About CEF of Polk County

Staff

Rachel Newport

Rachel Newport, Local Coordinator

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Rachel was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon. After high school, Rachel moved to Salem, Oregon to attend Chemeketa Community College. Early on in Rachel's college years, God began to call her into full-time ministry. When she graduated from Chemeketa, God opened the door for her to intern with CEF of Polk County. Because Rachel had served with Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) through the Christian Youth in Action® program since she was 13, interning with CEF was a logical and wonderful next step. She then attended the Children Ministries Institute®, a CEF training school, to receive training for her new role. In May of 2016 she began interning with CEF of Polk County while attending Western Oregon University. In June of 2018, Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Studies and became the Local Coordinator for CEF of Polk County. Rachel has a passion for working with kids and loves spending time with them.

Elizabeth Boldt

Elizabeth Boldt, Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth grew up in Polk County. In 2012, she began volunteering for CEF of Polk County through Christian Youth in Action and summer ministries. She enjoyed teaching the kids and building into the CYIAers. In 2015, she served as Summer Missionary for CEF of Polk County and that October began working for CEF of Oregon in the state office as an Office Associate. She transferred back to CEF of Polk County to the position of Administrative Assistant in 2017. She is excited and grateful to be using her talents in organization and graphic design for the Lord while continuing to build into the lives of teens and children.

About CEF

Child Evangelism Fellowship, also known as CEF, is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living. CEF has over 2,900 missionaries overseas, approximately 2,200 of whom are nationals. In the USA and Canada, 700 full-time workers and an estimated 40,000 volunteers serve the ministry. CEF was founded by Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in 1937.

CEF of Polk County serves Polk County, Oregon, including the towns of Dallas, Monmouth, Independence and Falls City and other outlying communities. We currently have 9 Good News Clubs operating throughout the school year. In the 2015-16 Ministry year, we reached 1,474 children with the Gospel of Christ, praise God!

Our Purpose

Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize to boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living. We desire to work alongside the local church, to provide training and opportunities for churches to step out of their four walls and impact their communities for Christ. Our vision is to reach every child, every nation, every day.

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