Dr. Steven Lewis, Senior Minister

Dr. Steven Lewis has been in ministry since the age of eighteen serving both the Church and the Academy.  He has a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in Historical Theology and is an ordained elder from the Missouri Annual Conference.  Steve came to Gresham UMC in July of 2014. Steve has a passion of ministry in the 21st century and the interaction between religion/spirituality and culture.  He would love to talk with you about theology and film, body art as spiritual expression, spiritually intentional art, humanitarian spirituality or a number of other topics.  Stop by, call, text or email, he would love to meet you.

Adam Jenkins, Assistant Minister

Adam Jenkins has been serving the United Methodist Church since the age of fourteen as a member of the Virginia Conference. He has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Claremont School of Theology and is an appointed lay minister of the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Adam moved to Gresham in July 2016 from The Dalles where he served as a full-time intern pastor. Adam is particularly interested in post-modern spiritual expression and passionate about doing innovative and emerging ministries. He also is an avid snowboarder and practices this extreme sport as an extension of his spiritual formation. Drop in to meet Adam and he would love to talk to you about theological formulation, symbolism, philosophical value, world religion and the future of faith.

Mary Foster, Administrative Assistant

Mary Foster is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has lived in upper East Multnomah County all of her life and moved to Gresham in 2002, near her immediate family. Mary's daughter and grandson reside in Eastern Oregon. Mary's interests are visual art, gentle hiking, walking, and exploring the beautiful Northwest! She has a passion to serve the people of her community and is very grateful to be here at Gresham United Methodist Church.

Solveig Nyberg, Chancel Director

Solveig Nyberg has a passion for sacred music that comes naturally: her mother still serves as organist for Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton, SD, where her father still sings in the church choir. Solveig received her undergraduate degree in music education from Yankton College and a Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Nebraska. She has directed vocal and bell choirs in Lutheran, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Methodist churches in Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska and Idaho. Since moving to the Portland area in 2008, she has sung with Portland Symphonic Choir, Oregon Repertory Singers, Resonance Ensemble and Portland Vocal Consort, as well as teaching at Mt. Hood Community College and Sam Barlow HS. Solveig loves the inspirational beauty that surrounds us in the PNW.

Bonnie Meeder, Organist

Bonnie Meeder grew up in Hoquiam, Washington. She is a lifelong Methodist and has been playing piano since 2nd grade. She started playing the organ at the Hoquiam Methodist Church at age 16. She graduated from Oregon State University with a political science degree. She had a long career with the Bell System, but is retired from the daily grind and now devotes herself to music. She also plays piano for the Dexter McCarty Middle School Concert Choir, which keeps her quite busy. She is married to Curt Cassingham. She loves to read in her spare time.

Haley Kline, Custodian

Haley Kline has been a member of our community since the summer of 2017. She is a lively and energetic addition to our team. Her works are evident throughout the church and she is a great joy to be around. If you catch her at work throughout the week be sure to say "hi" and give her a word of appreciation. Or email her at: