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. Everett Charters, Assistant Rector

Rev. Everett Charters is the assistant rector at St. Gabriel. He recently completed his MDiv. program at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in June 2020. Father Everett grew up in Maine and was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. He attended New York University where he graduated with a BA in History. He spent many years working for The Asia Foundation in San Francisco, CA before moving briefly to Oregon before heading to Hawai’i. He eventually returned to Oregon and now lives in Forest Grove. Everett was Confirmed in the Episcopal Church on December 13, 2015 at St. Gabriel and is looking forward to his first position in ordained ministry with us. 

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 LGBTQI 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 manages our church office as well as many other essential aspects of keeping St. Gabriel running smoothly. If you call or email us Ann will probably be the one to greet and help you. We are discouraging people from coming into the office if possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but if you wear a mask and practice social distancing you can come in during office hours if things can’t be handled by email stgabe@stgabrielonline.org or on the phone at 503-645-0744 (you can leave a message). The church office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, and Friday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. Hours may change due to special circumstances. 

Page Clothier, Family Ministry

Page has many years of experience teaching and writing curriculum in the Bethany community. She administers our church school, writes and enhances children’s and youth curriculum, and oversees our youth and college ministries with the assistance of Whitney Joshi. She manages children’s outreach opportunities, special events, and pastoral care. Page and Whitney also design and coordinate St. Gabriel Art Camp and Wonder Wednesday Storytime and Art Project. Page edits our weekly emailed church newsletter The Messenger and manages our social media. Teaching children and creating learning experiences for them fills her up and brings her joy!

Jessica Israels, Music Director

Jessica is our choir director and presents special themed worship services and performances at St. Gabriel that include her talented family and friends. She is an accomplished singer, conductor, and educator who has captivated audiences in both jazz and classical music. When not at St. Gabriel, she regularly performs across the region. Jessica has continued to offer the congregation incredible music as we have moved to online worship.

 

Learn More About Jessica

David Saffert, Organist

David not only is our church organist but 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. David has worked with Jessica to continue offering music during our online worship services.

Visit David’s Liberace website

 


Our Event Calendar 


 

Our church office hours are 9:00 am- 2:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 9:00 am- 1:00 pm on Friday. Please try to email us or call if possible, but if you do need to come in, please wear a mask and follow physical distancing protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy. Office hours are subject to change if needed. 

Use the contact form below if you have any general questions, need to contact clergy, or have requests about our community.

Email

stgabe@stgabrielonline.org

Phone

503-645-0744

Address

17435 NW West Union Rd., Portland, OR 97229