Leaders

 

Founding Ministers


81Shawn & Marina Mitchell were the founding Co-Directors of Catalyst.  Before starting Catalyst, Shawn was in full-time church ministry for 13-years.  Shawn is the part-time Executive Director for both Catalyst Network and Catalyst Partnerships.  Marina works as a group fitness instructor at Bay Club Portland, and is a Master Instructor/Educator with Stages Indoor Cycling.  Shawn & Marina live in Tualatin, OR, and are actively involved at Grace Chapel.  They have 2 adult kids.
 

Taft MugshotTaft Mitchell was part of the founding Advisory Team in 2007, and worked part-time as a minister with Catalyst Ministries from 2010 to 2016.  Taft served in full-time church ministry for over 40 years.  Taft has 3 grown kids, and lives in Wilsonville with his wife, Bobbie. Yes, he is Shawn's dad....and they are best friends! Taft & Bobbie are involved with Community of Hope Lutheran Church.

 


 

Board of Directors


Isaac Federiuk has been involved with Catalyst since 2013.  He is a project manager for a medical equipment company, and spends lots of time volunteering with the projects of Catalyst Partnerships.  He and his wife live in Tigard with their 2 young children, and are involved with Westside, A Jesus Church in Tigard.

Ryan Gray has been involved with Catalyst since 2010.  He is a key advisor behind-the-scenes, and is actively involved in our fundraising & financial accountability.  Ryan and his wife live in West Linn with their 2 young children, and are involved with Willamette Christian Church.

Bruce Hanna has been involved with Catalyst since 2013.  He is a retired Junior High School principal (which means he has earned his rest), and is an active member of Sunset Presbyterian Church.  He and his wife life in Hillsboro.

Dan Hedeen has been involved with Catalyst since 2016.  He has been a CPA / CFO for several local companies over the years, and attends Westside, A Jesus Church in Tigard.  He and his wife live in Beaverton.

Linda Owen has been involved with Catalyst since 2014. She lives in Tigard and raises guide-dogs for the blind. She volunteers in the Catalyst office and is also serves as the "Ultimate Advocate" trainer.  Linda is involved with Tigard Christian Church.

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