Columbia District Superintendent, Rev, Erin Martin, has announced her intention to assign Bo Sanders to Vermont Hills United Methodist Church in Portland, Oregon, effective July 1, 2017. Sanders is a Doctoral Candidate at Claremont School of Theology and will be seeking licensing as a Local Pastor. He was previously ordained in the Christian Missionary Alliance denomination. He currently is completing a year of teaching as a Visiting Professor of Theology at George Fox University's Portland Seminary.
It was previously announced that Bishop Elaine Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Tim Overton-Harris, who currently serves the Vermont Hills congregation, as the Cascadia District Superintendent, effective July 1, 2017.
(In The United Methodist Church, lay persons or people who do not have a fully recognized ordination are assigned by a district superintendent, rather than being appointed by the presiding bishop.)