Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon employs a talented staff who put into action our mission of unity and justice through peace and dialogue, advocacy and action, and direct service.

If you would like information about our mission, programs or services, but don't know who to contact, feel free to call us at (503) 221-1054, or you may send a message to a staff member listed below. If you are interested in joining our team, view EMO's current job openings.

Administrative Staff
Jan Musgrove Elfers (view bio)

Vice President
Howard Kenyon

Director of Development & Communications
Carla Starrett-Bigg

Director of Finance
Jillann Johnson

Administrative & Communications Specialist
Michelle Bush

Veronica Swartz

Database Coordinator
Erika Martin

Database Coordinator
Kristi Baack

Development Officer & Events Coordinator
Lisa Westarp

Grants Manager
Jane Turville

Grant Writer
Alison Warren

Office Assistant/Health Insurance Manager
Krystal Sharinghousen

Public Policy Advocacy Director
Britt Conroy
Program Managers


Communities of Support & Accountability (CoSA) Program Manager
Audrey DeCoursey

Food Services Manager
Russ Miller

HIV Services Program Manager
Chris Eves
Metro HomeShare Program Manager
Pauline Burkey

Northeast Emergency Food Program Manager
A'Jay Scipio

Russian Oregon Social Services Program Manager
Oksana Davletshina

Second Home Director
Jenny Pratt Hale

SOAR Immigration Legal Services Director
Caroline van der Harten

Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees Director
Vesna Vila



location 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054
fax (503) 223-7007
Jan Musgrove Elfers, EMO President