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Trevor Waybright

Lead Teaching Elder

I was born and raised in Ripley, WV and graduated from Ripley High School in 1992. I then attended Crown College in Powell, TN where I met my wife, Joy, and we were married in 1997. After we graduated we moved to Beckley, WV where I was a youth pastor for 14 months. In early 2000, we moved to Pasco, WA and then down to Hermiston, OR where we started Victory Baptist Church in October of that year. God taught us much about grace and mercy and gave us three wonderful children (Jordan, Justin, and Alyssa) in the 14 years we were in Hermiston. In November of 2014, I accepted the position of Lead Teaching Elder here at Foundry and we relocated to Bend that same month.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Probably on a trail or at a random soccer field.

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

Finished a Tough Mudder. Look it up, it’s harder than it sounds.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Hands down "The Andy Griffith Show" with “Cheers" coming in a distant second.

Contact: trevor@foundrybend.org


Mark Sue

Worship & Discipleship Elder

I joined Foundry Church in 2007. I was born and raised in New York City and was homeschooled from K to 12. I graduated from Cedarville University in 2006 with a BM in Church Music Ministries and have an MA in Theological Studies from Liberty University. My passion is to be a part of God's work in growing the unity and worship of the church. I also oversee Foundry's discipleship programs and No Needy Person ministry. My wife Kari and I were married in 2007. We have two sons, Brandon and Ryan.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

When I lived in New York I fought crime as a vigilante during the night. But now, since Bend's crime rate is so low, I mostly stay home with my family... I still frequent the shooting range to keep my skills honed though.

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

Country line dancing - don't ask.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Does Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles count? If not, then I would have to choose one of the old tv re-runs that we used to watch - Get Smart, I Dream of Jeannie, etc.

Contact: mark@foundrybend.org


Bob Powell

Senior Adults /Elder

Born in Klamath Falls in the last century. My parents were both deaf, so my brother and I learned to sign about the same time we learned to talk. After graduating from OSU, I met and married Loretta, the love of my life. We have two daughters, Wendy and Lisa, and two grandchildren. I taught chemistry and astronomy at our local community college for 32 years. After my retirement, I went on staff at the church to minister to the seniors.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Probably at home reading, working on a Sunday School lesson, or doing some birding in a nearby park.

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

I spent several summers during college fighting forest fires.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Since I grew up with radio, not TV, my favorite would be The Jack Benny Show.

Contact: bpowell@coinet.com


Steve Toomey

Elder

Formative years spent in Southern California. Served in U.S. Air Force as a Firefighter. Honorable discharge in 1979. Married in 1981 to the love of my life, Janine. We have two sons, Dylan and Sean, who are graduates of Oregon State University and UC Davis, respectively. We have one daughter, Pearl, who happens to be a four year old yellow lab. We have one daughter in-law, Kim, and one granddaughter, Peregrine.

We enjoy kayaking/rafting, backpacking, fishing, golf, travel, camping, reading, and just about any kind of travel and exploration.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Playing

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

Firefighter

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

All in the Family

Contact: stoomey@compasscommercial.com


Michael Long

Elder

Although raised in Southern California, I consider my real roots to be in Lake Tahoe, where my family settled as pioneers five generations ago. And because I spent much of my youth there snow and water skiing, sailing, fishing, hiking, and loving the four seasons, I have felt right at home in Bend since we moved here in 2005. After graduating from Pepperdine in 1975, I married Patti, my college sweetheart, became the first youth pastor at Malibu Presbyterian Church, and then graduated from Fuller Seminary. We now have three grown children (all girls except two boys) and two grandchildren.

As an entrepreneur at heart, my career path included various combinations of teaching, counseling, consulting, graphic design, marketing, and music. I am currently focused on developing missional communities (outward-facing life groups) at Foundry. Our mission is to truly live together as family, made in the image of God as missionary servants called to make disciple-making disciples of those around us.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Reading, studying, reading, working in my shop, playing with our grandkids, reading, making friends in the community, nerding out on my computer and iPhone. And did I mention reading?

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

I'll give you two. I built a 14' flat-bottom speed boat during the summer after 8th grade. And I dabbled in stand-up comedy. The first was much more fun than the second.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Would The Flintstones be considered a sitcom? If not, then Leave It to Beaver or Hogan's Heroes.

Contact: michael@foundrybend.org


Austin Evans

Elder

After graduating from Pepperdine University, Austin enjoyed a brief professional baseball career with the Texas Rangers organization. Austin has a BS in Mathematics from Pepperdine and an MA in Education from the University of Massachusetts. He taught high school mathematics for 8 years.

Austin and his wife, Sara, have three children and are involved in the ministry of adoption of orphans.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Occasionally biking on a trail, at times out on the town, sometimes even running around Big Sky park, but mostly at home with my family.

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

Lived almost 40 years? Also, it may be hard to believe from my diminutive stature that I played minor league baseball.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Growing Pains. The acapella version of that theme song always gets to me.

Contact: austin@foundrybend.org


Al Hulbert

Elder

Contact: ahulbert54@gmail.com


Lauren Arbuckle

Interim Children's Director

Contact: laurennicholea@gmail.com


Eric Norgaard

Facilities

Born in Portland Ore. Moved to Bend in 1967 and never left.(why would you) Grew up hunting, fishing, and farming in Bend’s good old days.

Attended First Baptist/foundry as a child. Pretty sure Bob and Loretta Powell were my Sunday school teachers.

Then returned in 1997 with my wife Tammie and 6 children.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Fishing is my passion. When I’m not working you might find me at one of the lakes around Central Oregon. Wickiup is my favorite.

What have you done that no one looking at you would guess?

I use to raise chickens to take to the county fair. Had a grand champion rooster named Charlie.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Lots of favorites Family ties, Cosby show, how about the Flinstones does that count??

Contact: eric@foundrybend.org


Joy Waybright

Communications Coordinator

I was born in Florida but raised in Pasco, Washington. I met my husband, Trevor, at Crown College in Powell, TN and we were married in 1997. We have 3 amazing children (Jordan, Justin & Alyssa) who are now teens. We lived in Hermiston, Oregon for 14 years before moving to Bend in November of 2014.

Where can we find you when you are not working?

Probably driving kids to soccer, dance or lacrosse games or practices. I also love to read when I get the time.

What was your favorite sitcom growing up?

Cosby show

Contact: joy@foundrybend.org


Annette VanDeZande

Office Assistant


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