Our Staff

Most Rev. Peter L. Smith

Auxiliary Bishop


Bishop Peter Smith is Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Portland. He is involved in long term cemetery planning and communication of directives established by the Archbishop which are aimed at fulfilling both the financial and spiritual obligations of Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Funeral Services.

Tim Corbett, MBA

Director of Cemeteries

& Funeral Services

Tim is responsible for the general management of Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Funeral Services. His duties include assessing the needs of our facilities, developing strategies to fulfill those needs and executing the plans that continue to move both the Catholic cemeteries and the new funeral home in a positive direction. Tim's efforts are aimed at ensuring that our services are a true statement of faith.

Daniel Serres

Funeral Home Manager

& Cemetery Counselor


Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota, and has amassed 35 years of experience as a funeral director, embalmer, and cemetery counselor in several states. His Catholic faith guides his management of Gethsemani Funeral Home. 

Angela Nelson

Senior Cemetery Counselor

& Funeral Director


Angela assists Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Funeral Services as our most experienced Cemetery Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service at the University of Central Oklahoma and has served as a funeral director and embalmer in both the Midwest and here in Portland. Angela's experience and knowledge makes her an incredible resource for any family.

Eric Thomas

Funeral Director

& Cemetery Counselor

Eric is both a Cemetery Counselor at Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery and a Funeral Director for Gethsemani Funeral Home. Eric has an Associate’s Degree in Funeral Service from Mt. Hood Community College and has worked in a number of funeral homes in the Portland area for over 20 years. He is licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in both Oregon and Washington.

Priscilla Rodriguez

Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator

Priscilla assists Catholic Funeral Services by conducting educational funeral planning presentations within the Archdiocese of Portland; developing educational materials and website content management; and with special projects at both locations. Priscilla received both her Bachelor of Arts in Media Advertising and her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has a long history of working with the faithful of this Archdiocese and is fluent in Spanish. 

Trish Lockhart

Funeral Director

& Cemetery Counselor

Trish was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and attended  both St. Thomas More Catholic School and Jesuit High School. In 2017, she graduated top of her Funeral Service Education program at Mt. Hood Community College. Helping those in need has always been a calling for Trish; she is incredibly grateful to be a Funeral Director/Embalmer and Cemetery Counselor at Gethsemani where she can help families when they need it most.

Gillian Fitzhugh

Cemetery Counselor

& Administrative Coordinator

Gillian is the newest addition to the staff at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. She joins us as Cemetery Counselor & Administrative Coordinator. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Gillian holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Towson University.  She is also a graduate of the Funeral Service Education program at Mt. Hood Community College and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Gillian is committed to providing genuine, compassionate service to families in their time of need.

Pat Balfe

Operations Manager


Pat is responsible for the grounds day-to-day operations of both Mt. Calvary & Gethsemani Catholic Cemeteries. We strive to maintain our cemeteries as some of the best kept in the entire state, with over 130 acres to care for and 500 annual interments, Pat’s efforts are essential in helping us meet that goal. 

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