The Rev. Chris Craun to join diocesan staff as new Missioner for Thriving Congregations

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Meet your deputies to General Convention – Part 4

The Rev. Kerlin Richter Home Congregation: St. David of Wales, Portland Number of General Conventions attended:  2 as a guest, this will be my first as a deputy Legislative Committee: None Why is General Convention important to you? […]

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Meet your deputies to General Convention – Part 3

The Rev. Gavin Shumate Home Congregation: St. John’s, Toledo Number of General Conventions attended: 1 Legislative Committee: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Exploitation, & Safeguarding Why is General Convention important to you?  General Convention is important to me because it […]

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Meet your deputies to General Convention – Part 2

The Rev. Roberto Maldonado-Mercado Home Congregation: Santa Cruz/Holy Cross, Hillsboro Number of General Conventions attended:  2 Legislative Committee: Evangelism & Church Planting Committee  Why is General Convention important to you?  It is an opportunity to help shape the […]

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The Rev. Lawrence Crumb to celebrate 60 years of ordained ministry

This biography was written by Mary Margaret Hurst, Sr. Warden at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Cottage Grove. Photos were submitted by the Rev. Lawrence Crumb. On June 16, 2022, the Rev. Lawrence Crumb will […]

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Meet your deputies to General Convention – Part 1

The Rev. Wes Sedlacek Home Congregation: Samaritan Health Services (but connected to St. Martin’s in Lebanon) Number of General Conventions attended:  5 Legislative Committee: Stewardship and Socially Responsible Investing Why is General Convention important to you?   When I […]

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The Rev. Ernestein Flemister to join the diocesan staff as new Missioner for Racial Reconciliation 

 View as a .PDF Dear Friends in Christ,  I am delighted to announce the Rev. Ernestein Flemister as our new (part-time) Missioner for Racial Reconciliation. This position is a quarter-time position that will be in […]

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The Rev. Carol Sedlacek appointed as Interim Missioner for Special Projects

View as a .PDF Dear Friends in Christ, I am delighted to share that I will continue serving on the diocesan staff alongside Bishop Akiyama and the two new Missioners, the Rev. Chris Craun and […]

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Derek Moyer to join diocesan staff as new Missioner for Life-Long Formation

Read as a .PDF | Leer como .PDF Dear Friends in Christ,  I am delighted to announce Mr. Derek Moyer as the new Missioner for Life-Long Formation for the Diocese.  Derek brings to this work extensive […]

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Reflections from a Hospital Chaplain

This blog was written by the Rev. Jennifer M Creswell. Jennifer has served parishes and hospitals in Portland and New York as a priest for 15 years and is currently serving as a healthcare chaplain […]

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The Rev. Chris Craun to join diocesan staff as new Missioner for Thriving Congregations

As a .PDF Dear Friends in Christ, I am delighted to share with you the news that the Rev. Christopher Craun will join the diocesan team as our new Missioner for Thriving Congregations. This new […]

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