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 Choir Teacher and 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 a 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”.

Our Staff

Curt Krieger

Minister of Music

Sean Adams

Sound Technician

Office Manager

Church Council

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

Shari Austero

Sallie LaValley

Judy Vielmetti

Karen Hertl

Sharon Chapman

Lisa Gooding

Carol Ward-Hickman

Board of Deacons

Ed Meinig - Chair 

AnnaMarie Gomez

Delores Gradin

Wes Gradin
Patti Malanaphy
Maritza Soler

Derek Hills

Pat Slater


3201 NE 148th Ave Portland, OR 97230  \  Tel: 503-254-4400


Sunday: 10:15am



Wednesday: Women's Bible Study, 10 a.m.

Adult and Children's Bible Study, 7 p.m.

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