Father Bernie, his wife, Paige, and daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth






The F/V Seajay was built in 1980 in Cut Off, Louisiana with the original name “My Father”.  It came through the Panama Canal and spent several years in Newport, Oregon as an albacore boat with the name “Sharon B”.  Eventually, she was sold, named “Seajay”, and relocated to Honolulu to fish for Big Eye Tuna.  Father Bernie got the boat in March of 2010 to replace the aging “Panda”, a 56 foot wooden crabber that had been in the family for 40 years. Currently, the Lindley family fishes for Dungeness crab in the winter and albacore tuna in the summer.






100_5709Fr. Bernie was ordained to the priesthood on June 14th 2008 across the street from St. Timothy’s in Azalea Park by the Rt. Rev. Robert Ladehoff.




graduation 1985The band shell wasn’t erected yet, but, it was almost the exact same spot in Azalea Park where Fr. Bernie graduated from high school on a summer day in 1985.  He is seated in the front row, second from the right.








In early July of 2008, Fr. Bill Smith retired as vicar of St. Tim’s, passing the pastoral responsibilities of St. Tim’s to Fr. Bernie.

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I am mailing you Poster and flyers for this exciting event at Trinity Cathedral!

Dioceses of Oregon Art Exhibit May 13-15 2016

Please let all artists in your parish know about it!

Also Poster and flyer attached if you know of artists to email them too!



Commented:  November 22, 2015 at 11:43 pm()

I just wanted to say thank you for the editorial in the Pilot concerning the refugees. I’ve been so disheartened that the thought that this may be an opportunity to reach out to these Muslim victims does not even hit the radar in the minds of so many Christians in this country. Even religious leaders like Franklin Graham is all about closing the borders. I pray your article will open minds and touch hearts, and thank you for your words of God’s power in love.

Rev. Jo Miller
Commented:  February 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm()

Bernie I would have a request that would touch my little family deeply.
Thank you

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