Staff and Leadership

NOTE: All staff are working remotely during the quarantine.

We’d love to hear from you! All Staff and Leadership of St. James can be reached by calling the church office at 503-227-2439. A receptionist will be available Monday–Friday from 7:30am to 2:00pm. At other times, just leave a message.


Full-Time Staff



Pastor David Knapp
Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday


Director; St. James Child Development Center

Patrick Earnest
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday


Part-Time Staff


Interim Organist & Music Director

Michael Lindner, M.M., M.S.M.
Office Hours: TBD




Receptionist/Building Assistant

Lilli Vellom
Office Hours: Monday-Friday


Parish Administrator

Karin Hatch, M.S.
Office Hours:  Monday; Wednesday-Friday



Sharon Kurtz
Office Hours:  Monday-Tuesday


Director of Jazz Ministry

Mike Horsfall



Nurse; Foot Care Ministry

Scott Keane, R.N.
Office Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday



Volunteer Property Manager

Larry Larsen



Church Leadership

Congregational President: Becky Bolt
Congregational Vice President: David Scott
Congregational Treasurer: Paula Veseth
Church Council Secretary: Kathleen McDonald
Finance Chairman: Carl Cottingham