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Church Venture Northwest

Mailing Address
13504 NE 84th St. Ste 103-264
       Vancouver, WA 98682
503-669-1515
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Our Team

Sergio Aguirre

Sergio Aguirre

Director of Intercultural Ministries

Sergio Aguirre

Sergio Aguirre
Sergio Aguirre

Director of Intercultural Ministries

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503-669-1515

A native of Oregon, Sergio earned his Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry from Corban University (2009-2011) and an MDiv in Theology and Church Development from Corban School of Ministry (2012-2016). He served as a youth pastor at Iglesia Bautista Cristo Vive (2009-2014) where he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 2015. During that period, he also served as an Army officer for 11 years. He then transitioned to Way of Life where he served as an elder (2017-2020). He currently serves as the Director of Intercultural ministries for Church Venture Northwest and the interim Associate Pastor at West Salem Baptist Church in Salem, OR. Sergio is married to Katie and his daughter’s name is Sophia.

Personal Verse of the Year: Romans 5:1-2

Christopher Bartmess

Christopher Bartmess

Guest Services Director

Christopher Bartmess

Christopher Bartmess
Christopher Bartmess

Guest Services Director

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541-451-4270

Dave Bertz

Dave Bertz

Associate Director

Dave Bertz

Dave Bertz
Dave Bertz

Associate Director

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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave first came to Oregon to join the Tadmor summer staff in 1974. He also worked the summers of 1975, 1978, and 1979. He met his wife, Jennifer, while on staff in 1978. After attending Chabot Community College and Biola University, Dave finished up his degree in Business at Western Baptist College (aka Corban University). In 1983, CB Northwest acquired DayStar Conference Center in Donnelly, Idaho, and Dave served as director there from 1983-1985. In 1996, Dave and Jennifer, along with their two children, moved to Camp Tadmor. Dave was hired as the rental manager and a few years later became camp administrator. Dave later became the Director of Business and Operations for Church Venture Northwest (formerly CB Northwest). Dave and Jennifer moved off camp in 2019 after Jennifer retired from the registrar position. In addition to Dave’s deep passion for Camp Tadmor and the staff and campers who are impacted there, he considers it a privilege to serve the covenant community of churches that is Church Venture Northwest.

Favorite Verse: 1 Thess. 5:16-18

Been at CVNW Since: 1974

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Communications/Store Manager

Emily Brown

Emily Brown
Emily Brown

Communications/Store Manager

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Zack Brown

Zack Brown

Director of Camp Tadmor

Zack Brown

Zack Brown
Zack Brown

Director of Camp Tadmor

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541-451-4270

Born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon, Zack Brown loved woodworking from a young age, and has since been honing those skills he still uses today. After graduating high school, Zack worked for a high-end construction company where he learned more and discovered a passion for the trade. In the summer of 2008, Zack took a break to work at Camp Tadmor and served on the Program Team. God called him back to Tadmor in 2009 for another summer, and he hasn't left since. Zack served as an intern from 2009-2010 and was hired on full time as a Maintenance Assistant in 2010. In 2016, Zack moved into the position of Maintenance Coordinator at Camp Tadmor. He is passionate about camp ministry. He loves creating an environment in which people don't have to worry about whether or not things will function, so they can focus on growing in their relationships with God. Zack and his wife, Emily, married in 2012 and love serving side by side at Camp Tadmor, and investing in the lives of the many summer staff who come through camp.  

Favorite Bible verse: 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Served at Camp Tadmor since 2008

Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan

Executive Assistant

Jamie Duncan

Jamie Duncan
Jamie Duncan

Executive Assistant

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Jamie is originally from Alabama, and after living in Oregon for 17 years, she and her family moved back to her home state in 2022 to care for their family. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Communications from the University of South Alabama. Her journey has allowed her a wide range of work experience, from working as a web content writer to a Principal’s Secretary at her children’s school to now having the privilege of working as a virtual assistant at Church Venture Northwest. Jamie has been part of the CVNW covenant community for years and has always appreciated the mission and vision that it strives for. So, now, working to help achieve that mission and vision brings even greater joy.  Jamie is married to Josh, and they have two incredible daughters, Madison and Natalie.

Life Verse: John 1:16

Been at CVNW since 2018

James Gleason

James Gleason

Executive Director

James Gleason

James Gleason
James Gleason

Executive Director

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James grew up in Northern California and moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend college at Corban University. With a theology and Pastoral Ministries in hand, he pastored youth in Boise, Idaho for five years before moving to Hillsboro, Oregon to become the youth pastor at Sonrise Church. In 1998 he was asked to become the senior pastor at Sonrise and has been leading there ever since. Along with his bachelor's degree from Corban, he has both a master's and doctoral degrees from Multnomah University. He is passionate about making disciples both personally and corporately and his personal vision in life is to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus. He has enjoyed training and coaching pastors locally and as far away as East Africa and Cuba. He began serving as the Executive Director Church Venture Northwest in 2020 and is excited to see how God will continue to move throughout our association of churches. James is married to Mary Beth and they have three amazing sons, Josiah, Noah and Seth. 

Life Verse: Philippians 3:10

Been at CVNW since: 2020

Mary Beth Gleason

Mary Beth Gleason

Donor Relations

Mary Beth Gleason

Mary Beth Gleason
Mary Beth Gleason

Donor Relations

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Luke Hendrix

Luke Hendrix

Director of Church Development

Luke Hendrix

Luke Hendrix
Luke Hendrix

Director of Church Development

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503-669-1515

Christopher Hoeffner

Christopher Hoeffner

Business Manager

Christopher Hoeffner

Christopher Hoeffner
Christopher Hoeffner

Business Manager

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Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

Director of Church Planting

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman
Paul Hoffman

Director of Church Planting

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Eli Holton

Eli Holton

Food Services Manager

Eli Holton

Eli Holton
Eli Holton

Food Services Manager

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Sarah Holton

Sarah Holton

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Holton

Sarah Holton
Sarah Holton

Administrative Assistant

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Zachary Paul

Zachary Paul

Director of Business and Operations

Zachary Paul

Zachary Paul
Zachary Paul

Director of Business and Operations

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Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

IT Systems Administrator

Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson

IT Systems Administrator

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Growing up in Naselle, Washington, Eric was always drawn to music. Eric got his B.A. in Music from Central Washington University in 1996 and then an M.Div. in Music and Worship Leading from Western Seminary in 2000. He served as the Music Director/Associate Pastor for Music and Worship at Oak Grove Church from 1996-2001. Eric joined Church Venture Northwest (then known as CB Northwest) in 2003 as the Special Assistant to the General Director. Over the years Eric’s responsibilities shifted and changed numerous times, as did his title. In 2009, Eric was sent out by Oak Grove Church to become part of the core team of the Endeavor Church Plant. Eric stayed an active member and worship leader with Endeavor through the merge with Faith Community Church when it became Family of Grace, where Eric continues to be very involved.

Been at CVNW since 2003

Shirley Radford

Shirley Radford

Event Coordinator and Registrar

Shirley Radford

Shirley Radford
Shirley Radford

Event Coordinator and Registrar

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Shirley is a native Oregonian and graduated with her bachelor’s in Communications from Judson Baptist College. She worked at CVNW in the early 90’s in the youth department. Her passion was ignited for administration and making others successful. The event she enjoyed the most was Winter Youth Celebration and seeing high school students deepen in their walk with the Lord. In 2008, she managed an outreach center in Vancouver that hosted over 30 plus faith-based non-profits. It was 2015 when she came back to CVNW to, once again, use her gifts of administration for the Lord. Shirley is married to Steve and they have three wonderful kids, Robert, Austin, and Sabrina, two amazing daughters-in-law, Brianna and Tirzah and one awesome Grandson, Flynn. 

Life Verse: Rom 8:28

Been at CBNW since 2015 (for a second time)

Christopher Rich

Christopher Rich

Associate Director of Church Planting

Christopher Rich

Christopher Rich
Christopher Rich

Associate Director of Church Planting

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Aaron Savage

Aaron Savage

Building Maintenance

Aaron Savage

Aaron Savage
Aaron Savage

Building Maintenance

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Jenny Savage

Jenny Savage

Tadmor Registrar

Jenny Savage

Jenny Savage
Jenny Savage

Tadmor Registrar

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Tadmor Program Director

Brian Smith

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

Tadmor Program Director

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Brian was raised in Turner, Oregon and came to camp for the first time at 10 years old, then again in 6th grade for Outdoor School where he would later volunteer for almost a decade, coming to Tadmor each year. In the summers of 2016 and 2017, he joined the Summer Ministry Team as the Counseling Lead. In that time he met and fell in love with his wife, Roslyn, and they married in June, 2018. In September 2021, they welcomed their daughter, Holland June, into the world. Brian has a passion for camp and its unique ability to serve the Church and help people grow in their relationship with Christ. 

Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 40:29-31

Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith

Circle T Coordinator/ Housekeeping Manager

Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith
Miranda Smith

Circle T Coordinator/ Housekeeping Manager

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541-451-4270

Samuel Vinson

Samuel Vinson

Tadmor Intern

Samuel Vinson

Samuel Vinson
Samuel Vinson

Tadmor Intern

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