Meet the RLC Staff

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  • pastor Joel Rothe

    Accepting the call to serve as pastor with the people of Resurrection Lutheran in northeast Portland, has also been a call to return to the city and state that I grew up in after twenty years of journeying across the country.  I am deeply excited to meet our new neighbors in northeast Portland, learning from the diversity of the community and participating in the work of inclusion, equity, justice and peace already happening both inside and outside our congregations in this area. Resurrection has a long history in this neighborhood, and we will be working together to ask how we can learn from our past and present, as the Spirit forms us from future visions of hope into the church becoming. EMAIL

  • Troy Lutz, Minister of Worship & Technology

    Troy began his ministry among the people of Resurrection in April of 2013. Troy brings a passion and a faith that is easily relatable to youth and the families of RLC. Troy is involved in all areas of ministry at Resurrection but is main area of emphasis is the expanding ministry to youth and families. EMAIL

  • Kym Tangen, Parish Administrator

    Kym is the hub around which all of Resurrection revolves. If there is something that you need to know - Kym is the resource to find out what that "something" is.  Kym is responsible for all facets of the administration of the day-to-day office @ RLC.  She produces the Newsletter and helps Council Members and Ministry Team leaders fulfill their roles as part of the over all ministry of RLC.   Kym is in the office Monday-Thursday, 9am - 3pm. She can be reached @ 503.255.8772. EMAIL

  • Pastor Roger Fuchs

    Pastor Roger was ordained into the ministry at Resurrection although his main area of emphasis is outside the walls of this congregation. Pr. Roger serves as supply Pastor for a number of local churches. Pr. Roger can be found in and around RLC and frequently is available for pastoral duties in the congregation. If you would like to contact Pr. Roger - he can be reached via  EMAIL.

  • Todd Marston, Minister of Music

    Todd is an extremely gifted musician who's main emphasis is to foster an innovative, blended style of music to enhance and support the worship message and the different worship styles. He leads and coordinates all music for worship at Resurrection and serves as church accompanist and organist.  EMAIL

  • Bill Leonard, Parish Bookkeeper

    Bill serves the RLC community as our bookkeeper. He is available to answer questions about the financial matters of RLC and to track down answers to almost all of your questions regarding the financial side of all the RLC ministies. He is in the office periodically during the week. EMAIL

  • melanie beltane, custodian

    Melanie began serving and caring for the Resurrection house and family in 2018 as our devout Custodian.  To contact her please call or email the parish administrator.