Parkrose Community United Church of Christ is an energetic congregation in the Parkrose neighborhood on the east side of Portland. Established in 1913, we have long been a center for service to the wider community, and committed to the Gospel teachings of justice and peace.
We are a vibrant community where service, learning, hospitality and worship are central. The still-speaking God is active in our lives and we are serious when we proclaim, “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
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INTENTIONAL INTERIM PASTOR DIANNE RODRIGUEZ
The Rev. Dianne Rodriguez began service as our Interim Pastor on July 1, 2020.
Dianne received her Master of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary in Queens, New York, and was ordained in November, 2005. She served several UCC churches in the New York area in the capacity of pastor, children’s Christian education minister, and a variety of workshops for 9/11 grief gatherings, chaplains, and spiritual formation.
In addition, Dianne is a certified practicing Spiritual Director, has interim training, has served as an interim pastor, has done restorative justice training in Portland, and has received awards for excelling in Christian Education. She most recently served as the pastor of Hubbard UCC Church before it closed, and she currently serves on the Committee on Ministry of the Central Pacific Conference. Dianne was a sabbatical supply pastor for Forest Grove UCC in 2014, and Bethel Beaverton in 2019. Most recently she was medical supply pastor for Meridian UCC from January-March 2020. She is also the co-facilitator of Heart2Soul Spiritual Project.
Dianne lives with her husband, Lazaro and 5 month old Italian Greyhound puppy (Mookie) in Tualatin, Oregon. Her son David and daughter-in-law Katrina live with their twin soon to be six year old boys Xavier and Quintin live in Hillsdale.
The Interim Search Committee was pleased to offer the position to Dianne, and we look forward to her serving as our Interim. Dianne is creative in her thinking, and we think she is a good fit for our church community in this time of transition.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Love One Another
Love Our Neighbors as Ourselves
OUR VISION STATEMENT:
With the grace of God, Parkrose Community United Church of Christ embraces and intentionally follows the teachings of Jesus Christ by:
- compassionately serving the wider community
- courageously practicing peace and justice
- enthusiastically inviting and welcoming everyone
- faithfully worshiping as community to deepen our spirituality
Our progressive journey is continual learning and renewal.