May 13, 2019


Greater Northwest Area Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky has announced her intention to make the following appointments, effective July 1, 2019:

Rev. Mario E. González Quezada to Las Naciones United Methodist Fellowship, part of the Open Door Churches of Salem, Oregon.

González is a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church and an Ordained Elder in the Methodist Church of Cuba, working toward Elder status in the United Methodist Church. He currently serves in the Kentucky Conference.

Las Naciones is currently served by Rev. Arturo Fernandez.

Mario Gonzalez

Rev. Daryl Blanksma to Coburg United Methodist Church in Coburg, Oregon.

Blanksma will serve Coburg quarter-time while continuing his current appointment at Trinity UMC in Eugene, Oregon on a three-quarter time basis.

It was previously announced that Rev. Craig Pesti-Strobel, who currently serves the Coburg and Junction City communities, will be appointed to Cottage Grove and Junction City.

Ryan Scott

Rev. Brett Pinder to Trinity United Methodist Church in Toledo, Oregon.

Pinder, an Ordained Elder, currently serves as a campus minister and Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Maryland.

It was previously announced the Ryan Scott, who currently serves in Toledo, will be appointed to Newman UMC in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Brett Pinder

A summary of appointment announcements can be found on the conference website at A list of clear openings for appointment can be found on the Greater NW area website.

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