Ministry Staff

Email our ministry staff below, or contact the church office with questions and for direction; volunteer ministry leaders, such as Elders and Deacons, may also be contacted through our church office.

  • Mark Rainey

    Lead pastor / head of staff

    Mark has served as Pastor at Orenco Church since October of 1983. Following his education at California State University (Sacramento) and Fuller Theological Seminary, he served churches in Red Bluff, California, and Oregon City, Oregon. His wife, Lisa, is a 6th grade teacher at Orenco Elementary School. Mark and Lisa have three adult children: Sarah (married to James), Ben, and Alyssa. 

    Mark's favorite book of the Bible is the Apostle Paul's letter to the Philippians, his favorite passage shared with him by an uncle: "This is my prayer, that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God" (1:9-11).

    Mark often plays piano or guitar with our worship team, follows Bay Area sports teams, and shoots hoops in Orenco's parking lot.

  • Rachel Stramel


    Rachel joined our staff in 2007. Her position expanded from youth ministry over the years, to include other ministries, such as Alpha and women's ministry. Rachel transitioned to full time ministry as one of our pastors in 2015, to include teaching and community outreach. Rachel is also a certified Spiritual Director.

    Rachel and her husband Brian met at the University of Portland, where Rachel studied Psychology and Theology. She went on to earn her Master of Divinity at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. They have three children: Grace (13) and twins Samuel and Rebekah (8). Rachel enjoys reading and studying, hiking and the outdoors, and any cup of coffee.

    Rachel's greatest inspirations and joys in ministry come from quiet moments with people, while preaching, and helping people through loss and grief. She says she is especially excited about helping newcomers to Orenco Church get connected with others and drawing out young leaders in ministry.

    When not in the office, Rachel can be found at Insomnia, walking around the neighborhood, or exploring with her family.

  • Jake Tucker

    Worship Leader & Youth Director

    Jake has been tickling the ivories and strumming the tunes at our church since the summer of 2014 when he and his wife, Julie, moved to Portland from Tucson, Arizona. Jake graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in education and a minor in music. While in school, he discovered his passion for teaching and music. He believes that God has led him here for a purpose that is being fulfilled by leading both the music and the youth.

    During his free time, Jake enjoys going to the movies, playing basketball, hanging around the house, and occasionally going snowboarding in the winter. He is a daddy to two kids and hopes to start a little family band someday.

  • Julie Tucker

    Children's Ministry Director

    Julie has attended Orenco Church since the summer of 2014. Since that time, she has volunteered at children's events and activities, as well as with the youth group. Julie is a licensed teacher and has been teaching for three years. She spent two years teaching first grade in Arizona before moving to Oregon where she taught kindergarten at a private Christian school for a year. Her passion and dream in life has always been to work with children and to instill in them a love of learning. She is excited to share the love of God and help the children of Orenco Church grow in their relationship with Him!

    Julie and her husband, Jake, have a son and daughter and love watching them grow up. Julie enjoys crafting with all things glitter, watching movies, and going on walks with her family (including her spoiled dog, Rosie!).

  • Jennifer Schatz

    Pastoral Assistant

  • Sherry Wright

    Orenco Christian Preschool Director

    Sherry Wright has been a member of Orenco Church since 1995. She has actively volunteered and served as an Elder, especially within education. She continues to teach a popular adult Bible study Sunday mornings. Sherry has also served as a Deacon.

    Orenco Christian Preschool opened its doors in the fall of 2012, and Sherry has served as its Director since that time. Sherry worked at Community Action Head Start prior to that and earned her Child Development Associate Credential.

    Sherry loves her time with the preschool children during the week and also teaches preschoolers in the summer each year at Vacation Bible School. Her hobbies include crafting, baking, time outdoors, and spending time with her family.

  • Kylia Hanna

    nursery Attendant

    Kylia grew up in our church. She's been coming to Orenco Church for 13 years now. She says, "I have loved working with children for as long as I can remember. My favorite part about working with the children here at the church is seeing them grow in their walk with Christ." During the week, Kylia works at Safeway as a courtesy clerk and in the bakery. She enjoys photography, crocheting, our church's Alpha program, as well as being a crew leader at our Vacation Bible School every summer.

Support Staff

Email our support staff below, or contact our Office Administrator in the church office for guidance.

  • Nancy Collins

    Office Administrator

    Nancy has served as Orenco Church's Office Administrator since 2007, after a long career at Intel. She has been an active member of Orenco Church for several years and has served as an Elder. She currently also serves as the Clerk of Session as well as Deacon Moderator. When away from the church, Nancy judges horse shows, shows dogs, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

  • Cindy Wassmer


    Cindy became the Treasurer for Orenco Church in 2009. She has been an active member for many years, cooking for our Alpha ministry, working in our Memorial and Community Gardens, and also serving as an Elder. Cindy enjoys time with her husband, Eric, and daughter, Leah, loves to find seashells at any warm beach, and enjoys gardening and cooking.

Facilities Staff

  • Keith Jaeger

    Facility Setup & Sound Technician

    Keith has been a member at Orenco Church since he was a teen, growing up in youth group, as part of this church family. For several years, he served as a custodian, but now focuses mostly on facility setup. He also serves as a volunteer sound technician and Deacon. When away from church, Keith works at Intel. He enjoys camping, traveling, and hiking.

  • Ben Goetz & Carolyn Kirksey


    Carolyn and Ben became custodians at Orenco Church in 2015, after filling in over the years. A few afternoons a week, they can be found tidying up our busy church building. Ben is also our resident handyman, taking on small repairs around the building.

    Carolyn joined Orenco Church in 2008, after attending and enjoying activities with her favorite nieces and nephew, Kylia, Mariah, and Jayden. She is an small group leader in our Alpha ministry and serves on the Northwest Regional Board for Alpha USA. Carolyn's favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

    Carolyn's other place to be during the week is IHOP, where she is often visited by Orenco Church family. During the week, Ben works for Nike, and both enjoy their trips to the beach and time off together.