Pastors & Staff

Jenny Elliot

Lead Pastor

I started here at Friendly Street as the Associate Pastor in September 2013 and began to serve as Lead Pastor in June 2021. I was raised in the small city of St. Helens, OR, moving to Portland to pursue my B. A. in Religion & Christian Ministries from Warner Pacific University, and then a Master of Divinity, with a Professional Distinction in Preaching, from Anderson University in Anderson, IN. I also am an Ordained Minister through the Churches of God (Anderson, IN).
I’m happily married to my best friend, artist, and carpenter Nathan (Nate) Elliot. We live in Eugene with our daughters, ages 3 and 1. I’m passionate about preaching, teaching, learning, and listening.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, leading retreats and workshops, cooking, camping, the outdoors, Zumba, music, and films. Going on road trips is one of my favorite things.
And any day I have the opportunity to eat potatoes in a fried form (have you had Dickie Jo's fry sauce?!), or have a piece of the pie of the month from Sweet Life (Black Bottom Coconut Cream Pie) is a good day! I look forward to meeting you!

Hannah Duncan

Worship Pastor

In 2019 I moved from Idaho to Oregon to attend Bushnell University and four years later, in May of 2023, I graduated with a B. S. in Music: Worship Arts with a Bible & Theology minor. Over these years, Eugene has become my home and I decided to stay. I have transitioned from working as a student to staff member doing data entry and processing in the admissions and financial aid departments at Bushnell. Friendly Street asked me to join them as their worship pastor around the same time and I am so excited to be a part of this family.

Mental health issues have been a significant part of my journey, so I strive to use what I’ve learned to help others, particularly in the church. I am also passionate about music, cats, and most things nerdy (I could talk  Star Wars all day). My primary instruments are piano and electric bass, but I am also a vocalist and sound engineer. I live with my tuxedo cat Rosa and will be adding another to the family soon! Her name is Clementine and you will be hearing all about her. I also enjoy reading and doing cross stitch, crocheting, or puzzles, depending on the day, while watching a comedy or sci-fi show.

Courtney McGowen

Interim Children's Minister! 

Hi! I'm Courtney, my husband is a youth pastor at a church in Cottage Grove. My husband and I have a sweet, silly, and spunky little 3-year-old boy. I am a preschool teacher and virtual assistant on the side. I love old shows and movies, my favorite being Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna. I love volleyball, (I play several days a week) and sand volleyball which is probably my favorite. I have been going to church my whole life but decided Jesus was for me when I was 17 and lost my mom. He was truly my comfort and my rest in the midst of tragedy.

The thing I am most looking forward to in this role is getting to teach kids about Jesus! It's so needed in today's world and I really enjoy teaching about his love and faithfulness to such tiny humans so they can use it throughout their lives! It's an honor to get to be able to do this. Thank you for welcoming me into your church so sweetly!

Church Liason

Susan Fredericksen was born and raised in Oregon. After bouncing around the country after college, she moved back and found her church home at Friendly Street. She is a self-published author who works in accounting "in her spare time". She has been helping out with administrative tasks, and church communications-- newsletters and social media updates.