Church Staff

Bill Nylund

Bill Nylund

Senior Pastor

Pastor Bill began pastoral training at Western Evangelical Seminary. During his studies, Bill was hired by Milwaukie Covenant for a one-year internship which he completed in the Spring of ’91. Bill earned his Master of Divinity degree from North Park Theological Seminary. Bill and family moved to Kearney, Missouri, where he began his first pastorate, serving there until July 1999 when he returned to MCC as Senior Pastor. Bill and wife Kim have three children. They enjoy fishing, skiing and just spending time together.

Email: pastorbill@milwaukiecovenant.org
Phone: 503-654-7374
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Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith

Director of Children's, Youth and Family Ministry

Kristi is a Portland native who feels blessed to call the beautiful Pacific Northwest home. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Educational Ministries from Multnomah University, and has been involved with student ministry either vocationally or as a volunteer for the past 16 years. Kristi is passionate about cultivating Christian community and walking alongside others in pursual of Christ. If she’s not chatting or playing games with friends and family, you’ll often find Kristi at a scenic spot with her camera in hand.

Phone: 503-654-7374
Email: kristi@milwaukiecovenant.org

Greg Rice

Greg Rice

Director of Worship and Arts

Greg is an Oregon native. He attended Oregon State University. While there, he taught himself guitar and started doing music for Bible studies and small groups on campus. When he moved back to Portland after graduating from OSU, he was church shopping. His best friend was attending First Covenant Church in Portland and was co-leading the college group, so Greg started attending the college group and doing music there. He started attending Sundays at First Covenant shortly after and has been a member since 2004. During his time there, he was an intern for 2 years under the Worship Pastor at the time, Matt Anderson, where he learned the importance of intentionality in planning a worship service. When Matt moved on, he was the interim worship director at First Covenant for a year and continued to be on the team thereafter, leading from time to time when needed. Also during his time at FCC, he met his “wicked awesome” wife and have been blessed with two amazing daughters, Aiyana and Kiara. “We have enjoyed our time at MCC and look forward to worshipping with you all in the future.”

Phone: 503-654-7374
Email: greg@milwaukiecovenant.org

Valerie Van Bergen

Valerie Van Bergen

Secretary

Valerie grew up right here in Milwaukie, Oregon. She has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys reading and gardening.

Phone: 503-654-7374
Email: secretary@milwaukiecovenant.org

Additional contact information:

Preschool Director Mary Robles
Phone: 503-654-4138
Email:castlefan86@gmail.com

Bookkeeper Sharon Peterson
Phone: 503-654-7374
Email:bookkeeper@milwaukiecovenant.org

Webmaster Bill Flechtner
Phone: 503-407-0505
Email: bnflech@comcast.net

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