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Fishing in Nature

Meet Our Staff & Leadership

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Pastor

Ruba Byrd

Ruba has a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling. She has worked with non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity, in prison ministry, and as a freelance editor. Serving EFC since July 2018, she is a talented musician as well as a loving and attentive pastor.

Ruba.EugeneFriends@gmail.com  | Tel: (541) 484-9998

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Clerk of the Meeting

John Donathan

At EFC, the most significant decisions are made by the congregation, during our Meeting for Business. No votes are taken, but all members and attenders at EFC may speak after a time of prayer and quiet searching. It’s the clerk’s role to direct the meeting in such a way as to invite insights from participants, help discern where Christ is leading, and to summarize and record when a decision has been reached. A skilled clerk is important, during what can be a slow process. We’re grateful for John’s leadership.

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Clerk of Elders

Jan Robbins

Together with the pastor, the Elders have a special responsibility for the prayer life and spiritual care of the community. When the congregation faces a difficult decision, the Elders may take the lead in drafting proposals, but these must be approved, amended, or rejected by the Meeting for Business. This requires a wise and forward-thinking clerk.

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Caretakers

John & Davina Donathan

John & Davina are our on-site caretakers. John is also the Clerk of the Meeting. Davina coordinates the space and event rentals at our facility.

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Communications Coordinator

Stephanie Olson

Stephanie works in the church office and is responsible for all church-related media, event advertising and web design.

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