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PNW Gathering of the Orders and Fellowships
September 27 @ 12:00 pm - September 29 @ 12:00 pm
The Gathering of the Orders and Fellowships will be September 27-29, 2023, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Yakima, Washington. We will be welcoming deaconesses and home missioners to the gathering for the first time. Check-in for the gathering opens at noon on Sept. 27, with our opening session beginning at 2 p.m. The gathering will conclude with lunch on the 29th. A more thorough agenda will be forthcoming.
The keynote presenter will be Rev. Janet Wolf, of whom you can read more below. Please register ASAP. Direct any questions to Rev. Katie M. Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who cannot attend in person, the keynote presentations will be live-streamed but not recorded. You can register to receive the livestream. However, for those who can, attending in person is what we strongly recommend.
About our Keynote
The Rev. Janet Wolf is an elder in The United Methodist Church and has served as a pastor of rural and urban congregations. She is a college and seminary professor, community mediator, learner, and partner for transformative justice.
In July 2012, she was appointed to work with Marian Wright Edelman and the Children’s Defense Fund on nonviolent direct-action organizing to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline, work that includes the organization’s Freedom Schools and the annual Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry. She is the author of “To See and To Be Seen,” a chapter in I Was in Prison: United Methodist Perspectives on Prison Ministry, edited by James M. Shopshire Sr., et al., and numerous other writings. She is the author of the book Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship.