Jeff Cook, Ph.D. |
Assistant pastor


Jeff and his family arrived at Gateway in 2016 from Wisconsin where he served as Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Prior to teaching and clinical work, Jeff served in pastoral ministry for 12 years in the states of Colorado, Montana, and Oregon. Jeff earned his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, and later his Master's (George Fox University) and PhD (Oregon State University) in Counseling. Jeff is married to Heidi who is a lover of theology and literature, and they have four children Aspen (16), Chloe (12), Sierra (11), and Kilian (8). In addition to his passion for theology and mental health, Jeff and his family are thrilled to embark on an exploration of the many rivers and trails throughout the Pacific Northwest.



Sheri Magill | Secretary


Sheri and her husband Lane are natives to Wasco County. Both were born in The Dalles and raised in south county. After getting married and living in the "big" city for 4 years, they had an opportunity to move to The Dalles in 1992, to run a business while raising their two beautiful daughters. Before coming to Gateway, She worked for a local property management company. Sheri enjoys being a wife, mom, and a nana, besides camping, fishing, walking and creating handmade cards.


Caleb Wheeler | Youth Director



Caleb came to Gateway from Stevenson, WA where he was a Program Director of a youth employment and development program, substitute teacher, special education assistant, and PR and marketing consultant for the local school district. He has been working with youth since 2007. He earned his Bachelors in Communication Studies from Central Washington University and is currently working on his Master of Divinity. Along with his Director of Youth Ministry role Caleb is the Area Director for Young Life in The Dalles. Caleb’s wife Yvonne works at The Dalles High School as a Transition Specialist and is a trained opera singer.

Paul Snedecor | Treasurer


I am married and have four children and four grandchildren. I come to Gateway with over 20 years of accounting experience in church finances. The last 10 years as Chief Financial officer for two churches in the Portland area. Before that, I was a bookkeeper for 10 years for a church in the Hood River. Besides working here at Gateway I also work as Chief Financial Officer for one of the churches in Portland. When I am not working I love spending time with my family.