Jon Betz has lived in Portland for over a decade. He has called Citizens Church home since 2015, first as an elder and in 2019 as pastor. Prior to ministry Jon worked for a decade as a documentary filmmaker focused on issues facing the natural world (you can see more at Jon loves storytelling, learning to lead, and watching God grow His people. He and his wife Megan have three kids.

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Our church follows the biblical model of elders (1 Timothy 3,5 & Titus 1). This means we desire to have multiple leaders, who are actively building community and leading others. This group helps craft vision, teach at worship gatherings and handle the big picture of the church. We are currently searching for elders to join our team.


Deacons are the practical leaders of our community. From scripture, they are called to assist in the physical and emotional needs of people. Our deacons are interested in hearing from you if someone has trouble paying a bill, needs a meal brought to them because of illness or emergency, needs prayer, or has a sensitive matter to discuss. Contact them here