Jeff Reed

Lead Pastor

Work Experience Prior to Hillside

  • Worship & Arts Pastor, Hillside Covenant Church
  • Program Director, Westside United Methodist Church, Portland, OR
  • Worship Pastor, Cornerstone Community Church, Gresham, OR
  • Spanish Teacher, Monrovia, CA
  • Assistant to the Chaplains, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA


  • B.A. English, Westmont College
  • M.Div. Western Seminary
  • D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary


Wife: Susan; Children: Ren & Forrest; Randi Lynn; Cat: Angel


  • Doughnuts & day-old-low-chip chocolate chip cookies with ice cold milk
  • Big fields of green grass
  • Racquetball and cycling
  • Poetry of Linda Pastan
  • Music of Diana Krall
  • Morning doves
  • The wind


  • Lima beans
  • Long red lights
  • Ordering at the fast food drive-through window
  • Phone solicitors
  • The smell of cat litter
  • Low-gallon water heaters

Favorite Food

  • Mexican

Favorite Verses

  • Psalm 138:3
  • Ephesians 3:14-19

Favorite Movies

  • The Princess Bride
  • The Matrix
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Vacation Spots

  • The Northwest

When and where did you accept Christ as your Savior?

I grew up into Christ as naturally as I grew into adulthood. My parents tell that my first (of many) "come into my heart" prayers happened at age 4.

My most vivid historical event memory

  • The explosion of Mt. St. Helens

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