Fr. John W. Kerns
was ordained in 1985.
first assignment was at St. Francis Parish
in Sherwood and its Mission of St. Cyril in Wilsonville.
was parochial vicar of St. Mary
, Corvallis; Director for Worship
for the archdiocese as well as Director of Vocations; temporary administrator of St. Francis, Sherwood, and then pastor of All Saints, Portland.
He became pastor of our Lady of the Lake in July, 2012 after serving for 10 years as founding pastor at St. Juan Diego, Northwest Portland.
Fr. Kerns also serves as Director of Contiuning Education for Clergy at the Archdiocese of Portland.
He is on the Board of Directors for Oregon Catholic Press and for Serenity Lane, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Eugene with out-patient programs throughout the state.