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Don & Cindy Sparks

Don and Cindy came to ALC in 2010. Don grew up on a farm south of Monmouth and Cindy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. They met in college in Iowa, fell in love, and just celebrated 36 years of marriage. They have one son, Jason, who lives in Salem (and is a fabulous cook!).

Don is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Master’s degree in College Student Services, and is currently on staff at Corban University in Salem as the Director of Student Success. Cindy received her Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Fresno Pacific University, and currently works at Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis.

We are very excited to be involved in ministry at Abundant Life Center and working with the Youth. God has blessed us richly, and we look forward to the adventures God leads us into as we continue to serve and love Him!

Don’s Fun Facts


June 14

Favorite thing about ALC

The size and the people.

Favorite Author

Toss up between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lews

Who’s your hero

My Dad is my hero and he still inspires me even though he’s been with the Lord for over 10 years.

Favorite Sports Team

The 49ers are my favorite.

Where would you like to go that you’ve never been?

I’ve never been to space and I think going there will be awesome. I would also like to go to Fiji and/or Samoa.

Cindy’s Fun Facts


January 25

Favorite thing about ALC

The people who have such a heart for the Lord and show love to each other in the everyday things.

Favorite Coffee Drink

I don’t drink coffee at all, but my favorite drink still comes from Starbucks – the Doubly Chocolaty Chip Frapuccino (with double the mocha!)

Favorite thing to do

Ride through God’s beautiful nature on my horse.