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 Cowlitz Tribe and 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

Canon for Latino Ministries
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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
  • Escuelas para Ministerios
  • The diocesan Latino Ministry Commission

Neysa Ellgren Shepley

Canon to the Ordinary
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971-204-4116
email: neysae@diocese-oregon.org

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

  • Priests and congregations in transition
  • The Diocesan Consultants network
  • Convention business
  • Congregational development & DPA
  • Title IV reporting

Tracy Esguerra

Executive Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary & Convention Coordinator
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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:

  • Appointment with Canon Ellgren Shepley
  • Background checks for employees & volunteers
  • Diocesan Convention
  • Updates to the clergy directory
  • Record maintenance of congregational lay leaders

Wilson Ferreira Sandoval

Westside Latino Missioner
Wilson Ferreira Sandoval

email: wilsonham@hotmail.com

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

  • Plaza Encuentro
  • Latino Ministry in the west Portland metro area

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

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
  • Telling stories and publicizing events
  • The diocesan website and social media
  • The Diocesan Digest weekly newsletter
  • Basic IT support

Christina Harutuyan

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

Contact Christina for any items regarding:

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

Roberto Maldonado

Eastside Latino Missioner
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503-663-4223
email
: PadreRoberto88@hotmail.com

Contact Roberto if you have questions or need assistance with the following:

  • Latino Ministry in the east Portland metro area

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

Carol Sedlacek

Canon for Christian and Leadership Formation
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971-204-4124
email: carols@diocese-oregon.org

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

  • Youth Ministry, youth events, and Youth Mission Trip (YMT)
  • Camping Ministry for children, youth, and adults
  • Safe Church training
  • Leadership Formation, Fresh Start, Vestry/BAC & Treasurers workshops, congregational development, Diocesan Consultants Network
  • Christian Formation resources and tools

Richard Van Orman

Diocesan Historian
Richard Van Orman

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