April 17. 2017


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.)

A summary of appointment announcements can be found on the conference website at Clear openings are listed on the Greater Northwest Area website.

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