Lake Oswego United Methodist Church (LOUMC) has entered into a covenant relationship with Teri and Evelyn Erbele, commissioned missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). To support this relationship we offer financial support ($2,500/year) which is collected through the annual Red Hearts fund raising project during the winter.
The Erbeles have been missionaries with the GBGM since 1989. During the course of those years they have served in Nigeria, Russia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Since 2008 they have been co-pastors of the First United Methodist Church in Ketchikan Alaska, which is part of the Alaska Mission Conference. Their point of focus has been getting the First City Homeless Services (FCHS) up and running as a means of addressing the growing population of homeless, transient and marginally-housed men, women and families in Ketchikan.