Through a process of consultation, discernment and prayer, the Pacific Northwest Conference Cabinet completed the appointments and assignments for the 2021-2022 conference year.
The following appointments and assignments are listed in reverse chronological order based upon their announcement to the conference.
Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky announces her appointment of the Rev. Dennis Payne II as Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Seattle, Washington.
Rev. Payne, an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has been serving Grace UMC as pulpit supply since May, with his appointment officially beginning on August 4, 2022.
Seven Rivers Missional District Superintendent Daniel Miranda intends to assign Leigh Ann Robinson as lay pastor of Methow Valley United Methodist Church in Methow Valley, Washington, beginning August 1, 2022.
Robinson is a member of Methow Valley UMC and has offered her leadership in a variety of ways. She recently completed the requirements to serve the church as a certified lay minister and also brings additional seminary-level education beyond what is required by that certification.
Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Kathy Makus as interim pastor of Riverview United Methodist Church in Pasco, Washington, beginning August 1, 2022.
Rev. Makus, a retired elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference, last served Manson UMC from 2013 to 2016. It was previously announced that Rev. Derek McGuckin, Riverview UMC’s current pastor, will serve First UMC in Moscow, Idaho, beginning August 1.
Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Donna Pritchard as co-pastor of Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington, beginning September 1, 2022.
Rev. Pritchard, a retired elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, last served First UMC in Portland, Oregon, until January of this year. She replaces Rev. Joanne Coleman Campbell who has served Edmonds UMC as interim pastor since February.
Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Ann Jacob as co-pastor of Edmonds United Methodist Church in Edmonds, Washington, beginning July 1, 2022.
Rev. Jacob was approved as a licensed local pastor by the PNW Clergy Session when it met earlier this month. She has been serving on the pastoral team at Edmonds UMC in lay-assigned status since 2019.
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