Phone and Text
Location and Mailing Address
4790 SE Logus Road, Milwaukie OR 97222
Map and Directions
info [at] kairosucc.org
Rev. Jeanne Randall-Bodman is “passionate about responding to God’s call to help create a world that is curious, compassionate, generous, joyful, and free.” Jeanne has a commitment and love of pastoral care, and a passion for social justice issues. She studied at Union Theological Seminary and the University of Virginia. She has taught undergraduate courses in Women and Religion and American Religious History at the University of Colorado. She comes to us after 10 years serving Cedar Hills United Church of Christ as Director of Children's Education/Youth Minister and Pastor for Children, Youth and Family Ministries.
Email: jeanne [at] kairosucc.org
Ian is a gifted vocalist and alumni of Portland State University (PSU), where he has appeared in various opera productions. He is also among the alumni of the internationally acclaimed and award-wining PSU Chamber Choir. Ian joined KMUCC as a singer in the choir seven years ago and took on the role of Music Director two years ago, which he describes as "so much fun, as well as amazingly fulfilling.”
A harp-plucking, keyboard-playing, bass-thumping mezzo soprano, Lily moves fluidly between the alto and soprano sections of our choir. She wrote her first song when she was four and bugged her mother until she was able to take piano lessons. Lily was born in Woodburn, Oregon and went to high school in Salem, Oregon. She graduated from PSU after studying math, choral singing and composition.
Kairos-Milwaukie United Church of Christ (UCC) became one congregation in 1999 upon the merger of the Milwaukie UCC and Kairos UCC congregations. In our new life together as one church community we have found kinship and understanding, and new strength to serve the cause of Christ.
The Milwaukie Congregational UCC had its beginnings in the 1890’s when the Ardenwald neighborhood of Milwaukie, Oregon was known as Willsburg, and the entire area was covered with woods. With a grant from the Congregational Church Building Society, and the proceeds from one farmer’s entire crop of strawberries, ground was broken, dreams were planted and building began.
Today, over a century later many dreams have been planted and taken root, including friendship, support. The congregation provided resettlement assistance for over twenty refugee families from Cambodia and Viet Nam. The congregation started the Logus Road Preschool, which has nurtured families for over 35 years. Adjacent to the church on property donated by the congregation, Northwest Housing Alternatives constructed Swan House, originally an adult foster care facility for persons living with HIV, and Madrona House, serving as a residence for drug affected women with children.
Kairos UCC was founded in 1984. From the basement of the Lewis and Clark Chapel, to the gym at the Franciscan Renewal Center, this nomadic congregation has been deeply committed to living the gospel in word and deed through ministries with the homeless, street youth, drug-affected men and women, and mission support to people and programs in Nicaragua, Cuba and Guatemala.