Eric & Rita Bahme
Born in Arizona, Eric knew from an early age that he wanted to enter the ministry in spite of being raised in a non-Christian home. He began preparing himself for the ministry, attending Walla Walla College and earning bachelor’s degrees in theology and communication. Upon graduation, he and new wife Rita moved to Michigan, where Eric completed his Master’s of Divinity at Andrews University. Moving to Seattle, they accepted their first job as senior pastors of New Life Christian Fellowship in Woodinville, Washington where they served for 14 years. In 2002, Eric and Rita moved with their daughter Alyssa to Portland Oregon and founded Eastside Church giving birth to a new entrepreneurial model of ministry
Dennis grew up in the south, learning from his parents about the truth of the Bible. He was accepted into Bible College in Chicago where he studied for a General Bible Degree. In 1968, he was inducted into the US Navy during the Viet Nam conflict. During this time in the Navy, Dennis was introduced to the Navigator Ministry and received great coaching and training in Disciple making. His four years aboard ship was a great time to work out his convictions and training. God used this time to bring many men to Christ and see them mature in Christ. After the Navy, he completed a Degree in Business Administration at Point Loma College in San Diego. After graduation, he joined the staff of the Navigators and began ministering on the Campus of San Diego State for six years and then moved to the University of Oregon for seven years. In 1989, the Navigators formed a joint venture with Multnomah Bible College and began Mission Portland. Dennis came to oversee this ministry and continues to network with this ministry to this day. During the last 11 years, he has served with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Promise Keepers, Logos II, and the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association. Now Dennis coaches leaders and pastors across the country in over 40 states. He works with the Navigators Church Discipleship Ministry, Ministry Coaching International and helps pastor Eastside Church in Portland. His wife of 36 years, Mary Jane, and Dennis live in Gladstone, Oregon. Their daughters Regina and Rebecca live in Portland and Andrea is serving in a ministry in Tennessee.
Patrice and Gina Tsague
Patrice Tsague is a business trainer and coach with a unique ability to combine entrepreneurship principles with biblical wisdom. Along with his wife Gina, he created the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Training Program to help individuals build kingdom businesses. Patrice is a sought after speaker, trainer and coach with over 12 years experience. He serves as a business coach for several small and medium sized companies and has trained over 4000 entrepreneurs and business executives. Patrice and Gina are parents of two beautiful girls, Gabrielle and Danielle.
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Dennis brings to this executive team over 33 years of leadership, operational and administrative experience with a strong connection to community. Prior to joining KingdomPoint, Dennis spent the past 20 years with Costco Wholesale as the Assistant General Manager in 4 Oregon locations.
Hannah is a native Oregonian and lives in Gladstone. She attended Portland Bible College for Music, George Fox University for Psychology, and played classical piano for 14 years. Hannah has a beautiful son, Dominic and her passion is to further God’s kingdom and see each and every person impacted with the love of God. She enjoys reading, laughing, and Broadway plays.
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Brenda comes to Eastside and KPI with over twenty years of business experience. She was with State Farm Insurance for 15 years, and Banfield Pet Hospital’s Corporate Office for 6 years. She has also served as an administrative assistant and worship leader at Rivercrest Community Church. Brenda has been married to John, the love of her life, for 18 years and has two children, Shelby and Dylan who are members of the Youth Group. Brenda likes to stay active in music, drink Diet Coke, enjoys gardening, RVing and going to movies. She loves her work at Eastside/KPI where she can use her nerdy data base skills to honor the Lord and love on His people. Brenda and her family have been at Eastside Church for 3 years.
Bev spends her days serving God and taking care of her family. She is mother to three grown (nearly perfect) children and a grandmother to three young (perfect) grandkids. She has been married to her husband, and best friend, Steve for 38 years. Aside from her love of God and family, Beverly enjoys reading and she is also an avid online gamer (to assist the grandkids, of course).
Lola has attended and been a part of Eastside for about 7 years, working with Amber and Dave in the children’s ministry most of that time. Lola has 2 adult children – Joelle (34) and Jacob (28). She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Gresham in 1974 . Lola has many years of administrative experience – her last 2 positions were administrative assistant to Director of Administrative Services at Oregon Health Sciences University Foundation for approximately 8 years (1991-1999) and 12 years (1999-2011) as legal assistant in sole proprietor law firm. Lola loves doing things with kids. Her favorite things to do are anything with family and friends and working for Eastside/KPI. She enjoys watching “solve it” TV shows, reading, playing with her 12 year old black lab, working crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing board games and solitaire.
Marjorie and her husband Dennis have attended Eastside for the past 3 years. She received her Accounting degree from the University of Oregon. After working in the corporate environment for over 25 years, Marjorie is thoroughly enjoying serving at Eastside and KPI. In her free time, Marjorie enjoys handcrafts such as knitting and crocheting, playing with her two dogs, and spending time with family.
B o a r d M e m b e r s
Eric Bahme Paul Franz
James Helms Gina Tsague
Derick Tungwenuk Shan Backer
John Michael Ron Wilkinson