Rebecca Dodson has been a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland Oregon since 2006. She joined the staff as “Education Coordinator” in 2016. She holds a B.S in Business Administration from Portland State University, has worked at Intel Corporation, and ran her own marketing consulting business. She loves to spend time with her two grandchildren.
She retired from staff on November 20, 2022, due to health reasons. She still teaches Tai Chi via Zoom 3 days a week and leads the Women’s Prayer and Study group on Monday mornings, also via Zoom. She plans to be an active member of Augustana as long as she can.
What brought You to Augustana?
I moved into the neighborhood and wanted a church that was telling and showing the love of Christ to the community.
What inspires you?
People inspire me. The ordinary kindness and service of regular people make such a difference in the world.
What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?
That I teach Tai Chi, Moving for Better Balance.
What have you learnt about your faith and God recently?
I have learned that God loves surprises. I never thought I would be teaching children, but God had other ideas for me, so here I am on staff as the Christian Education coordinator.
What is your biggest challenge?
Saying no, because I love to help and love so many things and people.