Our Clergy

The Rev. Linda Potter, Interim Rector

Canon Linda is St. Gabriel’s interim rector while the parish conducts a search for a permanent rector. Linda+ was most recently serving as the Interim Canon Associate at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral starting in October of 2019 and she and her husband Tom are current members of St. Gabriel. Born in Oklahoma, she grew up in Oregon, married an Oregon native, and has lived in the Denver and Chicago suburbs.  A retired priest (for the fourth time!), Linda graduated from Portland State College (before it was a university) and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She loves to travel, cook, entertain/party and watch movies with her husband!



The Rev. Gregory Rainey, Deacon

Deacon Greg assists Canon Linda and Father Everett, with a special emphasis on ministry to people experiencing marginalization, and is also focused on supporting the ministries of all members of St. Gabriel. Greg’s ministry in the world is in hospital clinical social work focused on cancer and palliative care patients and their families. His previous ministries include pastoral care, support for people who are unhoused or hungry, and visitation to people who are isolated, sick, or dying. Greg is also passionate about social justice and inequity, especially relating to mental health, race, gender, and LGBTQ identities. His MSW and Graduate Gerontology Certificate internships encompassed Veterans, cancer and palliative care patients, and hospice patients, as well as their loved ones. Finally, as a Coast Guard retiree and former Marine, Greg has a special love for fellow Veterans and their families. 


Our Staff

Ann Horton, Church Administrator

Ann works in our office and manages many of the practical aspects of keeping St. Gabriel running.

Page Clothier, Director of Family Ministries

Page has many years experience of creating and teaching faith, spirituality, and art curriculum in the Bethany area and at St. Gabriel. She help found St. Gabriel Episcopal School and St. Gabriel Art Camp. She has written curriculum for Beaverton Art Literacy and and served on their board. 

Jessica Israels, Music Director

Jessica is an accomplished singer, conductor, and educator who has captivated audiences in both jazz and classical music. When not at Saint Gabriel, she regularly performs across the region. She frequently brings her talented friends to perform at Saint Gabriel.

Learn More About Jessica

David Saffert, Organist

David Saffert has played piano locally for the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Resonance Ensemble, and has been featured
on All Classical Portland radio’s “Thursdays at Three.” Past credits involve work in Minnesota with the Guthrie Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, James Sewell Ballet, and in Michigan at the Interlochen Arts Camp.
David is a Liberace tribute artist who performs with Jillian Snow Harris (as Liza Minnelli), and Bo Ayars. Together they have performed at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco, Broadway Rose Theatre, CoHo Theatre, and Tony Starlight’s Showroom in Portland, and special television appearances in Liberace’s own Las Vegas mansion. 

Visit David’s Liberace website




Our office hours are 9:00 am-2:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday.

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