Commission on Ministry

The Commission on Ministry serves as counsel to the bishop in the areas of discernment and formation. The Commission is responsible for supporting and developing the ministry of all baptized people in our diocese, and for providing opportunities for discernment of ministry. The whole Commission gathers approximately 8 times per year, including at Discernment Community retreats, and to meet with prospective postulants for ordained ministry.

The Commission works closely with the canon for lifelong formation and is made up of lay and ordained members appointed by the bishop and confirmed at the Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Convention.

Upcoming Meetings

Members of the Commission

The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama, Bishop
Canon Derek Moyer, Canon for Lifelong Formation

Term Ending 2024:

Barbara Millikan, Convener (Trinity Cathedral, Portland)
Alan Murray (All Saints, Portland)
The Rev. Kurt Neilson (Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital)

Term Ending 2025:

The Rev. Lainie Allen (St.Matthew, Eugene)
The Rev. Deacon Cindra Gray (St. Michael/San Miguel, Newberg)
The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski (St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukie)
The Rev. Canon Raggs Ragan (Trinity Cathedral, Portland)

Term Ending 2026:

The Rev. Marlene Mutchler (St. Bede, Forest Grove)
The Rev. Deacon Tracy LeBlanc (St. David of Wales, Portland)
The Rev. Martin Elfert (Grace Memorial, Portland)
Beth Ferguson (Trinity Cathedral, Portland)