NEWBERG, Ore. -- The community is pulling together to offer support to Jennifer Huston's family as they search for their loved one. Hillside Fellowship in Newberg is holding a vigil Tuesday night for the missing mother of two young sons.
"Word travels fast, and when there’s two small kids that are missing their mom, it makes you realize what’s important," said Associate Pastor Sean Flannery.
Jennifer Huston, her husband Kallan and their three and six-year-old sons aren't members of Hillside Fellowship. Pastor Flannery said a neighbor of theirs is a member, and that neighbor, who wants to remain anonymous, requested the vigil on behalf of the Huston family. Pastor Flannery said hosting it is something the church wants to do for the Huston family and for the community.
“It’s a reminder of how amazing people are. How amazing communities can be. And it’s a reminder that we’re not alone,” he said.
Late Monday afternoon, Kallan Huston and Newberg-Dundee Police held a press conference to offer more details about where Jennifer was in the hours before her disappearance. Kallan Huston encouraged the community to be on the look-out for Jennifer's dark green Lexus SUV.
Flannery believes community support isn't just needed to find Jennifer, it's also essential to keeping her family strong.
"I'd want to tell Jennifer's family to not give up hope," said Pastor Flannery.
The vigil starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Hillside Fellowship, located at 611 N. Main Street in Newberg. Everyone is welcome.