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Our team

Meet the team at LivingHope

Brigham Brown: Lead Pastor

Brigham is a first-generation Christian who was radically saved as a young adult. He met and married his wife Bonnie, a lifelong Oregonian, in the early 2000s. Brigham served as an Associate Pastor in Redmond for nearly a decade before moving to Madras. The Browns have five children, four boys and one girl, and love living in Jefferson County, where they are passionate about evangelizing the lost and discipling the saved. 

Kristin Hocker: Executive Pastor

Kristin and her husband fell in love with Jesus and each other during their college years. They moved to Madras with their two children in 2000 and began attending LivingHope. Over the years they have served in a variety of roles with Kristin joining the staff in 2007. In her current role she oversees church operations.

Cristine Keever: NexGen Director

Cristine loves serving the kids and families of LivingHope. She came to faith in Jesus Christ as a child and wants to help other children do the same. Raised in Madras, Cristine returned to her hometown in 2009, after serving as a missionary in Eastern Europe from 1999-2009. Her husband and 3 girls enjoy rockhounding in their free time.

Kari Faubion: Preschool Coordinator

Kari moved to Madras in 2012. She loves her husband and her 4 kids, and enjoys music and the ocean. Kari loves sharing with children how much Jesus loves them and that he is accessible to them at any age. 

Corina Burich: Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader

Corina and her family relocated to Madras in 2014, returning to her hometown to serve in her community. She started attending LivingHope in 2015 and began serving as a Celebrate Recovery Leader in 2018. By working the 8 Biblical Principles and 12 Steps she now volunteers as the CR Ministry Leader helping those starting or continuing in their recovery journey. It is her heart to reach out to those who are hurting and help them discover the truth of God’s Word in order to experience restoration from the inside out. Corina is a grateful believer in Jesus Christ and she receives victory over loss of identity, rejection, and abandonment. 

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