Rev. Hiestand, a San Francisco native, came to know God as his advanced degrees in music led him initially to employment as a church musician. Sacred music awakened a spiritual calling and he and his wife Vivian eventually both earned their Master of Divinity degrees and have served God through music and ministry ever since. They have two sons, one grandson, and two dogs, Bam-Bam and Pippin.
Rev. Vivian Hiestand is an ordained elder with a rich background working with children’s ministry. Originally trained in music and theater, Vivian helped found two youth theater companies in California and Washington. She has created for Salmon Creek Church a ministry of life-long faith formation, firmed in the belief that children can have the same seriousness and joy in discovering their walk with God as adults do. She raised two boys with her husband, Rev.
John Hiestand, and now enjoys two grandchildren as well.
A published composer since the age of 14, Matthew oversees all music ministry and is director of our Chancel Choir and handbell choirs. He continues to compose and be a sought-after handbell director and tours regularly for national and international engagements, particularly as director of Bells of the Cascades. Matthew is also a valued member of Portland's Choral Arts Ensemble.
Sue has the unique honor of serving Jesus at Salmon Creek Church for over 30 years. Her family has grown up in this church, and Sue and her husband continue to worship here. Sue's tenacity, organization, keen insight, compassion, and commitment to this church and congregation has kept it thriving over the decades. Her husband, Ron, a staple in the musical community as well.
Gayle has been directing our nonprofit faith-based preschool and daycare center for over nine years now. She pursues collaborative relationships that connect resources, ideas, curricula, learning opportunities and innovative art materials with instructors (and parents!). Gayle oversees the charter and direction of the dayschool and assis
Gayle has been directing our nonprofit faith-based preschool and daycare center for over nine years now. She pursues collaborative relationships that connect resources, ideas, curricula, learning opportunities and innovative art materials with instructors (and parents!). Gayle oversees the charter and direction of the dayschool and assists in the community-lauded Vocation Bible School held each summer.
Our doors are always open, regardless of gender, orientation, race, economic status, or education. Office hours listed below; building hours vary based on group activities and events.
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