Free Methodist Church

Portland, Oregon  USA

Our Staff

Rev. John Unger -- Lead Pastor


It has been my joy to serve in mid-east Multnomah County for more than twenty years. God has heart for this community and I’m blessed to serve here. I love God and His word, people, fishing and football—usually in that order! One of my favorite activities is to grab a cup of coffee and discuss the intersection of life and faith regardless of people’s journey or background. Let’s talk!




Carolyn McCulloch,  Lay Pastor


I am currently a Deacon at Eastside and most recently received my Local Ministerial Candidate License. I have enjoyed serving in various positions at Eastside; Women’s Ministry, Sunday school teacher and leader of the Wednesday night children’s program.  I have also served outside Eastside on the conference women’s retreat committee for the past 20 years. All of these positions have given me great joy has helped me shape a closer relationship with God.


I love working with other women and encouraging them to grow in their relationship with God but also in encouraging them to grow in their own personal life and to follow their dreams.


Being a Sunday school teacher has taught me one very valuable lesson; be prayed up and come prepared! Children are incredible little “sponges” that will trust everything you say but will question everything you say! Children want to experience the “whole story.” They want to know what people wore, what all the words really mean and to be shown exactly how things were done in the bible. Working with the children on Wednesday night and Sunday morning has given me one-on-one time with the children and in return they have blessed my heart greatly.


My personal Mission Statement


My mission that I feel God is asking me to accomplish are three things; to know Him in a more personal intimate way; willing to be humble in my behavior and to lead others into a more personal intimate relationship with Him.




Tricia Bradford, Church Secretary


I have been the church secretary since 1996.

It is such a blessing to be able to serve both God and my church, doing something that I truly enjoy.  As the secretary I am in a very visible position which affords me the opportunity to get to know virtually every member of our congregation.  On countless occasions I have been blessed by being able to represent our church to members of our community in need.  I love being able to reflect the generosity, compassion and love that is so bountiful within the members of our church.




Leadership Board


Pastor John Unger                       Chair
Pastor Carolyn McClulloch        Secretary


Wilton Buffington                        Also Conference Delegate
Becky McClintock

Lisa Ortquist
Kathy Seifert

Issiah Unger
Sandy Worshey

Rick Rickman                                 Alternate delegate

Perry Young                      Conference Delegate