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.
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