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OCP Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
 

Board of Directors

For more than 90 years, OCP has faithfully and effectively responded to the needs of the Church—to the diverse and changing needs of parish communities and individual worshipers, in the U.S. and around the world.

 

The current members of the OCP Board of Directors, led by Archbishop Alexander K. Sample are:

Owen Alstott

Owen Alstott

Owen graduated from college with a B.A. in philosophy and graduated from the School of Theology in 1974. He also attended Willamette University for advanced studies in pipe organ, and Marylhurst College, working towards a degree in music. Owen worked for Oregon Catholic Press from 1976-1992 as Music Editor, Editor of Missal and Music Publications, and as Publisher. He moved to London in 1992, where he founded a company that publishes and distributes religious education materials. Owen is a prolific composer and has written many pieces published by Oregon Catholic Press, including Heritage Mass and Respond & Acclaim psalm settings. He is married to British composer Bernadette Farrell, and they have one daughter. Owen was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2015.

 
Mary Augustyn

Mary Augustyn

Mary received a B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University. She is a licensed certified public accountant and member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mary is chief financial officer for the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon (SSMO) Ministries Corporation. Prior to joining SSMO, Mary served in leadership positions at ODS Health Plan, KPMG and Liberty Mutual. She has served audit clients in financial services, higher education, manufacturing, technology and various other industries and organizations, including the Archdiocese of Portland. Mary was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2016.

 
Clint Bentz

Clint Bentz

Clint received a B.S. in business administration from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. He has been a certified public accountant since 1987, a certified management accountant since 1994 and, as an honors graduate of the Cannon Trust Tax School, leads the Trust & Estate practice for Boldt Carlisle+Smith. In 2012, Clint received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross in acknowledgement of his service to the Archdiocese of Portland. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a founding member of the Santiam Vicariate Evangelization Committee and a covenanted member and co-director of the Institute for World Evangelization – ICPE Mission in the U.S. Clint was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2014.

 
Maureen Briare

Maureen Briare

Maureen received a B.S. in nursing and a M.A. in liturgical composition from the University of Portland, where she has been the associate director of music in campus ministry since 2000. She worked as a registered nurse for several health care systems and as music director at Holy Cross Parish for eight years. She has over 20 years of experience as a pastoral musician, teacher, composer and arranger, and has published various collections with OCP. Maureen was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2012.

 
Most Rev. Liam Cary

Most Rev. Liam Cary

Bishop Cary graduated from Mount Angel Seminary high school and college, and attended St. Patricks Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, for a year before taking an 18-year leave of absence. Returning to the seminary in 1988, he was sent to the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he received a licentiate in moral theology from Gregorian University in 1992, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Portland in September of that year. He was ordained Bishop of Baker on May 18, 2012, and was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2013.

 
Rev. Jeffrey Eirvin

Rev. Jeffrey Eirvin

Fr. Jeffrey Eirvin received a B.A. in graphic design from Oregon State University prior to entering Mount Angel Seminary. In 2007, Fr. Eirvin began his theological studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Angelicum and a License of Sacred Theology from the Gregorianum. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Portland in June 2013 and served in several parishes prior to being named director of vocations for the archdiocese. Fr. Eirvin was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2014.

 
Rev. Hugo Maese

Rev. Hugo Maese

Fr. Hugo Maese is a Missionary of the Holy Spirit. He attended Mount Angel Seminary College, and was ordained a priest in 2005. Fr. Hugo received a Master of Divinity and M.A. from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA. He served in parish ministry, as Vice Superior at St. Joseph House of Theology in South Bend, the Center for Research and Dissemination of the Spirituality of the Cross in Mexico City, and the Missionary of the Holy Spirit Formation House in Long Beach before being named Pastor at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Hillsboro and Superior of the Missionary of the Holy Spirit Community. Fr. Hugo was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2017.

 
Rev. Msgr. Richard Paperini

Rev. Msgr. Richard Paperini

Msgr. Paperini received a B.A. in english education from Portland State University before attending Mount Angel Seminary. He was ordained a priest in June 1977. He received both a Master of Divinity and M.A. in theology from Mount Angel, a master's in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, and a master's in education from the University of Portland. He served at Mount Angel Seminary as instructor of liturgy, formation director for 19 years and as president-rector for 11 years. Msgr. Paperini was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2013.

 
Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample

Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample

Archbishop Alexander K. Sample is the eleventh bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland. He was ordained a priest June 1, 1990, and served in several parish assignments in Marquette, MI, before moving to Rome to earn a degree in Canon Law. Upon returning to Marquette he served the diocese in a number of capacities including as a member of the Marriage Tribunal, as chancellor, as a member of the College of Consultors and as director of the Department of Ministry Personnel Services. He was ordained Bishop of Marquette in January 2006, and was installed as Archbishop of Portland on April 2, 2013.

 
Michael Schwab

Michael Schwab

Mike received a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Portland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. He served six years in the U.S. Air Force. Mike retired in 2015 as chief executive officer of The Portland Clinic. He has also served as president of Oregon Medical Group Management Association and Portland Rotary Charitable Trust and is a past board member of the Portland Rotary Club. Mike was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2010.

 
Mary Jo Tully

Mary Jo Tully

Mary Jo Tully retired in August 2016 as Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland after 27 years of service. A Chicago native, she was appointed Chancellor in 1990 after serving as Vice-Chancellor for one year. She is the former Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago, wrote a weekly column for The Catholic Sentinel newspaper, and has published a religious education textbook series. Mary Jo was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 1991.

 
Ken Willett

Ken Willett

Ken received a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Whitman College, a M.S. in computer science from Washington State University and a M.S. in systems science from Portland State University. He co-founded Mentor Graphics Corporation where he worked for thirteen years. Ken also founded Ignis Systems Corporation, a healthcare software and services company, which is now part of Liaison Healthcare Informatics. He has been involved with music ministry in his parish for the past 20 plus years and has served on the Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Council and the Board of Directors of the Oregon Repertory Singers. Ken was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2011.