Our Interim Pastor

25-Aug-2022 Update

Rev. Dr. Brian C. Craker

has formally accepted the position of Interim Pastor at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church (3/4 time).He will start work on September 16, 2022. His first Sunday preaching will be September 25th. Look for more information in the September Koinonia and Sunday announcements.

Nancy Johnson
Office Assistant

Greetings HPC Family,
Most if you know me from my time as a member of HPC for the last 8 years.


I’m pretty sure you already know a lot about me but there may be things you don’t know.
I’m originally from the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State.


A few years after graduating from college I served in the Army for 7 years first as a Combat Medic and then as a Military Intelligence Officer, stationed at Ft Bliss Texas both times, which is where I met Brian.


We have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren who live in Buffalo New York and Harrisburg Pa. Brian and I have lived in 9 states and are so glad to finally be settled in beautiful Oregon.
I grew up in the Presbyterian church and have served as a youth leader, VBS leader, Sunday school teacher, Tuesday Treasures Leader, deacon and elder.


For the past 20 years I have supported children and adults and their families with Intellectual/ developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness.


I am so blessed to be serving as your Church Office Assistant. I am passionate about the congregation at HPC and serving God.


Stop by the church office and say hi. Blessings

Laura Cunard
Music & Worship Leader

A life-long musician, Laura Cunard has been performing Jazz, Classical, R&B, Gospel, Pop, and Blues professionally since she was a teen.


She hosts an all-ages weekly Jazz Jam each Tuesday at Pizzario in Hillsboro, performs around the PNW Region, and teaches Voice and Piano.


Laura is an Adjunct Professor in the Jazz Department at PSU.


She is happy to be back at Hillsboro Presbyterian and we are so happy to have her back.

Nona Scott
Choir Director

Nona taught music in the Hillsboro School District for over 25 years. It was a natural fit for her to direct the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church Choir.  She has been the director for over 20 years, with a little break in the middle.  She enjoys playing golf, reading, and taking long walks.  In addition, she loves spending time with her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Click here to contact the Choir Director

Donald Scott

Donald has been the HPC Custodian for over 30 years. Donald has been attending HPC since he was 3 years old. He also works for Quiet Waters Outreach, and is on their board of directors. He is an avid "all things" Disney fan. He enjoys hanging out with his friends from work, church and family. 


In the Presbyterian Church (USA), the governing body of our church is the session.

  • Session is comprised of the Pastor, as the moderator, the Elders and the Clerk of session.
  • Elders are called to exercise leadership, government, and discipline.
  • Elders are elected by our congregation to serve as a part of the session.
  • Elders serve a term of 3 years.  Each Elder has responsibility for a different area within the church.

Our church has 7 Elders.


Clerk of Session‘s responsibilities include taking minutes for the Session and maintaining all of the church’s ledgers of membership, births, baptism, deaths, and elders.


The Clerk of Session is elected by the Session, length of term is determined by Session.



Listed Left to Right

Clerk of Session – Gary Gale

Education – Jenny Sabo

Operations  – Brian Johnson

Stewardship  – Dana Gale

Fellowship – Joanie Loepp

Property – John McVean

Missions – Jill Appel

Worship – John Stroeve





In the Presbyterian Church (USA), Deacons are called to be a servant to others. 

  • Deacons are elected by our congregation to care for our community.
  • Deacons serve a term of 2 years.
  • Each Deacon cares for a portion of our congregation, divided alphabetically.



Listed Left to Right

R-S: Lori Wisdom

L-Q: Nancy Johnson

A-E: Tammy McVean

F-K: Sue Dever

T-Z: Keith Upton