Our Location
Gateway Church
13300 NE San Rafael St
Portland, OR 97230
(503) 252-1435
Sunday Services:
9:00 AM – Life Groups
10:30 AM – Worship Service

Our Leadership
Tom Schiave  – Lead Pastor
Tom and Kathy have ministered in a variety of churches. When not spending time with their daughter Dawn and their granddaughter Aubree, Tom and Kathy can be found hiking in the Gorge, watching the waves at the Oregon Coast or taking in a movie at one of the area’s theaters. Tom’s heart desire is that everyone, compelled by God’s love, would become a follower of Jesus who enjoys a growing relationship with Him, encourages others on their journey and engages in ministry inside and outside the Church. He also likes to play golf, eat a good plate of pasta, and walk to the mailbox with Aubree.
Katelan Hostetler – Director of Student Ministries

Katelan is our resident “director of wildlife management”, who stays busy keeping up with our crazy fun teens. With a Masters in Counseling, she also works on campus as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes deeply in the value of community and connectedness, and is passionate about helping people find wholeness and healing through relationship. Her hope is that our youth discover a safe, welcoming and loving place to be fully themselves here at Gateway. 

In her free time, Katelan can be found decorating extreme cakes, creating all types of art, escaping reality at pirate festivals, dancing in her kitchen to good music and cuddling up with her Boston terrier and a cup of coffee. 
Chris Schmid  – Director of Worship Arts
Christian is a home-grown Californian who moved up to Portland with his wife Alyssa to pursue worship ministry. He has a passion for developing constructive and engaging ways to praise God on Sunday mornings. Outside of corporate worship at Gateway, Christian spends his time in school work, with friends, programming, and hanging out with his wife (his personal favorite). Christian has a double bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies/Theology and Music Ministry, and a Master’s in Christian Leadership.
Crystal Eddy  – Office Administrator
Crystal has served at Gateway Church for 8 years as the office administrator.  She has 28 years of service in various ministries.  She enjoys her “Bunco” group, gardening, and spending her time reading literary masterpieces such as “The Grouchy Lady Bug”, “Slugs”, and all things by Henri Nouwen. She has a 16 year old son whom she enjoys most of all, on most days. 
LuAnn Meisenhelder  – Director of Children’s Ministry
LuAnn and her husband John have been married for 31 years. They have 3 fabulous adult children. LuAnn was trained and worked as an RN for over 15 years. She has been our “Kids Zone” director for over 10 years as well as a Bible Study Fellowship International children’s leader for over 20 years.  She also leads our Good News Club at a local elementary. LuAnn enjoys gardening and raising animals, and has been a small animal 4H leader for 14 years. She is passionate for the knowledge and grace of God and loves to teach it to children. 


Our Beliefs
1. We acknowledge the Creator-God as our Heavenly Father, infinitely perfect and intimately acquainted with all our ways.
2. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, God in the flesh, the object of our worship and the subject of our praise.
3. We recognize the Holy Spirit as the third member of the Trinity, incessantly at work convicting, comforting, guiding and gifting.
4. We affirm our confidence in God’s inspired, authoritative Word. We treasure the truths of the Bible and respect its corrections in our lives.
5. We confess Adam’s fall into sin left humanity without hope of heaven apart from a spiritual rebirth made possible by the Savior’s death and bodily resurrection.
6. We believe the offer of salvation is God’s gift to all. Those who accept it by faith alone in Christ, not from good works, become new persons, secure in Him forever.
7. We anticipate our Lord’s promised return and His kingly rule upon the earth.
8. We are convinced that all who have died will stand before the Lord and give an account for their lives. Believers will enjoy everlasting communion with God, and unbelievers will suffer everlasting separation from God.
9. We know the Lord is continuing to enlarge His family, the global church (the body of Christ) over which He rules as Head.
10. We are grateful to be a part of a church which exists to live in authentic community with one another, to make a difference in our city, to present the story of the gospel through baptism and the Lord’s Supper and to bring people into a vibrant relationship with Jesus.
11. We believe in the biblical definition of marriage and in the sanctity of life in every phase of a person’s journey on earth.
If you have any further questions regarding our beliefs or policies or would like to see our doctrinal statement, please contact the church office at (503) 252-1435