2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

“Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."


The Call is a Youth Conference hosted by True Life Fellowship Church every year. The purpose of the conference is to engage and empower the young people of our generation. It is traditionally held in mid September to kick-off the new school year. The Call gathers churches from all over the Northwest for a weekend of worship and encounter. We hope that you can join us this year!



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Pastor Thomas

Thomas Burelson is a youth pastor in Boise, Idaho. He is a Portland native and went to Portland Bible College for a brief time before hearing the call of God to move to Boise. Thomas is passionate, real and sincere. Aside from ministry, Thomas loves to play music, play basketball and talk about Batman.

Pastor Eric

Eric, his wife Nancei and children originally come from the Evergreen State of Washington, where the served in leadership as Junior High Pastors for a season. Soon after, they traveled to Redding, California to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. They spent four years in Redding getting trained and equipped to spread the Kingdom of wherever they go. They have a passion for building family wherever their feet land and showing the Father's heart in a powerful yet practical way. Eric has been youth ministry for the past 10 years and desires to see this generation have an encounter with a loving Father. This last year the Lopez family relocated from California to beautiful Portland, Oregon where Eric serves as an Associate Pastor and Youth pastor at Rock Creek Church.

Pastor Sherina

Sherina Sours is a second generation, ordained minister in Grace International and a graduate of Multnomah Bible College in Portland, OR. Sherina believes in the power of worship and the absolute truth of the Word of God and she communicates that truth in a way that is practical and inspiring. She lives in Battle Ground, WA with her husband Jim and their two sons, Logan (6) and Jacob (4). They are currently serving as Worship and Youth Pastors at Landmark Church where her parents have pastored for 40 years.

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Pastor James

James was born and raised in Washington after being adopted from foster care at the age of 3. He grew up struggling with feelings of being unwanted and unworthy of God’s call. However, at the age of 12, at a Grace International Summer Camp, James was called into ministry as a worship leader and a youth pastor. He began his journey as a student leader in his youth ministry, growing into a pastoral intern, and eventually moved from South Bend, WA to Hillsboro, OR where he became the Youth Pastor for True Life Fellowship Church. He has a passion to see young people grow in their calling from Christ and to have Jesus be glorified, honored, and made famous in his life

Pastor Ryan and Savannah

Ryan and Savannah Bates serve at Radiant Church in Camas, WA. They met at Multnomah University, married in 2012 and have two handsome sons, Noah (3) and Wesley (1). Ryan has a Bachelor’s in Bible/Theology from Multnomah and is currently the Associate Pastor at Radiant heading up Worship and Youth Ministry. Savannah stays home with the boys, serves at church and works with her parent’s ministry at home and across the country. Ryan and Savannah love Jesus and deeply desire to see Him glorified in the lives of the next generation.