Meet Our Clergy Team

The Rev. Linda Potter

Interim Rector
Cell: 630-779-7980
Office Hours

Tues, Wed. in Office: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri.: Home Study Day
Hours may change due to special obligations

About Canon Linda

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 Priest
Office: 503-645-0744
Office Hours

Mon.: Sabbath Day
Wed.: 12:00-3:00 pm
Thurs.: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Fri.: Study Day (emergencies only)
All other times please contact the office to leave a message. Hours may change due to special obligations.

About Rev. Everett

Rev. Everett Charters is the assistant priest 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 so it is full circle that he is serving in his first position in ordained ministry with us.

Meet Our Staff

Ann Horton

Church Administrator
Church office: 503-645-0744
Office Hours

Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hours may change due to special circumstances.

About Ann

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 help you. If you can handle business by using the phone or email we would encourage that, but you are welcome to come into the office during office hours as long as you feel well, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.

Page Clothier

Family Ministry
About Page

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!

Tamara Knowles

Youth Minister
About Tamara

Tamara’s background is expansive, having studied, worked, and travelled around the globe. She has earned an undergrad degree in Historical Theology, a Masters in Historical Theology and another in Christian Ethics, and she is currently completing a Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Leadership and Spiritual Formation. In short, she has studied the writings of a ton of dead white guys….and a few women and men of color.

Tamara loves teaching, mentoring, and facilitating and she feels her job is “to love each person as they are by encouraging them as they ask questions and engage with life and faith.” When she is not working with the youth she can be found in one of several places: quietly sipping a cup of Chamomile tea while reading a theological text; writing her doctoral thesis; swimming at the local pool; hanging with her family including her sister’s dog Felix (pictured); napping – seriously, she loves napping.

Meet Our Music Team

About Jessica

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 continues to offer the congregation incredible music either live or recorded as we have hybrid online and in-person worship.

Learn more about Jessica

About David

David is not only our church organist but has also played piano locally for the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Resonance Ensemble, and 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 works with Jessica to offer music either live or recorded during our hybrid online and in-person worship services.

Visit David’s Liberace website