Theophilus Staff

The staff of Theophilus exists to lead, serve and equip the Theophilus community to serve our greater Portland community. The structure they provide helps our church family function on a daily basis.

A.J. Swoboda

Lead Pastor

Joe Kurkinen

Worship Pastor

Cameron Marvin

Executive Pastor



 Asena Kurkinen

Young Families & Finance Pastor




Quinn Swoboda

Children’s Pastor

Aaron Kelsay

Youth & Mission Pastor

Theophilus Elders

Our Elders are the spiritual leaders of our church and provide the community with direction in our vision and mission. They help the staff with decision making and accountability. The elders are people of the highest character and are brimming with experience, wisdom and prayer.

Priscilla Newell, Phil Newell, Bill Kieselhorst, Kathy Kieselhorst, AJ Swoboda, Cameron Marvin


Theophilus Deacons

The Deacons provide leadership over specific areas of our church life that deserve special focus. These people exude love, care, hope and faith.

Emily and Paul Pastor serve us in our Spiritual Formation.

Elisabeth and Mark Licitra invite us into Prayer.

Seth and Chelsea Crass welcome us all with Hospitality.

Theophilus Council

The Council provides financial guidance and leadership to our church. These tireless folks spend hours and hours managing, budgeting, and stewarding the money required to be an active and engaged group of people. Their work is often behind the scenes, but is so crucial to our community life.

Christy Thomas, Todd Hiestand, David Skinner, and Nic Wilson.