Andrew and his wife Colleen are new to the Pacific Northwest.  Originally from Maryland, Andrew and Colleen moved to Portland for internship at Resurrection Lutheran.  Feeling the call of the Holy Spirit, Andrew stayed to pursue ministry in Portland.  Andrew is passionate about social justice, urban ministry and new ways to bring God's light into the world.  Feel free to stop by and say hello when you are in the neighborhood.


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co-council president 


co-council president 





Meet the Holy Trinity Council

(back row) Pastor Andrew Rickel, Penny, Tom,
(front row) Pam, Betty, Seglinda, April, Chris


The work that God has called the 4 million members of the ELCA to in the world goes on 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the guidance, insights and decision-making of rostered and lay leaders representing a diverse church and world. Between meetings of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the Church Council provides this guidance and leadership for the churchwide organization and the ELCA.

The Church Council with its day-to-day responsibilities is a vital aspect of how we strive to do God’s work in the world with thoughtfulness, integrity, respect and partnerships that share a common vision.