Christ's Church
Methodist and Presbyterian United
412 Clay Street West, Monmouth, Oregon

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Our Pastor

While we all are ministers of our faith, our Pastor is Rev. Rebecca Strader

Pastor Rebecca Strader (Becky) is a native Oregonian, growing up as a shepherdess outside of Bandon. She received diplomas from Rice University (BA), Claremont Theological School (MA in Religious Education), and San Francisco Theological Seminary (M.Div.) Ordained as a Teaching Elder by the Presbytery of San Jose in 1981, Becky has been a Christian Educator or Pastor in Palo Alto, CA.; Mesa, AZ; and Burlington and Graniteville, VT.

Becky has also worked in human services as Director of the interfaith Joint Urban Ministry Project in Burlington, VT, and for the Vermont Department of Family Services, facilitating partnerships between faith communities and staff working with children and families involved in Child Protective Services. Becky has a son, Gabe, who is completing his MFA in Sculpture in Madison, WI, and a step-daughter, Amy, who recently was married and three weeks later opened a new restaurant in San Francisco.

Becky enjoys choral singing (from early music and shape note tunes to recently-composed classical pieces) and she knits to keep her hands busy. She is also an avid gardener, though her current task at the parsonage seems to be logging.

Pastor Becky's theology is grounded in traditional thought, but ranges far and wide, as she learns from her interfaith and ecumenical partners, and colleagues in the sciences.

Pastor's Welcome Message

Pastor Becky can be contacted at the church (503-838-1724).


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