By Tom Wilson

The Northwest United Methodist Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff persons: the Rev. David Nieda and Julia Frisbie. David and Julia will serve as Associate Directors and greatly increase the Foundation’s ability to provide services to the churches and agencies of the Greater Northwest Area, which includes the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences.

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Nieda to this new staff position in extension ministry, beginning July 1, 2018. Julia Frisbie will serve on the foundation’s staff starting April 1, 2018.

Rev. Nieda moved to the Northwest in 1999 and was appointed to the Seattle: Blaine Memorial Church, where he served for eleven years. In 2010 he was appointed Superintendent of the Vancouver District in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. He currently serves as Dean of the Cabinet. David lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife Lynne, daughter Samantha and son Zachary. David’s hobbies are golf, reading and coaching Little League.

Julie Frisbie is the proud product of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. She may be best known across the Episcopal Area for her exceptional leadership as Field Coordinator for the Imagine No Malaria campaign. She has recently worked for several non-profit organizations as a Director of Communications and Development. Julia lives in Anacortes, Washington with her husband Drew and baby Ellis. She enjoys gardening, reading and hanging out with United Methodists across the connection.

The Foundation provides endowment and planned giving consultation, education services and resources to churches and agencies of the Greater Northwest Area. It also manages endowment and reserve funds totaling more than $62 million. Additional information on the Foundation’s ministry can be found on its website.

Thomas B. Wilson serves as executive director for the Northwest United Methodist Foundation. 

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