Clergy, Parish Council, and Ministry Leaders

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church is a mission of the Diocese of the West
Orthodox Church in America

"People are attracted to the Orthodox faith because we offer something that other churches and other religions don't offer. We offer the ancient Christian faith, the faith of the apostles, and that history is alive. It's not something that's dead and sterile, but it's alive. The Holy Spirit is alive in the church, constantly renewing the body of Christ in each place, in each time, in each civilization it finds itself."

Archbishop Benjamin

The Most Reverend Benjamin

Diocese of the West

His eminence Archbishop Benjamin is the Archbishop of San Fransisco and the West and is the rector at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Fransisco, California.

V. Rev. Kirill Sokolov

Diocese of the West

Archpriest Kirill is the OCA Chancellor of the Diocese of the West and is a priest at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Fransisco, California.

V. Rev. Matthew Tate

Diocese of the West

Fr. Matthew is the President of the Parish Council and priest-in-charge at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church and is the rector at Church of the Annunciation in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Jason Obenchain

Vice President, Parish Council

Parish Council:
Jami Sales, Treasurer
Michelle Chobany, Secretary
Julia Schumann-Shinsky, Member
Ministry Leaders:
Rodney Chobany, Facilities Director/Lead Reader
Michelle Chobany, Assistant Treasurer
Katia Eaddy, Choir Director
Irene Tye, Assistant Choir Director
Leilani Obenchain, Ascension Kids Director
Noa Walker, Media Director