Our Leaders and Staff

Our Leaders and Staff

Pastor Suellen Bahleda – Office hours Monday-Wednesday 9-12; Saturday 9-12; other hours by appointment. You may reach her at 503-256-1835 or at glcpastor@aceweb.com.

Parish Administrator – Jude Rykken  Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Finance Manager Cathey Myers

Choir Director Benjamin Schumacher

Bell Choir Director  Benjamin Schumacher

Organist Brooke Benfield

Custodians Dale and Ann Van Horn

Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Coordinator Jasmine Anderson – 503-256-1835 or at jasmine@glcportland.org

Webmaster Dick Bemrose

Church Council
President: Shar Girard
Vice President: Philip Dochow
Secretary/Treasurer: Dick Bemrose
Properties: Ernie Butenschoen
Lutheran Liaison: Mary-Jane Sauerwein
Evangelism: Rachel Coughlin
Worship: Jay Rector
CYFM: Elizabeth Smith
Community Action: Mary Karter
Stewardship: Mary Starmont
Fellowship: Paulette Kelley 

Our Church Council meetings are every third Tuesday at 7PM in the Gethsemane Lutheran conference room.


The meetings are open to the public.

If you are interested in a position on church council, have questions or concerns please let one of our current council members know!



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