Staff

Staff

Michael Hanley

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Michael Hanley was born in 1954 and grew up in Oklahoma and in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and a M.Div. from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, in 1981. He also holds a D.Min. in Congregational Development from Seabury-Western (2005). Before being elected Bishop of Oregon, Michael served parishes in Oklahoma, Missouri, and, for nineteen years, Minnesota. He is known as a supportive mentor to people of all ages and stages of life, with a deep spiritual center. In a recent sabbatical he completed the 500-mile walking pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, Spain, with his daughter. In his spare time he has been a storyteller, performing for schools, churches, and other civic groups. He is married to Marla Martin Hanley, prior to their move to Oregon, an associate academic dean at St. Catherine University in the Twin Cities. Michael and Marla are the proud parents of two adult daughters.

Following his ordination and consecration as bishop, Michael took on the task of visiting all 74 parishes of the diocese in his first 100 days, bringing to all a message of transition and renewal.

Roberto Arciniega

Canon for Latino Ministries

Roberto Arciniega  joined the Bishop’s staff as Hispanic Missioner in 2006. Roberto was born in Toluca, Mexico and came to the United States in 1980. He has served as Hispanic Missioner in two other dioceses: the Diocese of El Camino Real in California and the Diocese of Northern California. He was also a priest in Hillsboro, Boring and Portland.

As Latino Missioner, Roberto champions the concerns of Hispanic members of the Episcopal Church and helps discern where Hispanic churches should be planted in the diocese. He also helps to nurture the spiritual education of Hispanic congregants by acquiring the resources they need to be fully integrated into the diocese. An important part of his ministry is fostering the involvement of Hispanic youth in diocesan and national church events

Marie Bagwell

Executive Assistant to the Bishop and Vocations Coordinator

Contact Marie if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Scheduling an appointment with Bishop Hanley
  • Bishop’s visitations to congregations
  • The diocesan archive and records
  • Diocesan convention: nominations, resolutions, agenda
  • Questions regarding seeking Holy Orders and ordination in the Episcopal Church
  • Clergy background checks and License to Officiate

Neysa Ellgren Shepley

Canon to the Ordinary

Contact Neysa if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Priests and congregations in transition
  • The Diocesan Consultants network
  • Convention business
  • Congregational development and DPA
  • Title IV reporting

Tracy Esguerra

Executive Assistant to the Canon to the Ordinary & Convention Coordinator

Contact Tracy if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Scheduling an appointment with Canon Ellgren Shepley
  • Background checks for lay employees and volunteers
  • Diocesan Convention organization, registration, and delegation
  • Updates to the clergy directory
  • Maintenance of records of congregational lay leaders

 

Wilson Ferreira Sandoval

Westside Latino Missioner

Carter Hawley

Archdeacon

Carter Hawley is Archdeacon for the Diocese of Oregon, having joined the diocesan staff in August, 2013. She serves as the deacon at St. Thomas parish in Eugene. As Archdeacon, Carter looks forward to assisting the Bishop in strengthening the community of deacons, the smooth coordination the deacon community’s work, and in working with deacons-in-formation

Carter grew up in Evanston, Illinois. She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL where she received degrees in administration of justice and social work, and Southern Illinois University outside of St. Louis, where she received a Masters in Public Administration. Carter and her husband moved from Iowa to Seattle in 1992, where she was ordained in 2011. Carter has worked in government management at the city, county and state levels. The family moved to Eugene in 2011 to allow for more time for their interests of biking, gardening, and spending time with family.

Dee Anne Isham

Controller

Contact Dee Anne if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Accounting for diocesan programs, payroll, and investments
  • Financial statements and information for the Diocese, Bishop's Fund, Elk Rock Garden, and the Episcopal Bishop of Oregon Foundation
  • Diocesan and program budgets

 

Roberto Maldonado

Eastside Latino Missioner

Eva Mendiola

Payroll & Accounts Payable Administrator

Contact Eva if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Payroll
  • Employee benefits, including insurance and retirement
  • Accounts Payable

Heidi Pitts

Director of Communications

Contact Heidi if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

Carol Sedlacek

Canon for Christian and Leadership Formation

Contact Carol if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Youth Ministry, including the Diocesan Youth Commission, youth events, and the annual diocesan Youth Mission Trip (YMT)
  • Camping Ministry for children, youth, and adults
  • Safe Church training
  • Leadership Formation, including Fresh Start for Clergy, Vestry/BAC & Treasurers workshops, congregational development, and the Diocesan Consultants Network
  • Christian Formation, including the Resource Room and Godly Play Materials Library, and the Network of Formation Ministers

Richard Van Orman

Diocesan Historian

Contact Richard if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Donations of historical materials regarding the Diocese of Oregon
  • Donations of historical materials regarding Elk Rock Garden

Meron Yimesgen

Accountant

Contact Meron if you have questions or need assistance with any of the following:

  • Account Receivable
  • Parochial reports and DPA assessments
  • Diocesan Investment Funds
  • Stock donations