About St. Matthew's
For over 40 years, St Matthew’s has been a Christian community in North Eugene, Oregon. We are called to Know Christ and make Christ Known in the Santa Clara Community, Eugene-Springfield, and Beyond.
We believe, “If it’s not about Love, then it’s not about God.”
We extend a warm welcome to you because God does.
No matter who you are, who you love, or what you believe, you belong here.
Mother Lainie serves as the Rector of St. Matthew’s and Chaplain of the Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Oregon. She is also a certified Spiritual Director. Lainie has been fortunate to experience a wide berth of theological perspectives and groups of people, both generationally and across the U.S. Her approach to spiritual leadership is informed by this background, as well as her experience as pastor and chaplain (hospice and hospital). Lainie seeks to welcome and receive God’s Love and transformation, then share God’s Love with the world.
Lainie nurtures her soul by communing with God through time with family and friends, nature, music, and books. She is passionate about the dignity and worth of every human being and strives to help others discover the fullness of God's grace and love.
Christine Hartbauer began her ministry of music at St Matthew’s on Ash Wednesday, 2015. She is a highly skilled and versatile pianist and choral director. Chris has a profound and deep faith and understands her ministry as “helping the people of God to make a joyful noise before the Lord.”
Prior to becoming Parish Administrator at St. Matthews in late 2022, Diane was the Senior Executive Assistant at Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI); Executive Assistant at PacificSource Health Plans and at the Nordstrom corporate offices in Seattle. She has been a member of St. Matthew’s Parish since the summer of 2019, and has been Clerk of the Vestry for four years. When not working in the church office Diane loves to hang out with her dogs and cats, make art, and attend the local EfM(Education for Ministry) Christian/Episcopal education group.
The Vestry is the elected group that serves as the parish leadership. Members of the Vestry are responsible for the temporal matters of running the parish as well as setting the direction and focus of the parish ministries in cooperation with the clergy. Vestry meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month after the 10 a.m. service. Meetings are always open to visitors.