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 help organizations approach 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 around 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 Senior Pogram 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 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, Luke, Evan, and Joshua. . 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.

 

STEVE NELSON Development Manager

 

Steve began his role as the Development Manager in August 2018.  Steve came to the Canby Center from a successful business background in inventory management services.  His professional experience includes business development and account management roles with multi-national retailers as well as over fifteen years of operations management experience. Steve is excited to bring his talents and love for building relationships onto the team at TCC.

Steve received a Masters degree in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Biola University.

Steve and his wife Nancy, are active in leadership roles in their home church, and enjoy spending time with their grown children and grandchildren.  They enjoy kayaking on the rivers and lakes around the Northwest and listening to live music.

 

KATHLEEN HANBERG Reading Mentors Program Manager

Kathleen joined The Canby Center in July 2017. Her background is in elementary education. She has served as a First Grade Teacher, Second Grade Teacher, Math/Reading Specialist and Media Specialist. She was inspired to become a teacher as a result of serving as a volunteer in her children’s classrooms.

Kathleen has a Bachelor’s degree in English from UCSB and a Master’s degree in Teaching with a Reading Endorsement from George Fox University. Her passion is for children to realize that reading can be fun and empowering. She wants to encourage all adults to read for enjoyment with the kids in their lives. Reading with a child not only builds connections, it can also be one of the best ways to positively impact a child’s academic future.

Her heart’s desire is to inspire young children to discover the joys of reading by connecting them to dedicated Reading Mentors. She and her husband, Dan have been married since 1993. They live in Aurora and have two kids (Ben and Isabel) who both grew up way too fast and are now learning about life by traveling, working and attending college. Kathleen and Dan are members at Canby Alliance Church.