Rev. Daniel A. Burnett, Senior Pastor
Daniel was born and raised in Portland, OR. After graduating from Portland Christian High School, Daniel attended Portland State University. He holds a Bachelor degree of Vocal Performance and a Masters degree in Choral Conducting. Upon completion of his Masters degree, Daniel returned to Portland Christian to serve for eight years as the head of the Creative Arts Department.
Daniel came to Rivercrest Community Church in February, 2010 to serve in Youth and Music ministries. He was later appointed to the position of Associate Pastor, with additional teaching, preaching, and administrative responsibilities.
In 2012, Daniel felt God’s calling to pursue ministry full-time. He attended Multnomah Biblical Seminary and obtained the degree of Master of Divinity, with an emphasis on Chaplain ministries, following in the footsteps of his late grandfather, who was also a pastor. Daniel is ecclesiastically endorsed and ordained by the International Ministerial Fellowship.
Following the retirement of Rivercrest’s previous Senior Pastor in July 2016, Daniel served as Interim pastor and was called and installed as the full-time Senior Pastor in July of 2017. Daniel has a desire to see Rivercrest grow into a place where all people are loved and encouraged to serve others in our community.
As musician, Daniel continues to perform with various choral groups in Portland and the surrounding area, including Cappella Romana in Portland and St. Paul’s Chamber Singers, in Salem, OR.
Daniel and his wife, Emily, have three children: Aurelia, Brynn and Celeste. Daniel enjoys hiking with his family and is an avid Portland Trailblazers fan.
Since childhood, Proverbs 3:5-6 has been a vital scripture in Daniel’s life, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths”.
Minister of Music
Gloria Cullins - Program Chair
JD Mitchell — Moderator
Pat Jacoby - Member at-large
Willis Krieger - Member at-large
Bonnie Mitchell — Secretary
Ed Meinig - Deacon Chair
Kirby Gleason - Trustee Chair
Marjorie Woodfill - Member at-large
Pat Durward - Treasurer
Board of Trustees
Kirby Gleason - Chairman
Board of Deacons
Ed Meinig - Chair