Seeking the Lord’s heart and purpose for His church in Latvia and in Corvallis, the Latvia Link Team is called to support the development of a Sister Church relationship between Matthews Church in Riga, Latvia and Suburban Church in Corvallis, Oregon.

The Sister Church relationship purposes to:

  • Build up and encourage one another to love and good works in Christ
  • Preach the gospel to the nations – in Riga, in Corvallis, and wherever God directs our partnership

To this end the Suburban’s Latvia Link team will:

  • Seek and respond to opportunities to deepen our Sister Church relationship
  • Identify and/or provide administrative support for Sister Church opportunities
  • Cast vision for the Sister Church relationship and for specific Sister Church opportunities

Meet Matthews Church Corvallis Link Team

Corvallis Link Team

 Matthews Church Corvallis Link Team

Let me introduce you to the Matthews Church Corvallis Link Team. On the left is Lauris Grins. Lauris is a Matthews Church Board member and one of the three people most responsible for Matthews Church financial decisions. In the middle is Laima Dravniece our friend whom we met when she visited Corvallis (doesn’t she look good!). On the right is Kristaps Krumins a Matthews Church Council member. The Matthews Church Council is the group of Ministry Leaders who govern the church. Please pray for all of us as together we seek the Lord for His plans for this relationship.

Meet Suburban Church Latvia Link Team

Lativa Link Team Picture
Suburban Church Latvia Link Team


Let me introduce you to Suburban Church’s Latvia Link Team. On the left is Kim Simmons Children’s Director for Suburban. Next is Claudia Lee, Pastor’s wife and Women’s Ministry Co-Leader for Suburban. Next meet Liz Myers, a member of Suburban with a Ph.D. in Biblical studies. Next meet Linda Conniff, a member of Suburban and a retired counselor specializing in women’s services. Next meet Loren Koller, DVM and Ph.D. retired from Oregon State University and active member of Suburban Church. Finally meet Bill Zipp, member of Suburban, Chair of the Latvia Link Team, and President of Leadership Link, Inc. Together we’ve enjoyed the adventure of following the Lord into this Sister Church relationship. We are excited to see what He has next for us and Matthews Church!


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