Pastor Eric Eide is a native Oregonian who grew up in Corvallis, attending First Christian Church where he was baptized and preached his first sermon.
He graduated from Northwest Christian University with a B.A. and received a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion. Ordained in 2010, he has served congregations in Oregon, Northern California, and Virginia and done mission work in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Romania.
Pastor Eric also completed a seminary internship and a post-graduate residency at University of California San
Francisco Medical Center, specializing in Pediatric Chaplaincy.
Pastor Eric is short-statured, though he says that his condition is simply “being Eric.” He loves spending time with family and friends, and especially being “Uncle Eric” to his two nieces and nephew.
The heart of faith, Pastor Eric believes, is summed up in Jesus’ words to his disciples,
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
Our call is to be God’s love made visible in the world as we journey together in grace, seeking to bring kindness, compassion, and the kingdom of God to all the lives we encounter along the way.
My husband, Chris, and I raised three boys in Silverton before moving 20 minutes away to buy a house we could care for my mother.
I served Silverton FCC as secretary when our boys were young.
God placed a special love and compassion for children on my heart before placing me in roles such as a preschool teacher, classroom mom, teacher's aide, Sunday school teacher, and 13 years as a Children's Ministries Director.
I love hanging with my family, writing, and going to the beach when I can.
I grew up in Silverton FCC.
I was very active in youth group and regional church activities when I was younger and have been a camp counselor for several years as an adult.
During my free time I enjoy doing crafts, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with loved ones.
I’m fun loving, enjoy a good joke anytime.
In my free time, I like going to the movies and sitting down with a bucket of popcorn.
I have been coming to this church my whole life.
I've been a church member since 1974.
I have enjoyed working with children my whole life, and the experience of working with children and volunteering has led me to more leadership rolls within the church.
My faith in Jesus is what keeps me going.
In my spare time I like to crochet and read.
I was married in 1979 at FCC, and I have been active in the church off and on ever since.
Faith is my everything: It is my rock, my guide, my comfort and my strength.
Things that I enjoy are horses, dog training, cooking, and growing dahlias.
I’ve been a member of First Christian Church since 2008.
My faith center’s on being a vessel for Jesus and spreading His love, kindness, and grace.
I enjoy gardening, working out and traveling. One of my favorite songs is “Let them see you in me” by JJ Weeks.
Wynelle and I started attending FCC when we got married in the church in 1983.
I try to integrate my faith in everything I do. I serve as one of the leaders of the men's fellowship group and lead the Wednesday night Bible Study.
I recently retired and I enjoy gardening.
I joined Silverton First Christian church in 1987.
I was raised by a Christian family and was surrounded by Christians that helped me develop my faith that guides me daily.
I have many special things I love to do, scrapbooking, knitting, quilting, sewing, cooking, reading and gardening.
I came to know the Lord through my grandmother who took me to church as a child in Ohio.
I moved to Oregon with my husband, Howard, for a job opportunity. In 1992 we retired and bought a farm in Molalla where we raised cattle.
After Howard's passing, I joined this church and have felt at home here ever since.
My faith in recharged daily on my morning walks with God and my dog.
I am a Silverton native and graduated from Oregon State in 1984. I recently retired from a career as a writer and association manager and then 33 years with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. I have served as an ordained elder most of my adult life, I see faith as a journey in servant leadership: humbly and respectfully caring for others and reflecting God’s grace, kindness, forgiveness, and hope to all people.
I have also seen (up close) every President from Carter through Obama.
I have been a member of this church for six decades.
David Kullowatz baptized me.
I was the 4th woman Elder. I joined Joyce Zook, Marguerette Hallock, and Ginni Stensland in 1985.
I like people, big and little, who like to laugh with me.
I came to Silverton to teach first grade in 1966.
Beth Moore and Beth Marcum invited me to their church the next year. I came to visit and sure enough I liked it.
The ocean refills my faith. I love antiques; The
furniture, the cars, and the stories.
I joined the FCC family in 2015.
I enjoy photography, going on hikes, doing arts and crafts, and gardening.
I have a background in Human Resources, and I am the Bookkeeper for our family farm.
I have been a member of Silverton First Christian Church for over four decades.
I retired from active Family Practice here in Silverton in 2014 and have served on several community boards. My current pursuits revolve around grandchildren, golf, gardening, and travel.
I’ve been a member for over 12 years.
I own my own childcare business.
I love watching movies and playing games with the family.
I’ve been a member of FCC since 2013.
I am happily retired from a 30 year career in Health Information Management.
I love to play cards with my family.
I have been a member of FCC for over 75 years.
I have experience in accounting since I started working in a bank my senior year of high school.
In my younger years my hobbies were water and snow skiing, and now I enjoy sharing a meal with family and friends.
I've been a church member since 1974.
I worked in childcare and education for over 30 years.
I like to spend time at the beach with my family whenever I get the chance.
I joined First Christian Church in the early 80s.
I am a retired farmer who enjoys traveling, and cheering on the Silverton Foxes.
I’ve also served on various boards in the community.
I have been a member of FCC for 35 years.
I have spent 40 years in Nursing – NICU, ICU, Med Surg, and Neurology.
For fun I spend time with our families, garden, sew, and scrapbook.
I have been a member of FCC since 2015. I have a Masters Degree in electrical and computer engineering. I spent my career developing sophisticated weapon systems for Naval military aircraft and aircraft carrier fighter jets.
I enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and reading.
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