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The Saint André Bessette Staff has nearly 150 combined years of experience in liturgical & pastoral services, theological education, program coordination & direct services, resource development, administration, and nonprofit management. Meet the team below!


20180709_110137Fr. Tom Gaughan, CSC | Pastor  

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Andrew Rakestraw | Parish Office Manager

Andrew grew up in the wonderful city of Beaverton, Oregon. He received degrees in both Economics and Political Science at the University of Oregon. Go Ducks! Andrew is an enthusiast of ‘The Man of Steel’ (Superman) and all things superhero-related. He is also very passionate about his hometown team; the Portland Trailblazers. Back in his youth, Andrew was a two time chess champion in the state of Oregon. He is thrilled to work at Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church, and is striving to positively impact as many lives as possible. | 503.228.0746 x110

20171012_135500 (1)Br. Joseph J. DeAgostino C.S.C. | Pastoral Assistant 

Hailing originally from the southern-central part of the state of Michigan, Br. Joseph J. DeAgostino, C.S.C. is a temporarily professed member of the Congregation of Holy Cross.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame in Medieval Studies and Theology respectively.  Br. Joe has engaged in a wide variety of ministries during his time thus far with Holy Cross and finds himself most drawn to serving various marginalized populations.  He also serves at the University of Portland, working with campus ministry in the areas of faith formation and grief work for students.  Additionally, Br. Joe lives and serves as a pastoral resident in a men’s residence hall.  Br. Joe enjoys reading (sci-fi/fantasy), exercise, and gaming of various kinds. | 503-228-0746 x346

Deonna Sayles | Pastoral Associate & Community Outreach Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

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