Rev. Mark Poorman has been with the private Portland university for nearly a decade. In a statement, he said he will be taking a sabbatical before an anticipated return to teaching, writing and pastoral ministry.
The university last week announced one of its staff members was Oregon’s first reported case of the new U.K. variant of COVID-19. The university said that person did not have any prior contact with students, and that case does not change its plans for the upcoming semester.