The Rev. Ken Powell

The Rev. Ken Powell


After residing in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years Deacon Ken and his wife Karen moved to Portland in 2016 following his retirement from Episcopal Community Services, S.F. Karen is currently Director of Facilities at Portland State University.

Originally from Pennsylvania Ken first came to the West Coast during an enlistment in the U.S.Navy, Vietnam era. A graduate of San Francisco State University, he was ordained at Grace Cathedral in 2007 following three years of study at the Episcopal School for Deacons in Berkeley. He has also gained a certificate from the Academy for Spiritual Formation in Burlingame, CA.

Ken has a daughter Caitlin who is married and living in Edmonton, Alberta with Mike, one young child and another on the way. His stepson Nate lives in Portland and will soon graduate from the Oregon Culinary Institute.

An avid reader and sports nut of the Bay Area variety Ken is thriving in the beautiful forests, hills and streams of Oregon with his best friend, Lola. Thanks be to God…and from what I hear Tom McCall!