Meet Our Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Everett W. Charters IV
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am- 5:00 pm
Friday: Sabbath day
All other times please contact the office
to leave a message 503-645-0744
About Rev. Everett
Rev. Everett W. Charters IV completed his MDiv. program at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in June 2020. Rev. 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. Rev. 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. On Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 2022 Everett+ was installed as the permanent priest-in-charge at St. Gabriel’s.
Meet Our Lay Ministers
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’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
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.
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.
Meet Our Staff
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
If you need to consult with our
office administrator Ann Horton,
please call 503-645-0744 or email our office
to make an appointment.
Tuesdays- Fridays from 12:00- 1:00 pm are available for drop-in, unscheduled requests.
Hours may change due to special circumstances.
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 would like to come to the church office in-person during office hours you are welcome. If church members need to meet with Ann, we would appreciate it if you could please make an appointment if possible except for the drop-in times of 12:00 – 1:00 pm, but the public is welcome to come in for inquiries any time the office is open.
Our senior warden Rod MacDow was born on the East Coast and has lived all around the nation and abroad. He has lived in Oregon for 16 years and loves it here. His career was in hi-tech and since retirement, he has worked with a number of non-profit organizations. One of them was St. Gabriel’s Community Garden where, while planting tomatoes, he was invited to be the community representative to the Yew Life Center. Soon, he became a member of the church and has been active here ever since. He became Senior Warden two years ago.
Our junior warden Ginger was born and raised in Portland, and went to Pacific Lutheran University. She was raised a Lutheran, but after marriage became an Episcopalian. Ginger;s career was working as a Medical Technologist from Cheyenne to Biloxi and back to Portland, with her last and favorite job working in oncology. She has two grown children and two grandchildren, and now that she is retired she loves traveling all over the world and going to soccer games. Ginger attended St. Bartholomew’s for many years until she came to St. Gabriel’s, and she plans on staying here. She describes herself as a “church lady”.