Oversight Team members ensure that we are cultivating our rhythms according to our values. They also oversee our practices, bylaws, budget, lead pastor, and HR-related issues.


Mo Hawthorne

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. 


David Khalaf

David has attended Pearl Church since 2015 and has led a home group with his husband, Constantino, since 2017. They were drawn to Pearl’s culture of authenticity and vulnerability, and its community of people willing to ask tough questions to understand Christ’s love in ever more radical and amazing ways. A writer by trade, David spends his free time blogging about marriage with Constantino and working on his series of historical fantasy novels.


Karyn Lush

Karyn has attended Pearl Church since 2011 and led a home group for four years before joining the Oversight Team. Karyn works in digital product management and likes to travel, visit National Parks, hike and run. 


Mike Roth

Mike co-founded Pearl Church in 2001. He is passionate about reimagining — for today’s context and culture — the goodness of scripture, the gospel, and Christian life together. Some of Mike’s values are story, intellectual honesty, and a diverse perspective that is deeply Christian but warmly pluralistic. He believes that these values contribute to an engaging community that humbly nurtures our wholeness as human beings. Mike and Jen were born in beloved Portland, married in 1997, and have three children. Besides spending time with his family, Mike enjoys reading, backpacking, and traveling.


Chuck Tsen

Chuck has been at Pearl Church since 2009 and has served in various areas including the Home Group Ministry, Pearl Kids, and the Oversight Team.  He believes deeply that no matter the circumstances, Christ's love can shine into people's lives to bring profound hope, joy, and peace.  Chuck works as an electrical engineer and he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, especially when it includes exploring the outdoors.