Staff

Susie Coffman-Sisk

Susie Coffman-Sisk

Minister of Religious Education

Susie Coffman-Sisk

Minister of Religious Education

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Susie Coffman-Sisk

Minister of Religious Education

Susie was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. 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 Christian Formation in 1997 and is responsible for Children and Adult education

Julie Mankin

Julie Mankin

Parish Administrator / Communication Director

Julie Mankin

Parish Administrator / Communication Director

Julie Mankin

Parish Administrator / Communication Director

Julie Mankin is a Midwest, recovering Catholic, now Lutheran, farmer’s daughter from a small town in Iowa. She moved to Oregon after marrying her Lutheran high school sweetheart, Scott, in 1993. Together they have three children; Chloe (21), Morgan (20) and Calvin (14). Julie graduated from Iowa State University with a double major in Communications and Marketing and a minor in Sociology.

Her career highlights include many Lutheran organizations ranging from small to large churches, the ELCA Oregon Synod, and Portland Lutheran School. She also owns her own consulting business for the last 10 years providing websites, printed materials, and social media management.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the West Linn Library Foundation and volunteers on the Art Committee for the art gallery, “Creative Spirits” at West Linn Lutheran Church, where she is a member of West Linn Lutheran Church.

Chelsea Paxton

Chelsea Paxton

Publications and Communication Assistant

Chelsea Paxton

Publications and Communication Assistant

Chelsea Paxton

Publications and Communication Assistant

Chelsea graduated from Dickinson College with a 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 ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Chelsea was the Business Administrator for a Methodist church while she lived in Oklahoma; she also taught a variety of yoga classes in her new town. She is happy to return to the Pacific Northwest and looks forward to getting to know everyone at Christ Church. Chelsea is responsible for the parish publications.

Tiffany Carter

Tiffany Carter

Music Director

Tiffany Carter

Music Director

Tiffany Carter

Music Director

Tiffany Carter received both her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An experienced music educator, Tiffany has maintained a private voice studio for over 16 years and is a frequent guest choral clinician at various Christian high schools.

She recently served as an Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University in the School of Music and has been the Choir Director at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverside, California for the past 3 years. Equally, at home on the stage, Tiffany has performed leading roles in many operas and musicals and has also been a featured concert soloist throughout the country.

Jane Mendenhall

Organist

Jane Mendenhall

Organist

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 has studied and performed at organ institutes in the United States and France, and her principal organ teacher has been Dr. Lee Garrett. She is a music specialist in the Newberg Public Schools and currently serves as Vice President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. Jane has completed two Portland Marathons and enjoys biking.

Candace Ray

Candace Ray

Preschool Director

Candace Ray

Preschool Director

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Candace Ray

Preschool Director

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 and was promoted to director after graduating.   She also has run a variety of summer camps for children ages preschool – middle school during her 13 years as a director.  Candace is married with four children.

Tamara Brockett

Tamara Brockett

Parish Nurse

Tamara Brockett

Parish Nurse

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Tamara Brockett

Parish Nurse

Parish Health and Wellness Ministry
is part of the Pastoral Care program at Christ Church.  

Tamara will be taking charge of our new Parish Health and Wellness Ministry. This program, currently being expanded and renewed, will serve Christ Church in the areas of basic diagnostic and referral consultations (including our monthly blood pressure screening), as well as providing Health Education through ongoing health-related events.

Tamara has been a member of CC Parish since 2001.  She graduated from San Jose State University in 1974 with a degree in Nursing.  She has worked as a nurse in various capacities in the hospital, neuro-surgery, thoracic and vascular surgery unit and switched to Labor and Delivery after several years in San Jose.  She also worked as Director of Utilization Management at an HMO in San Jose.  For the last 10 years, she has worked as a Nurse Consultant to Insurance Companies and Health Management Organizations.

With her recent retirement, she now has time to devote her talents to our Parish – and we are so glad she has chosen this Ministry!