The Diocesan Council is the body of lay and clergy members of the diocese authorized by the canons of the diocese to “administer the missionary, educational, and social service work of the Church” in the Diocese of Oregon. The bishop presides at the meetings.
Diocesan Council oversees the creation of a budget each year to carry out this work, and has authority to create and prescribe the duties of program ministries and committees in support of the mission of the church in the diocese.
Membership of Diocesan Council is comprised of the bishop, the secretary, lay and clergy representatives elected by all convocations of the diocese, and lay and clergy members elected by Convention.
To reduce the barriers to participation from all members of our diocesan community, beginning in January 2020 Diocesan Council meetings will be held on Saturdays, no more than once a month, and will include the option of participating by video conferencing. The Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, & Board of Trustees meet together three times a year.
The members of Diocesan Council:
The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop
The Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren Shepley, Secretary
Mike Stone, Treasurer
The Rev. Brendan Barnicle (St. Stephen's, Portland)
The Rev. Deacon Kristina Burbank (St. James/Santiago, Lincoln City)
Chapman Dix (Trinity Cathedral, Portland)
Joy Flowers (St. Edward's, Silverton)
Bud Furber (St. Gabriel's, Portland)
The Rev. Ann Gaillard (St. Thomas, Eugene)
Len Goodwin (St. Matthew's, Eugene)
The Rev. Deacon Cindra Gray (St. Michael/San Miguel, Newberg)
The Rev.Doug Hale (Episcopal Campus Ministry, University of Oregon)
The Rev. Fred Heard (St. Thomas, Dallas)
Margie Louws (Christ Church, St. Helens)
The Rev. Roberto Maldonado (Holy Cross/Santa Cruz, Gresham)
Charles McGee II (Grace Memorial, Portland)
Byron McKinlay (St. Aidan's, Gresham)
Don Metheney (St. Mary's, Eugene)
Marcia Silicani Newberry (St. Luke's-by-the-Sea, Waldport)
The Rev. Deacon Meredith Pech (Trinity, Ashland)
The Rev. Raggs Ragan (St. John the Baptist, Portland)
Hana Rubens (St. Luke's, Grants Pass)
The Rev. Jaime Sanders (Christ Church, St. Helens)
Terrie Scharfer (St. Mary's, Eugene)
The Rev. Dr. Gavin Shumate (St. John's, Toledo)
Lianne Thompson (St. Catherine's, Manzanita/Nehalem)