Trinity is Seeking a Canon for Cathedral Life

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual to serve as Canon for Cathedral Life. This full-time position will be instrumental in shaping both existing and emerging community-based ministries such as newcomer incorporation and stewardship, parish events and gatherings, small-group formation, and the building up and strengthening of relationships in a large urban cathedral setting. READ MORE
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Nathan Instllation RevisedThe Very Rev'd Nathan LeRud Installed as Third Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

The Very Rev’d Nathan LeRud was installed as the third dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral during a special service of Choral Evensong on Sunday, April 17. The Rt. Rev’d Michael Hanley, Bishop of Oregon, performed the installation and Rabbi Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland delivered the homily. In Rabbi Cahana’s message, he spoke about the importance of leadership and with it should come humility and the responsibility of leading by example. Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown and Executive Director of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Jan Elfers read the lessons.
“It’s a great honor for James and me to be called to be a part of Trinity's future. The installation service was a powerful reminder that being a cathedral means not only serving our bishop and diocese, but serving as a gathering place and a strong moral voice for the city of Portland and the state of Oregon. It was a joy to welcome so many of our partners in ministry to this celebration as Trinity begins this new chapter in our history. God is doing incredible things in this place, and it’s a privilege to be a part of that."
Nathan was initially called to Trinity in 2009 as a part-time priest for youth and families. In 2010, Trinity’s second dean, the Very Rev’d William Lupfer, asked him to serve as Assistant to the Dean, later Canon Residentiary, and in 2012, he was appointed Canon for Spiritual Formation. In 2014, Nathan was called by the vestry to serve as acting dean during Trinity’s search process, and in January of 2016, he was elected by the vestry and chapter to serve as Trinity’s third dean.
A fifth-generation Oregonian and native Portlander, LeRud is the son of a pastor and was raised and baptized in the Evangelical Church of North America. He holds a BA in English and Theatre from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and an M.Div from the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Sponsored for ordination by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, LeRud was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. Before being called to Trinity he served as curate of Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
LeRud is married to the Reverend James Michael Joiner, assistant rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland. Theirs was the first same-gender marriage conducted at the Cathedral by Bishop Michael Hanley.

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Marlene Mutchler to Serve as Trinity's Missioner for Youth & Young Adults

Dean Nathan LeRud has announced that the Rev. Dcn. Marlene Mutchler has been called to serve as Trinity Cathedral’s Missioner for Youth & Young Adults.
“Marlene brings with her a deep pastoral sensitivity, a spirit of genuine care and welcome, and the ability to connect with young and old alike,” said Dean LeRud. “Marlene is also a woman of deep and authentic spirituality, and a gifted musician and singer. I’m looking forward to praying, singing, and learning with Marlene as we embark upon this adventure together.”
Presently serving as Episcopal Chaplain at Portland State University, Marlene will continue in that role as she steps into this new position at Trinity beginning in April. At Trinity, she will be working with youth and young adult ministries, specifically the boys and girls choirs, acolytes, youth mission trip, and the 20s/30s group.
A recently-ordained transitional deacon, Marlene will be ordained to the priesthood later this year. Sponsored for ordination by All Saints Episcopal Church in Hillsboro, Marlene comes to Trinity from her position at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in the Rock Creek neighborhood of NW Portland where she worked closely with the youth group and adult education.
Raised outside Grand Rapids, Michigan, Marlene earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and is currently finishing up her Master of Divinity degree at George Fox University in Portland and Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.
Married to husband Wade, the couple has three children, Nathan, Abby and Edward. In her free time, Marlene enjoys sewing and playing wind instruments.
“I am overjoyed and thankful for this call,” said Marlene. “God has been so kind to give me challenges and inspiration throughout my journey, and I look forward to new adventures with the faithful at Trinity.”

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