The Dalles First Christian Church Staff

Mike Wilson

Senior Minister

Born in Eugene Oregon in 1957, Mike graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1975 (Home of the “Billies”…a fierce animal), from Northwest Christian College in 1981 and Pacific Christian College in 1996. He came to The Dalles December 1, 1984 after working as a youth minister in Harrisburg, Or. and then at the YMCA in Hanford, Ca. and has been here ever since. He is married to his wife, Karen, and has five children so there is always something exciting happening in family life. Mike serves as the associate minister and fulfills the role of helping support the ministry of the church through teaching, training, developing ministries and organizing special events. Interests include woodworking, golf, hiking, traveling, fishing and hunting.

    Cheri Thomas


    Cheri was born & raised in The Dalles and married her high school sweetheart, Dan Thomas, over 37 years ago. They have 2 adult children that are both married and have given Cheri and Dan 7 grandchildren to spoil. Her daughter & son-in-law, Katie & Greg Cummings, live in The Dalles with their 3 sons. Her son & daughter-in-law, Andrew & Cassandra Thomas, are currently stationed at Ft Wainwright, Alaska and have 4 children. Together Dan & Cheri led several congregations around Oregon before returning to The Dalles in 2005. Cheri has been a church secretary for almost 20 years and has served at First Christian Church since November 2006. Her spare time is divided between the grandkids and scrap booking things the grandkids do.


      The staff at First Christian Church has spent many years devoted to the Christian faith. Our ministers enjoy sharing that faith and knowledge with others in our church community. Below is the ministerial line up of God’s faithful servants here at First Christian Church.

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      First Christian Church
      909 Court Street
      The Dalles, OR 97058
      Phone: 541-296-6189
      Fax: 541-296-1506

      Service Times

      Sunday School 9:15 am
      Sunday Service 10:30 am