The faculty of the school works with parents and students to form a community whose purpose is to develop an atmosphere in which the religious faith of each student as well as his/her intellectual, moral, and physical capacities may be developed and strengthened.

Abp. Alexander K. Sample,
Archbishop of Portland

Studying Canon Law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome from 1994 until 1996. From 1996 – 2006, Father Sample serves the Diocese of Marquette as Chancellor, Director of Ministry and Priest Personnel, as member of the College of Consultors, and as Executive Director of the Bishop Baraga Association. From 1996 – 2006, Father Sample serves the Canonical Pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Marquette.

Fr. Luan Tran,

Fr. Luan was born in 1963 in the middle of the Vietnam War, in Saigon. After a tumultuous time there, he came to Portland thanks to Catholic Charities in 1980. He converted to Catholicism and was baptized and confirmed at the Vietnamese parish on NE Sandy while in high school. Fr. Luan attended Portland State University majoring in Electrical Engineering. Graduating in 1987, he began to work as an intern for the Corps of Engineers. Having discerned a possible vocation to the priesthood, he applied and was accepted by the Archdiocese of Portland in 1988. Father Abbot Nathan (former pastor here at St. Agatha) was the formation director during his time in seminary. His first assignment was associate pastor at St. Mary's in Corvallis.He was reassigned to Cathedral in 1995 as an associate pastor. After 4 years, he was appointed Pastor of Nativity of the BVM in Rainier in 1999. Three years later, Archbishop Vlazny sent him to St Frederic in St. Helens in 2002. In 2010 he came to St. Birgitta. He has been at St. Agatha’s since 2018.

email: Fr Luan

Trista Casey,


This will be my 20th year in education and I am privileged to lead the talented teachers, staff, and students at St. Agatha Catholic School. My goal is to provide rich opportunities for students to become active participants in their faith and be challenged with rigorous academic experiences. Working in partnership with parents, St. Agatha students will be encouraged and supported to build upon their strengths, discover new talents, and develop their potential as children of God.

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