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, Associate 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 grown children, Madeline and Stefan.
Kathy Rice, Associate 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, Associate and College-Age Pastor
Aaron started attending Eugene Faith Center in 1998 as a college student. He has been on staff at Eugene Faith Center since 2015 and has various pastoral responsibilities including giving oversight to the Onyx House and College Age ministry. In 2011, he completed a PhD in theology from the University of Wales and he serves as an adjunct instructor at several colleges and seminaries. Aaron and his wife Heather are the parents of Thomas, Andrew, Harrison and Clara.
Laura Miller, Children's Ministry Director
Laura has been involved in various ministry capacities at Eugene Faith Center since 2001 and currently directs our Children's Ministry. Laura and her husband, Benjamin, have four children Jackson, Katie, Stepheni and Andrew.
Mark Lemaire, Middle School Pastor
Mark and his wife Jill served on the middle school team for several years while he completed a degree in pastoral ministries at New Hope Christian College. After graduating in 2010 Mark joined the Faith Center staff to pastor the middle school students. Mark and Jill have three young children, Caleb, Mandy and Eli.
Joey Moore, High School Pastor
Joey became a member of Eugene Faith Center as a student at Churchill High School in 2010. Since then, he has worked for the church’s maintenance staff, served in the church’s youth groups, and led worship for church services. In February of 2018, Joey became our High School Pastor, upon the retirement of Andy Gilbert, who mentored him for 6 years.
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.