Clark Blakeman
Executive Director

Clark was called to transition from Community Relations Pastor at Imago Dei Community and found an organization that equips churches to be connected in their neighborhoods. He conducts the bulk of training while also establishing partnerships in SE Portland and beyond. 

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Andreas Lunden
Director of Training

Skilled on a number of levels, Andreas directly collaborates with Clark on curriculum development and training sessions.

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Mike Vander Veen
ABCD Advocate

Spreading his appreciation for inclusive neighborhood work, Mike is a natural networker who provides energy and guidance on a number of initiatives throughout SE Portland.


Rachel Plyler and Kyra Butler
Neighborhood Liaisons 

Based out of Glenfair church in SE Portland, these former Second Stories interns have sensed God calling them to continue their work of connecting neighbors who desire to add their ideas and gifts to increase the vibrancy of their community.