Connection Group Bios

The Lexington Group

Leaders: Steve and Susan Jones


Wednesdays at 6:30 PM - Starting September 11th, 2019.

129 Merced Drive, Kelso (Lexington)     

Steve and Susan Jones lead a group that meets in Lexington. Their group’s focus is building community with each other as well as reaching out and serving the community around them. They spend much time praying for one another, taking time to discuss the subject of the message from the previous weekend, and (currently) going through the book of Romans backwards. Dessert or other good food is always on hand!

Current Study: Reading Romans Backwards

Contact Steve and Susan at:

The Roadrunner Group (Kelso Group)

Leader: Pat Enbody

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Wednesdays at 6:30 to 8:00 PM              

East Hills Community Room

The Roadrunner Group is the longest running of all of East Hills’s connection groups, and is comprised mostly of senior citizens. They call themselves  “The Roadrunners” because there are members who have attended from Kalama, Rose Valley, West Longview, and all places in between. 

To kick off the first meeting of Fall 2019, it will be on Wednesday September 11th @ 6pm at Izzy’s.

Contact Pat at:

The West Longview Group

Leaders: Leon and René Rennells

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Wednesdays at 6:00 PM - Starting September 11th, 2019

2370 38th Ave, Longview

The West Longview Group group meets Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M at the Rennell’s home, located at 2370 38th Ave in Longview. Elements of their gatherings include ice breakers, sermon topic discussions & prayer in various orders and formats with light refreshments.

Leon enjoys grounds & building maintenance, Habitat for Humanity, Love Inc. ministries and the like. Rene' enjoys reading and serving on the Welcome Team and in Kidville. Both are trying to keep up with their eight grandchildren! Their group encourages one another through the highs and lows of life, serves others as directed by Holy Spirit, laughs at themselves (a lot), and supports each other in prayer during the week.

Contact Leon and René at:

The Souljourners Group

Leader: Nita Duncan

2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 9:30 am

Rotating Location

We often informally meet to walk together or to connect over coffee.

Our name, Souljourners, describes our purpose as we share our journeys together and grow in our understanding of and relationship with God. Our time together includes: eating (of course); “checking-in,” sharing our lives, interests, goals and needs; praying together for each other; and having a time of discussion on our current study. We have a small amount of reading we do on our own, then when we come together, we discuss and apply it to our individual situations. Presently our study helps us explore daily opportunities God brings into our lives. We focus on the basics of Christian life and how God’s Word applies to us.

Since our members live in Kalama, Castle Rock, Kelso and Longview we meet in various homes to even our commutes. We also offer to pick anyone up that doesn’t want to drive the distance. If you avoid evening activities our don’t want to drive after dark, this is a great group for you. If you don’t have a place to belong, this is great group for you, as we are small enough for you to be known and be able to participate.

Since we move around it would be good to check with me about where we are meeting next. Call Nita Duncan at 360-998-0427 or 971-219-00677, or email at for more information or to catch a ride. You are invited to join us.

Current Study: Book called: All the Places to Go: How will you know? by John Ortberg

The Longview Group

Leader: Jim Cram

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Tuesdays at 6 PM          3276 Tori Lane,  Longview

The Longview Group is an multi-generational group filled with life, love, food, fun, and depth. Mike Gillman hosts this group in his home with a meal to kick things off at 5:30. Jim Cram and Mike Gillman lead Bible discussions and prayer. Life is shared in this open and casual environment, and the meals together cause it to feel all the more like family. If you're looking for an engaging group where you can  belong, this kid-friendly group may be a great fit for you!

Current Study: Digging Deeper with the Sermons

Contact Jim at:

The Kalama Group

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Leaders: Jack and Debbie Sande            

Thursdays at 6:30 PM  

This group rotates between houses in the Kalama area.   They focus on building community and praying with each other.  They alternate between studying books of the Bible and doing topical studies which many include the use of videos. Dessert or other good food is always on hand!

Contact Jack and Debbie at:

The Young Adult Group

Leaders: Blade Porterfield & nick stewart

Thursdays at 6:00 PM Ages 18-35 551 Lone Oak Rd, Longview, WA, 98632

This is a group of young adults who seek to follow Jesus. This group will grow, share, and love! It is an opportunity to do life with others around you. This includes, but is not limited to the idea of sharing life stories (laughing and crying together), reading and studying the Bible, praying, outreach, and loving those around us. There will also be food!  For more information: contact Blade Porterfield. Email:

Current Study: The Lord’s Prayer


Not Sure Yet?

If you are not sure what group you'd like to join, you can still click here to fill out the sign up form found at the bottom of the connection groups page. Just select "not sure yet". Or start a conversation with Blade Porterfield by emailing him at: