||St. Gabriel the Archangel was constructed in 1996 atop a hill that, at the time, was rural Washington County, Oregon. This area is heart of the “Silicon Forest,” the economic life blood of the region. Since then many homes have been built, fueled by employees from nearby Nike, Columbia Sportswear and Intel Corp. There is a wide variety of housing stock, ranging from single-family houses on quiet cul-de-sacs to urban core condos near shops and light rail stations. We are within a one hour drive of popular natural resources, including the Oregon coast, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.
We are seeking a full time rector. We have opportunities to grow in many ways using our strengths and those of a new leader. Our congregation has supported one another as the Holy Spirit literally moved us from the early nomad days, through our Mission status and finally becoming a Parish. Our future is bright with attracting new families and deepening relationships within and outside our congregation. We are looking at what could be with a new set of eyes, ideas and heart from a new rector.
We are a loving community that has a history of working well together. Qualities that are needed include supporting and inspiring lay ministries, giving moving sermons that stay with us and educate us, helping forge focused partnerships in the community, someone who is available for pastoral care and sets an example for letting the Holy Spirit work through us. Your life experiences and personal characteristics would be valued in leading our faith based community.