Meet Our Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Everett W. Charters IV
If you’d like to meet with Everett, office hours are available Tuesdays- Fridays. To make an appointment, please call our church office during office hours or leave a message after hours at 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
Kevin and his wife Karen have been attending St. Gabriel for about 10 years. During that time Kevin has served on the BAC/Vestry, was treasurer of our SGES preschool, and a technologist for zoom services during the pandemic shutdown. Along with being our new sr. warden, he is also part of the team that runs the cameras for the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services, an usher and lecturer and is St. Gabriel’s “unofficial” photographer/video editor. Kevin’s background includes working in the media (television, radio and print), training, consulting, and manufacturing. He is currently the registrar at Century High School in the Hillsboro School District.
Gene is a lifelong Portland resident, a graduate of Portland State, and retired as a partner of Anchor Insurance and Surety. After retirement, he started spending time in his woodshop building furniture for both the house and the church. Some of his most fun and challenging projects were the processional cross and the stand for the chasuble, both made from the old yew tree. Another passion he and Ginger have is travel, both internationally and driving trips through the United States including driving twice to Alaska. He enjoys spending time fixing things at the church.
Sean Fitzgerald is St. Gabriel’s sexton, working with the junior warden who oversees the maintenance of the church, building, equipment, furnishings and grounds. Sean and his wife Vicki have been attending St. Gabriel since 2014. Sean has been on the vestry and recently joined the technology ministry team to run the online Zoom camera at the 8:00 am service. He finds joy helping out around the church.
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.
Stephanie takes delight in exploring textures and tone colors in solo and collaborative repertoire. A passionate advocate of art song, she is committed to text analysis and expressing poetic nuance in music. She is staff accompanist and teaches classical piano and piano accompaniment at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she performs with all three choral ensembles. When not playing piano, Stephanie can usually be found entangled in yarn or trapped under cats.
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.
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 is the editor of 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!