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Joseph White


Joseph became part of the Grace & Truth body in 2013 after relocating to Hillsboro from the Seattle area. Joseph is a graduate of The Master's Seminary and also teaches at St. Stephens Academy in Beaverton. He and his wife, Julie, have two boys, Isaiah & Daniel.

Josh Tuttle

Pastor, Worship Leader

Josh has been a part of Grace & Truth since 2005 when he and his wife, Loraena moved to the Portland area. Josh attended Duke University and Western Seminary and works full time in the high tech industry in addition to his pastoral ministry. Josh reads broadly and enjoys attending concerts with his wife. Josh and Loraena have two daughers, Ellie & Felienne.

Chris Merkel


Chris and his wife, Caryn moved to Oregon in the year 2000 and have been attending Grace & Truth ever since, with the exception of a brief period between 2010-2012 when they served in another local church. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Chris also works for a local technology company. Chris and Caryn have four children ranging in age from adulthood to junior high: Abigail, Josiah, Nathanael, & Elisabeth.

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