The journey of Faith hasn’t always been easy, but upon entering the red doors of Trinity, she felt she had found a community to call home.
Faith M. Curammeng grew up in both the Assembly of God and the Roman Catholic churches. She was introduced to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in the early 2000s, when a college friend invited her to hear women priests. Upon hearing the words of the the Rev'd Pam Mott, she was mesmerized that there was a church that allowed women to stand at the pulpit.
In 2006, Faith found herself back in Portland and decided to enter the red doors once again, looking for some respite after a few years of being tossed around in the storms of life. Rather than jump straight into the waters of the community, Faith slowly waded into church life. In 2008, she was confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. During her time at Trinity, she has worked on various media projects, run audio for services, served as lector, and most recently has started working with the tech league on the online broadcast of services. Faith also currently serves on the Commission to End Racism in the Diocese of Oregon.
Faith earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Broadcast from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Communication Arts with an emphasis in intercultural and media communications from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. With the help of Mary Sicilia, former Canon Educator of Trinity, she was able to complete writing her thesis Media Exposure, Social Contact, and Asian American Stereotypes.
After almost a decade in radio promotions, TV news, and TV commercial production, Faith is now a Communication Studies instructor at Portland Community College. She has also taught classes at George Fox University and the University of Portland.
Faith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, where her parents still live. Her younger brother lives in San Diego. She identifies as an introvert and is primarily left-handed. In her spare time, she likes to referee soccer, run marathons, hike mountains, and eat vegan desserts. She currently lives in St. Johns with her partner Sal, dog Leicester, and cat Tiki.