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Our Leadership Team

Ray Noah
Lead Pastor

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Pastor Ray Noah has been the Lead Pastor of Portland Christian Center since 2008. He also founded the Petros Network and has planted 3000+ churches with 400,000+ new believers since 2003. Pastor Ray is passionate about preaching God's Word with clarity and the hope of the local church fully alive in a community.

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Ron Cochran
Executive Pastor / Music Pastor

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Ron has served as an Executive Pastor at Portland Christian Center for over 25 years through ministry leadership, graded and performing choirs, ensembles, full orchestra, worship bands, and traveling ministry teams. One of the hallmarks of Portland Christian Center is its excellent music ministry. 

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Krystelle Arneson
Music Ministry Associate


Krystelle graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Piano Performance & Pedagogy. She is one of our primary Worship Leaders for Sunday services, heads up our graded choirs and is the director of the Fine Arts Academy.

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Tom Cox
High School Pastor


Tom Cox and his wife, Alyssa, along with their two children, Ivy and Violet, joined our staff in May 2016. As a former Youth Pastor and band member of Falling Up, we're excited about the experience and energy he brings to our team.


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Katie Craft
Hilltop Kindergarten & Preschool Director

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Before coming to Hilltop, Katie Craft was the Director of Development at West Hills Christian School. Katie and her husband Loren, the College Pastor, have two kids.

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Loren Craft
College Pastor

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Loren has lived in the Portland metro area all of his life and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.  Loren graduated from Multnomah Bible College with a BS in Biblical Theology and has served as a Pastor for many years.

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Terri Eastburn
Women's Ministry Director

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Terri has been attending PCC since 1991. She has served in Women’s Ministry for most of those 20 years. She has a passion for seeing women discover God’s purpose and plan for their lives.

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Laird Halling
Director of Instrumental Music

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Laird has a Bachelor of Music degree from Marylhurst University and has created music for TV, recording projects and church music groups across the country. Laird arranges most of the music we enjoy at PCC.


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Heather Lewandowski
Children's Pastor

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Heather has worked in children’s ministry for fourteen years as a Children’s Pastor. She graduated from Evangel University with a degree in Public Administration and Government (Pre-Law).

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Aaron McKee
Middle School Pastor

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Aaron and his wife Noelle have lived in Portland area since 2002. He graduated from Northwest University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Youth Ministries and joined the PCC staff in 2006.

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Linda Noah
Communications Pastor / Petros Network

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Linda has been a pastor, senior executive, leadership development specialist and seminar leader for individuals, businesses and churches for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping people grow.

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Hiro Noda
Japanese Fellowship Church Pastor

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Pastor Hiro has ministered faithfully to Japanese speaking people for two decades in the Portland area. He has a Master of Divinity degree from George Fox University.

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James Polits
Creative/Production Director

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James has attended PCC for more than 14 years. He graduated from George Fox University with a BA in Sociology. He is passionate about using the visual medium as a ministry tool.

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Rod and Huyen Rider
Singles Ministry Pastor(s)

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Pastor Rod and Huyen's ability to create a warm and growing environment allows singles in their 30's and 40's to connect with each other and connect with God!

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Joel Slater
Senior Associate Pastor/Adult Education

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Joel is a native Portlander and grew up going to PCC. He graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO with degrees in Bible & Youth Ministry. Pastor Joel oversees Adult Education and Congregational Life.

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Michael Freitas
Chief Stewardship Officer

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Michael has attended PCC for over 8 years and joined the staff in 2018. His heart is about helping people grow in the Lord through discipleship and forming meaningful relationships.

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