Find out a little bit more about the staff at Friendly Street Church.
Lead Pastor - Jenny Elliot
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 two amazing daughters. 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!
July 2021: WE'RE HIRING!
We are currently seeking to hire the roles of Worship Pastor and the new role of Associate Pastor of Family Ministries. We have wonderful, gifted volunteers that these leaders would be blessed to work with. Details for both of these positions can be found in the job descriptions below. We'd love to hear from you! We are excited about what God is doing in our community.