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

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

  • Spanish-language liturgical resources
  • Escuelas para Ministerios
  • The diocesan Latino Ministry Commission

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

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

  • Plaza Encuentro
  • Latino Ministry in the west Portland metro area

Carter Hawley

Archdeacon and Canon for Administration

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

  • Appointments with Bishop Hanley
  • Bishop's visitations to congregations
  • Holy Orders and ordination in The Episcopal Church
  • Clergy background checks and License to Officiate

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

Contact Roberto if you have questions or need assistance with the following:

  • Latino Ministry in the east Portland metro area

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