Staff @ SFPC

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Brian Craker

Interim Senior Pastor

Brian has been in ministry since 1993 and has been serving as an Interim/Transitional Pastor in the Cascades Presbytery since 2008.  While originally from California, Brian has lived in the Portland area for the last 25 years and has a deep love for the Pacific Northwest. He holds a B.S. in Speech Communications from Multnomah University, M.Div from Portland Seminary (George Fox), and is completing his D.Min in Semiotics (Portland Seminary). Brian's passion is helping churches through transition and discovering God's vision for their future. Brian and his wife Alison have two boys and he enjoys regular family gatherings, travel, playing sports together, and cooking almost anything on his Traeger grill.

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Kim Bonn

Director of NextGen Ministries

Kim came on staff in 2017 and has been a member Salem First since 1994. Working with youth is one of her many passions. Kim and her husband Chris have two grown children, Keri & Kyle. She has degrees from Portland State University in Psychology and Sociology and has worked with kids in various capacities for 30 years. When she's not working you can find her camping, on a road trip, or reading a good book.

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Ashley Gregory

NextGen Assistant

Ashley has been an amazing addition to the staff, joining in the summer of 2019 after graduating High School. She was a leader and a member of our youth programs for the past several years and is extremely excited to be able to provide experiences for others that she found the most impactful in her youth. She is a lover of all things cute and cuddly with a love for Disney with a specific love for Frozen 2 at the moment.

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Audrey Harman

Director of Admin

Audrey has been a part of the Salem First staff since 2007. She loves people and enjoys getting to work doing something she loves. Audrey was raised in California and was a championship dancer when she was younger. She is a Nevada Wolfpack fan, loves movies and Disney stuff. Married since 1987, she has two daughters and a son-in-law, and is looking to adopt a new fish.

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Maureen Zemanek

Office

Maureen started working at the church in 1990. She married her high school sweetheart, raised three children, delights in her nine "perfect" grandchildren, and regularly walks with a group of friends who call themselves the "slugs". When Maureen isn't working, you can find her camping, reading, knitting, or on the beach with her friends or family.

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Sharon Klocksieben

Hospitality

Sharon is a longtime member of Salem First and has been using her amazing skills in the kitchen to serve since 1996. She has a degree from California State University and is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Sharon has five special grandkids that she takes joy in spending time with. In her quiet moments, Sharon may be found enjoying a good book and/or chocolate, preferably together. She also thinks the color burgundy is quite swell.

Guin Parker

Pastoral Assistant & Communications

Guin has been a member of Salem First Presbyterian since she was a child, and has been an active member of the lay leadership in various positions over the past decade. She has an Associates in Accounting from Chemeketa Community College, and experience working for other non-profit organizations. She took piano lessons for over ten years and taught her own students for about five. She was one of the founding members of the Worship Band, and helps with worship whenever she can. Some of her favorite things include traveling, roses, tea, learning new things, and quiet nights in with her husband and three cats.