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Cathy Unfried (Parnell) - 50+ Ministry Pastor

I was born and raised in sunny California...still love the beach. I attended Point Loma University, and felt a call to ministry during that time. God used my time of raising my boys and working with kids to realize that Children's Ministry was where I wanted to work and serve, where I have for the past 20 years here at Bend Naz! 

 

Big changes have happened! I am now working with the 50+ ministy, and will continue to serve families and seniors! I love my church!

 

I am married to Don Unfried, and we love to hike, spend time with friends, meet new people, see new things, and experience adventures! We love to travel and we love music! My favorite bands are, "Elliot" and Precious Byrd" which two of my boys are a part. Together we have 5 grown boys, 3 wonderful daughter-in-laws, and 7 of the cutest grandchildren in the world!

 

Favorite movie: Ones with happy endings....and books are the same way.

 

Favorite book: As a pastor I REALLY should say my favorite is the Bible...and it is....but I do like to read.

Favorite Quote: "We can trust an unknown future....to a known God......"

~Corrie Tenboom.....

 

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Jason Visser- Worship and Arts Pastor

I was born into a musical family and raised on a dairy in Central California. My Christian education provided many opportunities for me to grow musically, personally, and spiritually. I graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2008 and moved to Clovis, NM, where I worked as a farm manager for our family’s business. I married Rachel, the love of my life, in June 2010. In the summer of 2011, I felt God’s call on my life to full time music ministry. In May of 2012, I was blessed to begin serving at Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene in Clovis, NM. God opened up a new chapter in our lives in July of 2014 when we accepted the call to come and serve here in Bend. I love having the privilege of using music to help people enter into the presence of God through worship!

 

Rachel and I are enjoying taking in the beauty of Central Oregon! We have loved getting to take our beagle, Alice, out on hikes. We are foodies so we like making and finding great food. I also enjoy golfing when I can, and am always down for some Frisbee golf.

 

Favorite Movie: Current favorite, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I like movies with a good story and a good peppering of wit throughout!

 

Favorite Book: How To Worship A King by Zach Neese

 

Favorite Verse: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

 

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Oscar Acosta- Hispanic Pastor

 My parents are from Columbia, and at an early age we moved to Venezuela. I grew up in a family with 4 sisters where I was the only boy. I attended the University Rafael Belloso Chacin to study engineering. Being the son of a pastor, I always told myself that I would never be a pastor. But while in college, God, in His sense of humor, called me into fulltime pastoral ministry. I graduated with my Bachelor of Theology and then attended to seminary in Quito, Equador.

 

In 2001, I married my beautiful wife and helpmate Aura, and God has blessed us with three children: Oscar Eduardo (13), Laura (10), Andrea (6). I like to play soccer, go to the lakes and rivers, and try different American foods!

 

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Andrea Gill- Bookkeeper

I was born in Lebanon, Oregon but moved to Bend when I was 4. I have lived for short periods of time in northern Idaho, western Oregon, and Germany during my time in the Army, but Bend kept calling me back.

 

I came to know the Lord as my savior and redeemer in the fall of 1992. Being a single mom to a 2 yr old, I realized that I could not do it on my own. The Lord blesses me every day with a husband, Mike (who I met here at Bend Naz), and 3 more beautiful children...And a daughter-in-law.

 

As the youngest of 7 children, I love being around family and that is what Bend Naz is to me. I started working here as the bookkeeper-in-training in 2014 and officially became bookkeeper in April of 2016.

 

Favorite Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis.

 

Favorite Book: All the Mitford series books by Jan Karon

 

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

 

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 Sheri

Sheri Bellefeuille - Church Secretary

I was born in Oakland, CA and was one of those babies that was propped up in the corner of the pew while my parents sang in the choir.  Church camp had a huge impact on my life: it's where I came to the realization that a relationship with Jesus needed to be personal and was not just something you are born into, and I met my future husband at Jr. High camp!

In 1991, my husband and I decided to move our family from the San Francisco Bay Area to Central Oregon.  We have enjoyed living in the Central Oregon communities of Bend, Redmond, and Madras.  I was privileged to be a stay-at-home mom for 13 years before entering the work force. I began working at Bend Naz in May 2009.

 

Favorite MovieWest Side Story

 

Favorite Quote: "Someone who deserves special attention awaits your magic voice." ~ Fortune Cookie

 

Favorite BookI can't say I have a favorite book; I devour books when I get a chance to read and read for pure entertainment.  Being alone with a book is my happy place.  

 

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