The Pacific Northwest District was well represented in leadership and honorees at the Service of the Living Tradition during UUA General Assembly in Portland at the end of June. Here are just a few – who else was recognized there?

  • Rev. Bill Sinkford (Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Portland, OR) invited the offering
  • Mavis Cauffman (UU Congregation of Whidbey Island, Freeland, WA) presented the newly Credentialed Music Leaders

Ministers Receiving Preliminary Fellowship

  • Catharine Buck Clarenbach
  • Barbara Ann Cornell
  • Katie Larsell
  • Sarah Eileen LaWall
  • Kevin J. Lawson

Ministers Receiving Final Fellowship

  • K. Antonia Won

Ministers Completing Full-Time Service

  • Wendy Fish
  • Peg Boyle Morgan

Other PNWD Leaders appearing prominently at GA were Susan Peck (UU Community Church of Washington County, Hillsboro, OR), who served on the Worship Arts Team and led music during General Sessions; Rev. Cecilia Kingman and Wil Sederholm (Edmonds UU Church, WA), Morning Devotionals; and Bertram Gulhagen (Westside UU Congregation, Seattle, WA), who served as Music Director for GA and led the 180-voice GA choir at Sunday’s public worship service.

The Rev. Tandi Rogers (Tahoma UU Congregation, Tacoma, WA), who serves the UUA as Innovation and Network Specialist, introduced the new UUA pilot program for “Covenanting Communities,” including four groups within the Pacific Northwest District:

  • North Kitsap Unitarians (Poulsbo, WA – previously, an Emerging Congregation)
  • Peninsula UU Fellowship (Port Orchard, WA – previously, an Emerging Congregation)
  • Methow Valley UU Fellowship (Twisp, WA)
  • UUs of Goldendale (WA)


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