Our Staff


  • Pastor

    Bill Sperry

    Rev. Sperry began his ministry at East Woods in September of 2011. Bill previously served as Associate Pastor of College Ministry and Contemporary Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills from 2006 to 2011. He also served as the church's Director of Contemporary Worship between 2001 and 2006.

    A native of California's Bay Area, Bill graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communications in 1996. After working in marketing and moving to Los Angeles in 1999, he joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church serving as the Director of High School Ministry.  Drawn by God's grace and feeling the call to ordained ministry, Bill attended Fuller Theological Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity degree in 2006. 

    Rev. Sperry is married to Molly, a Spokane native and registered nurse, and they have two wonderful sons, Ben and Will.  Bill enjoys playing and listening to music, exploring the great outdoors, water and bike sports, hanging out with family, and savoring a great meal.  Click here to read Pastor Bill's Statement of Faith.

  • Susie began her work in the East Woods office in May, 2011. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she graduated from the University of Michigan there as an Art/Photography major. In addition to teaching these subjects to students aged from 6 to 90+, her various careers have also included work as an admin/illustrator, free-lance designer, church secretary, middle school sub and teacher, tutor and along the way becoming a certified gemologist. 


    She and her husband Darrell, and their dog Shaka, moved here from California in 2007. They have two lovely married daughters, two fine sons-in-law, five amazing grandchildren and four granddogs.  Susie and Darrell are both ordained elders and sing in the choir at Columbia Presbyterian Church.

  • Charles Bivens spent his early ministry years in Asia in the areas of mission, church planting and church growth. While in Asia he received his Master in theology degree from the University of Wales, Mattersey Hall, England. 


    He moved with his family to the Portland, OR area in 2008 and served on staff with several local churches in the areas of Pastoral Ministry, Christian education and Discipleship.His wife Patricia, a native of Taipei, Taiwan, works as a Peer Mentor in the Transitional Studies Programat Clark College while she upgrades her administrative skills. Charles and Patricia have three children, all born in Taiwan and all speakingMandarin fluently—Joshua 17, Elizabeth 11, and Elijah 9.


    Charles is very excited to be joining the staff and family at East Woods Presbyterian! His passions include seeing every person walk in the freedomand fullness that God offers them.

  • Personnel

    chuck dunn


  • Nursery

    Cathy RoEper


  • Pianist

    Carol Domench


Job Postings

We currently have three part time positions posted.  If you have any interest in these or know of someone that would, you can download the job description from the links below.  Please contact Chuck Dunn at personnel@eastwoodspres.org or Pastor Bill Sperry at pastor@eastwoodspres.org.

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