My name is Eddie Ciobanu and I am your new pastor! For some reason God in His wisdom thought it was a good idea to put us together at this juncture in history and I am looking forward to meeting each one of you and discovering together what His plan for us all is. Whatever it is, I know it’s going to be the adventure of our lives, so I am ready and excited to get going.
A few things about me as ways of introduction: I come to you with my family, spouse Raluca, children Alex, Karina, Raisa, and Miruna, and in-laws Daniel and Felicia. Family is priority number one for me. I am far from perfect, but I want to be present and involved in the lives of each one of my kids, and together with my wife we’ve managed to keep them close and raise them properly so far. We’re proud of each one of them and continue to maintain a sense of curiosity about their growth and development, as they surprise us every day with their playfulness and maturity.
I have been a pastor formally for 17 years. Oregon was my first destination after Seminary, where I pastored two other church districts: Woodburn/Molalla was my first assignment, and Mt Tabor my second one. Healing Hope and the Village Church is now my third ministry placement. I love people, I want to see people succeed and get closer to Jesus, and I do not spare any effort to see that taking place.
Prior to going into ministry, I worked as an RN for a few years and a few years ago I decided to take the Chaplaincy training, which for me combines very well my first career with my call to ministry. I have had the privilege to serve many people with their spiritual care needs, and I believe as time comes to a close there is going to be growing opportunities for the church to serve the community by creating healing spaces where people’s spiritual needs can be met.
Truth be told I do not know anything about Healing Hope so I am looking forward to getting to know each one of the church family members, and seeing how I can be of assistance in coming alongside you in your journey towards the Kingdom. It’s going to be a wild ride, so let’s get ready. God has a lot of great things in store for us, and I am excited to experience each and every one of them with you.
Thank you for welcoming me and my family at Healing Hope.