Aaron Halvorsen began as Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in February 2015. Aaron has a B.S. degree in Bio/Pre-Med (2008), a Master of Divinity (2012), and is currently working on a Master of Theology degree. He most recently has been employed at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, as the administrator for several programs serving pastors and ministry leaders in the Portland area. We’re very excited to welcome Aaron, his wife Maggie, and their one-year-old daughter Norah as Aaron uses his God-given gifts of preaching and shepherding at CBC.
Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship
Russ serves as Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship. He enjoyed a career in chemistry for several years while also volunteering in youth and music at Community Bible Church, his home church. In June 2001 he joined CBC on a full-time basis. Russ has a B.A. degree in Biology and was also the keyboard player for a contemporary Christian band. He serves the church together with his wife Marilyn and their four children: Libby, Abby, James, and Benjamin.
Kids Quest Director
Ellen has been serving as Kids Quest Director since October 2005. Prior to joining the Community Bible Church staff, Ellen worked as a sign language interpreter in the educational field as well as volunteering at CBC in various ministry positions. Ellen has an A.A.S. degree in Sign Language Interpreting, a B.A. in Management and Human Relations, and recently completed a M.A. in Christian Formation and Discipleship. She and her husband Donovan have three adult children: Chris (wife Tosha), David, and Lily. They also have 4 grandchildren.
Kathy King has served as Ministry Coordinator and in a variety of ministries at Community Bible Church since October 1990. She has a B.A. degree in Elementary Education. Kathy and her husband Dale have two adult daughters and two sons-in-law and five grandchildren. They are blessed to have all of them as a currently active part of the CBC family.
Marlis Ortman has served as the church secretary since 1995.