Bishop Elaine Stanovsky has announced her appointment of the Rev. Mary Huycke as Seven Rivers District Superintendent, effective July 1, 2017. Mary is well known to the people and churches of the Seven Rivers District, having served as its district superintendent from 2009 till 2013. A graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, she was ordained an elder in 1997.
Mary has served new and established local churches, but is best known across The United Methodist Church for her work as a coach, author and consultant with Courageous Space, an extension ministry. She was the first elected clergy delegate to the 2016 General Conference from the Pacific Northwest.
Mary lives by the wisdom that “leaders lead.”
While it is unusual for a district superintendent to serve the same district twice, it is allowed, up to a total of eight years. Mary will follow Rev. Juli Reinholz, who is returning to a local church in July, Pioneer United Methodist Church in Walla Walla, after four years as district superintendent.