Our Staff

Sherman Hesselgrave

Sherman Hesselgrave

Interim Rector for Worship & Pastoral Care

Sherman was ordained to the priesthood at St Michael’s and was Assistant to the Rector here from 1985 to 1989. He retired in June 2020, after serving as Incumbent of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square, Toronto since 2008, and moved back to the Pacific Northwest.

Julia Nielsen

Julia Nielsen

Transition Minister

Julia Nielsen (she/ella) is a United Methodist clergyperson, facilitator and community organizer, and experienced nonprofit executive. She loves to create spaces where the world as it is becomes closer to the world as we imagine it should be. Her background in revitalizing faith communities in Portland and beyond led her into affordable housing development work, but before that she worked in the sexual assault and interpersonal violence prevention movement. 

 Roberto Arciniega

Roberto Arciniega

Associate Rector

Our associate rector, Beto, is a man of many hats. He was selected to lead our Misa congregation a few short years ago and now finds himself the lead clergy-person for St. Michael’s during our transition. He also is the Canon for Latino Ministries for the Diocese of Oregon.

 Hannah Brewer

Hannah Brewer

Director of Music & Organist

Hannah joined the staff at St. Michael’s in 2012 and previously held Organist positions at churches in California, Ohio, and London, England. She works extensively as a choral accompanist and collaborative musician on organ, piano, and harpsichord.

Brian Fairbanks

Brian Fairbanks

Choir Director

Brian joined St. Michael’s in 2017 after many years on the music staff at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle. Brian conducts the St. Michael’s Singers, St. Michael’s Choristers, and Saints & Singers Choir.

 Leslie Sackett

Leslie Sackett

Associate for Children & Families

Leslie and her family became members of St. Michael’s in the late 1980’s. After teaching Sunday School for several years, Leslie joined the staff in 1993. Her ministry includes oversight of St. Michael’s Childcare ministry, religious education programs for pre-k through fifth grade students and preparation for Holy Baptism for families with young children.

Gloria Orellana

Gloria Orellana

Associate for Administration

Gloria and her family joined St. Michael’s in 2003, and she began work soon after as parish bookkeeper. In 2007, she took on the job of Parish Administrator. Her responsibilities are wide-ranging and include communications, database management and scheduling.

J T Quanbeck

J T Quanbeck

Communication Director

J T has been a member of St. Michael’s for over 30 years and served this position from 2004 to 2009 at which time he became communication director for the Diocese of Oregon. He left the diocese in 2016 and stepped in to help again in 2018.

Jackie Van Anda

Jackie Van Anda

Bookkeeper