Support Staff Team members provide logistical support for our community.
Ben is one of the many transplants to Portland from California, and hopes you won't hold that against him. After studying philosophy and serving as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at First Baptist Church, San Luis Obispo for 13 years, Ben moved to the Northwest to finish his M.Div at Portland Seminary. His passion is to journey alongside people and help them discover their unique, creative partnership with God for good in the world. Ben is the co-author of Good Dirt, a devotional series for families, a spiritual director and founder of Poiema Soul Care, and also has the best dog in the world, whose name, Arete, means virtue. Ben also serves at Pearl as Pastor of Spiritual Formation.
Cameron started attending Pearl almost two years ago and he instantly fell in love with the welcoming and open atmosphere. Cameron is a student at Portland Community College, and he works as a Taekwondo instructor in Tigard. He is always up for a conversation after church, even when he is tearing down.