Purpose: To disciple and empower young people in ministry.
- Monthly Meetings and Activities
- Sabbath School on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30
- Youth Retreats
Meet the Youth Leaders
Renee was born and raised in the Pacific North West. She ventured to California to attend college, and went off to Europe to serve as a student missionary and study abroad. She recently moved back to the Portland area, and has enjoyed rediscovering all the city has to offer. She enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, and with friends. Working in youth ministry gives her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youth and their developing relationships with God. In addition the gets to participating in creating a safe space for youth to feel free to be themselves.
Brent grew up in Oregon and has strong ties to the state. He has dedicated his life to working with kids, youth and young adults both in his career as a teacher and in his faith. He also lived in Kansas for four years working as a teacher as well as other jobs with kids. Brent finds the unique challenges of working with youth extremely rewarding. Helping people grow and develop both their unique abilities as well as their faith in God also helps him to do the same. Brent enjoys outdoor activities such as frisbee golf, gardening, beekeeping, camping, hiking, rock hounding, bird watching ect.. He also enjoys art such as photography, painting, pottery ect... Brent is excited to see the activities and possibilities for youth happening at Gladstone Adventist church.
Elliott Pevida has migrated to Portland from a diverse background. He loves pop culture and enjoys finding God revealed in our stories and arts. If he could live anywhere, he'd probably like the planet Saturn, but for now, he puts up with Portland, while hoping to visit Rosario, Argentina. Elliott loves the honesty and uncertainty of youth and youth ministry, because he says "we are a lot less entrenched and a lot more open when we're younger."