Leadership & Staff
Tom joined GBF in June of 2016 to minister as Preaching Pastor after serving for 9 years as a Portland Police Officer. Tom is veteran of the US Navy, where he met his wife Tami, and has travelled throughout southeast Asia. After leaving the Navy 2004 he began attending classes at Multnomah University (B.A.), Western Seminary (M.A.), and The Master's Seminary (D.Min). Tom and Tami have three school age children and have both served in various ministry roles.
Dennis Kramer has been serving as an elder at Grace Bible Fellowship since May of 2019 after trusting in Jesus as his Savior at the age of 4 while growing up in a Christian home. Dennis began attending Santiam Christian in 1999 where he met his wife, Candice. Shortly after meeting her, Dennis began attending GBF. Three years later Dennis and Candice were married on December 13, 2002 at GBF. Dennis has a degree in economics at the University of Oregon and works as a Systems Analyst for Regence BlueCross BlueShield. In 2008 Dennis became a youth leader and joined the Missions team in 2010. In 2013 he and Candice travelled to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for the first time on a short term trip and became the BiH Coordinator in 2016. Dennis and Candice both have a desire to reach young adults who are learning to live life on their own in an increasingly anti-Christian world. If you have not had a chance yet to meet Dennis and his family, please introduce yourself. He and Candice would love to have that opportunity.
Denise and her husband David began attending GBF in 1985. She joined the office administrative staff in 1998 serving primarily in the front office and also assists in the Children’s Ministry. They have a son and daughter who reside in Albany. Denise enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys various hobbies and is a big fan of baseball.