Rev. Paul Doellinger
Pastor Paul Doellinger was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. After high school he enrolled in the Missouri Synod’s pre-ministerial program, first at Concordia (Junior) College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then graduated from Concordia Senior College in Fort, Wayne, Indiana. He then enrolled in Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and served from 1967-68 in Eugene, Oregon as the Vicar of Grace Lutheran Church. This was his first experience in Oregon although he did not move back to Oregon until 2006.
Pastor Paul served a number of congregations, primarily in the Florida-Georgia District and the Eastern District of the Missouri Synod. He has served as the Executive Director of Missions, District Secretary, and First Vice President of the Eastern District.
After retiring from Faith Lutheran in Monmouth, Oregon, in 2011 Paul became a speaker for the ecumenical Christian charity “Food for the Poor” and served for five years in that role, speaking to 92 congregations.
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.
Debra Anderson is the newly elected Treasurer for Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Debi and her husband, Dennis, have been married for 30 years, have 4 children and have been all over the world. They have been attending SVLC for about 2 years and just became members last April! 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.
Dianne Taft was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (some people don’t even know that Michigan has an upper peninsula). She is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and came to Oregon via California while employed with Hewlett-Packard. She is married to Fred Taft and they have two grown sons.
Biography to come
Gail Millimaki grew up in Concord, California then moved with her husband to Boise, Idaho. They moved to Corvallis in 1990. She retired from Oregon State University in September 2015 after 24 years. Her husband Rich retired in April 2014. They have 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and their dog Lucky.
Dennis and his wife Debi raised 4 children in the 17 years they have lived in Corvallis. The kids are now spread all over the Western US. He is a new business entrepreneur with many startup adventures world-wide, but has resolved to figure out how to get back to working on his golf game and fly fishing. A fifth generation Lutheran, who’s family all hail from the great Lutherland of the Dakotas, his interests include home building, reading history and upland bird hunting.
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.