Below is a listing of the pastoral staff at Eugene Faith Center.
Steve Overman, Senior Pastor
Steve came to the Eugene Faith Center staff in 1975 as the college-age pastor while still a student at the University of Oregon. After completing work on a master's degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1983, he returned to our staff as Executive Pastor under Roy Hicks, Jr. He then assumed leadership as our Senior Pastor in 1988 when Roy left Eugene to serve as Director of Missions for our denomination. Steve and his wife Tana are the parents of Haley, Shannon and Reid.
George Boehmer, Community Life Pastor
George joined our staff in 1985 to pastor the growing college and career-age groups. He currently serves as an associate pastor, with particular oversight over our Community Life. He and his wife, Jane, are the parents of two children, Madeline and Stephan.
Kathy Rice, Community Life Pastor
Kathy has been involved in many ministry leadership capacities at Eugene Faith Center since 1998 and currently serves as a pastor in Community Life. Kathy graduated from George Fox Seminary with a master’s degree in Ministry Leadership. She and her husband, Tim, have two children, Jennifer and Mat and a daughter-in-law, Krista.
Aaron Friesen, Community Life and College-Age Pastor
Aaron started attending Eugene Faith Center in 1998 as a student at Eugene Bible College. After graduation, Aaron completed work on a master's degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2006. He continued his studies at the University of Wales in the UK where he completed his PhD in theology in 2011. Aaron has been on staff at Eugene Faith Center since 2015, and is involved in a variety of ministry leadership capacities including giving oversight to the College Age ministry. Aaron and his wife Heather are the parents of Thomas, Andrew, Harrison and Clara.
Andy Gilbert, High School Pastor and Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
With a genuine heart for students, Andy pastors our High School group and also oversees our other Young Ministries from babies through college. Andy also gives oversight to our public gatherings, where he and his wife Kathy often lead worship. They have one son, Micah, and two daughters, Anna and Rachel.
Mark Lemaire, Middle School Pastor
Mark completed his degree in pastoral ministries at New Hope Christian College in 2010 and soon thereafter joined the Faith Center staff to pastor the middle school students. His wife, Jill, is a flight instructor at Lane Community College and they have a son, Caleb, and a daughter, Mandy
Jannine Johnson, Children's Ministry Director
Jannine joined the Eugene Faith Center staff in 2005 and pastors our young children. She brings 15 years of experience as an elementary school teacher into her care for our little ones. Jannine and her husband, Craig, have four children of their own, Emma, Seth, Chloe and Sam.
Jim Thomas, Executive Pastor Emeritus
Jim’s leadership gifts, teaching ministry and wise counsel have long been a great blessing to our church. As Executive Pastor, he worked closely with Steve Overman to oversee the wide and growing ministries that operate in and through our congregation for 15 years. Although retired, Jim continues act as Executive Pastor Emeritus to our church.