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Profile photo Julia PRESS RELEASE revisedThe Canon Rev'd Julia McCray-Goldsmith Called to Serve as Trinity's Canon for Cathedral Life

Following a six-month search, Dean Nathan LeRud has announced the Rev’d Canon Julia McCray-Goldsmith has been called to serve as Trinity Cathedral’s Canon for Cathedral Life. She will begin her duties in October.
“Julia is passionate about people. In our time with her, the search committee was impressed with her engaging and easy manner, her warmth and pastoral connection, and the deep commitment she maintains to discipleship, Christian formation, and growing in the life of faith,” said Dean LeRud. “I think she brings valuable and much-needed experience to Trinity, but even more than that I'm excited to see Julia step even more deeply into her call as pastor and priest as she becomes a part of this community.”
For the past 13 years Julia has served on staff at the Episcopal Diocese of California with a broad portfolio that includes oversight of Christian formation/education as well as stewardship, resourcing and supporting the 80+ Episcopal congregations in the San Francisco Bay area. Ordained to the priesthood in June of 2014, she currently serves as priest associate at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Orinda and is an honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. In addition to her work on the bishop’s staff, Julia has experience as a missionary and professional fundraiser. A graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Julia earned a master's degree in Christian Spirituality, and a Certificate of Anglican Studies from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.
“We are so excited to have Julia bring her diverse set of skills to work with all aspects of our Trinity community. With her deep experience providing pastoral care and spiritual and adult formation, and her outreach and support of children and family ministries for a variety of parishes in the Diocese of California, she will be ideal to lead Trinity's community and Cathedral-based ministries,” said Susan Lindauer, Trinity’s Senior Warden.” I am also elated that she will contribute her passion for social justice efforts, especially with her significant service in Nicaragua working as Senior Field staff with Habitat for Humanity. I look forward to having our parishioners meet and connect with Julia in October!”
“During the gracious and prayerful search process which brings me to you, several people asked me ‘why do you want to move to Portland?’ I found myself laughing a bit: I know many people who want to move to Portland, but I wasn’t one of them. Instead, I was seeking a community of faith engaging the big questions of what it means to build up the Body of Christ for the healing of the world,” said Julia. “In Trinity, I found a congregation committed to inclusion, service to its neighborhood, beauty in worship, and ready to take the next steps towards becoming a place of radical welcome and deep spiritual connection to each other. I look forward to walking that walk with you… and I do plan to love Portland as well!”
Julia and her husband John have been married for 29 years and are blessed with two sons. Previous to coming to Oregon, Julia and her husband enjoyed living in an intentional community in Emeryville, California.

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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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