about

leadership

Chris Kramer

Pastor Since 2012

Family Stats: A wife and a daughter
 
Favorite Food: Pad Thai
 
If I could change one thing about the world, I would miraculously turn people into instinctive, empathetic listeners.
 
How do you feed your soul? Two ways, I nourish it with deep doses of Christian community practices and I take personal sabbath in God’s creation on bicycles, motorcycles, snowshoes and hiking boots.
 

Nashanna Adele Sharp

Intern Pastor Since 2019

Family Stats: Married to Nico for 17 years. Mother of Chris (14), Marcus (10), and Cecileah (7).
Favorite Food: Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza, seafood, chocolate cake.
If I could change one thing about the world, it would be the redistribution of wealth, Halloween always on a Saturday night, no more single socks! Socks unite!
How do you feed your soul? Walks outside in Sunriver where I live, Netflix, pizza, being with my favorite people, talking to my mom, laughing with my kids.

Luke MacSween

Director of Praise Band Since 2012

Family Stats: Married to Tara MacSween and we have two boys, Ian (10) and Gabriel (8).

Favorite Food: Most anything they tell me I should order at Hola and tacos.

If I could change one thing about the world, I would change inequity.

How do you feed your soul?  Family outdoor adventure and travel.

Jason Medina

Director of Youth and Family Ministries Since 2019

Family Stats: Married to Leigh Anne, two daughters and one son.
Favorite Food: Pie. Pie is never a bad decision.
If I could change the world, I would have people slow down and appreciate the gift of silence.
How do you feed your soul? Writing, reading, running, rock climbing, and playing instruments.

Bonnie Norris

Director of Children’s Ministries Since 2014

Family Stats: Married with 4 kids (1 son, 3 daughters) and 1 grandson.
Favorite Food: Shrimp Pad Thai
If I could change one thing about the world, it would be to make sure all children are safe and well fed.
How do you feed your soul? Baking

Sue Peringer

Parish Administrator since spring, 2020

Family Stats: In a committed relationship. I have 3 adult children: Betsy Ferney who lives in North Carolina, Sam Borroff who lives in Bothell WA, and Holly Wright of Bend Or. I’m so proud of all of them!

I am blessed with 4+ grandchildren-Logan 9, Genevieve-4, Everett and Ivy-3 and a new one coming this month.
Favorite Food: Potatoes! Although fruit pie is right up there too.
If I could change one thing about the worldit would be: To de-stigmatize mental health/psychiatric disorders, with treatment options easily available for all.
How do you feed your soul? I love creating art in many forms like collage, liturgical art, quilting, basketry, anything that is 3-dimensional and then there is music of all kinds, rock hounding, gardening and playing with my grandkids!

Judith Herron

Pianist/Organist since 2010

Family Stats: Married, Grandmother and Great-grandmother.  My son and his family (4 children) and my daughter and her two daughters all live in Bend.  

Favorite Food: Prime Rib and anything chocolate!
If I could change the world, it would be to love and care not only for or family but also our neighbor.  
How do you feed your soul?  With my music and family – especially with music done for Nativity.  

Travis Nunez

Audio Visual Team

Favorite Food: 
If I could change one thing about the world
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Jianna Norris

Overseer of Fellowship Hour

Favorite Food: Taco Salad
If I could change one thing about the world, it would be no pandemic or everyone being equal. Or, having healthy food being cheaper than take out. 
How do you feed your soul? I feed my soul by going on runs.

Lahoma Dillon

Nursery Attendant since 2018

Favorite Food: Chinese Food
If I could change the world, it would be for Jesus to come soon.
How do you feed your soul?  With lots of prayer.  

Jemma Norris

Audio Visual Team

Favorite Food:
If I could change the world,
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nativity church council

President

Jon Kochersberger

Vice President

Corky Senecal

Secretary

Donna Burklo

Treasurer

Bill Kuhn

Bryan Senner
Carol Guthrie
Marshall Herron
Deb Reynolds

Ellen Logan
Ann Ross
Julie White
Pastor Chris Kramer

join our mission

Instead of joining our congregation, we ask you to consider joining our mission. we are called by the grace of God, to reach out to all people with the love of Jesus Christ. If this is a goal that you feel that you can offer yourself to seeing fulfilled, we ask you to consider the following practices:

  • Regular worship
  • Individual study and prayer
  • Work in the community on behalf of those in need
  • Generous giving of resources

We do not want to quantify what each of these practices should look like in your life. Everyone needs to start where they are and set goals in faith. We simply ask our mission partners to set themselves on a path of discipleship.

We will offer classes in both the mission of our church and the discipleship practices twice a year. We encourage anyone interested in joining our mission to participate in the class. We will also have a celebration welcoming new mission partners to our family of faith several times a year.

If you have any questions about this process, contact Pastor Chris at chris@nativityinbend.com.