Our Hierarchs & Clergy


His Beatitude, Tikhon

Archbishop of Washington D.C
Metropolitan of All America & Canada

Archbishop ??
San Francisco, CA

2015 All America Council
Orthodox Church in America

His Eminence, Benjamin

Archbishop of San Francisco and the West


V. Rev. Andreas Blom

Rector of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church


V. Rev. Isaac Skidmore

Attached Priest


Rev. Dn. Paisios Daniels

Assigned Deacon

The Parish Council

The Parish Council helps foster and encourage a properly functioning church community. Members of the Council assist the priest to ensure that the finances are in order and the temple and grounds are maintained.

Our Parish Council Members

Fr. Andreas Blom, President

Phoebe Everett, Junior Warden

Andrew Robert Johnston, Treasurer

Dn. Paisios Daniels, Assigned Clergy

Rdr. Brendan O'Neill, Senior Warden

Subd. Kevin Roberts, Secretary

Elizabeth Sandri, Member-at-large

Jesse and Phoebe (Frankie) Everett

As childhood friends we became high school sweethearts, got married early after high school and began our lives together in downtown Portland. We took turns completing college as we grew our family with four children: James, Mary (Haydee), Maximus (Ron), and Isaiah. After several years growing tired of the rain in northern Oregon, we pursued the adventure of moving across the country to Louisiana in 2014. Although we really enjoyed exploring other parts of the country, we missed our home state and decided to relocate to southern Oregon where we could find a good climate and beautiful scenery.
As a family, we had attended non-denominational Protestant churches and settled into Anglicanism. Jesse began to explore Orthodoxy while completing his degrees in Biblical studies and New Testament Greek, but it was never really an option in Louisiana. When we made the decision to move back to Oregon, the investigation began to blossom into greater interest. We began dialoguing with Father Andreas via FaceTime and, by the time we arrived in Oregon, decided to visit Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church. It did not take long to see the genuine kindness and familial atmosphere that was a core aspect of the Church. After much prayer and investigation, our family pursued the catechumenate and were baptized into the Orthodox family on Christmas Eve 2020.
Our family loves discovering new places, spending time outdoors, hiking, fishing, rafting, and relaxing at the beach. We enjoy experiencing new cultures and meeting new people, and love to cook and visit with friends, new and old.




Kevin and Crystal Marie Roberts

We, Subdeacon Kevin and Crystal Marie, met playing city league sports in 2009. Having grown up Protestants here in the valley, we were never really looking to make "big changes" in how we practiced our faith. Kevin was baptized in 2008 by Fr. Seraphim Cardoza in Rogue River. Crystal Marie followed a couple years later. As our relationship grew, we found that Orthodoxy offered a sense of "home" that we couldn't describe; we also couldn't find it anywhere else. Knowing that we wanted to raise children in the church, God brought our first child, Genevieve, into our lives about a year after we were married. Within three and a half years, Lazarus, Sebastian, and Evangeline joined her; in 2020, God gave us our fifth child, Blaise. One of our greatest joys and struggles together as Orthodox parents has been learning how to raise children in the Church. It hasn't been easy, but we know there is no job more important than raising them right. Orthodoxy as our way of life permeates our daily life. Our indoor activities of homeschooling, cooking, baking, cleaning, and even games, often revolved around lessons that teach us more about God. Outdoor activities like gardening, hiking, and all kinds of sports are no less affected by the ethos that Orthodoxy offers. We have moved quite a few times in our 9 years of marriage, always in the Rogue Valley, and we are currently back in south Medford.

Transitioning to Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in 2019 was easy and hard at the same time; the patience and understanding of Fr. Andreas, as well as many others, helped us to find our feet again quickly. It has been enriching to share our lives with the vibrant community at Archangel Gabriel's, and we are excited to see how God will continue to bring the Orthodox in this valley closer together, and to bring this valley closer to Orthodoxy. God has blessed us tremendously already in how we have become part of his plans, and we look forward to the future projects and missions here in southern Oregon in which God allows our family to participate.

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