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Annual Meeting

United Methodist Women Pacific Northwest Conference Annual Meeting October 16, 2021

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

We will be meeting virtually again this fall via Zoom.

We will gather at 9:30 AM and hope to conclude by 11:00 AM. Our keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee, Executive for Economic and Environmental Justice, United Methodist Women. Liz leads the Just Energy for all campaign. You should take away a lot of information and actions to take to help bring about Climate Justice.
More information is included with the registration form. Be sure to fill out the registration form, designate your preference for priority issue to focus on for 2022, and if you have a nomination for conference officer.
Return to me at by September 30, 2021

One way to get other women interested in UMW is to bring them to the Annual Meeting in October so they can see how the organization is changing the lives of Women, Children, and Youth and how they can become a part of an organization that is a community of women, rooted in our Christian faith, who turn faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

In Peace and Love,
Linda Key, Vice President

9:30 am Opening Song—Fran Houser, Spiritual Growth MC
Opening Prayer—Fran Houser, Spiritual Growth MC
Welcome and Introduction of Conference Officers and Team
Members—Ja net’ Crouse, President
Recognition of Retiring Officers—Rosanna Yates-Bailey, Member of Nominating Committee
Introduction of Slate of Officers—Rosanna Yates-Bailey, Member of Nominating Committee
2022 Social Action Priority—Sharon McDaniels, Social Action MC
Mission Magic Candle—Linda Hay, Education & Interpretation, Mission Coordinator

10:00 am Business Meeting—Roll Call, Minutes, Budget, and Election of Officers
Installation of Officers
Pledge to Mission

10:30 am Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee, Connectional Officer, and National United Methodist Women

10:50 am Racial Justice Club and Award—Ja net’ Crouse, President
5 and 7 Star Awards — (See printed list in program book)
2022 Assembly Video
Mission u- Rev. Carol Mariano, School Dean
Closing with Communion and Benediction—Rev. Carol Mariano

Spiritual Growth Retreat

What We Need Is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality
March 19th 6:30-9:00 PM March 20th 8:45-11:00 AM Via ZOOM

Flyer Registration

Are you looking for an ever-deepening relationship with God?
Are you finding challenges to growing spiritually?

Plan to attend and let God be your Teacher in discovering the “givens” which will demonstrate how Jesus is enough. It offers just what you need to flourish in your life with God! Your days will include laughter, sharing, presentations, reflection, and worship. Take this time to retreat and find exactly what you need to draw nearer to God.

The book for required reading is: What We Need is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality, by L. Roger Owens. It is available for purchase from and Barnes & Noble.

Harriet Jane Olson, CEO of United Methodist Women, will be joining us on Saturday morning.

Contact Janice Catrell, our Program Resource Secretary Coordinator, if you are having difficulty getting a book. 360-223-5938.

You may also contact Judy Dirks, Inland District President. 208-267-3859h 208-661-9752c

E-mail registration forms to Susan Chamberlain:
You can also reach her at 360-859-3740. Susan will send you the link to the Zoom Retreat after you register.

Harriett Jane Olson has served as chief executive officer of the United Methodist Women’s national administrative and policymaking arm since 2007. United Methodist Women is a nearly 800,000-member organization within the United Methodist Church in the United States.

United Methodist Women members give about $15 million a year for work with women, children and youth in the United States and around the world. UMW operates and/or owns the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City, a retirement home for deaconesses and missionaries in North Carolina, a publication and distribution network, and a series of mission education and leadership development events annually. Through these events and our connections around the world, UMW staff and members are inspired, prepared, encouraged and celebrated for their direct service and advocacy for justice.

A Harvard Law School graduate, Ms. Olson practiced real estate and environmental law (1983-96) at a N.J. law firm that is now part of Day, Pitney, before working for the church full-time. From 1996-2007, Ms. Olson was senior vice-president for publishing, editor for church school publications and United Methodist Church book editor at the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, TN.

Ms. Olson has a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., where she serves on the board of trustees.

Rev. Jenny Partch

Rev. Jenny Partch will be leading the music at Mission u 2020.

She currently serves the Highline UMC in Burien, WA. Prior to being a pastor, Jenny worked as a music therapist with special needs populations throughout the Puget Sound area. She also served as music director at Haller Lake UMC for 10 years. Jenny and her husband Andy live in Des Moines, WA with their two teenagers.

Donna Farrell

Donna is one of our leaders for Mission u 2019 Issue Study: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Dr. Monique Morris.

Donna is an ordained Deacon in the California-Nevada Annual Conference. She currently serves as a pastor at the Church of the Mountains, Truckee United Methodist Church. Her desire to serve in ministry came from her experience of serving the sick and dying through her work as a Hospice Pharmacist in the early 2000’s. Her background as a critical care pharmacist has segued into following her passion for providing care to those that are suffering from spiritual dis-ease and distress.

Following her call to ministry led her to Claremont School of Theology, where she obtained her Master of Divinity degree, with an emphasis in Interfaith Chaplaincy. Four units of Clinical Pastoral Education brought her to the streets of the Tenderloin in San Francisco, the oncology unit of Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and the maximum and minimum yards of the California State Prison – Sacramento.

She recently sat before the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation’s Chaplaincy Certification Board, and she is now a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Board Certified Pastoral Counselor.

Donna’s interest in prison came during her first year in seminary when she visited a restorative justice program at San Quentin State Prison. It was during this visit that she decided to pursue restorative justice programming facilitation as her way to make change in the United State’s broken system of mass incarceration. She has been a Spiritual Leader for a Kairos weekend at Dublin FCI – a women’s prison – as well as a sponsor for Kairos and Celebrate Life worship services at Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) in Carson City, Nevada.

She currently facilitates Houses of Healing, a restorative justice program, in both the California State Prison – Sacramento and NNCC. A hope she has for her future, at NNCC, is to become involved in the Hospice and Palliative Care unit. On the other end of the school-to-prison pipeline is an overwhelming number of aging prisoners who are sick and dying while incarcerated. Donna brings passion and a grassroots volunteer spirit to the prison system in hopes of “releasing the captives” through deep listening, restorative justice programming, and spiritual practices.

Donna feels one of her greatest accomplishments is raising four wonderful children, one of which has brought her the joys of her life, two very beautiful grand-babies.

Nica Sy

Nica is one of our leaders for Mission u 2019 Issue Study: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Dr. Monique Morris

Nica is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington (UW) studying law, societies, and justice; entrepreneurship; and gender, women, and sexuality studies. She serves
as the Student Fellow for Advocacy and Activism at Wesley Club at UW and as the Youth Coordinator at Beacon United Methodist Church in Seattle. Nica is a lifelong United Methodist
and third-generation United Methodist Woman, having started involvement in the mission of the PNW UMW from an early age. She is also an emerging leader of the Greater Northwest
Area working to envision a more liberated Church.

A variety of educational opportunities and programs have led to Nica’s leadership in this year’s study on Pushout. She was a part of the 2018 cohort of the General Board of Church and Society’s Ethnic Young Adult internship, through which she experienced working at a national policy advocacy agency and developed an understanding of social justice issues and faith-based organizing work. In 2019, she participated in United Methodist Women’s Holy Disruption cohort. Holy Disruption brought together a group of young women from all over the United States to do a five-month-long educational intensive on Pushout and how the school-to-prison pipeline impacts Black and brown girls. She brings this training into her work of leading Mission u attendees through Pushout and inspiring them to disrupt the many manifestations of the school-to-prison pipeline in their communities.

Joanne Coleman Campbell

Joanne will be leading our Mission u 2019 Adult Spiritual Growth Study: Finding Peace in the Midst of Anxiety (working title) by Erin Brown and contributors from Urban Village Church

Currently the District Superintendent and Missional Strategist of Seven Rivers Missional District, I have served PNW churches as an ordained clergy since 1996, and as an active laywoman since 1984. I am blessed to be married to John Coleman Campbell, also an ordained clergy, am the mother of five grown children and the grandmother of four. I grew up in various countries around the world, have moved multiple times throughout my life, and have had my share of challenges in life – all which have presented to me a multitude of experiences prone to anxiety! I came across the Serenity Prayer as a teenager, when I inherited from my grandmother a little porcelain angel holding the prayer. It has been my steadfast friend throughout the years, and I look forward to exploring it further at Mission u.

Lyn Rush

Lyn will be the Mission u 2020 leader for the Children’s Spiritual Growth Study: Finding Peace in the Midst of Anxiety (working title) by Erin Brown and contributors from Urban Village Church
Managing Our Emotions: A Children’s Study

I am Rudilyn Raguindin Rush, going by Lyn.  I grew up in a small fishing and farming village on an island in the Philippines.  I am the oldest of two brothers and two sisters and because I was the oldest, I was given many responsibilities at a young age.  I have such fond memories of childhood days roaming the beach for clams, collecting firewood, and climbing guava trees.  I was always involved in church, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. 

I received my BA in English and Christian Education at Asbury College, Luzon, Philippines  in 1998.  I was taking my Masters in Administrative and Supervision in the Philippines when I was recruited  for a China mission opportunity through the UMC Global Ministries.  In August 2000, I went to China as an  Amity Foundation English Teacher to college students for two years, then freelanced additional year at a middle school.  It was during this time I met Erik Rush from Washington State. USA.   We have been married for 13 years. We live in Vancouver, WA and are blessed with a daughter and son.

I started Pinoy Van-Port Multicultural Ministries three years ago. It was meant to empower the laity of the church as I did volunteer work in my first year reaching intergenerational Filipino immigrants and friends for spiritual formation and nurture beyond  the church walls.  It is still the focus of the ministry to pursue and teach radical love with young adults who are ”nones and dones”.  It is my personal vision to share with some collaborators to live as peacemakers as it says in Matthew 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers for they are called children of God.  In the continuing work on peacemaking without limits, we  envision vulnerability, the bridge, becoming connectors to put spiritual disciplines and faith in action despite age, race, gender, sexual orientation with or without faith.

In May 2019 after an interview with the DCOM (District Committee on Ministry) and  series of trainings I  was awarded the  Certified Lay Minister  certificate at our  Crest to Coast Missional District of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. I  joined the United Methodist Women  and am holding the office of Membership, Nurture and Outreach Coordinator in my local unit. My greatest spiritual renewal was to be invited to attend the 2017 “Mission U”, by the Dean of the School, Joan Hackett.  This experience inspired me to pursue the call to ministry with the full support of these women of God.  I have attended each year since 2017 and part of that vision in the ministry is empowering women at an early age to being elders as pioneers of our faithfulness  in our gracious Creator God.  Let’s not waste time and let’s do this together.  

Abby Niehaus

Abby will be the leader of the Mission u 2019 youth Spiritual Growth Study: Finding Peace in the Midst of Anxiety (working title) by Erin Brown and contributors from Urban Village Church
Managing Anxiety: A Youth Study

Hi my name is Abby Niehaus and I am 21 years old. I am an advanced home care aide  specialist and work with young adults who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. I have been attending Vancouver Heights UMC since I was a baby and have become more and more involved. When I was in high school I was on the Vancouver district youth team and now I help with the youth group. I really enjoy working with people of all ages and sharing our experiences and knowledge of Christ. When I’m not at work or church I’m out hiking through God’s creation with my dog, Seamus.

Angela Reed

Angela is one of our leaders for Mission u 2019 Issue Study: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Dr. Monique Morris

My name is Angela Reed, I am a global mission fellow (US-2) of the United Methodist Church. My placement site is as community organizer at Tacoma Community House for a service term of 2 years. I grew up in Maine and moved to Maryland when I was 18 to find my father and to start a new chapter.

After a five year search to find my father, my newly found brother, encouraged me at the age of 24, to go back to school and further my education.

During my college years, I was the Vice President of United Campus Ministry (UCM) where I would coordinate mission trips to aid with various community disasters in areas such as West Virginia, Kentucky and Philadelphia.

While I was Vice President of UCM, my passion to actively seek social and racial justice grew to put my faith in action. In May of 2018, I graduated as first generation with a bachelors in Exercise Sports Science. Some of my hobbies include writing power poetry for my blog, recording videos of my poems and actively calling out racism.  It was my passion for justice that lead me to the global mission fellow program and Tacoma Community House.

You can find some of the work I have done so far and my poetry on my Facebook blog: Sun Flower Reed

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