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Leslie has been a part of the pastoral team for over 15 years serving in a variety of roles. She received her Masters of Divinity from George Fox Seminary (Portland Seminar) in 2014. She is a recorded minister at North Valley Friends Church. Leslie delights in facilitating the church to be the church and discerning what it means to be faithful as we follow Christ together. Leslie finds joy in scuba diving, CrossFit, the Timbers and Thorns, and playing board games with her family.
Pastor, Worship and Social Media
Nate has been part of the pastoral team since 2013. He has a Masters in Spiritual Formation from George Fox Seminary and is a recorded minister at North Valley. Nate feels called to create space for the body to encounter God through our mutual life together. Nate enjoys boating, the beach, kites, all kinds of music, and Pixar movies.
Kim Boyd, Pastor, Children and Families
Kim has called the North Valley community her home for over 20 years. She believes Christ’s Light is bright and is honored to journey alongside kids as they notice that Light in themselves, in one another, and in their world. Kim hosts environments that invite kids into wonder, play and story. She is influenced by her experience and training in education, childhood trauma therapy, process art and spiritual storytelling. Kim enjoys exploring rivers, long drives, and a mug filled with spicy chai.
Sammy Sanders, Pastor, Youth and Families
Sammy joined the pastoral team in 2017 and received his Masters of Ministry from Portland Seminary in 2019. Sammy deeply loves facilitating connections between Middle School and High School students, their families, and other trusted adults as we look together for God’s activity in the world and in ourselves. In his spare time, you can find Sammy snuggling on the couch with his pug, watching the Portland Trailblazers with friends, or traveling around the PNW eating delicious food with his wife..
Erinn Hampton, Administrative Assistant