Staff


  • Reverend Ryan Scott

    Rev. Ryan Scott been our pastor since July 1, 2019. Previously he has served churches in Toledo OR, Eugene OR, Springfield OR, and Seattle WA. Pastor Ryan is a Licensed Pastor in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church. He received his education at the Claremont School of Theology in Southern CA. Prior to being a pastor Ryan worked in after school program management and youth recreation programming.  Pastor Ryan loves exploring new ideas and imaginative ways of being church in the 21st century. He is passionate about social justice and the use of creativity to bring about positive social change in a community. 


    In his free time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, camping and exploring. Pastor Ryan lives with his fiance, Andre Casey, who is a graphic designer and marketing professional. They have a dog, Bailey, who is a bundle of energy and joy and can be expected to be seen around the church from time to time. 


  • Charlene Burgess, Office Administrator

    Charlene keeps the church running smoothly, and her long history with the church makes her a wealth of knowledge.

  • Doug Bowes, Pianist & Guitarist

    Doug, who is overly modest about his piano-playing ability, is a large part of our Sunday worship.

  • Tim wallace & Michelle LeComte, Music Directors

    This talented pair oversees Newman's musical program and brings joyful sounds to our sanctuary with the Spirit & Soul Band.