CONNECTIONS' MINISTRY TEAM

Todd Inman

Lead Pastor

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Roberta Abel

Worship

Todd is the pastor and church planter of Connections Community Church here in Coos Bay/North Bend, OR.  Todd has served in several areas of ministry (youth pastor, worship leader, pastor, counselor, denominational leader, and prison chaplain) for the past 37 years.  Todd also has an extensive background in law enforcement.

 

Todd has been married to his wife, Sandy for 36 years.  They have been blessed with 4 children (Carl, Derek, Jill and Abby, as well as 9 grandchildren. 

Besides pastoring Connections, Todd is also the Volunteer Director of Chaplains at the Bay Area Hospital in Coos Bay and the coordinator for HOPE CRISIS TEAM.

 

 

Feel free to contact Todd by completing the form below...

We have been blessed by very talented worship leaders.  Each group rotates throughout the month and shares in leading God's people in praise and worship.

 

At Connections, worship is an integral part of who we are and what we do. We seek to recognize and respond to God’s goodness and provision in our lives with an outpouring of praise and thanksgiving.

Each week's, songs are chosen prayerfully and thoughtfully to help create a space where every person can feel comfortable responding honestly to the message and the truth of Christ. 

Feel free to contact the worship ministries, completing the form below...

Ray & Christina Bradley and Steve Shore

ENDLESS

Worship

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Katie Luke 

Children's Ministry

Katie joined the Connections Ministry Team with a passion, drive and love for Kids. Katie and Dustin have a child of their and have a deep desire to see children grow in the love of Jesus Christ.   

 

Our desire is to be a refuge of God’s unconditional love. Our aim is that each child will experience this love at every age and stage through the vision of Connections Community Church.  

Feel free to contact Katie by completing the form below...

Kaitlyn Upshaw

Campus Ministries

We are excited to announce the beginning of our Campus Ministries - Youth/College at Connections.  Kaitlyn Upshaw has a passion to gather campus students together for community, spiritual growth and just an opportunity to hangout.  

Our Campus Ministry is in the process of developing times that student can gather together for weeding Bible Studies, as well as various Campus Ministry events.  

Feel free to contact Kaitlyn by completing the form below...

David Justensen

Young at Heart

Senior Adult Ministries

David has been apart of the Connections' Family from almost the beginning.  David has a heart for the church and faith that definitely has moved many "mountains".

 

David has a deep love for Christ and a passion for the YOUNG AT HEART.  

 

Feel free to contact David by completing the form below...

Tom has a heart for people and loves to reach out to those in need.  Any opportunity that Tom gets, he loves to visit with and pray for people in the church and in the community.  Tom is a blessing to the Connections' Family.

 

Tom is a retired pastor after 27 years of ministry in the Korean Church.  Tom also served as a missionary in Japan and the Philippines.  

Feel free to contact Tom by completing the form below...

Pastor Tom Choi

Pastoral Care

Hospital Chaplain

Sandy took over the Loving Threads Ministry from Lori Estlow, who began the ministry in early 2015. Sandy, along with several ladies within the church create beautiful prayer quilts for individuals who are seriously ill and with life threatening diseases.  They also make prayer quilts for DHS foster kids, as well as quilts that can be used by fire and law enforcement to comfort those in needed.

 

Feel free to contact Sandy by completing the form below...

Sandy Inman

Director of Connections Recovery and Loving Threads

Sandy is also the director of Connections Recovery and the facilitator of our weekly Addiction Recovery Group.

 

Sandy truly has a heart for those who struggle with addictions.  Sandy has a deep desire to minister to and love those who need to be set free from the bondage of addictions of all types... alcohol and other drugs, sexual, gambling, lying, etc.  

 

Feel free to contact Sandy by completing the form below...

Glenda Lanza

Women's Ministry

Glenda has played a huge role in leading and developing our Women’s Ministry.  Glenda, along with other women on her team, have a deep heart and passion for seeing women grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

The aim of Connections Women's Ministry is to encourage women on a personal level in their daily lives. We strive to create spaces where women support each other as they grow into a deeper relationship with God by providing emotional connections and opportunities to serve alongside one another in God’s kingdom work.

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Feel free to contact Glenda by completing the form below...

Rick has a huge heart for Men's Ministry.  Retired from Adult and Disabled Services, Rick presently works for a non-profit organization that helps adult's with disabilities. 

 

Men's ministry plays a key role in the understanding that men will lead their families closer to Christ. Every event is geared toward encouraging men to step it up and follow the heart of Christ in life, family and work.

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Feel free to contact Rick by completing the form below...

Rick Shreckengost

Men's Ministry

More Ministry Team to Come!

Connections' Leadership Team

aka... The Church Board

Rick Shreckengost

Don Rubin

Josh Sullivan

David Justesen

David Upshaw

Dr. Mike Lanza

Erlette Upshaw - Church Treasurer

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Connections Community Church is an Evangelical Methodist Church and a sister church of

Crossroads Community Church - Nampa, ID