- Abby Coppock
Abby grew up in Portland, but lived in Chicago for 12 years before coming home to the northwest in 2008. Abby and Karl helped lead the home group ministry at Pearl Church for several years, but Abby is excited to help grow our community relationships as Pearl continues to wrestle with what it means to be an urban church. She coordinates our relationship and activities with the apartment building next door, the Pearl Court Apartments, as an avenue to practice hospitality and be good neighbors. Her vision is that all people, no matter what their background, feel welcomed and comfortable at Pearl Church. Abby has a background in social service and policy, and currently works in communications for the City of Portland.
- Brad and Becky Young
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Brad and Becky first met in Kiev, Ukraine while leading a group of college students on a cross-cultural mission trip. They began attending Pearl Church in 2011 after moving across the country from Orlando, Fla. with their three fun and funny kids, Riley, Luke and Jake. They both hold counseling degrees from Reformed Theological Seminary and own a private practice in Tualatin called Grace Clinic Christian Counseling. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling as a family, binging on Netflix, and tackling big projects like turning the empty crawl space underneath their home into an Airbnb apartment.
- Ian Durias
Ian was born in the Philippines, raised in Seattle, WA, and has been in Portland ever since college. He and his wife, Mindy, have five kids and the Durias family have been at Pearl Church since 2002. Ian first came to Pearl Church as an interim music minister and has served Pearl in a variety of different ways since. He says, “Pearl has been integral to my spiritual formation and it’s a privilege to contribute to this faith community so that others can be nurtured spiritually, too.”