Pearl Church

Oversight Team

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Karl Coppock
Oversight Team Member

Karl has been at Pearl Church since 2008. He was born in Portland, grew up in northern Minnesota, spent time in Illinois and California, and is happy to call the Northwest home once again. He loves Pearl’s gentle heart, the ebb and flow of its liturgical seasons, its simple yet beautiful aesthetic, its neighborhood focus, and the abiding generosity of its vision.


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Michael Roth
Lead Pastor

Mike is a native of Portland who has been part of Pearl since its inception in 2001. He is passionate about shaping a thoughtful community of faith that’s animated by the story of scripture and the life of Jesus. Some of Mike’s values are story, intellectual honesty, a diverse community and perspective, and making space in relationship for curiosity, complexity, convictions, and mystery. He believes that these values contribute to an engaging community that nurtures our fullness as human beings. His hope for Pearl is that it would be an oasis for those seeking contemporary, cultural, and resonant meaning in the scriptures, Jesus, and Christian life together.

Mike and Jen married in 1997 and they have three children. Beside spending time with his family, Mike enjoys reading, backpacking, and traveling. He holds a bachelors in Biblical Studies and Educational Ministries, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry in Homiletics, with a focus in biblical genres. He is an A.J. Gordon Guild Scholar and Ph.D. student in the field of Homiletics, specializing in biblical literary figures. An educational highlight took place in 2007 when Mike served as Haddon Robinson’s Sabbatical in-Preaching Mentor.

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Mindy Durias
Oversight Team Member

Mindy first came to Pearl Church in 2002 with her husband, Ian, and their two young children.  Over the last 13 years their family has grown to five children, that she teaches at home. Collectively, the Durias’s have been involved in nearly every ministry of the church.
Mindy loves reading, singing, running and has a passion for sharing life and community with others. She’s inspired by authors Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating and Ann Voskamp.

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Mo Hawthorne
Oversight Team Member

Mo has been at Pearl Church since 2005. She and her husband Rob, both California natives, moved to Portland so Mo could attend Lewis and Clark Law School.  Twelve years and counting, she finds herself a true Portlander who enjoys food from carts, the natural beauty of the area, and the occasional rainy day.  If you don’t see her sitting in church, you can usually find her holding babies in the church nursery.  Mo loves yoga, trying to be a runner, and has a passion for sharing a meal with friends and family.