Our elder & staff teams are made up of passionate followers of Jesus. We encourage you to take a bit of time to get to know them.

Our Elder Team

Westport Church is led by a plurality of elders who guard the mission, values, and beliefs of the church. The role of the Elder Team is to provide oversight, accountability, and wisdom for the direction of the church.

Elders are men who are called upon to serve and support the Westport community in areas that include prayer, peacemaking, teaching, discipline, care-giving and corporate decision making. To learn more about the role of the Elder Team at Westport, view the by-laws here.

Dan Bax, Elder

Dan began attending Westport in 2009 and joined our Elder team during the fall of 2012. He has been married to his wife, Wendy (pictured), for 21 years and they have two daughters, Elyse and Jenna, and a smiley, lovable dog, Chuck. Dan is a valued member of our Sound Tech team and serves with diligence, dedication and humility. Together with his wife Wendy, Dan frequently host parties for Duck football or Blazer games. In his spare time Dan enjoys golfing, motor cross and traveling.

elders [at] westportchurch [dot] org

Scott Haley, Elder

Scott and his family started attending Westport in December of 2010 and he joined our elder team in June of 2016. He has been married to his wife, Cheryl (pictured), for 19 years. They have two children, Chad and Jessica, and a few fur kids, Roscoe (dog) and Jynx (cat). Scott has served as part of our security team for several years as well as with our local missions efforts through various roles. The Haley family stays active through camping trips and plenty of sports. In his free time Scott can be found riding his motorcycle or hunting.

elders [at] westportchurch [dot] org

Shane Fookes, Elder

In addition to serving as our lead pastor, Shane is part of our Elder team. He and his wife, Aimee enjoy hiking together and supporting their children in their various sports. For more information about Shane, visit his Lead Pastor profile below.

elders [at] westportchurch [dot] org

Justin Wolverton, Elder

In addition to serving as our Pastor of Church Mobilization, Justin serves as one of our elders. He and his wife, Rachel enjoy spending time in the great outdoors through hiking and snow shoeing.  They also frequently host parties for their neighbors and church family in their home. For more information about Justin, visit his personal profile below.

Our Staff Team

Under the care and direction of the elder team, our staff team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our church.

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Shane Fookes, Lead Pastor

Shane joined Westport in 2008 and served in multiple roles until becoming our Lead Pastor in 2012. He has been married to his wife Aimee for 26 years and they have four children, Rebekah, Jonathan, Benjamin and Hannah. Shane is passionate about leading people toward a deeper relationship with Jesus and equipping them to bring Biblical truth into everyday life. He is an avid reader and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest through hiking and mountain biking. He is also a vocal Texas Longhorn fan. Hook 'em!

shanef [at] westportchurch [dot] org

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Justin Wolverton, Pastor of Church Mobilization

Justin joined our team in 2012 and serves as the supervising leader of our local and global missions efforts. He has been married to his wife, Rachel, for 20 years and they have four children, Sierra, Cade, Blythe, and Ella. Justin deeply loves the people he serves and is always dreaming up new ways to share the gospel with those around him. He frequently heads out to mountain bike trails in Oregon with his dog, Harley, in tow and he enjoys scoping out new restaurants for the best food in Portland. 

justinw [at] westportchurch [dot] org

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Jacob Wallace, Director of Worship Arts

Jacob started attending Westport in 2010 and served as a dedicated member of our worship arts team before becoming Director of Worship Arts in 2015. He and his wife, Erin, have been married 7 years and they recently made their dog, Chewy, a big brother when they welcomed their first child, Jeremiah. Jacob is infectiously passionate about God's presence and strives to help others encounter Jesus in life-changing ways through musical worship. He enjoys experiencing outdoor life through mountain biking, hiking and backpacking. He's also a devoted fan of the Oregon Ducks and loves watching almost any sport.

jacobwallace [at] westportchurch [dot] org

jeNNifer king, director of POrt Kids & Family Engagement

Jen began attending Westport in 2007 and joined our staff team as PORT KIDS Director in 2012 and has consistently served with passion and enthusiasm every day since. She has been married to her husband, Dave, for 24 years and they are currently enjoying the empty nest life. She actively participates in serving with our global missions teams, and is deeply passionate about orphan care and adoption. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends especially when it involves Oregon Duck football, movies, motorcycles or coffee.

jenking [at] westportchurch [dot] org

Sean Haggart, Student Ministry Director

Sean move to Hillsboro from his hometown in Southern California in July of 2016 to join our staff team. He loves people and is thrilled to have the opportunity to run a student ministry after serving 13 years as a volunteer at his previous church. Sean's favorite part of student ministry is the opportunities it provides to guide students as they grow in their faith and begin to make their belief in Jesus a very personal and real part of their life. He's always up for friendly competition no matter if it's through board games or playing sports. He's also recently taken up slack lining and enjoys amateur photography.

seanh [at] westportchurch [dot] org

Erin wallace, communications coordinator

Erin started attending Wesport in 2010 and joined our staff team in 2011. She served in various roles until settling into her current role as Communications Coordinator in 2013. She has been married to her husband, Jacob, for 7 years and after successfully parenting their dog, Chewy, for almost two years they recently welcomed their first child, Jeremiah. Erin is passionate about leading others in worship and loves being creative through numerous means.  She loves to travel and enjoys hiking, cooking, exploring new restaurants in the area and day trips to the Oregon coast.

ewallace [at] westportchurch [dot] org