Pastor Todd McKeown
Todd was born in Seattle and was raised in Santa Barbara, California. At age 17, he moved to Bellingham to complete his final year of high school. He and his wife, Bobbi, met at a bible study in Santa Barbara in 2003 and were married in 2005. They have two boys, Jaya and Sage. Todd holds an A.A. in Philosophy from Santa Barbara City College; B.A. in Christian Studies from Grand Canyon University; and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. Todd has ministered in a variety of contexts both nationally and internationally, including the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, Youth With A Mission (South Africa, India, Nepal), preaching and teaching in local churches and organizations, and making a home ministering in day-to-day life in impoverished communities. He has worked in a number of occupations, his favorites being a bee-keeper’s apprentice for 2 years and as a carpenter for 10 years.
Todd and his family have a heart to live in the trenches with people, walking through life’s joys and tragedies together. They are excited to see the love of Jesus enter into every area of the community of Oso for years to come!
Todd's favorite verses are Philippians 3:10-11: "That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection of the dead"
Board of Elders
Tim Stroh - Elder Board President
Tim and his wife Jolane have lived in Oso since 2005 and have attended Oso Community Chapel since 2011. Married 33 years and having two grown children, Tim and Jolane can generally be found hiking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, and/or running in God's awesome creation we call the Pacific Northwest...or the Rocky Mountains...or the desert Southwest...or...
Tim is an engineer in the paper industry and, with his family, has lived in numerous locations across the country. It has been a blessing to truly experience those places... and then come back to the mountains of the west.
One of Tim's favorite verses is from the book of Isaiah where it is written: "Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint."
Jerry Graber – Elder
Jerry has lived in the Oso area off-and-on for the past 45 years and has attended Oso Community Chapel since he was a young child. Jerry has served in various capacities over the years at the chapel--from different building projects, Treasurer of the Board and residing President.
Jerry has been married to Cherene for 29 years, they have three grown children. They enjoy hiking, family gatherings and a good game of Canasta.
One of Jerry’s favorite Bible verse is Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Barry Graber – Elder
Barry's info coming soon.
Barry was born and raised in Oso and has attended Oso Community Chapel since he was 4 years old. Barry married Lisa, his High School sweetheart, in 1985. They have four kids and four grandkids, and spend as much time as they can with family when not working the family farm or the family business.
Barry brings an invaluable servant's heart to the community of Oso and as a board member at Oso Community Chapel. One of his favorite verses is Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heaven."
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Cherene Graber – Church Admin
Cherene has been apart of Oso Community Chapel for almost 30 years. She has been involved in the children's ministry in various roles; V.B.S. director, has overseen Children's Church ministry and Pioneer Club director, and is currently the Executive Assistant to the Board of Elders, and the amazing point person for overall church administration.
One of Cherene's favorite Bible verses is "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35-39