The Portland Oregon AGO Chapter encompasses organists, church music directors, and organ aficionados along the Columbia River and northern Willamette Valley in Oregon and southern Washington.  Locales include (but are not limited to) Astoria, McMinnville, Scappoose, Wilsonville, Pendleton, Bend, Vancouver, and the greater Portland area, with a couple of dual-members coming from Salem.  Guild membership is facilitated by the AGO national office.

St Andrew Lutheran, Beaverton, Paul Fritts Organ. Photo by Susan R Werner Reiser

  • Walter Krueger - Dean

  • Susan R Werner Reiser - Subdean

  • Bruce Neswick - Past Dean

  • Ward Nelsen - Secretary

  • Heidi Kohne - Treasurer, Placement Coordinator

  • Lori Thomas - Registrar 

  • Bill Kuhn - Auditor

  • Matt Smith - Publicity, Webmaster

  • Walter Krueger - Examination Coordinator

  • Open - Professional Concerns

  • David Dornack - Chaplain

Executive Committee
  • Hannah Brewer

  • Christopher Nordwall

  • Rob Stoltz


Program Committee​
  • Yu-Lin Chao

  • Jane Mendenhall

  • Hannah Brewer

  • Emma Riggle


The Portland AGO scholarship fund is now accepting applications! These funds are specifically to support the study of the King of Instruments and have come from individual donors, members, and proceeds from our Bachathons. There are restrictions, which you can find on the application form, but these funds are available to people of any age.


Download and complete the application form on your computer or by printing it out and filling it out with pen. The form requires a signature, and that must be done by printing out that page and using a writing instrument. Submission instructions are found on the form.


We hope that you will pursue your studies and apply for these scholarship funds.


Executive Committee meets monthly on third Tuesdays at noon at the current Dean's church or residence or online.


General membership, non-business meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at The Old Spaghetti Factory, located on SW Bancroft.  All members and guests are invited to enjoy good food and conversation, some organ-related, some not. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the monthly luncheon is virtual. Be safe and we will see each other again soon.


Do you need an organist or pianist for a Sunday?  How about for three months?  Has your previous musician left for good and you need a permanent replacement?

Are you an AGO member who is available to substitute?  Have you moved into Portland and are looking for open positions?

Send job openings or availability to substitute to