Paul Hoffman

KALEO Communities, Oregon
Lead Church Planter
Portland Oregon
KALEO Communities
April 25

About My Family

Growing up in an unchurched area in northern California, I know intimately what it means to follow Jesus where it that isn’t normative to follow Jesus. I came to faith in Jesus in 2001 through a family who faithfully loved me for years. Since then, I have served in various ministries in local churches. attained ministry degrees at California Baptist University and Southwestern Theological Seminary. I hold a Bachelor of Applied Theology and an M.A. in Christian Education with a Concentration in Church Planting.

My wife, Kristen, holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and M.A. in Christian Education with a Youth Ministry Concentration.

We have two children, Addison and Wesley. In 2015, we arrived on the mission field of Portland, Ore., to begin planting KALEO Communities.

About My Church Plant

KALEO connects with the people of Portland in several ways.

Missional Communities meet weekly to learn what it means to follow Jesus in their thoughts, words and actions. They participate in a conversation about a selected passage from the Bible, pray for one another and the city and are sent out to live the gospel.

Gatherings meet weekly and follow the four pillars of covenant: gathering, word, table, sending. Gatherings, just like missional communities, are an opportunity for people to be introduced to Jesus and our church.

D.N.A. (Discipleship, Nurture, Accountability) groups consist of three people within a missional community, meeting regularly for discipleship.

Through Path Building people experience the warmth of friendship and family. This includes backyard cookouts, block parties, street fair outreach and festival outreach.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


Pray for developing relationships in our community and relational networks. Pray for persons of peace to rise up out of our relationships. Pray for continued development of partner churches and individuals. Pray for the development of our core team.


Connect to the vision of our church as a Sending/ Supporting Church. Join us for a mission project during the year. Consider joining our team as we look to seek the kingdom in Portland as it is in heaven.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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