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

Director of Public Engagement
Michael Ellick

Administrative & Communications Specialist
Michelle Bush

Veronica Swartz

Community Ministries Administrator
Chris Eves

Creation Justice Advocate
Cherice Bock

Database Coordinator
Erika Martin

Development Officer (Membership)
Kristi Baack

Development Officer & Events Coordinator
Lisa Westarp
Development Officer (Grants)
Ben Smuin

Finance Assistant
Caiden Elmer

Grants Manager
Jane Turville
Office Assistant/Health Insurance Manager
Krystal Sharinghousen

Program Fundraising Coordinator
Ethan Livermore
Public Policy Associate, JVC
Michael DeSantis
Public Policy Advocacy Director
Britt Conroy
Program Managers


Food Services Manager
Russ Miller

HIV Services Program Manager
Patricia Sandoval
Metro HomeShare Program Manager
Andrew Brown

Northeast Emergency Food Program Manager
A'Jay Scipio
Russian Oregon Social Services Program Manager
Anya Stepanova

Second Home Director
Jenny Pratt Hale
SOAR Immigration Legal Services Director
Caroline van der Harten

Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees Director
Vesna Vila



location 245 S Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239
phone (503) 221-1054
fax (503) 223-7007
Jan Musgrove Elfers, EMO President