has taught classes throughout  the Presbytery and at the community college and university level.  He was a teacher for several years at  Cascades Summer Conference.

 Ben has two grown daughters, and enjoys cooking, bicycling  and hiking with friends.

 

Music Ministry: NVPC has a vibrant music program led by two keyboard artists, Shelley Stoll and Margaret Slagle, on both organ and piano.  Guest artists perform on Sundays frequently.  A 15 member choir rehearses weekly and performs most Sundays.

Margaret and Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some other folks:

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