TRINITY CATHEDRAL’S VESTRY

Vestry

TRINITY CATHEDRAL’S VESTRY

In the Episcopal Church, the vestry is the governing board of the parish. It is elected by the congregation at the Annual Meeting and conducts the secular business for the Cathedral. The dean is an ex officio member of the vestry. The leaders of the vestry are the Senior and Junior Wardens. At Trinity, the Senior Warden is an adviser to the dean and chairs the vestry meetings; the Junior Warden is responsible for our buildings and grounds. In addition, Trinity has a Treasurer who oversees the budget and finances for the Cathedral.

CURRENT VESTRY MEMBERS

  • Barbara Bracken

    Barbara Bracken

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  • Daniel Eagle

    Daniel Eagle

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  • Bonnie Garrett

    Bonnie Garrett

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  • Fred Jeibmann

    Fred Jeibmann

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  • Jill Kirk

    Jill Kirk

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  • Susan Lindauer

    Susan Lindauer

    Senior Warden

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  • Kelley Pecis

    Kelley Pecis

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  • H. Roger Qualman

    H. Roger Qualman

    Junior Warden

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  • Lucy Reynolds

    Lucy Reynolds

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  • Jenn Satalino Stone

    Jenn Satalino Stone

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  • Elaine Stewart

    Elaine Stewart

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  • Susan Workman

    Susan Workman

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Nominations For Vestry

The vestry has approved the following state of candidates to stand for election to the vestry class of 2021: Marti Anderson, Thomas Aschenbrener, Jerry Brown, and Stephen David. Dale Voeller has been nominated to fill the Junior Warden position. They will stand for election at the February 4, 2018 Annual Meeting of the Cathedral. Biographical information on each of the candidates is posted below. 

Marti AndersonMARTI ANDERSON and husband John were married in the Chapel at Trinity. Scott Helferty, who officiated, said that Trinity “wasn’t just a pretty place to get married,” and that he would be watching for me on Sundays. OK. I am reliable. I’ve been at Trinity 38 years. I cannot imagine my adult life without Trinity: the building, my spiritual home and haven, my Trinity family, and the helpful, comforting guidance of dozens of clergy. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. The church school, chairing the Garden Committee (and dealing with the challenges of urban gardening), Buildings and Grounds, EFM, the Labyrinth Guild, Ushering, Pilgrimages with the Borgs and Cookie and Priscilla, and my parents’ ashes in the Memorial Garden. Professionally, I was an elementary teacher and librarian, and mom to our three children, now in their mid-30s. I look forward to bringing my history to the Vestry, but also the challenge of “Love One Another” and “Welcome the Stranger” in 2018.

Thomas AschenbrenerTHOMAS ASCHENBRENER retired as the founder and president of Northwest Health Foundation as the capstone of a 40-plus-year career in health philanthropy. He continues to engage in supporting nonprofits that advance community justice, equity, inclusion and diversity. He regularly mentors young professionals in their career growth. He is on the board of Outside In in Portland and is on the advisory committee for the dean of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at OSU. He also is a founding board member of EngAged Oregon, a program for bringing arts education to seniors. Although raised Catholic in Dubuque, Iowa, Thomas later found his home in the Episcopal community. He has been at Trinity for over 30 years, joining the Episcopal Church when he moved to Portland in 1983; in the early 2000’s he was active on Trinity’s Stewardship Committee. Thomas and his husband Richard Neuman have three children and six grandchildren.

Jerry BrownJERRY BROWN and wife Anne regularly attend the 8:00 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday. For many years they were members of the Madeleine Parish in the Alameda neighborhood. Missing the Episcopal liturgy they returned to Trinity in 2013. It has been a welcome return for both Anne and Jerry. They have been volunteers at TPC monthly meal preparations, attend 9:00 a.m. forums, ride their bikes with Anglican Cycle and attend Wednesday at the Commons.
While at Trinity in the early 1990s, Jerry was a trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Oregon. The Browns have three children who graduated from Grant High School. Likewise, all three graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South. Their older son Bobby is an emergency medicine resident in Toledo, Ohio; second son, Todd, is completing his fourth year of medical school; and daughter, Jane moved from Portland to Santa Cruz, California in late September. She has been an environmental consultant in Portland and hopes to continue in that field.
Jerry is the Treasurer, head trader and member of the Board of Directors of Becker Capital Management, Inc., a Pacific NW investment advisory firm. He is an avid fly fisherman and serves as Treasurer and board member of WaterWatch of Oregon, a water conservation watchdog organization.Jerry was born and reared in southern Indiana on a small farm. His younger brother, Doug, still operates the family farm equipment business started by their great-grandfather. Jerry graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in 1978 and afterwards moved to Chicago where he met Anne. Trinity is an important part of the Browns lives and they feel very blessed to be members of this community.

Stephen DavidSTEPHEN DAVID was born in Alexandria, Virginia, outside of Washington, DC. He was raised in a thriving Catholic parish, but found himself with many unanswered questions about his place in the Church by the time he left home for college. These questions lead him through several years of spiritual wandering. They also drove a curiosity that lead him to graduate studies in engineering and neuroscience. Upon returning to DC in 2005, he discovered Saint James Episcopal Church, and it was there that he found a spiritual home.
Stephen moved to Portland in 2012, after receiving a faculty appointment in the Oregon Hearing Research Center at OHSU. He and his wife Kathleen settled within walking distance of Trinity and quickly became part of the parish. Stephen served jointly with Kathleen on the Family Ministries Commission, and their three lively kids are active in Godly Play and the Choristers. More recently, Stephen has become involved with the middle school program, with an aim of building up a fun and supportive youth community. In addition, Stephen has an interest in the interplay between science and the church. He sees Trinity as a valuable setting for dialog about the profound changes that science and technology are bringing to society.

Dale VoellerDALE VOELLER first walked into Trinity on the Third Sunday of Advent 2005 and immediately fell in love with the beauty, richness, and deep spiritual connectedness of liturgical worship. Since then, he has developed a deep love for all things Trinity – our buildings, our history, and most especially, the amazing people that make up our glorious spiritual community. After completing catechesis, Dale was confirmed in 2006. He and Mary Shibley were married at Trinity in 2008. Dale is an avid fly-fisherman and has long considered fly-fishing a part of his spiritual practice.
Dale has served two previous terms on the Buildings and Grounds Committee, one previous term on Vestry, and was co-chair of the Project Management Committee during the recent restroom renovation, roof replacement, and courtyard accessibility projects. He is a member of the History Guild and serves as a consultant to the Interiors Committee on the history of our buildings, furnishings, art, and memorials.
When he can’t be at Trinity, or isn’t out fishing one of his favorite lakes, he is a Sr. Project Manager at PBS Engineering and Environmental. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a Certified Safety Professional, and holds a master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health.

Visit a Vestry Meeting

Trinity’s monthly vestry meetings are open to parishioners. The vestry meets on the fourth Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Morrison Room. Interested adults and teenage youth who would like to come and observe are asked to RSVP no later than one week prior to the meeting. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP. If you would like to read vestry minutes please visit our archive here.

 

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