Staff

Pastor Scott Dunfee,

Interim Pastor

Hi. Whatever brought you to the Bethel website, I hope you find what you are looking for. What you are consciously looking for and what you maybe didn’t know you were looking for!! You see, I believe we are all seeking, Seeking connection—with each other and with the Divine. And God is seeking connection with us. God is seeking connection with you! The God who made you loves you dearly. God loves everyone and everything that God has made. We’d love for you to experience both that Divine and human connection . . . at Bethel. Find out more about on-line gatherings during this time of social distancing. Part of seeking is asking questions and having doubts. It’s always OK to ask questions and to express doubts and concerns. Please feel free to contact us at bethellutheran@bethelpdx.org or contact me at PastorScottDunfee@bethelpdx.org.

Here’s a little about me that, hopefully, might help you connect. I love to learn and grow and laugh and dance. I’ve been a Pastor for 39 years—including 24 years as a Chaplain in the Navy. I’ve been to war and am dedicated to peace. Our unity is not in our agreement. Our unity is in our humanity . . . and in our common Creator. We live broken lives and God is at work making us whole . . . and we are invited to be part of that healing ministry. I have experienced all kinds of healing in all kinds of ways. I know the pain and grief of having a spouse die . . . and I am happily—ecstatically—married again! I’m a Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather. I’m a great lover of all things Celtic—especially Celtic spirituality and music—and I enjoy a wee dram of good single malt scotch and Irish whiskey. I have traveled all over the world and feel blessed to live in this beautiful part of it. Yo hablo un poquito de espanol. Dios te bendiga.


Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth,

Director of Music

Dr. Hollingsworth has been performing and writing for most of her life. She studied piano and composition and is highly active in the northwest as a choral educator, adjudicator, director, and leads the band, Mad Love.  She has been heavily involved in the Burning Man Arts Festival, directing the choral group for over 15 years! 

Along with her many other talents, Kathleen is the Founder/Director of the Music Performance and Technology degree at Clackamas Community College in Portland.  Dr. Hollingsworth will soon begin a sabbatical from CCC and we are thrilled that she is able to join the Bethel crew at this time.  

If you want to sample some of her music, here are a couple of links for your listening pleasure.  https://soundcloud.com/kathleen-hollingsworth


Summer Kaplan,

Office and Communication Coordinator

Summer Kaplan is Bethel’s Office and Communication Coordinator since 2018. She has BA in Fine Arts and has worked as a graphic designer and an administrative assistant previously. She loves to work creatively to communicate effectively. 

She lives with her husband, daughter and two cats in North Portland.