David was ordained in the Church of England in 1988 and ministered there until coming to St. Matthew’s in 2004. He is now a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. His aspiration is summarized by Colossians 1:28: “We proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” As Rector he is responsible for the Bible teaching and pastoral ministry at St. Matthew’s. He and his wife, Rachel, have four young children.
Melinda is an adjunct professor of voice at Multnomah University. As a graduate of Trinity University and Stanford University, she has taught voice and directed church and other non-profit choirs in Texas and Oregon. Melinda and her husband Paul first attended St. Matthew’s in 2002 and knew right away they had found a new church home.
Suzanne has served as full-time organist since October 2011 and finds it a wonderful challenge after playing piano for many years. Her thoughts on being an organist: “The organ is a keyboard and wind instrument, so its voicing and dynamic possibilities are almost endless. Some refer to the organ as the Holy Spirit’s voice in worship, so exploring how it can best serve the congregation’s needs is a privilege.”