Linda Jo Devlaeminck has a passion for serving North Portland neighbors in a collaborative way. She has a BA Social Work and a Masters in teaching. She belongs to an ecumenical Christian Community called the People of Praise. She and her husband, Jerome, have raised four daughters and enjoy two grandchildren. They enjoy hiking and providing hospitality. She believes it is a gift to be able to work with the Church of North Portland to build the Community of Hope. You can contact Linda Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darciea Corson stays with the residents overnight. She has faithfully served us almost since we opened, providing stability, encouragement, and affection for the residents. She brings management and care taking experience and life experience that resonates with the women.
Gwendolyn Morgan, with a Ph.D. in English Literature, retired to Portland after raising two daughters and serving 26 years as a professor at Montana State University. Having mentored students from all backgrounds and socio-economic conditions towards their own success stories, she hopes to turn her experience to helping those in the Community of Hope establish fruitful lives for themselves and their children.
Becca Brown has deep compassion and brings fun to life here. She is always encouraging and helps the moms and children feel loved.
Board of Directors
The Community of Hope is one of the outreaches of AllOne Community Services, and shares a board with them.
Josh Hawk (Executive Director), currently serves as a pastor of the Church of North Portland. He grew up right here in St Johns. He received his BA in Biblical Studies from Northwest Christian College, in Eugene, OR and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Wesley Seminary in Indiana. He serves at St Johns Wesleyan Church as the assistant pastor. One of his primary roles is working with other churches in North Portland to collaborate on ways in which to serve the community. He is married to his beautiful wife, Lauren and they have two beautiful daughters named Bethany and Eden. He received his BA in Pastoral Ministry. You can contact Josh at email@example.com.
Stephanie VanRheen (Board Chair) When not adventuring in the forest with her three little ones, Stephanie can likely be found serving the community in some capacity. Since graduating from Portland State University with a Masters in Urban Planning in 2010, Stephanie, along with and her husband, Aaron, have been putting down roots in North Portland. In 2011 they helped plant St. Johns Community Church and Stephanie has been part of the leadership team of the church since the beginning. In 2012 Stephanie was privileged to serve alongside Linda Jo Devlaeminck as part of the Social Services team during the very first Compassion North Portland. She then co-lead the Hospitality team in 2013 & 2014. Stephanie is passionate about making connections that strengthen the community- churches, businesses, schools, health and wellness resources- and is thrilled for the opportunity to serve AllOne in this capacity. You can contact Stephanie at stephanie.vanrheen
Charlie Fraga (Secretary), is a lay pastoral leader and board member of the People of Praise, an ecumenical Christian community with branches throughout North America, including a special focus in the Kenton neighborhood of north Portland. He is also President of Direct Development, Inc., a direct marketing firm that specializes in consulting with non-profit organizations nationwide, especially in the area of fundraising and strategic planning. Charlie has been building multi-denominational lay Christian communities and working with non-profits professionally for over 40 years. He and his wife, Carmen, will be relocating from SW Portland into the Kenton neighborhood in early 2014. They have 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Charlie believes that God wants to accomplish much of his work in the world through collaborative Christian initiatives. You can reach Charlie at cfraga
Jerome Devlaeminck (Treasurer), has practiced as a CPA for over 30 years working with both for profit and nonprofit organizations. This has included setting up, training, and maintaining accounting systems as well as tax preparation. Jerome brings with him considerable experience in the nonprofit sector which will benefit the development of the organization. You can contact Jerome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Brabrand (Member at Large) is the pastor of Journey3 which is a new church affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Journey3 is a relational church with an emphasis on loving others. Jay and his wife Barb moved to Portland from Iowa in 2010. Previously Jay and Barb planted a church in the Des Moines, Iowa area and served there for 17 years. Before that Jay was on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for many years. Barb is a professor of nursing at the University of Portland and has taught nursing for over 30 years. Jay and Barb have two adult sons. Sam is married to Stacie. They live in Fairbanks, Alaska and have two children with a third due in May of 2015. Ben lives in Des Moines. Jay is excited about the Church of North Portland because of the strong relationships that are developing between churches and the spirit of service we share. You can contact Jay at jaybraband
Josh Duncan (Member at Large), is a staff elder at Red Sea Church. He and his wife Jamie moved to Portland in 2007 and have called St Johns home since 2008. They love being involved in the community where they live. Josh sat on the advisory board to Community of Hope during it’s inception. He has also been on the leadership team for Compassion North Portland the last four years and is a regular attender at the All One Ministry Gatherings. You can reach Josh at jduncan