board 2013-14The Pacific Northwest District Board (left) has sent an update on “Regional Collaboration in the West” to leaders of PNWD congregations and religious professionals who are members of the local chapters of the UU Ministers Association (UUMA) and the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). The Board’s message is currently featured on the front page of the PNWD website.

The article contains a link to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that provides brief responses to the issues and concerns the Board has heard to date related to regional collaboration.

PWR staff 2014-15Recent actions have included the UUA’s implementation of a Unified Staff Plan in the Pacific Western Region (PWR), which includes the four western districts: Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, Pacific Central and Mountain Desert. One result of this plan is the discontinuance of the “District Executive” title, in favor of the common title of “Congregational Life Staff” for all UUA field staff in the region. Janine Larsen has filled the District Executive position for the past ten years in the PNWD, and will continue to serve the district and region, along with the eight other Congregational Life Staff members in PWR.

Questions or comments about regional collaboration in the Pacific Western Region and its current and potential effects in the Pacific Northwest are encouraged to contact the PNWD Board via email, at The Board notes that the recent communication is one of several that will be distributed to congregational leadership and religious professionals over the coming months.