Bishop Grant Hagiya announces his intention to appoint the Rev. Shalom Agtarap as the Pastor of Highline United Methodist Church, Burien, WA, effective July 1, 2016.
Bishop Hagiya also intends to appoint Rev. Shalom Agtarap as Lead Facilitator of the South End Union, a four-church multiethnic, multicultural expression of United Methodism in South Seattle. This is part of the revitalization plan intended for Renton First, Bryn Mawr, Riverton Park and Burien. The plan is an extension of the Rainier Beach legacy as that congregation moves towards closure, using its remaining assets to give life to other churches.
Rev. Agtarap currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, Seattle.