Rev. Thomas Orquiza-Renardo


Pastor Tom hails from Chicago, Illinois, and is a provisional elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church. Throughout his life and pastoral development Pastor Tom has been involved in ministry in a variety of forms. He has worked in youth ministry, spiritual education, and congregational leadership. Pastor Tom has also worked in social services providing residential support and work experience to adults with developmental challenges, and in education working with children and youth with behavioral challenges. While in Illinois, Pastor Tom attended Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Since 2017 Pastor Tom has been ministering in the Pacific Northwest, following his call to be a voice for spiritual development, community outreach, cultural transformation, and heart-felt, spirit-led Christian living, inclusive of all God’s people no matter who they are, where they come from, who they love, or how they understand themselves as being whole. All are loved, cherished, welcomed and compassionately accepted by God.

Christa Palmer

Office Administrator

She has been attending the church for over 17 years and brings her expertise to the inner workings of the office. She is a master crafter and brings an artist's touch to all she creates.  She and her family enjoy time spent together at the coast.

Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth.

~ 3 John 1:8 ~

Cat Johnston


She cooks!  She cleans!  She dances!  She acts!  She's an artist!  There is little that Cat can't do - and we are blessed to have her at OCUMC taking care of the rooms and setting up so that ministry can happen.



Heather Cruikshank


Heather runs our nursery on Sunday mornings - providing excellent care to the little ones of OCUMC.  A native of Oregon City, Heather can't get enough of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and pines away until Disney comes out with another movie.

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Carrie Myers


Carrie was born and raised in Oregon City and has been a member of OCUMC her entire life.  She's the mama of 3 children and has enjoyed caring for other's children for over 25 years.  Her family enjoys playing games, movie nights and camping at the beach.


Beth Werber

Preschool - 4's Teacher

Beth has been with the preschool since it opened in 2001.  She and her husband are long-time members of the church.  Beth has an Oregon Teaching Certificate in Elem. Ed. and has taught all ages in public, private, and community schools. Working in a Christian preschool allows Beth to do God’s work while using her many interests to pass on her excitement and satisfaction in learning new things.

Danielle Swatman


On board since 2006, Danielle truly enjoys the opportunity she has to shape the lives of Children in the Oregon City Community.  Danielle brings many years of experience in kindergarten, first grade, and special education classrooms. Danielle looks forward to many years of serving families for Christ as a part of Cornerstone Christian Preschool!