Pastor Miranda Bermes-Goller
Pastor Miranda graduated from Luther Seminary in June 2021 and moved from St Paul, MN to Hood River at the beginning of August 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. After 4 years of seminary in the Twin Cities, she is thrilled to return to the PNW with her wife, Jenni, and their two pups: Caye, a Border Collie, and Louie, a fluffy orange cat.
Pastor Miranda has been discerning a call to ministry for over a decade, and is thrilled to begin 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, Pastor Miranda loves to bake a wide variety of things, both savory and sweet! She also enjoys going for early morning runs, starting her days with yoga, and spending time outside in God’s beautiful creation. She and Jenni are both deeply looking forward to becoming part of the Spirit of Grace family, and can’t wait to learn more about all of you!
Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am – 12pm, or by appointment
Jennifer Fowler is the office manager at Spirit of Grace and does scheduling for the FISH Community Room. She has worked here for 10 years and has been a member for 18 years. Jennifer grew up in Connecticut and got a B.A. from St. Lawrence University. Jennifer lives in Hood River with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys cross-country skiing, genealogy, and crafting.
Linda 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.