Fremont UMC Staff
Pastor Erin’s camp name is “Rev. Jellybean” for her love of all things candy.
Usually, you can find her deep in a novel (she has read all of the Pulitzer Prize winners) or dancing to the latest pop tune in her living room (her favorite is Hip-Hop).
With 20 years ministry experience and a Masters in Theology from Duke Divinity School, Erin is passionate about Jesus and the church.
She is married to her husband, Charlie, and together they have 4 children: 2 adult daughters, Katie and Krysten and 2 teenage sons, Elijah and Rowan.
Pastor Erin loves living in NE Portland, where not just the church but the neighborhood, is her parish.
Ashley grew up in Atlanta, GA, and she is a podcast junkie. Some of her current favorite podcasts are Reclaiming Theology, Heavyweight, The Prophetic Imagination Station, Integrated Schools, and The Diversity Gap.
The movie she has seen the most number of times is Pride and Prejudice. Of course, she thinks the BBC version is the best!
Ashley loves board games and card games, and she especially loves to play them with her husband, Aaron and her four children, Cora, Marlowe Emmie, and Desmond.
She cross-stitches regularly and does amateur crochet.
She and her mom used to travel around to other churches and sing at their special events as a duo.
When Ashley was a child, she held church services and preached sermons to all her stuffed animals.
She deeply enjoys reading about and practicing social justice and liberation theology.
He grew up going to a Quaker church in Netarts, Oregon, and is still very interested in Quaker thought and practice.
Two years ago he traveled outside of North America to Bali, Indonesia with his wife Emily. There he got scuba certified, and fell in love with Bali’s people, animals, architecture, food, and jungles.
He is a pescatarian for the second time now. He was vegetarian in college, then started eating meat again when he lived in New York City, then stopped again two years ago. Surely a permanent change this time.
He has lived for at least one year each in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia.
After college he worked as a pianist on a cruise boat and toured the country with a Portland songwriter named Nick Jaina before moving to New York.
He and his family are obsessed with the TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and its sequel The Legend of Korra.
He has one son, named Moses.
The pianists who’ve influenced Jonathan the most are Brad Mehldau and Robert Glasper.
Carol grew up in Northbrook, Illinois with filmmaker John Hughes as a classmate (“Home Alone,” etc.) She had a crush on him, but he never knew.
The movie, “Breakfast Club” was filmed at her high school, and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” was filmed in her town.
She came to Portland to attend Reed College. She was fortunate to have been at Reed in time to practice Calligraphy with the legendary Lloyd Reynolds. However, she graduated the year before Steve Jobs attended so she missed out on meeting him!
She is named after her grandmother the Methodist pastor Rev. Carroll L. Shult, who served the United Methodist Church in rural Northern Illinois during the Depression & World War II era. Rev Shult passed away shortly before Carol was born.
Her passions in life are her home, her 3 fur-baby kitties, music, film, art, cooking, and tending to her beautiful back-yard garden sanctuary designed by her late-husband and herself.
Currently, Carol is semi-retired, bookkeeping for Fremont UMC, and preparing tax documents with H&R Block during tax season. Fremont bookkeeper is the PERFECT job for her! She loves it at Fremont.