Cody & Jaina Hamilton
Married since the summer of 2003, Cody and Jaina have been pastoring at GGCC since 2008. Their hearts are to see God glorified and His name honored. They believe deeply in people experiencing the goodness of God, and walking in all that He has for them. Cody is the lead Pastor at GGCC. His variety of life’s experiences have given him the ability to relate to many different types of people. He has a degree in nursing, and works at St. Charles occasionally as a RN. His driving passion is the presence of God, the word of God, and ministry. He has a heart for people to live fully in all that God has for them. You can find him knee deep in commentaries, out in the woods, or in one of Central Oregon’s great coffee shops or restaurants. Jaina grew up on the Oregon Coast and moved to Central Oregon almost 20 years ago. God grabbed ahold of her heart, and she’s never been the same. She has a heart to encourage others, and cheer them on in all that God has for them. Preaching is a passion for her – to compel the hearts of people, and to set them at ease with humor. She enjoys being a wife, mom, and reading a great book. Cody and Jaina enjoy life with their boys, family & friends, and stewarding the great work God is doing at Grace Gate Community Church.
Mike & Victoria Powers
Mike and Victoria have been married since 1978, and have been serving the people of Grace Gate since 2001. They have hearts to support others, and connect people together in community. After spending 30+ years in the wood mill industry, Mike went back to school and got his degree in Business Administration. He became the Financial Administrator at Grace Gate in 2010. He has a huge heart for serving non-profits. Along with serving as an Elder at the church, he also serves on the boards of Jericho Road and Love, Inc. Victoria serves alongside Mike. She has a huge heart for everyone who walks through the church doors to feel welcomed and valued. You will find her praying with people, loving on the hurting, and bringing a smile wherever she goes. Mike and Victoria enjoy spending time with their family, which includes 3 lovely daughters, and a handsome grandson. They love spending time with them in the outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping. They have 2 dogs; Sashi and Haley, and have made their home in Prineville.
WORSHIP TEAM LEADER
Michelle has been a member of the worship team at Grace Gate since 2003. In 2013 she became the worship team leader, and oversees the worship and audio/visual team. She has a heart to help foster an atmosphere of worship, grow community and relationship with team members, and connect people to the heart of God. “Music speaks where words cannot,” said Michelle. “I love to see the emotional connection that people have with God when they’re gathered together during worship.” With a heart to pour into others, Michelle has a BA in Liberal Studies and Elementary Education, and her Masters in Early Childhood Education. She currently teaches 4 th grade in Prineville and is loved by students, parents, and staff alike. Michelle loves raising her son, Kasen. She has a passion for travel, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the great outdoors.