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Pastor Van & Erica Clements
 
Van was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. Growing up as a pastor's kid, he trusted Jesus Christ as a young child. He attended and graduated from Bethany University in Santa Cruz, California. He later served at Director of College Relations and Publications at Bethany before he joined the pastoral team at Willamette Christian Center in 1995 and became the Lead Pastor in the summer of 2008. 

Van is passionate about the power of the Gospel to transform lives, families and communities here in the Willamette Valley! He is committed to the centrality of the Gospel, the doctrines of grace, relevant expository preaching, and authentic, multi-generational community. His desire is that we at Willamette become a people of grace, changing the identity of this community for Christ. 
 
Van and his wife, Erica, met at Bethany and were married in 1988. Erica serves as the Administrative Assistant to the VP for Academics at Northwest Christian University. Together they have four great kids; Alyson (Husband- Zachary), Claire (Husband- David), Sam, and Hope. In his free time, Van enjoys golfing, reading, University of Oregon college football (Go Ducks!), and a good cup of coffee.