Welcome Pr. Christine Core!

Pastor Christine M. Core

I look forward to assisting with candidacy and the SALM programs in the Oregon Synod.  It is incredibly satisfying to walk with those who feel a call to serve in the ministry of the church.  I will know we have been successful when those in discernment find their greatest joy in the ways they may serve others and the church.
In addition to my new synod role, I am currently enjoying my service as co-interim pastor at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Portland.  Fully appreciating the role of outdoor ministry in the faith development of children and youth, I enjoy supporting Camp Lutherwood where I am serving on the board of directors. I love spending time with my three daughters and their partners, along with my six grandkids, gardening, studying piano, and reading. Spending play time with my golden retriever, Barnabas, is a joy.