Rev. Dr. Janet Parker is a graduate of Furman University, Greenville, SC, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1989, and transferred to the UCC in 2005. She has served in multiple roles, many states, and overseas in Taiwan.
She is a certified Intentional Interim minister, and so she brings the transition skills Smyrna had sought. Most recently, she served as Interim Pastor at First Congregational UCC in Portland, and prior to that at St. James Lutheran Church in Portland.
She lives in Beaverton with her wife, Rev. Robyn Hartwig.