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”
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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 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”
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!”