Sequence of Events

June, 2008, Sandi DeMaster was ordained to the deaconate of the Roman Catholic Church under the auspices of Roman Catholic Women Priests.  Shortly after her ordination to the deaconate, the United Methodist Church pastor in McMinnville, having read news of the ordination, offered “sanctuary” within their own facilities, McMinnville Cooperative Ministries.  A small group of like-minded souls, identifying themselves as Lumen Christi, began to meet regularly for bi-weekly Eucharistic celebrations.  Until Sandi was ordained to the priesthood, these first masses were facilitated in McMinnville by Toni Tortorilla, a Roman Catholic Woman Priest from Sophia Christi Catholic Community in Portland. 


May 30, 2009, Sandi DeMaster was ordained to the priesthood


October 13, 2011, An Organizational meeting was called to approve the By-Laws of Lumen Christi Inclusive Catholic Community, a non-profit corporation.  Present were Sandra DeMaster, Marcia Lee, Michael Groshong (Secretary), and Carol Marshall (Treasurer).


November 15, 2011,  The Articles of Incorporation were filed in the office of the Oregon Secretary of State.

October 4, 2012,  Michael Groshong resigned from the Board of Directors.  Marcia Lee assumed his duties as Secretary.


December 14, 2012, It was decided that, though we are greatly appreciative of the assistance of the Coop, Lumen Christi should be responsible and manage it's own financial affairs.  An account was set up at First Federal, and as of January 1, 2013, all deposits and disbursements for Lumen Christi will go through that account.

January 1, 2013, Sandi and Denise are now official employees of Lumen Christi.  

February 22, 23 and 24, 2013,  Lumen Christi in partnership with Call To Action from Portland,  hosted a 3-day Lenten conference with author/speaker Michael Morwood at the Coop Ministries.  


December 8, 2013, Lumen Christi sponsored an evening presentation at the Coop by the George Fox Drama Troop.

December 15, 2013, Lumen Christ held a Sunday morning Eucharistic service at the Evergreen Chapel.

January, 2014,  A series for study, discussion and sharing began based upon John Shelby Spong's book, ReClaiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World.  Sandi DeMaster presided.  Because of the large number of signups, there were two groups.  One was held at the Coop Ministries, and the other was held at the home of Gary and Peggy Clark.


January, 2014, A series for study, discussion and sharing began based upon Brian Swimm's series, The Powers of the Universe.  Cami Shelton facilitated.  It was held at the Coop Ministries. 

June 1, 2014, At mass the LC community acknowledged the 5-year anniversary of Sandi's ordination by presenting her with a stole.  The stole, including the embroidered symbols, was made by Dennis Harris.  Individuals in the community signed a card which was also presented to Sandi at the fellowship hour after Mass.  The 5-year anniversary of the beginnings of the Lumen Christi community was also celebrated after Mass.  Carol Marshall brought a special cake and various goodies.