Father George Gray

Father George and Matushka Daria Gray

Father George and Matushka Daria Gray

Father George Gray has been Rector at St. Nicholas since the Spring of 1982 — the same year he was ordained to the priesthood.  He is married to Daria, who is a speech therapist at a local outpatient rehab clinic. Their son Kyrion is in the Coast Guard and is currently deployed to the Washington, D.C., area.

 Over and above his parish responsibilities, Father George teaches courses in the Old Testament and New Testament as well as World Religions at a couple of colleges in Portland. He also assists with the Diaconal Training Program for the Orthodox Church in America, which helps to academically prepare potential candidates for ordained ministry.

He has authored a number of articles, booklets and other publications, and his current project is a comparison of the lives and witness of Ss. Herman of Alaska and Damien of Molokai.

“I hope your visit to our parish is a blessing to you, and I look forward to meeting you,” he said.

Deacon Kevin Haan

Corey and Dcn. Kevin Haan

Corey and Dcn. Kevin Haan

Deacon Kevin Haan is a graduate of St. Vladimir’s Seminary in New York and studied middle school and high school education at Lewis & Clark College.

He and his wife, Corey, have four children.

During the week, Deacon Kevin teaches social studies at the Harding Learning Center in Coos Bay, Oregon.