Our Office & Staff

Our Office & Staff

Our Diocesan Staff is based out of the Diocesan Office located at 11800 S. Military Lane, Portland, OR 97219. It is located off of Rte 43 between Portland and Lake Oswego on the native lands of the Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde. Please find our staff listing below, or feel free to contact us here.

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The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama

Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon

bishopakiyama@diocese-oregon.org

The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama was born in Wheeler, Oregon and grew up in a Japanese-American community in Hood River. Bishop Akiyama was the first Japanese-American woman ordained to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, ordained 1988 in the Diocese of Eastern Oregon. The Rt. Rev. Akiyama was ordained and consecrated as bishop on January 30, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland.

Learn more about Bishop Akiyama here.

Beto Arciniega

Missioner for Emerging Communities
Misionero para Comunidades Emergentes
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503-310-6006
email: betoa@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Beto if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Spanish-language liturgical resources
  • Escuela para Ministerios
  • Plaza Communitaria Encuentro
  • Latino Working Group

Chris Craun

Missioner for Thriving Congregations
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971-204-4116
email: chrisc@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Chris if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Priests and congregations in transition
  • Resources for congregational development and vitality
  • Thriving Leaders - new clergy

Tracy Esguerra

Office Administrator
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971-204-4103
email: tracye@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Tracy if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Background checks for employees & volunteers
  • Diocesan Convention
  • Updates to the clergy records
  • Record maintenance of congregational lay leaders

Ernestein Flemister

Missioner for Racial Reconciliation
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email: ernesteinf@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Ernestein if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Engaging Racial Justice Working Group
  • Racial Reconciliation resources and materials

Alli Gannett

Director of Communications
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971-204-4108
email: allisong@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Alli if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Congregational communications plans and tools, basic IT support
  • Telling stories and publicizing events
  • The diocesan website and social media
  • The diocesan Digest weekly newsletter
  • Making changes to the diocesan Directory

Dee Anne Isham

Controller
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971-204-4115
email: deeannei@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Dee Anne if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Accounting for diocesan programs, payroll, and investments
  • Financial statements and information for the Diocese, Bishop's Fund, Elk Rock Garden, and the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation
  • Diocesan and program budgets

Eva Mendiola

Payroll & Accounts Payable Administrator
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971-204-4105
email: evam@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Eva if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Payroll
  • Employee benefits, including insurance and retirement
  • Accounts Payable

Derek Moyer

Missioner for Lifelong Formation
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971-204-4124
email: derekm@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Derek if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Christian and Leadership Formation resources (children - adult)
  • The Academy for Formation and Ministry
  • Vestry/BAC & Finance Workshops
  • Safe Church

Christina Munoz

Executive Assistant to the Bishop
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971-204-4109
email: christinam@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Christina for any items regarding:

  • Bishop Visitations
  • Scheduling appointments with Bishop Akiyama
  • Information regarding the Board of Trustees

The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior

Adviser to the Bishop on Redevelopment
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Bishop Prior provides support and guidance for parishes and missions interested in exploring innovative ways to redevelop their campuses.

His expertise is available as assigned by the Bishop.

For questions related to church redevelopment, contact Bishop Akiyama.

Carol Sedlacek

Interim Missioner for Special Projects
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email: carols@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Carol if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Camp & Retreat Ministries
  • Clergy Events
  • Special Projects

Richard Van Orman

Diocesan Historian
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email: richardvanorman@centurylink.net

Contact Richard if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Donations of historical materials regarding the Diocese of Oregon
  • Donations of historical materials regarding Elk Rock Garden

Meron Yimesgen

Accountant
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971-204-4120
email: merony@diocese-oregon.org

Contact Meron if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Account Receivable
  • Parochial reports and DPA assessments
  • Diocesan Investment Funds &¬†Stock donations
  • Property & Liability Insurance