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  • Martin VanBeek

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  • JAcob Stewart

    Jacob is a Corvallis resident via Seattle, Chicago, Iowa, and Jacksonville, Florida! As our worship director and campus pastor, he's passionate about connecting people with the living God of the universe through music, art, and liturgy. He also loves the outdoors, science fiction, birdwatching, and rock climbing!

  • Joshua VanTil

    Josh is our head pastor and community architect. He hails from Michigan originally and loves board games, fly fishing, his wife and kids, and watching the sun set over Mary's peak from his home in Philomath. Josh is passionate about discipleship, loving the city, and helping people engage in worshipping God.

    With 8 children (4 of bio and 4 step children) there is never a dull moment. My wife Mindy and I love watching the sun set over Mary’s Peak from our home in Philomath, playing games and watching "The Voice".  Professionally, I am the planting Pastor of Renew Church and I am passionate about discipleship, loving the city and the beauty of worship.  Personally, I love playing music and fly fishing.  There is nothing greater than being “lost” on a river in hopes of the next great fish.

  • Jeff Shackelton

    Jeff is our facilities manager and jack-of-all-trades who has been gifted by God with the ability to repair, create, and build just about anything! He's from Philomath, where life is always green, and loves spending quality time with people and celebrating and praising Jesus for the love he has for each of us. 

    I love the subtle details in life. Taking the time to find them brings great joy for me. I live in Philomath where life is always green. Jesus has given me the gifts of repairing, creating, and building in which I use to help others as much as I can to celebrate, praise and share Jesus love he has for each of us.

  • Leanne Nikkel

    Leanne is part of our oversight committee. She is the proud grandma of four grandchildren, and the parent of three grown and married children with her husband Eric. She loves being a "retired" at home mom, gardening, animals, and craft work. She volunteers with Love In The Name of Christ and Renew Church and has a passion for helping others know Jesus fully. 

    I am a follower of Jesus. I am married to Eric and we have 3 grown & married children, we also have 4 wonderful grandchildren.  I consider myself a "Retired" at-home-mom who loves to garden (think flowers), play with animals, decorate and do craft work. I am also a volunteer for Love In The Name of Christ and for Renew Church. I have a passion for helping others know Jesus fully.

  • John Vandehey

  • Anna Colvin

    Anna is our director of children's ministry and has been attending Renew since the doors opened on Easter Sunday of 2012. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Northwest Christian College and is currently homeschooling her two daughters. Anna enjoys reading, sewing, crafts, and volunteering here at Renew. 

    My husband and I started attending reNew when the doors opened for on Easter Sunday 2012. I have been involved in reKids since my oldest was a baby and step into the role of Directory in 2017. I earned a degree in Elementary Education at Northwest Christian College in 2002 and am now blessed to be able to home school our two daughters.  I also enjoy spending time reading,  sewing, and doing other handicrafts.

  • Amy VanBeek

    By day Amy is a 2nd grade public school teacher, but in her spare time she leads the prayer ministry here at renew. She lives in Monroe on a dairy farm with her husband, Mart, two adopted children, her daughter in law, and three amazing grandchildren. She loves boardgames, tennis, and sharing life with people. Amy loves leading others in prayer because of the miracles she's seen, and the deep need she feels for Jesus in her own life. 

    I am involved in Prayer Ministry at Renew. During the day I am an elementary teacher teaching 2nd grade. I’m married to a dairyman in Monroe and love the country life! I have a passion for prayer because I have seen many miracles in my life and know my desperate need for Jesus! I have two adopted  children, a beautiful daughter in law,  and three amazing grandchildren!  I love board games, tennis, and sharing life with people!

  • Gayla Giles

    Gala is our women's ministry director and a regroup leader with her husband (and best friend) Lance. She lives on a small farm in south Corvallis where she harvests blueberries and filberts. Gala has two children and five grandchildren and loves family gatherings, cooking for anybody who likes to eat, quilting, and reading. 

    I am married to my best friend Lance. We have two children and five grandchildren. We live on a small farm in south Corvallis raising blueberries and filberts. I can't get enough of family gatherings and cooking for anyone that likes to eat AND if I'm by myself I love to quilt and read.

  • Mindy VanTil