PNW Conference welcomes Kathy Hogg as new administrative assistant for connectional ministries 

The Pacific Northwest Conference Office of Connectional Ministries (OCM) is excited to announce the hiring of Kathy Hogg as the new administrative assistant for connectional ministries. In the role, Hogg will work directly with the executive director while also offering support to the other connectional ministries directors. The OCM supports various conference organizations, boards, and agencies, providing program alignment through strategic leadership, communications, and logistical resourcing. 

Kathy Hogg

Over the remaining months of 2022, activities will soon pick up on a connectional level, with events like the annual conference session, emerging plans and programs of our boards and agencies, and anticipated meetings of the jurisdiction. 

“We are pleased to welcome Kathy to our staff team and excited to add her gifts to ours. We expect she will be a blessing to our work on behalf of the people of this annual conference and the connection,” said the Rev. David Valera, executive director of connectional ministries for the PNW Conference. 

“I’m excited to take on a new challenge and put my talents to use at a different level of the church,” said Hogg. “I’m looking forward to the learning and growth that a position like this will bring! 

Kathy Hogg has been on staff at Des Moines United Methodist Church for over 15 years serving as the office administrator. Ten years ago, she added on duties as the church’s bookkeeper. Over her time as a member and on staff at Des Moines UMC, Kathy has witnessed the church, both locally and denominationally, change and evolve. With her youngest child graduating high school this year, Kathy feels it’s the perfect moment to make her own change.  

Hogg was hired after a search team reviewed two dozen applications and conducted subsequent interviews. Kathy has started transitioning from her current role at Des Moines UMC and will begin full-time on April 1, 2022. Once she starts, you will be able to reach her email at

Comments (2)

  • Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos

    Welcome hermana Kathy to the OCM. I am looking for our work together. Count with my prayers and support.

    Cruz Edwin
    PNW Hispanic/ Latinx Ministry

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