Parish Staff
Fr Mike Moynahan, SJ

Fr Mike Moynahan, SJ

Pastor mmoynahan@sipdx.org

San Mai, SJ

San Mai, SJ

San Mai, SJ Parochial Vicar smai@sipdx.org

Joseph Byrd

Joseph Byrd

Pastoral Administrator & Music Director jbyrd@sipdx.org

Grace Byrd

Grace Byrd

Operations Manager & Faith Formation gbyrd@sipdx.org

Patty Frangipani

Patty Frangipani

Office Manager pfrangipani@sipdx.org

Sarah Faux

Sarah Faux

Liturgy Coordinator sfaux@sipdx.org

Beth Schaller

Beth Schaller

Beth Schaller Ministry Assistant bschaller@sipdx.org

Breese Watson

Breese Watson

Facilities Manager bwatson@sipdx.org

Pastoral Council not pictured: 
John Henry Burke   jhb@teleport.com,   
Y Hoang,  hoang.thieny@gmail.com,   Bella Koudjrakor   bellebelle22@yahoo.fr,
Amy Smithstanza   smithstanza@gmail.com  

  
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Michael Moynahan, SJ:   Brief Bio

   Fr. Mike Moynahan was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating from the Jesuit High School (Brophy College Prep), he entered the Jesuits in the then California Province (1962).
   Fr. Mike’s first contact with the beauty of the Northwest came when he studied philosophy in Spokane (1966-68). He studied theology in Berkeley, CA (1970-73) and was ordained in Phoenix. His first assignment was as Assistant Director of Novices in the California Province (1973-76).
   While completing doctoral studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, he taught at the Jesuit School of Theology for seven years (1976-1983). He also taught in the Religious Studies Departments of Santa Clara University (1985-1996) and Gonzaga University (1996-2008).
   In 2009, he was asked by his Provincial to become pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Sacramento. He served in this position for twelve years and learned from the parishioners how to be a good and effective pastoral presence. 
   Fr. Mike loves theater, poetry and the arts—all of which find a way into his preaching sooner or later. His current favorite poets are retired Methodist pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes, Mary Oliver and David Whyte who lives in the Seattle area.
   He believes that the best kept secret in the Society of Jesus is the Spiritual Exercises. He looks for ways to share this treasure with the people he serves. He is particularly happy to know that St. Ignatius Parish in Portland has a School. In Sacramento, the First Graders were his Council of Wisdom.
   Fr. Mike is grateful for the opportunity to return to the Northwest and St. Ignatius Parish in Portland. 
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WELCOME -  Fr. SAN MAI, SJ

Father Mai, a Jesuit, has been assigned parochial vicar of St. Ignatius Parish.

He was born in Vietnam in 1967 and came to Portland in 1975. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and an MBA at Santo Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He worked for 20 years in Silicon Valley in the tech industry. He entered the Society of Jesus in 2011, working as a teaching assistant at Jesuit High School before studying philosophy at Loyola in Chicago. He was missioned to St. Andrew Nativity School in Northeast Portland, where he taught math and science for two years. He earned a master's degree in divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, and served as deacon at Our Lady of Lourdes in Oakland, California.  He was ordained in 2020 by Archbishop Sample at St. Ignatius, and most recently served as associate pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Spokane, Washington.