Pastor David King
Rev. David D. M. King has been pastor of Spirit of Grace since July 2014. A United Methodist clergyperson, Pastor David is excited to be serving a joint congregation that is both United Methodist and Lutheran (ELCA). “With so much division in Christ’s church, I’m glad that we are coming together here for a common mission.” An Oregon native, he is glad to be back living in the Pacific Northwest with wife, Melissa, and children, Karthik, Kiahla, and Kaylah. David is currently working on a PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, focussing on issues of wealth and poverty in the Gospel of Luke. He also serves as a chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol.
Jennifer Fowler is the office manager at Spirit of Grace, also inputing member giving and creating weekly bulletins. She has worked here for about 6 years and has been a member for 13 years. Jennifer lives in Hood River with her husband and 2 children. They enjoy camping, hiking, and kayaking.
Linda Boris was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church until moving to Hood River, where she became a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, now part of Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership. Linda has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Albion College and a teaching certificate for secondary math from Northern Michigan University. Though most of her time is spent as a stay-at-home mom, she is enjoying working on the staff here at Spirit of Grace.