Posts Categorized: Clergy & Staff

Maureen-Elizabeth Hagen – Deacon

Phone: 503-636-5618 x125      Email Perhaps because I grew up near the Canadian border (upstate New York), I have had a love of all things international since I was young. I traveled frequently in Europe before spending two years in Morocco (Peace Corps) and one year in Paris (Sorbonne) after college. While pursuing doctoral… Read more

Kelsey Oades, Nursery Supervisor

Kelsey graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences with a minor in Spanish.   She is now pursing her masters in speech-language pathology. Kelsey is currently an Inclusion Assistant for Portland Parks and Recreation and has volunteered as a classroom assistant for Lane County ESD in Early Intervention and… Read more

Lorraine Moon – Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Line: (503) 635-0955    or  email pastoralcare@ccparish.org   Lorraine has made caregiving her life’s career and vocation. She joined Christ Church when she, and husband Bill, moved to Oregon from the Bay Area in 2005. She is involved in EfM, the EV program, Potluck in the Park, and as a Team Leader of the… Read more

Jane Mendenhall – Organist

Contact via Bob Mensel Jane grew up on a farm/ranch in Northwestern Nebraska, where music was an integral part of family and community life.  Her organ playing began at her neighborhood country church, and has continued to the present.  Jane holds a Master of Arts in Teaching Music degree from Lewis and Clark College.  Jane… Read more

Candace Ray – Preschool Director

Phone: 503-675-9120       email   Candace Ray was born and raised in the Portland area.  She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been a Preschool Director for 14 years.  Candace started as a preschool assistant when she was 16 and decided that children were her passion. During college she was a preschool teacher… Read more

Bob Mensel – Minister of Music

     email   Bob Mensel, Minister of Music, brings to Christ Church a wealth of liturgical, community, professional, and academic experience. He previously has served as music director for Mormon, Catholic, Unitarian, and Episcopal congregations. He holds a bachelor degree from the University of Utah (music history) and master (conducting) and Ph.D. (music history) degrees… Read more

Susie Coffman – Minister of Religious Education

Phone: 503-636-5618 x106      email Susie was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where she attended the University of Arizona and Arizona State earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education.  She and her family have been in Oregon since 1994 and enjoy, skiing, and attending  sporting events.  Susie joined Christ Church as the Director of… Read more

Chelsea Paxton – Parish Administrator

Phone: 503-636-5618 x103      Email Chelsea graduated from Dickinson College with double major in Psychology and Religion. She also has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Boston University. After working in higher education administration for several years in the Boston area, she moved to Oklahoma in order for her partner to be an… Read more

Dale Boss – Bookkeeper

Phone: 503-850-6244      email Dale grew up on the south side of Chicago and earned degrees in Computer Science at Hope College and Purdue University. Upon graduation, he moved to Portland to work for Intel as a Software Engineer. He left Intel in 1997 and formed dboss, incorporated to provide financial services for individuals,… Read more

The Reverend Carol Hull – Assistant Priest

Phone 503-636-5618 Carol moved to Lake Oswego in 2008 after retiring from 17 years as Rector of St George’s Church in Dayton, Ohio.   She and husband Tom grew up in El Paso, Texas; graduated from the U. of Texas in Austin; and then lived in Corning, New York for 27 years.  Carol taught high school… Read more