Staff and Leadership

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


Director of Music Ministry

Colin Stave, M.M.
Office Hours: TBD




Front Office Assistant

Elsa Dougherty
Office Hours: Monday-Friday


Parish Administrator

Karin Hatch, M.S.
Office Hours:  Tuesday-Friday



Sharon Kurtz
Office Hours:  Monday-Tuesday


Director of Jazz Ministry

Mike Horsfall



Volunteer Property Manager

Larry Larsen



Church Leadership

Congregational President: Carl Cottingham
Congregational Vice President: Kathleen McDonald
Congregational Treasurer: David Scott
Congregational Secretary: Esther Portnoy