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Cherie Gilbert, Local Coordinator

Cherie Gilbert, Local Director

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My husband George and I have been married for 29 years and we are very proud of our 3 adult children. Our son is a sous chef for a restaurant here in Portland. It is very nice to have him around as he loves to cook and visit with people. Our eldest daughter is a nurse for a Portland hospital and was recently married and we are very excited to have another son in the family. Our youngest daughter is working hard and going to school to get her degree in business. We also have another daughter who is a dental assistant in Salem. We have two grandchildren and hope to one day have more.

I have been involved with Children's Ministries since we began having children in 1988. I have always had a love for children and enjoy serving in Children's Ministries. In 2007, I became the Children's Ministries Director for my church where I served for 9 years. I thoroughly enjoy leading others in ministry!

Child Evangelism Fellowship has always been a part of my ministry to children but over the past several years I have become more aware of just how great this organization is. CEF has done a great job equipping me for ministry, as well as, helping me to equip others. In May, 2016 I formerly accepted the position of Local Director for the CEF of Oregon, Inc. Portland Westside Chapter and I look forward to all that God has in store for me as we go out and share the Good News of Jesus to Every Child in our community!

Mary Hunter

Mary Hunter, Ministry Coordinator

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Shortly after receiving Christ as my Savior, He gave me the desire to reach, teach and equip children to know Jesus Christ and to walk in an obedient relationship with Him. I learned how to do this "way back when" through the wonderful efforts of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). CEF helped me to grow in my gift and trained me as a volunteer. For nearly, 14 years I hosted Good News Clubs and 5-Day Clubs in my home while my children were young. This experience enabled me to become the Director of Children's Ministry at Grace Point Community Church in Tigard, Oregon. I was able to use the training and skills I received from CEF to lead a successful ministry for 12 years. Now God has called me into a full time missionary position with CEF here in Portland, Oregon as the Local Ministry Coordinator for the West Side of Portland. I am also a proud grandmother ready to pass the baton to the next generation!

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