Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Oregon is incorporated under the laws of the State of Oregon under the name and title of “The Diocese of Oregon.” The Board of Trustees makes up the trustees of the corporation. The board of trustees is comprised of the bishop, the chancellor, the treasurer, the secretary, three clergy and three lay persons elected by the convention.

The trustees act within bounds set by the Bishop, the Convention, and the Standing Committee to steward the funds and property entrusted to the diocese. The Finance Committee of the Diocese, appointed by the Board of Trustees, conducts ongoing review of all financial transactions in the diocese.

The trustees meet the last Thursday of the month at The Bishop’s Close in Portland at 1:00 pm. Meetings may be held via web conference. The Board of Trustees, Standing Committee, & Diocesan Council meet together three times a year.

The members of the Board of Trustees are:

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama, Bishop
The Rev. Neysa Ellgren, Secretary
Rick Grimshaw, Treasurer
Mike Dotten, Chancellor
The Rev. Brendan Barnicle (St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville)
Pamela Filbert (St. Timothy, Salem)
Mike Penfield (St. John the Baptist, Portland)
The Rev. Dawn Reynolds (St. Thomas, Dallas)
The Rev. Tom Sramek, Jr. (St. Mark's, Medford)
Lianne Thompson (St. Catherine's, Manzanita/Nehalem)


Christina Harutunyan, Recording Secretary
Sydney Fitzpatrick, Vice Chancellor
Dee Anne Isham, Controller