completed his BA in German Language at PSU in 1977 and then traveled and worked in Europe
for almost two years. He was baptized into Christ on September 25, 1979. Jana Bader moved to
Portland and visited his congregation one Sunday on April 13, 1980, and decided to start worshiping there.
His favorite hobbies are cooking Italian food, playing jazz piano, watching football, snow skiing,
Terry Novak-Terry was born on December 25, 1965 in Chicago, IL and raised in the suburb of Bloomingdale, where his parents still live. He was baptized at the Glen Ellyn church of Christ in 1979. One of Terry’s favorite verses is Psalms 145:8 “The Lord is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.” While attending Florida College he met Janice (Nerland) and they married on June 13, 1987. The Novak’s have lived in Vancouver, BC, Portland, Oregon and Las Vegas, Nevada before finally settling down in Portland, where their wonderful son Quinten was born. From a very young age Terry had aspirations of being a fighter pilot, surgeon or architect and eventually graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors of Architecture degree in 1993. After working in a variety of offices in Illinois, British Columbia, Nevada and Oregon, Terry now runs his own small architecture firm south of downtown Portland. In his spare time he enjoys playing a variety of sports, and dabbling in photography, sketching and watercolor…when the mood strikes. Some of Terry’s other “quirks” are that he loves wearing heavily starched dress shirts (Chicago white collar roots…), shooting rubber bands (he can hit just about anything from 10 feet…), and the over abundant use of parenthetical statements and ellipsis’ (as often as possible…). He tries very hard every day to live up to the example his father set of serving others and is honored to be a servant for the TVC family.