Here's a little bit about our staff team

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Brian Prentiss

Brian Prentiss is our Pastor. He and his wife Katie live in SE Portland along with their 4 children, border collie, and chickens. He attended Samford University, a Baptist College, and promptly became a Presbyterian, much to the consternation of his family. He's also earned a Master's of Divinity and has served churches in Birmingham, Palo Alto and now Portland.

Email: brian@intownchurch.com

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Matthew Curl

Matthew Curl is our Director of Music/Arts and Church Operations. These two titles don't normally go together, but he's been to acting school. He plays music around town in an assortment of rock and folk combos and acts in the occasional theatre production. He lives in beautiful SW Portland with his son Theo, as well as a blind chihuahua and two elderly cats.

Email: matthew@intownchurch.com

 

Jillianne Bandstra

Jillianne is our Youth Ministry Director. She has been a closet educator for the past decade. After receiving her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership after college, she worked in corporate marketing for over 10 years and eventually obtained a MBA. After educating scores of salespeople and business owners about the basics of effective marketing, Jillianne made the leap from the corporate world to educational non-profits several years ago - proving it was possible to make use of the two disparate degrees. In addition to the position at Intown, she works at the Maybelle Center in Downtown Portland. She lives in SW Portland with her husband, two boys, and two hairy beasts.

Email: jillianne@intownchurch.com

Maria Martin

Maria is our Intown Kids Coordinator. She is a California native who transferred to SW Portland 10 years ago. She is the mother of seven warm and eclectic kids who range from ages 14-32.  In addition to her role at Intown, she's employed as a Nanny and English Skills Tutor to ESOL students at PCC. Her rare free time is spent engaged with family, enjoying home cooking or movies, or hunkered down with a good book and a latte.

Email: maria@intownchurch.com