Mrs. Christine Otto

A Texas native, Christine Otto earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Arizona and a Masters degree from UTexas before deciding that her heart really belonged in education. Since then, for the last twenty years, Christine has served as a classroom teacher, building administrator, and is now, a district level administrator for a local Portland district.

Christine believes that having Agia Sophia Academy, a school that encourages and nourishes Orthodox spirituality, is a true blessing for Orthodox families in the Portland area. Growing up Orthodox, her family’s only education option was the local Catholic school. She wishes that there had been an ASA for her and her family, which is why she is committed to supporting our school.

When not working Christine and her husband, Jerry love to travel, spend time with their cat and do, and occasionally run half marathons.  Christine attends Holy Trinity GOC in Portland..


Fr. Matthew Swehla

Fr. Matthew is the proistamenos of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church (as of June 2017). Originally from Northern California, he is a graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary, and has joined us after spending four years at another St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fr. Matthew is married to Presvytera Annie and they have six children. Three of their sons currently attend ASA.

Mr. Scott (Elias) Taylor

Mr. Taylor has been ASA’s Treasurer and a member of the board since 2005. Scott is a retired Chief Financial Officer where he managed the financial affairs of several private corporations over a span of 30+ years.

Scott and his family were founding members of St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church where he served on the inaugural Parish Council and was it first Treasurer. Scott also has been Parish Council President, Treasurer and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Portland.

Mrs. Anna Stratisa

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Mrs. Krista Perez

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A big thank you to all our Board members who continue to volunteer their time to help grow & support our Pan-Orthodox school community!

If you are interest in becoming a part of our school board, please contact Christina (Bournelis) Blankenstein.