Leaders & Staff

To contact any of the people below, you may telephone the church at 541-686-8462, or use our contact page to send an email.


Birch Rambo
Image of Rev Birch Rambo

Born in Ethiopia, Rev. T. Birch Rambo joined us in 2021 from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wytheville, Virginia, where he had been rector for almost 5 years. Previously he served congregations in Washington State and in Kentucky, where he was ordained in 2002.

Fr. Birch has a BA in Biology from New College of USF, did graduate studies in Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Kentucky, and holds an M. Div. from University of the South where he is currently enrolled in the D. Min program.

He is married to Sharon, an immunologist and musician, who has two daughters, Tabitha and Clara.  Before joining us Fr. Birch ran an organic farm in Virginia with cattle, sheep, chickens and ducks.

Lauri Watkins
Lauri Watkins
  Lauri Watkins was born in Corvallis and graduated from Oregon State University. For many years she lived in Missouri and Oklahoma, and taught fourth and fifth grades for 29 years.
  Lauri has been at the Church of the Resurrection since September 2019. Previously she was at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where she was ordained in June 2013. With ordination came a complete lifestyle change. She was able to retire then and worked many hours in the church and in the community of Bartlesville. Her interests included Christian Education, hospice and palliative care, families in poverty, and the LGBTQ community.
  Since arriving in Eugene, Lauri has focused on homelessness, housing, and families in crisis. She leads an adult education group in the church and works with Black Unity groups and racial awareness.
  Lauri’s husband, Mike is also a deacon, and works at St. Thomas in Eugene. Lauri and Mike have three daughters, one son, and three wonderful granddaughters.

Ministry Staff

  • Sharon Rambo, Music Director


Senior Warden: David Fredette | 2025*
Junior Warden: Nick Crump | 2024
Clerk: Karen Fabiano | 2024
Treasurer: Frank Koch | 2025

Vestry Members:
 Tina Heidrick | 2026
 Jack Marietta | 2024
 Sandi Orbell | 2026
 Stevie Piccolo | 2026
 Bruce Sedgwick | 2025

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