Mark Wheeler

Vice Chair

I was born in March of 1960 and had the blessing of being brought up in a very religious household with parents dedicated to making a faith in the Lord very much a part of our daily lives. As a child and young man I was brought up in Protestant, Assembly of God and Pentecostal denominations.

As I reached my late teens I had decided that organized religion did not have anything for me, and that God and religion had no place in my life. I spent about 25 years without knowing God as part of my life, needless to say there were some very dark times.
Through a very unlikely set of circumstances (a bunch of little miracles all in a row) I found my way back to church and new found faith in God at the age of 45. Since that time I have experienced God’s blessings through some very good times and leaned on Him for comfort through some bad times. I now know that he will be there for me as long as I will place my faith in Him.

I am currently an active member at Wood Village Baptist Church, serving as an usher and taking advantage of other service opportunities as they arise.

Recovery from alcoholism is also part of my story, I stay active in AA by attending meetings and supporting other members of that fellowship.

I am pleased to have this opportunity to assist Reverend Nelson in pursuing this radio ministry. I have confidence that with the Lord’s guidance great things will come of this.

Kelly Schwartz


I have always struggled with being referred to as a “godly woman” because I know that I am imperfect and a sinner. But through the love and sacrifice of Christ Jesus, I have been forgiven of my sins and His love is unconditional. Because of this love and forgiveness, I strive to live my life to His glory; to be a testimony to what He has done for me. I feel that Titus 2:7-8 best describes my philosophy at this time in my life:

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. I was raised in a Christian home attending Presbyterian and Baptist Sunday school and vacation bible school in my neighborhood, but it wasn’t until I was a young mother that I was drawn back to Him. I was baptized at the age of 34, with my husband and 3 children, and that’s when my life changed forever!

I have been a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for 19 years; and an active member of Christ the Vine Lutheran Church in Damascus, Oregon since 1995.

I am committed to the ministries of Reverend Leslie Nelson and honored to be a member of the Board of Directors. I know that God has put Heart of the Savior Ministries in my life to help touch the lives of many current and future Christians, and I’m humbled to be a part of that.

Lena Coleman

Board Member

was born and raised in Portland Oregon. She has been married to Ben Coleman for 19 years and has two daughters. She is a member of the Catholic Church and has served on the Board of a local Catholic School. She is currently a secretary for an Environmental Education program at the Multnomah Education Service District.

She grew up listening to her father’s stories of his escape from communistBulgaria, which makes her value theUnited Statesand the nation’s protection for people to practice their religious freedom.

She loves the Lord with all of her heart and has a heart of service.

Rev. Rebecca Tellez

Board Member

is a woman who loves God with her whole heart and desires that everyone should find the healing and hope she finds in Him and His Word.

Her life verse is Isaiah 61:1b, “He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. . .”

She earned an Associate Pastors Degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Secretary of the student body of Oregon College of Ministry. She interned with Love Your Neighbor Ministries while at Oregon College of Ministry working with the elderly in a foster home situation.

During this time, she felt God’s call upon her life to offer the hope of His light to those suffering with grief and hopelessness.

After graduation, Rebecca served on the East Hill Prison Ministry Team at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in both maximum and minimum security. She facilitated Grief Share and was a Stephen Minister at East Hill Foursquare Church.

Rev. Andy Martin

Chaplain / Treasurer

is a licensed and ordained pastor and chaplain through the Evangelical Church Alliance and the International Foursquare Church. He has been a chaplain for Love Your Neighbor Ministries, Inc. for nearly ten years, where he serves Alzheimer’s patients in care facilities and hospital visitations. He also officiates funerals, memorial services, and weddings.

With an educational background in both Accounting and Ministerial work, Reverend Andy Martin currently doubles as a Business Administrator at East Hill Foursquare Church while maintaining his role as Chaplain.