Most Rev. Alexander Sample is the former bishop of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan. He completed college and graduate studies in engineering school in Upper Michigan and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Marquette in 1990. In 2005, Pope Benedict named him bishop of his home diocese. In 2013, Pope Benedict appointed him archbishop of Portland. He is a native of Kalispell, Montana, and grew up in Las Vegas.

Ed Langlois, managing editor of the Catholic Sentinel and its sister Spanish publication, El Centinela, holds a master's degree in pastoral ministry from the University of Portland. In 1986 he graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English and was a campus stringer for Newsweek and Businessweek.  He was the catcher and captain for the Colorado College baseball team, and it was in college, he says, that he “learned to speak secular,” which has been helpful working for the church in the Pacific Northwest. He worked at an Oregon coast newspaper before joining the publication staff in 1993. Ed is a husband and a father of two who commutes to work on bicycle.  Email: 

Kristen Hannum, staff writer, reported for the Catholic Sentinel from 1988 to 2004, when she moved to Colorado with her husband to care for her elderly mother. She returned to Portland and the Catholic Sentinel in March 2015. She's pleased to be back in the land where green forests meet the Pacific ocean — where her grown children and grandchildren live.  Email:

Susan Hays, advertising representative for the Catholic Sentinel and its sister Spanish language publication El Centinela, is a native Oregonian and an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Milwaukie.  Email:

Bob Jaques, advertising representative for the Catholic Sentinel and its sister Spanish language publication El Centinela, is a native Oregonian and third generation publishing professional. A graduate of the University of Oregon, he has worked at newspapers and international business publications in the Northeast and on the West coast. His roles have covered circulation/distribution, production, marketing, advertising and publications management. A husband and father of three, he enjoys fly fishing, architectural design, car restoration and spending time with his children.  Email:

Katie Scott, special projects reporter for the Catholic Sentinel, is a California native. She was home-schooled before attending the University of Notre Dame and the University of Dallas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. Prior to joining the Sentinel in 2016, Katie lived in Washington, D.C., and worked for the Arlington Catholic Herald newspaper in Virginia. She loves to make kombucha, read and tell good stories, and jog around Portland. Her favorite activity is hiking the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young, rambunctious sons. Email:

Sarah Wolf, reporter, is a Portland metro native with Catholic roots. After graduating from The George Washington University with a degree in political science, she ran the Oregon Capitol News website in Portland. She then dabbled in public relations before deciding to stay home with her two toddlers and work as a freelancer. She so loved her freelancing work for the Catholic Sentinel that she joined the team officially in 2016. As a young mom, she loves playing outside with her husband and kids, reading and drinking too much coffee.  Email:

Patricia Montana is editor of El Centinela, the Spanish language sister publication to the Catholic Sentinel.  A native of Colombia who holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and masters in education, came to the United States 17 years ago.  In Oregon, she became a language translator for schools in Woodburn and Portland, and has been active in the Latino community as a member of the Writing Project at Lewis and Clark College and the Association for Bilingual Education.  Patricia has a passion for church tradition, especially its social teaching.  She has three children and two grandsons, and loves to cook.  Email: