Rev. Eric Bohlmann
Lisa and her husband, Brad, have lived in Albany for 28 years and have been members at SVLC for 14 years. She and her husband have traveled to all 50 states together, living in 11 of them, as well as living in Caracas, Venezuela. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree from Marylhurst University in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Sacred Music and Wellness. She is currently working on an AA in Gerontology. Aside from handling the administrative duties in the office, Lisa also serves as the organist and pianist at SVLC.
William (Bill) Chambers is a native Oregonian from a small community in Lane County living in the Corvallis area over 35 years. Oregon State University graduate in Agricultural Economics and owner of a local farm. Bill is married to wife Karla and they have 4 adult children and member of Shepherd of the Valley for over 25 years.
Jim Knoke is our new Council Secretary as he took office in January 2020. Jim is an avid historic car owner and he usually drives one to the church where he can be seen mowing the large lawn!
Debra Anderson is the Treasurer for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Debi and her husband, Dennis, have been married for 34 years, have 4 children and have been all over the world. They have been attending SVLC for about 6 years. When she is not enjoying all kinds of outdoor activities and sports with her family, she works full-time as a Lead – Medical Technologist for the Corvallis Clinic in charge of the newly created molecular testing department and oversees the clinic’s 5 satellite lab facilities. Debi has two B.S. Degrees – one from Washington State University (GO COUGS!) and one from OIT/OSHU in Clinical Lab Science.
Biography to come
Jay returns to serve as an elder at SVLC.
Deaconesses / Deacons
Donna Durbin grew up in San Jose, California where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. After full time work in a local hospital there she and her husband, Rob, relocated to Corvallis in 1985. They now have 2 adult children that benefited from Lutheran Christian education in Corvallis. Though retired from professional nursing her education, skills and experience are invaluable to her role as Lay Deaconess at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, where they have attended since 2002.
Karen lives in Alsea and makes the trek into Corvallis to worship and serve at SVLC. When not serving in her role as deaconess, she is organizing the monthly Fellowship luncheon group and attends the Thursday gathering of banjo players at Papa’s Pizza.
Char and her husband, Bud, are charter members of SVLC.
Dennis and his wife, Debi, have literally lived all over the world before finally settling into Corvallis. As active members of SVLC, Dennis can be found leading all kinds of projects but, most importantly, cooks up some mean meats on the BBQ!