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The Central Oregon FCA Board of Directors is committed to growing the vision of FCA throughout Central and Eastern Oregon. 

       

Pete Rawlins FCA Board Chair

      

                Joe Gallagher FCA Board Member

Joe Gallagher is an active retiree who formerly spent 30 years in the business world before retiring from Bayer Healthcare as a Human Resource executive. Joe has a Masters degree in Public Administration and lived in The Bay Area most of his life. He, his wife, Gail plus his service dog, Sarge, have made Bend their home for the past 10 years. Joe is a combat disabled Marine Viet Nam veteran and received The Purple Heart medal. Joe is a strong Christian and believes he owes his life to God and therefore wants to serve him the best ways he can. Being a new member of FCA’s Board and helping FCA continue to do great things is part of Joe’s plan. Additionally, Joe has been a Deschutes circuit court mediator for 7 yrs. and is passionate about caring for other veterans in our community. Joe has been an athlete his entire life and continues to enjoy cycling, cross-country skiing and hiking. He completed the original Iron Man triathlon on Oahu, the Western States 100 miler and 42 marathons, including a 2 hour 36 minute time at Boston.

           

        Dana & Sue Sorum FCA Board Member

Sue Sorum’s life was forever changed in 1976 when she put her faith in Jesus Christ. She had grown up in a wonderful loving farm family that worshipped, worked and played together. But it was not until her first child was born that she had a personal encounter with God that changed the course of her life. Four children (Nick, Tim, Jodi and Lindsey), 32 years of teaching, a failed marriage, and retirement followed. But God blessed her beyond her expectations with a man after God’s own heart, Dana Sorum. Now Sue and Dana seek God’s will in ministry together wherever He leads. They live on 20 acres in Powell Butte, Oregon with their three dogs, two horses and mule. Hiking, riding, fishing, camping and gardening are some of her favorite activities.     

           

       Ty Rawlins, Board Member

 I grew up in the woods of eastern Oregon and have been a participant of competitive athletics since I could swing a bat and heave a ball. Unfortunately, I did not have an opportunity to be involved with FCA until recently, but I am grateful for the chance to dive in and roll up my sleeves.

Professionally, I work in real estate and construction and enjoy the process of solving problems and shaping communities. My background includes many years of leadership experience with a variety of ministries. From serving homeless on the streets of Portland to commissioning teams of volunteers for mission trips across several regions, to teaching pre-kindergartners about the truth of God's word, I have been blessed with lots of adventure for the Kingdom.

I am excited to be a part of this awesome board for Central Oregon FCA as we work towards building a strong team that will support the effort of encouraging coaches, mentoring young people, and honoring the Lord through athletics.