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. Diana Akiyama, Bishop
Rick Grimshaw, Treasurer
Emily Karr, Chancellor
The Rev. Brendan Barnicle (St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville)
Pamela Filbert (St. Timothy, Salem)
Sally Jaeggli (Emmanuel, Coos Bay)
The Rev. Bernie Lindley (St. Timothy, Brookings)
The Rev. Dawn Reynolds (St. Thomas, Dallas)
Lianne Thompson (St. Catherine's, Manzanita/Nehalem)


TBD, Recording Secretary
Anne Marie Lowe, Interim Controller
Mike Penfield, Vice Treasurer