Pastor Miranda Bermes

Pastor Miranda graduated from Luther Seminary and moved St Paul, MN to Hood River at the beginning of August 2021 to start her ministry with Spirit of Grace. Originally from the south suburbs of Chicago, Miranda fell in love with the Pacific Northwest during her 14 months volunteering at Holden Village after graduating from Valparaiso University with a double major in Theology and Global Service in 2016. After 4 years of seminary in the Twin Cities, she is thrilled to return to the PNW.

Pastor Miranda has been discerning a call to ministry for over a decade, and is thrilled to be living out this next chapter in that journey. As a beloved child of the Triune God, Pastor Miranda believes that she is called to serve and be in relationship with God’s people by abiding with those in pain, advocating for the oppressed, preaching words of gospel and truth, and walking through difficult questions that arise by engaging in intentional and loving conversation in community with one another. She looks forward to entering into a partnership of ministry with all who are willing.

In her spare time, Miranda loves to spend cozy mornings at the church parsonage with her cat, Winifred, who keeps her company as she experiments with sourdough baking, waits for the wildflowers to grow, and find new ways to express her creativity and delight in God’s abundant creation.


Phone: 541-386-3993

Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am – 1pm, or by appointment

Linda Boris

Pastoral Assistant
LindaBorisLinda Boris was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church until moving to Hood River, where she became a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, now part of Asbury Our Redeemer Partnership. Linda has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Albion College and a teaching certificate for secondary math from Northern Michigan University. Though most of her time is spent as a stay-at-home mom, she is enjoying working on the staff here at Spirit of Grace.