Background: Cliff Cole is a lifelong resident of Baker County. He spent many years as a business owner, community volunteer with the Haines Rural Fire Department. Cliff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center. He volunteered for 5 years before coming on as part-time staff. He accepted the director position in 2008 and has faithfully served the community of Baker County.
Philosophy and Approach: As a Pastoral Counselor for the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center, I provide Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy along with spiritual integration for individuals who desire to find positive solutions for change in their lives.
As a supervisor/facilitator for our Domestic Violence Intervention Program we provide accountability, hope and the opportunity for those whose who desire to change their thinking through Truthought evidence based material and scripture.
Education and Training: Completed Caring for People God’s Way certificate program through American Association Christian Counselors. Certified Truthought Specalist. Completed the Criminal Conduct-Substance Abuse program.
12 year’s volunteering in the prisons both in Baker City and Ontario working with inmates on life issues, 12 step inventories, and thinking errors.
40 years managing small business providing customer service and supervision to employees.
Director of Northeast Oregon Compassion Center for 7 years.
Local Minister License 7 years: Baker City Nazarene Church
The banner I uphold today comes from Philippians chapter 2: 3, 4:
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than your-selves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Compassion, accountability, building relationships, faith based community involvement and partnering with community resources will always create a positive ripple effect.
When you pray for us, encourage us with words, help with volunteer time or support us financially, we thank you for your investment!
Cliff Cole, Ministry Director