It is our pleasure to announce that Rachel Fitzgerald, the current administrative assistant in the Greater Northwest Area’s Episcopal Office, will be transitioning to take a position in the Pacific Northwest Conference Office. With her filling the vacant Help Desk position, you are most likely to be greeted by Rachel as you enter the office, or call the main line for information. She will begin this new role on March 5th.
“We are looking forward to Rachel’s continued work with us,” said the Rev. David Valera, Director of Connectional Ministries for the PNW. “Hospitality is a strong value of our conference and Rachel excels at making others feel welcome.” Fitzgerald will also take on support responsibilities for the Regional Media Center, Office of Connectional Ministries, and the PNW Treasurer’s Office.
We are also happy to announce that Rhondalei Gabuat has been chosen to be the next Administrative Assistant for the Greater Northwest Area’s Episcopal Office, starting in that role on March 5th, 2018. Rhondalei currently serves as a district administrator in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Conference’s District Service Center with the Seattle, Tacoma, and Inland districts in her portfolio. In this new role, she will offer administrative support to the bishop, the Greater Northwest Area cabinet, work with district admins in the three conferences and manage daily office functions for the Area Episcopal Office.
“I’m excited to welcome Rhondalei to this new role and look forward to working closely with her,” said Bishop Elaine Stanovsky. “The members of the Greater Northwest Area Cabinet who have had opportunity to work with her have spoken highly of her administrative gifts and passion for advocacy work.”
These transitions open up one of the two existing positions in the District Service Center, a position which offers support to district superintendents and district-level programming. The responsibilities of the District Administrative and Communications Assistant position are listed in the description linked below.
We are also opening a search for a new position, Board of Ordained Ministry Administrator, which will aid the board administratively in its work of identifying, developing, and supporting effective clergy leadership. They will also work closely with other staff in the District Service Center and the Area Episcopal Office.
For more information on these two open positions, please review the full descriptions linked below. If interested, please apply by March 1st with cover letter and resume to: Bhenshaw@pnwumc.org