Staff

CANBY CENTER STAFF

RAY KEEN

Executive Director

Ray and his family answered God’s call to serve at the Canby Center in September 2015.  Ray has served in positions of increasing responsibility at Multnomah University, Arrow Leadership, SMART – Start Making A Reader Today, and Birch Community Services. He’s spent the last two decades learning to address organizational opportunities from the perspective of resource development and growth.

Ray received a Masters degree in Business Administration from The University of Portland and a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Speech Communication and Biblical Theology from Multnomah University. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and also possesses a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University.

Ray, his wife Rachel, and their three children (Elisheba, Josiah, and Selah) enjoy spending summers boating the Northwest and winters playing in the snow.

NADINE GINGERICH

 

Office Assistant

Nadine has been a wonderful addition to the team at The Canby Center.  She took the position of Office Assistant in April 2017.  She has a passion to serve people and loves to encourage everyone she comes in contact with. Nadine is originally from the Southwest Chicago area.  While living there, she worked as a secretary for Gas City, a chain of gas stations located throughout the metro and rural area.  She went on to become an assistant to the Vice President of Liquid Carbonic Corporation.  Her final employment in Illinois was as an office assistant at Markham Workshop, a non-profit organization that provided employment and services to people with intellectual, emotional and developmental disabilities.  Marriage brought her to Oregon.  She is a proud mother of four and Grandma to five little blessings.  Living here for 38 years, Nadine calls this beautiful state home.  Having worked as an office manager at Gingerich Farms for many years, Nadine began volunteering in the Canby Center’s Clothing Exchange in 2014.  She continues to devote three of her afternoons to this TCC service, one of her treasured positions.  Her prayer in life is to be a blessing to all she comes in contact with and to show dignity to all people that pass her way.

 

LINDA RASOR

Linda Rasor FINALSustainable Families Program Manager

Linda joined The Canby Center in May of 2009.  She was originally hired as our volunteer coordinator and worked in that position for over a year before God opened a door for her to become our Office Manager. In the summer of 2012 she also became our Case Manager. In 2017, Linda was promoted to give oversight to all Canby Center programs as Sustainable Families Program Manager.  She enjoys building relationships with our clients and helping them meet their basic needs. It brings her joy to be a listening ear, sharing God’s love and being the hands and feet of Christ. Linda was born and raised in Oregon. She graduated from George Fox College in 1991 earning a Business/Economics degree. Before joining The Canby Center she was a stay at home mom for  14 years. Kurt and Linda have been married since 1993 and have 4 children. Taylor Jane 19, Luke 17, Evan 15, and Joshua 13. Kurt and Linda enjoy mentoring all of the young lives that they encounter in their various coaching positions, it is such a privilege to teach them life lessons. The Rasor family attends Canby Alliance Church and loves coming along side those in need.

KELLEY VANACKER

Kelley VanAcker FINALVolunteer Coordinator

Kelley was born and raised in Oregon and has lived in the Canby area for most of her adult life with her husband and their two children. In 2003, she said YES to Jesus and developed a passion to live a life of serving and loving God and others. This put her on a path that eventually led her to joining The Canby Center staff in January of 2011. She finds complete joy in seeing relationships and connections being built through people serving in love. She and her husband also feel privileged to be on staff and lead worship at Canby Alliance Church.