Leadership

Chris Kramer

Pastor/Director of Middle School Ministries

One line bio: “Activist Priest…”   – The Dalles Chronicle, February 2013

Musical stylings: Live music! Camille Saint Saens, Cage the Elephant, Bach, John Denver, Sting, Ella Fitzgerald

Film: The Mission, Blues Brothers, The Princess’ Bride, When Harry Met Sally

Literary Musings: Chaucer, Shakespeare, Paul, JK Rowling, Whatever series my daughter is reading.

Heroes: Jesus, Mom.

Little Known Fact: I still remember the opening lines to “The Cantebury Tales” in middle English.

Favorite Bend Eatery: (I’m new.. you’ll need to help me figure this out!)

Who I’d like to meet: You! I’d also enjoy coffee with the governor sometime.

Favorite Quote: “Ask, Seek, knock.”

Luke MacSween

Director of Praise Band

One Line Bio: “I am blessed to have a wonderful family, live and play in Bend, and have my profession involve two things I’m very passionate about; working with people and making music.”

Musical Stylings: Radiohead, Cake, Ben Folds, Cambridge Singers, Esperanza Spalding, the Mumford and Sons Pandora station, but it changes around a lot!

Film: The Endless Summer, Motorcycle Diaries, Pan’s Labyrinth, Dumb and Dumber

Literary Musings: Steinbeck, C.S. Lewis (you name it, I loved it), I’m reading a bunch of Arthur C. Clarke right now for some reason? I wish I could forget Harry Potter and read it all again.

Heroes: My Family (they all do amazing things!)

Little known fact: If I have to watch Diego one more time with my son I stand a good chance of going postal.

Favorite Bend Eatery: On special occasions it’s gotta be Jackalope, on the cheap it’s gotta be Los Jalapenos.

Who I’d like to meet: Bob Taylor

Favorite Quote: “Hey guys. Woah, Big Gulps, huh? All right! Well, see ya later.”

Christian Clark

Director of Choir

One Line Bio: “Gracious God, fantastic family, magnificent music, beautiful Bend  . . . could life be any better?”

Musical Stylings: Rachmaninoff, Puccini, Chopin, Brahms, Bach, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Johnny Hartman, Sarah Vaughan, Elton John, Billy Joel, other pop and country music.

Film: Vertigo, A Room With a View, Time Bandits, Edward Scissorhands, Gladiator, The Wizard of Oz, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Literary Musings: I love reading about music history, musicians and composers, and photography.  I also enjoy  history and philosophy.

Heroes: My parents!

Little known fact: I was a spelling bee champion in elementary school.

Favorite Bend Eatery: If the kids are deciding, we’re going to Red Robin.  We love Zydeco!

Who I’d like to meet: My ancestors, J.S. Bach, Oscar Wilde.

Favorite Quote: “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Bonnie Norris

Director of Children’s Ministries

One Line Bio: I am a woman who loves to love, protect and care for others especially my family, children and the elderly, & I want to follow wherever God leads me.

Musical Stylings: I love most Christian Rock; my car radio is fixed to KLOVE.  I Love Piano Music especially by Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Film: Gone With the Wind, Auntie Mame, The Color Purple, & The Unsinkable Molly Brown are just a start.

Literary Musings: Stephenie Meyers-“Eclipse” was my fave, JK Rowling-all of the Harry Pottter series, and all of Jane Austen’s Books-however “Pride & Prejudice” was my favorite. Oh, and you must read “The Shack” by William P. Young, especially if you’re having a hard time forgiving someone.

Heroes: My grandmother, and the more I learn about my mother.

Little Known Fact: I used to repossess cars.

Favorite Bend Eatery: Giuseppe’s Ristorante (dark, romantic, & fabulous food)

Who I’d Like to Meet: Ann Curry

Favorite Quote: 1 Peter 5:7  “Let him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”

Janis Harp

Parish Administrator

One Line Bio: I live to create; my greatest creations are my children…so far.

Musical Stylings: One can never go wrong with Chopin, Schumann, or Schubert.

Film: The Graduate, The Secret of Roan Inish, Crimes and Misdemeanors

Literary Musings: Willa Cather, P. G. Wodehouse, May Sarton, Ivan Doig, and Kent Haruf.

Heroes: Birdie Estelle Mitchell King, my grandmother. 

Little Known Fact: My pies are amazing. Specialties include: apple, lemon chess, lemon meringue, key lime, buttermilk, chocolate icebox. The list goes on.

Favorite Bend Eatery: My house, when my daughter is cooking, my son preparing the cocktails, and the other daughter making the centerpiece.

Who I’d Like to Meet: Roger Federer, Gregg Popovich, LeBron James, The Obamas, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Billy Joel.

Favorite Quote: “They are all more afraid than you are.” Isabel Allende, Paula.  Also, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Nativity Church Council

President: Brandon Olin
Vice President: Jon Kochersberger
Secretary: Ann Ross
Treasurer: Jeff Robberson

Donna Burklo

 

Don Girvan

 

Carol Guthrie

 

Marshall Herron

 

Jay Kennedy

 

Deb Reynolds