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Appointment Express | Feb. 22, 2021

We are announcing the following intended appointment this week for the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences. Clear appointment openings, those open due to retirements and other changes, are updated regularly on the Greater Northwest Area website.

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Gigi Siekkinen to serve as pastor of Madras United Methodist Church in Madras, Oregon, beginning July 1, 2021.

Siekkinen is currently serving The Dalles UMC. She will be replacing Rev. Nancy Slabaugh Hart, who is retiring.

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Paul Mitchell as pastor of Pioneer United Methodist Church in Walla Walla, Washington, beginning July 1, 2021.

Rev. Mitchell is currently serving at Vashon Island United Methodist Church in Vashon, Washington. He will be replacing Rev. Juli Reinholz, who is retiring.
 

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Kim Fields as pastor of Community United Methodist Church in Woodinville, Washington, beginning July 1, 2021.

Rev. Fields is is an ordained elder from the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference currently serving Central United Protestant Church in Richland, Washington. He will be replacing Rev. Rick Vinther, who is retiring.
 

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Norman Feliciano as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Canada - Multisite in the greater Vancouver area, beginning July 1, 2021.

Rev. Feliciano has been serving the church as Associate Pastor with the specific task of being a church planter/innovator in Squamish, Canada. He will also now have pastoral responsibility and oversight of all the worshipping groups under First UMC of Canada.

Current First UMC pastor, Rev. Querubin “Bing” Canlas Jr., will continue to serve Custer UMC. 

 

There are no appointments to announce this week for the Alaska Conference.

 
The Greater Northwest Episcopal Area provides leadership for the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho, and the Pacific Northwest Conferences of The United Methodist Church.
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