On Sunday, November 24th, we welcomed ten new members into the Grace Memorial community. For the next several weeks, we’ll be learning more about all of them. This week: Paul and Debbie Walter! Paul grew up in Japan, and Debbie grew up in California along the Central Caast. They have been married for 44Continue reading “Please welcome Paul & Debbie Walter”
Category Archives: Parishioner Spotlight
Please Meet Roosevelt Carter and Gwendolyn Harvey
Gwen and Roosevelt met in Portland where he spent most of his life. Together they share two adult children and one toddler grandson. Together they enjoy “getting out and enjoying the landscape”, meaning hiking, bicycling and walking. Gwen also enjoys reading, writing, music, attending plays, and visiting art museums. Roosevelt has also started playing pickleballContinue reading “Please Meet Roosevelt Carter and Gwendolyn Harvey”
Please Welcome New Member Carol Maroten
Carol recently moved to Portland from the Bay Area, but if you talk to her you will notice her accent is not one of just any Californian. Carol grew up in Wales and moved to the states as a nurse. It was during her initial visit to the states when she met her husband Rene.Continue reading “Please Welcome New Member Carol Maroten”
Please Welcome New Members Gary and Marla!
Please join us in welcoming Gary Lawrence & Marla McGarry-Lawrence Gary Lawrence is a retired firefighter. He enjoys playing golf and is a coin collector Marla McGarry-Lawrence is a retired deacon in the Diocese of Oregon and has served at St. Michael & All Angels, St. Matthew’s, and Sts. Peter & Paul Episcopal Churches. SheContinue reading “Please Welcome New Members Gary and Marla!”
Please Welcome New Member Hope Hansmeyer
Hope Hansmeyer came to Grace Memorial Episcopal about two years ago when she first moved into the Portland area from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She went to several other churches in the area, but she settled on Grace in part because of the genuine kindness she encountered here. Hope has a background in social work, but uponContinue reading “Please Welcome New Member Hope Hansmeyer”
Welcome New Members: Fred and Cindy Van Drimmelen
Fred are Cindy are both native Oregonians and have been married 34 years this August having met on a blind date. We live in the Milwaukie area with our silly lab, Tillie. We have three grown children and three grandchildren. We have been Episcopalians for the past 22 years coming into the Episcopal churchContinue reading “Welcome New Members: Fred and Cindy Van Drimmelen”
Introducing Charlotte Rosson
Charlotte spent her childhood roller skating through the streets of San Francisco. She attended the Katherine Delmar Burke School from kindergarten through high school. She loved growing up in San Francisco and had good friends both in the city and at her family’s summer escape at Fallen Leaf Lake. On Sundays after church at St.Continue reading “Introducing Charlotte Rosson”
Meet Becca and Ryan Henley!
Becca is a Portland native, with brief sojourns for school to Seattle and Corvallis. Ryan hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but was drawn to the Pacific Northwest when he chose the University of Portland for college. Becca completed her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University, then ventured to Seattle University to complete her master’s degree.Continue reading “Meet Becca and Ryan Henley!”
Welcome Calvin Richardson
When Grace newcomer Calvin Richardson moved to Oregon just over two years ago, it was partly for the kind of life he imagined he could make here in Portland. He hoped to find a slower pace than his past few years in Boston had provided and, as an avid hiker, biker and rock-climber, he wasContinue reading “Welcome Calvin Richardson”
Meet Gael and Greg Smith!
Gael began her life in Chicago and Greg in Phoenix, but they met up in the Loch Ness Monster Pub over a game of darts in Pasadena, CA, in 1981. They were married in 1982 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena (the biggest Episcopal Church west of the Mississippi River) and later joined a smallerContinue reading “Meet Gael and Greg Smith!”