One of our deepest convictions is that Jesus is the head of the church. He is our chief shepherd (1 Peter 5:4), and all other leaders are to humbly lead under His leadership pointing others to Him.
Our leadership is made up of men and women who love Jesus and desire to make his name great in Gresham and around the world.
Mike Dahl - Lead Pastor
Mike and his family have been a part of Gresham Bible Church since 2009. He worked in the business world for years before GBC called him into full-time ministry. Mike became Associate Pastor in 2021 and Lead Pastor in 2023. He met his wife, Carrie, at George Fox University, and they were married in 2000. They have seven children: Weston, Grace, Elsie, Noah, Isaiah, Evelyn, and Owen. Mike enjoys hanging out with family and friends, watching sports, eating delicious food, exploring the outdoors, and reading good books. He counts it a joy to pastor and is grateful to serve a church he loves. Mike prayerfully desires for GBC to glorify God, in being disciples who make disciples of all people, through the transforming power of the gospel.
Joe Bryant - Elder
Rob Strickland - Elder
Rob first became an elder at GBC in 2012 and served for 6 years. Then after a 2 year hiatus he rejoined the elder team in 2020. He and his wife Linda were married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1979 and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Rob retired in 2017 after a career in Ergonomics and now spends time with Linda, loving on grandchildren and working on home projects. He also enjoys the great outdoors, hiking, kayaking, woodworking, baking, playing piano, and having coffee with friends. Rob loves to see the life changing work of Christ in the lives of God’s people and considers it a joy and privilege to be a part of His Church.
Josh Mathews - Elder
Josh joined the elder team in 2021. He and his wife, Stacy, joined GBC in the summer of 2019. They were also members here from 2012–2016. Josh grew up in Gresham and has lived here most of his life. He and Stacy were married in February 2006 and moved to California in 2007 for Josh to work on his PhD at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now called Gateway Seminary). Josh works at Western seminary where he is the academic dean and a biblical studies professor. He is thankful to work in a job that is focused on partnering with the Church to bring God glory and advance the reach of the gospel in the world. Josh and Stacy have four kids: Hallel, Simeon, Lita, and Silas, and they love to go on hikes and do other active things outside as a family.
Anthony Perez - Elder
Anthony and Lisa Perez have been members of GBC since 2012, and Anthony has also served as an elder since 2015. They have been married and living in the Gresham area since June 1999. They have three children: Allie, Jack, and Max. Anthony works as a creative director, overseeing creative operations and branded content for Leatherman. He enjoys coffee with Lisa, snowboarding with his kids, volleyball, exploring the outdoors, good food, and music. Anthony loves to see how God moves, connects, and works through his church and desires to be discipled and disciple others at Gresham Bible.
Todd Miles - Teaching Pastor
Todd joined the pastoral staff of GBC in a part-time capacity in 2023. He has been a follower of Jesus from a young age. A native of Oregon, he is married to Camille. They have six children (Natalie, Ethan, Levi, Julius, Vicente, and Marcos) and five grandchildren (Violet, Rose, Haddon, Calvin, and Judah). Todd is a Professor of Theology at Western Seminary where he has taught since 2003. Prior to working at Western Seminary, he was employed as a research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Todd is an alumnus of Oregon State University, Western Seminary, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Todd enjoys all-things athletic – living and dying (mostly dying) with the Beavers, Blazers, and Mariners – running, and reading. He has also written a few things.
Jordan Bradley - Student Ministries & Operations
Jordan became the Student Ministry Director in March of 2019 after serving
as the Associate/Youth Pastor at Hope Fellowship Church in Kansas City, MO
for seven years. He has been married to his wife Taylor since 2010, and they had their daughter Olivia in 2017. Jordan graduated from Corban University in Salem, OR in 2007, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Youth Ministry. He went on to attend Gateway Seminary and completed his M.Div. with a concentration in Youth Ministry in 2019. Jordan was born in Portland and has carried with him a love for Trail Blazers basketball since he was a toddler. If he’s not watching the Blazers, he’s playing dress up with Olivia, spending time with Taylor, or watching movies from his too large DVD collection. Jordan felt called to youth ministry when he was 17 and feels a special passion to minister to students in the Northwest. His desire is to see teenagers come to saving faith in Jesus and then to view their time in school as a missionary field to reach and love their friends.
Noël began working at Gresham Bible Church in 2016 as a part-time bookkeeper. She and her 4 girls have been attending GBC since 2012. Noël met Joe Rodman at GBC and in 2018 they were married and joined their families together. They are parents to: Savannah, Aubrey, Makenzie, Leah, Ashley, Camille, and Jackson. Since 2016 she has taken on more responsibility at GBC and is currently the Administrative Assistant. She is an avid reader and cook. She also enjoys anything outside, candles, vacations at the beach, date nights with her husband, and adventuring with her family—preferably somewhere near water. One of Noël’s primary goals is to know, understand, and love well the family God has entrusted her with, as well as the community of believers at GBC she has the privilege to serve alongside.
Marc Peter - Worship Director
Marc joined the ministry staff as the part-time worship coordinator in April 2012 and enjoyed serving in that role for 8+ years. In 2020, Marc took a break from this role due to pressures at his full-time work. When the need arose for a new leader in January 2023, the elders asked him to step in as the interim leader. In May 2023, the elders dropped the word “interim,” and he joyfully accepted the role of Worship Director. Marc studied English literature, music ministry and Bible, and eventually earned a degree in psychology from Corban University. Marc is currently enrolled in Western Seminary’s coaching program and is pursuing certification with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Marc manages a small team of data quality analysts. He and Elise have two teenage children, Anton and Avery. He enjoys reading, writing, baking, roasting coffee, and sunshine. Marc would happily eat tacos six days a week. A perfect day would include reading Tolkien or Lewis in a café, a meaningful conversation with a friend over lunch, enjoying the fresh air on a long walk, and spending a quiet evening at home.
Stacy Mathews - Women's Ministry Director
Stacy has been the Women’s Director at Gresham Bible since Spring of 2023. She and her husband, Josh, and their four kids have attended Gresham Bible Church most recently since 2019. Her kids are named Hallel, Simeon, Lita, and Silas. Stacy attended Multnomah Bible College (now Multnomah University) and Luther Rice Seminary a very long time ago. She and Josh married in 2006 and she can’t imagine doing this adventure of life with anyone else. Stacy is grateful for the opportunity to lead the women of GBC towards a deeper understanding of God and His word. She desires to foster faithfulness as Christian women in everyday life. She prays that as women seek the Lord together there will be a natural overflow to show God’s gracious love towards one another and to the unsaved. Her favorite thing is to hang out with her family doing just about anything. She also enjoys taking walks with their dog, studying to be a hairstylist, reading, jogging, and being creative.
Kerri Bryant - Children's Director
Kerri became the Children's Ministry Director in March of 2020. She and her husband Joe were married in 1997 and have 2 children: Daniel and Rebecca. Kerri attended Mt. Hood Community College, Multnomah Bible College and Moody Bible Institute. She loves missions, training teams and leading teams overseas. Kerri spent 5 summers in Europe, mostly in the Czech Republic. She loves to travel and her favorite city is Prague. She also enjoys watching her children play sports, camping, rafting, a day at the lake and visiting with a friend over a cup of coffee. Kerri is also an elementary Librarian for the Oregon Trail schools. Kerri loves working with youth and teaching Sunday school, and loves sharing the good news of the gospel with the children she teaches.
Bethany Nedelisky - Children's Coordinator
Bethany recently joined the GBC staff as Children’s Ministry Coordinator in September, 2021. She attended Pacific Lutheran University and Portland State University, earning a Bachelor’s, then Master’s degree in K-12 Music Education. She began attending GBC with her husband, Danny, in 2011, and they have since had three daughters- Raylie, Aubrie and Juliette. Bethany loves working with the members of GBC to create a Gospel-centered and fun environment for children to learn about Jesus. With three young kids at home, Bethany has 10 minutes per week to pursue reading, exercise, music, decorating, nutrition, and making a cozy home. Every year she decides to become a gardener, and then realizes the Farmer’s Market is quite handy. She loves simple vacations with her husband and family, and vows to be a lifelong learner.
Caleb Brumbelow - Deacon of Sound & Media
Caleb and his family joined GBC in 2014. He was born in Canada to church planting parents and moved to Oregon in 1990. Caleb and his high school sweetheart, Sandy, married in 2001. They made a lifetime commitment of care to a friend with disabilities in 2002 and have 7 sons; Ruvim, Dominic, Gino, Levi, Silas, Josiah and Nathaniel, who ran his race well and is living with Jesus. Caleb has a B.A. in Biblical Foundations from Multnomah University. He enjoys recording music with his sons and hiking with Sandy in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Caleb’s love of the gospel motivates him to joyfully assist the preaching and worship teams.
Sara Mathews - Deacon of Benevolence
Sara has attended Gresham Bible Church since 2013 and became a deacon in 2017. She grew up in Gresham but has enjoyed traveling and meeting people in many parts of the world. She loves spending time with her family which includes 12 nieces and nephews who bring her a great deal of joy! She works full-time as the office gal at a commercial lighting contractor serving the greater Portland/Vancouver area. She enjoys reading fiction, baking & cooking, birdwatching, and is a third-generation Seattle Seahawks fan. A couple of Sara’s primary passions are studying God’s word in order to know and trust more deeply in him, and finding ways to serve those around her in unique and practical ways.
John Johnson - Deacon of Member Care
John began attending GBC in 2015 with his wife Rachel after their small church folded into GBC. We have two children, a son Desmond and a daughter Vivian. John enjoys apologetic, chess, and the outdoors. John works in information technology and desires to see Jesus as more and more precious in the hearts of his wife and kids.
Rachel Johnson - Deacon of Member Care
Rachel began attending GBC in 2015 with her husband John after their small house church folded into GBC. They have been serving as deacons for the last few years with a focus on Media operations. They have 2 children, a son Desmond and a daughter Vivian and have lived in Gresham for over 10 years, although Rachel has lived in Oregon her whole life. She is a self-confessed serial hobbyist whose current ones include paint pouring and metal stamping. She loves the outdoors, bird watching, and exploring nature with the whole family. She loves nurturing a love for Jesus and for others in our community in her kids, and is growing in her understanding of what it looks like to prioritize time in the Word with the demands of being a working mom.
Dean Wells - Deacon of Community Life
I was born and raised in Portland. God opened my heart to the good news of Jesus Christ in the spring of 1979, Jan and I were married that June. We became members of GBC in 2020. I enjoy conversations over coffee (no room for cream please) and reading books with a theological bent, including the puritan classics. My goal is to support the elders with the physical aspects of GBC community growth and development.
Jan Wells - Deacon of Member Care for Women
My father was in the military, we lived in many places growing up, including a few years in Japan, eventually settling in Tacoma as a teenager. Jesus called me when the pastor of a Methodist church in Tacoma became born again and I heard the gospel for the first time. Dean and I became members of GBC in 2020. We have two adult children and five grandchildren, all living in the Gresham area. I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with other women in Bible studies. My hope is to be a support to the elders by being available to see the practical needs of women in the body, particularly the widowed and single.
Carol Hardin - Deacon of Events