Appointment Express | June 7, 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.

There are no appointments to announce for the Alaska Conference.

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky to appoint Rev. Fungalei Taufoou as the pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Troutdale, Oregon, effective July 1, 2021.

Rev. Taufoou, a provisional elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, has been serving Pleasant Home UMC in Gresham, Oregon, as well as Lents Tongan Fellowship in Portland. He will continue to serve Lents Tongan Fellowship while appointed to Faith UMC.

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Inland Missional District Superintendent Rev. Gregg Sealey intends for Lapwai United Methodist Church in Lapwai, Idaho, to become a lay-led congregation, beginning July 1, 2021.

Toward this end, the congregation will receive support from Rev. Dr. Allen Buck in his role leading the recently announced GNW Circle of Indigenous Ministry.

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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