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Lead Pastors

Our Lead Pastors Carl and Sarah Friedel are both ordained ministers with the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God. They met as students of Bethany University in Scotts Valley, CA where they earned their Bachelors degrees in Church Leadership. They were married in 1996 and have served together in pastoral ministry and missions for over 25 years. Prior to coming to Berean they have served in staff roles as Youth and Children's Pastors, have been Lead Pastors in Northern California and in Northeast Arkansas, and have been full-time missionaries in Mexico. In 2009 Carl earned a Masters degree in Ministry Leadership and Sarah earned a Teaching Credential in 2017. Sarah teaches full-time at Mannahouse Christian High School in Eugene. Carl and Sarah are the parents of four amazing people. The Friedel's moved to the Eugene/Springfield area in August of 2020 and they love this community.

You can contact Carl at carl@bereanag.org and Sarah at sarah.f@bereanag.org

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Associate Pastor

Shaun McDaniel is Associate Pastor. He oversees the Various Ministries of Berean and the Facilities Administration of the church. He has been on staff since 2014. He is an ordained minister with the Oregon Ministry Network. Shaun graduated with a BA in Ministry Leadership from Northwest University. He has been a Youth Pastor in this community for over 15 years recently transitioning to his new role. He married his wife Lisa in 2008 and they have 2 amazing daughters.  

You can contact Shaun at shaun@bereanag.org

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Kids Ministry/ Middle School Lead

Sarah Callahan is our Kids and Middle School Ministry Lead. Sarah grew up at Berean and is a product of our Kids and Youth Ministries. Sarah has a passion for kids and officially took the position of Kids Pastor in March of 2021. Sarah is a Student at Lane Community College with an emphasis in Education and also works at Eugene Christian School.

You can contact Sarah at sarah.c@bereanag.org

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Lisa McDaniel is our bookkeeper. On top of her duties serving alongside her husband Shaun in our Youth Ministries here at Berean, raising her daughters and working for the Thurston School District; Lisa began serving the finance department of our church beginning in January of 2021. Lisa has a BA degree in Accounting from U of O.

You can contact Lisa at lisa@bereanag.org

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Church Board

Berean is governed by a selected/elected Church Board from among its membership based on scriptural and church constitutional criteria. The Board is not a representative body of the membership, but rather a team which seeks to serve the church in support of collaborative vision and encouragement of the Pastoral Staff. Here is our current church board:

Rob Callahan - Church Board Member

Carl Friedel - Church Board Chairman/ Lead Pastor

Dave McDaniel - Church Board Member

Rae Ann Nichols- Church Board Member

Glory Philip - Church Board Member

Rachael Running - Church Board Secretary/ Treasurer