Board of Directors
For more than 80 years, OCP has faithfully and effectively responded to the needs of the church—to the diverse and changing needs of parish communities and individual worshipers, in the U.S. and around the world.
The current members of the OCP Board of Directors, led by
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, are:
Owen Alstott: Owen was born and raised in Oregon where he attended High School Seminary at Mt. Angel, and the novitiate of Mt. Angel Abbey. He graduated from college with a BA in Philosophy and graduated from the School of Theology in 1974. He also attended Willamette University for advanced studies in pipe organ, and Marylhurst College, working towards a degree in music. Owen worked for Oregon Catholic Press from 1976-1992 as Music Editor, Editor of Missal and Music Publications, and as Publisher. He moved to London in 1992, where he founded a company that publishes and distributes religious education materials. Owen is a prolific composer and has written many pieces published by Oregon Catholic Press, including the “Heritage Mass” and “Respond & Acclaim” psalm settings. He is married to the British composer Bernadette Farrell, and they have one daughter Joanna. Owen was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2015.
Clint Bentz: Clint received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1987, a Certified Management Accountant since 1994 and, as an honors graduate of the Cannon Trust Tax School, leads the Trust & Estate practice for Boldt Carlisle+Smith. In 2012, Clint received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontiface Cross in acknowledgement of his service to the Archdiocese of Portland. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, a founding member of the Santiam Vicariate Evangelization Committee, and a covenanted member and co-director of the Institute for World Evangelization – ICPE Mission in the U.S. Clint was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2014.
Maureen Briare: Maureen received a B.S. in Nursing and a M.A. in Liturgical Composition from the University of Portland, where she has been the Associate Director of Music in Campus Ministry since 2000. She worked as a registered nurse for several health care systems and as Music Director at Holy Cross Parish for eight years. She has over twenty years experience as a pastoral musician, teacher, composer and arranger, and has published music with OCP. Maureen was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2012.
Most Rev. Liam Cary: Bishop Cary graduated from Mount Angel Seminary high school and college, and attended St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, for a year before taking an 18-year leave of absence. Returning to the seminary in 1988, he was sent to the North American College in Rome, where he received a Licentiate in Moral Theology from Gregorian University in 1992, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Portland in September of that year. He was ordained bishop of Baker on May 18, 2012, and was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2013.
Rev. Jeffrey Eirvin: Fr. Jeffrey Eirvin received a B.A. in graphic design from Oregon State University prior to entering Mount Angel Seminary. In 2007, Fr. Eirvin began his theological studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he received a Bachelors of Sacred Theology from the Angelicum and a License of Sacred Theology from the Gregorianum. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Portland in June 2013, and served in several parishes in the Archdiocese prior to being named Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese. Fr. Eirvin was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2014.
Rev. Juan José González: Fr. Juan José González is a Missionary of the Holy Spirit. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and attended college there. Fr. Juan José was ordained in 2000 and assigned as Vice Rector of the Felix Rougier House of Studies in Mt. Angel. In February 2003 he was assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew Parish in Hillsboro, and was named Pastor in May of the same year. Since July 2010, he has served as one of two Counselors to the Provincial Superior of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, and now resides in Roy, OR. Fr. Juan was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in February 2008.
Rev. Msgr. Richard Paperini: Msgr. Paperini received a B.A. in English Education from Portland State University before attending Mount Angel Seminary. He was ordained a priest in June 1977. He received both a Master of Divinity and M.A. in Theology from Mount Angel, a Masters in Liturgy from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters in Education from the University of Portland. He served at Mount Angel Seminary as Instructor of Liturgy, Formation Director for 19 years and as President-Rector for 11 years. Msgr. Paperini was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in January 2013.
Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample: Archbishop Alexander K. Sample is the eleventh bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland. He was ordained a priest June 1, 1990, and served in several parish assignments in Marquette, MI, before moving to Rome to earn a degree in Canon Law. Upon returning to Marquette he served the diocese in a number of capacities including as a member of the Marriage Tribunal, as chancellor, as a member of the College of Consultors, and as director of the Department of Ministry Personnel Services. He was ordained bishop of Marquette in January 2006, and was installed as archbishop of Portland on April 2, 2013.
Claire Schulte: Claire is the Vice President Corporate Controller for Integra Telecom. In her 19 years of accounting and finance experience, Claire has worked on initial public offerings, debt restructuring and refinancing, and international acquisitions. While based in Hong Kong, Claire consulted with Merix Corporation on significant Asian acquisitions. During her early years at Deloitte, she provided financial advisory services in both the US and the UK. Claire has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Portland. She joined OCP’s Board of Directors in 2007.
Michael Schwab: Mike is Chief Executive Officer of The Portland Clinic. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Portland and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Mike served six years in the U.S. Air Force. He is past President of Oregon Medical Group Management Association and Portland Rotary Charitable Trust, and is a past Board member of the Portland Rotary Club. Mike was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2010.
Mary Jo Tully: Mary Jo Tully is the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Portland. A Chicago native, she was appointed Chancellor in 1990 after serving as Vice-Chancellor for one year. She is the former Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She writes a weekly column for The Catholic Sentinel and has published a religious education textbook series. Mary Jo was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 1991.
Ken Willett: Ken was the founder of Ignis Systems Corporation, a healthcare software and services company, which is now part of Liaison Healthcare Informatics. Ken serves as VP of Health IT Strategy for Liaison. He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Whitman College, a M.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University, and a M.S. in Systems Science from Portland State University. Ken co-founded Mentor Graphics Corporation where he worked for thirteen years. He has been involved with music ministry in his parish for the past twenty years, and has served on the Archdiocese of Portland Pastoral Council and the Board of Directors of the Oregon Repertory Singers. Ken was appointed to the OCP Board of Directors in 2011.