Chapel Speakers

University chapel is open to the public, so anyone is welcome to join us. Chapel services are held Tuesday mornings at 10:50 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

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University Pastoral Staff

Jamie Noling-AuthJamie Noling-Auth

University Pastor and Dean of Spiritual and Intercultural Life

Noling-Auth is the university pastor and dean of spiritual life, inclusion and leadership at George Fox. Before her move to Oregon, Jamie served as one of Azusa Pacific University's associate campus pastors for nine years and as an adjunct professor for APU's School of Theology. She earned a Doctor of Ministry degree at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, an MA in theology at Fuller Seminary, and a BA in communication at Pepperdine. Her areas of academic interest are discipleship, spiritual formation, women's studies and the gospels. Jamie and her husband, John, are parents to two little boys – Andrew and Luke. In her free time, Jamie loves to travel, swim, read and have great conversation over a good cup of coffee.

Jamie JohnsonJamie Johnson

Associate University Pastor of Chapel Programs

Johnson is the associate university pastor of chapel programs, director of the Friends Leadership Program and an adjunct professor in the College of Christian Studies. A George Fox graduate, he has studied church history (MA) and Christian education (PhD) and hungers to learn more about what it means for individuals and communities to follow Jesus in every aspect of life. He is married to Erin, a professor in the social work program, and together they spend much of their energy chasing around their three children – and loving it! In his spare time, Jamie enjoys leading worship, running, reading and watching, coaching and playing sports. He is a huge fan of the Portland Timbers, the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Rusty St. CyrRusty St. Cyr

Associate University Pastor of Ministry and Service

St. Cyr serves as the associate pastor of ministry and service at George Fox University. He is a grateful student of 20-plus years to Christ, a lucky husband to Stephanie, a stoked dad to Ella Sophia and Matea Frances, and owner of a Jack Russell Terrorist named "Woody" (a.k.a. "El Capitan"). Rusty came to the spiritual life team at George Fox in 2009 after 10 years of student ministry in Springfield, Mo., Inverness, Scotland, Santa Cruz, Calif., as well as serving as director for spiritual formation at Bethany University near Santa Cruz, Calif. Along with all of this, Rusty is also thankful to experience playing all kinds of drums to music, for stand-up paddling and surfing waves, for opportunities to love and learn from people of other cultures, for reconciliation, for the Shalom-growing principle that we are blessed in order TO BE a blessing, and, of course, for Spinach smoothies.

Trisha WelstadTrisha Welstad

Interim Associate University Pastor for Pastoral Counseling

Welstad is passionate about investing in leaders to see them become all God has created them to be. Growing up in Salem, Oregon, Trisha was called to ministry while in high school. She was invested in by mentors and youth pastors who gave her the opportunity to explore practical ministry as an intern while in college. After finishing a degree in youth ministry and biblical studies from Corban University, Welstad moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at Azusa Pacific University. She received an MDiv from the Haggard School of Theology and was ordained as an elder in the Free Methodist Church in 2006. While in Southern California, Welstad served as a pastor within the local college community of Azusa, the pastor of youth and spiritual development at Marina Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles, and as co-pastor to Rose City Church in Pasadena.

Since moving to Southeast Portland in 2011, Welstad has promoted a growing partnership between George Fox and the Free Methodist and Wesleyan Holiness churches in the area through her service as the director of The Leadership Center. The Leadership Center is a network facilitating the development of new and current Wesleyan leaders, churches and disciples through internships, equipping, mentoring and scholarship. Welstad enjoys pastoring among her community in Portland, throwing parties, growing food and plants, listening to audio books and the latest musical creations by Troy Welstad. Trisha is also a guest blogger on