Pastoral Council is a consultative body working with the Pastor. They are primarily concerned with directional planning, as compared to operational planning which is the role of the Commissions and Staff. They consult with and provide recommendations to the Pastor regarding direction and priorities for the parish.
Functions of the Pastoral Council are to: study the life, activities, and needs of the parish; define the current Mission Statement and Goals to guide the future life of the parish; promote development as a faith community, as a sign and witness of unity for the parish; promote communication and understanding between commissions, staff and parishioners, as well as between the parish, archdiocese and the universal church; and evaluate how well the parish is achieving its Mission Statement, goals and priorities.
Contact: Cathy Ranke – 2016-17 Chair; firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-260-4061
I have been a member for 20 years. I have taught RE at St Anthony’s for 20 years and led bible studies for 5 years. I am married to Rob and have four children and 4 grand-children. I have been a Catholic all of my life andI love the Catholic faith. I also love being a part of St. Anthony’s!
My name is Cindy White. My husband Doug and I have been parishioners at St. Anthony since 2008. I am a retired High School Theology instructor with an MA in Theology from Mt. Angel Seminary. I developed a deep love for our Holy Scriptures about 20 years ago that has resulted in praying daily with scripture, teaching Bible classes and remaining an active participant in Bible Studies in our parish. About 5 years ago I participated in a course entitled “Just Faith” here at St. Anthony and it has given me guidance to broaden my faith through Jesus’ call to acts of social justice. I currently serve as a Lector and assistant cook on Team 4 of our Community Cafe. I look forward to serving the needs of parish members as a part of this council.
I have been a parishioner at St. Anthony since my husband Don and I moved here in 1997. We have three wonderful children who have attended RE program since preschool and two are now in their twenties and one in high school. I have been an active member as a teacher in the RE program for 15 years, a Eucharistic minister, a volunteer for summer camps as well as many other ministries over the years. I look forward to my participation on the Parish Council and pray my time will be directed by the Holy Spirit will be in service of our parish community.
My name is Leslie Froman. My husband & I have been parishioners of St. Anthony since 2006. My daughters, Sophia and Olivia have attended St. Anthony School since they were in preschool. Over the years, our family been involved in several ministries within the parish community. I’ve been the Scrip chair for the past 5 years, worked with the Severe Weather Shelter, CYO team parent, and Eucharistic minister. I’m looking forward to be part of the Pastoral Council.
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I am Carrie Marthaller. I have been a parishioner of St. Anthony parish since 2010, when our family moved to Tigard. My husband Joe and I have two wonderful daughters, Sophia and Lauren, who attend St. Anthony School. I have taught religious education for many years, as well as helped with VBS and camp Tilikum. I also help coach the St. Anthony CYO track team, and a Tigard Youth Soccer team. I’m a graduate of the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!), and work in social service. I am excited to be a part of the Pastoral Council.
I was brought up in the Presbyterian Church, but started attending St Anthony with my wife Mary, after we were married in 1999. I completed the RCIA program and joined the church in 2002. Mary and I are blessed with two wonderful kids, in two of the amazing schools in the Archdiocese, attending St. Anthony School and Jesuit High School. I am employed as an Estimating Manager for a local high-tech manufacturer and enjoy my job. I enjoy kayaking and have paddled many of the rivers, lakes and bays in Oregon, enjoying hiking and camping during the summer months. My faith has grown stronger in many ways since I joined St Anthony and I know that Pastoral Council will only continue that growth. I also think that seeking to understand will be key to this position and will allow me to be a good representative for other church members.
I have been part of the St. Anthony parish community since moving to Tigard in 2000 and it is an honor for me to serve as member of the Parish Pastoral Council. I’d previously served on the Council from 2004 to 2012. I’m an active member in the parish community, serving on the Vietnamese community leadership team, the Vietnamese RE & Language Program, and member of the Vietnamese Choir. I love this parish community. I’ve seen so much positive progress over the years and I’m excited to serve once again on the Pastoral Council.
I recently moved to King City and became a member of St. Anthony Parish. I grew up in the Bay Area where I attended Catholic schools and continued in Catholic education for 23 years as Director of Development at an all-girls Catholic high school. I have been blessed with three wonderful sons and 11 grandchildren. Three attend St. Anthony School and my daughter-in-law also teaches there. I am honored to have been chosen to serve on the Pastoral Council and look forward to working with all its members.
My name is Toni Stotts. I was born and raised in Texas and have been married for 43 years. My husband, Larry and I have three children and three grandchildren who all reside in Texas. Larry’s job brought us up to the Northwest where we have lived since 2002. My career as a High School Youth Minister began in 1985 in a parish in Texas and ended at St. Cecilia’s in Beaverton in 2007 at which time I retired. In 2014 we decided to become members here at St. Anthony’s where we are enjoying the endless opportunities to serve the Lord and this community as we grow in our faith. I am currently serving in the following ministry’s here at St. Anthony’s: Vocations Ministry, Catholic Daughters of America, Lector, Pastoral Council and Serra Club of Tualatin Valley.
I’m from Acapulco city in Mexico. I being in the USA for 15 years. I have 3 kids, 2 daughters and 1 son. My husband and I been married for almost 16 years and we started to get involved in St Anthony 6 years ago. I sing in the choir at 4pm mass Sundays and also in the charismatic group on Fridays.