Garrett and Jessica Berk

Campus

Service Area: Campus Ambassadors

Ministry Focus

Garrett has served with Missions Door since 2013, reaching students through Campus Ambassadors. First at Willamette University, he now serves in ministry at Chemeketa Community College.

Garrett’s ministry is focused on discipleship. He encourages Christian students to identify their own unique circles of influence both on and off campus, and equips them with the skills and confidence to share about the hope they have in Jesus.

Faith Story

Growing up, church was an integral part of Garrett’s family identity. In 2004, he moved to Vancouver, Washington to pursue a career in restaurant management.

Shortly after, he was asked to get involved with the young adult ministry at a local church. It was at this point that he felt himself going beyond just “doing church” to living his life dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission.

During his college years, Garrett was involved with ministry in numerous ways. In 2012, he learned about a group of campus ministers serving at Willamette University. After being encouraged to visit campus and see the work God was doing through Campus Ambassadors, Garrett felt God’s call to pursue campus ministry.

Jessica was brought up in a Christian family. She committed her life to Christ and was baptized when she was 13 years old. Her ministry passions include mentoring younger women and teaching Financial Peace University to young Christians.

Family

Garrett and Jessica were married in 2012 and are grateful for their two children, Jason and Cole, who despite complications at birth, are both healthy.

Education

  • M.A. in Biblical Studies and Historical Theology, Multnomah Seminary (Garrett)
  • B.A. in Bible/Theology, minor Biblical Hebrew, Multnomah University (Garrett)
  • M.A. in Teaching, Willamette University (Jessica)
  • B.A. in Psychology and Spanish, Willamette University (Jessica)