Denis Whittet became Kern Park Christian Church’s pastor on Easter Sunday, 2013. He has been a pastor for almost 30 years, serving churches in North Portland and Gladstone before coming to Kern Park. Denis received the Master of Divinity degree in 1979 from Emmanuel Christian Seminary, and was ordained into the ministry that same year.
In his experience as a pastor, Denis has been involved at youth camps, has gone on mission trips to Mexico, Honduras and Chile, and been a volunteer chaplain at area hospitals. He also is experienced with pre-marital counseling and performing weddings, marriage pastoral counseling, grief counseling and officiating at funerals.
Denis also is certified in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, specializing in mediation related to elder care issues that affect seniors and their families.
Denis and his wife Debbie have been married 39 years and have one daughter, Hannah, who just graduated from the University of Oregon.
Barbara Shipley runs the Kern Park Christian Church office and is the go to source if you want to put a request in to rent the church, add something to the calendar, or have a need to be put on the prayer chain. She also sends out a goods and services email so folks can buy, sell, or swap unwanted items or offer their services. Barbara has worked for KPCC for 11 years and is an invaluable asset to our ministry.