The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Oregon is incorporated under the laws of the State of Oregon under the name and title of “The Diocese of Oregon.” The Board of Trustees makes up the trustees of the corporation. The board of trustees is comprised of the bishop, the chancellor, the secretary, three clergy and three lay persons elected by the convention.
The trustees act within bounds set by the Bishop, the Convention, and the Standing Committee to steward the funds and property entrusted to the diocese. The Finance Committee of the Diocese, appointed by the Board of Trustees, conducts ongoing review of all financial transactions in the diocese.
The trustees meet the last Thursday of the month at The Bishop’s Close in Portland at 1:00 pm. Meetings may be held via web conference. The Board of Trustees, Standing Committee, & Diocesan Council meet together three times a year.
The members of the Board of Trustees are:
The Rt. Rev. Michael J Hanley, Bishop
The Rev. Neysa Ellgren, Secretary
Rick Grimshaw, Treasurer
Mike Dotten, Chancellor
Dee Anne Isham, Controller
The Ven. Canon Carter Hawley, Recording Secretary
The Rev. Brendan Barnicle (St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville)
Sydney Fitzpatrick (Christ Church, Lake Oswego)
Mike Penfield (St. John the Baptist, Portland)
The Rev. Kerlin Richter (St. David of Wales, Portland)
The Rev. Tom Sramek, Jr. (St. Mark's, Medford)
Lianne Thompson (St. Catherine's, Manzanita/Nehalem)