Cascadia District Colloquy


"Colloquy," from the Latin for "speak together," simply means "conversation" or "to confer together."

The clergy and other folks in ministerial leadership in the Cascadia District gather in geographically arranged sub-groups several times during the year to be in conversation together about ministry, administrative details, what's new and what never changes, and to be in supportive relationship with one another.

The Colloquy groupings in 2019-2020 are arranged geographically.  There are 7 groups.  See the schedule and groupings below.

First Tuesday of the month, October 2019 through June 2020 (not including January and April) - Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Feb. 4, March 3, May 5, June 2

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  Suburban Ring colloquy – convened by Kathy Boyes, meeting at Tigard UMC  The June 2 meeting will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom videoconference
    • Hillsboro – Clay Andrew
    • Las Naciones, Hillsboro – Jorge Rodriguez Vasquez
    • Cornelius – Peggy Luckman (contract pastoral support)
    • Banks – Margot Thompson
    • Forest Grove – Dan Thompson-Aue
    • Oregon City – Mike Benischek, Laura Jaquith Bartlett, Dan Benson
    • Willamette – Kathy Boyes
    • Wilsonville – Dylan Hyun
    • Tigard – Jeremy Hajdu-Paulen
    • Tualatin – Amy Overton-Harris
    • Sherwood & Mt. Home – Aric Clark, Ben Hartley
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.:  High Desert Colloquy – convened by Nancy Slabaugh Hart, meeting at Madras UMC  The June 2 meeting will be 11 a.m.  to 1 p.m. via Zoom videoconference
    • Bend FUMC – Jen Stuart and Nicole Berry
    • Storydwelling – Erika Spaet
    • Madras – Nancy Slabaugh Hart and Jill Plant
    • Fossil – Jill Plant (contract pastoral support), Michael Hart and Sherry Feiger (pulpit supply)
    • John Day – Sherry Feiger, Becky Carey, Shermayne Boethin
    • Suttle Lake Camp – Jane Petke
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Wine Country Colloquy – convened by Carolyn Johnson, meeting at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries or sometimes at Carolyn's home - contact her for information.  The June 2 meeting will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom videoconference
    • Sheridan, Amity and McCabe Chapel – Ken Johnson
    • Yamhill – Carolyn Johnson
    • Newberg – Marty Williams
    • McMinnville Cooperative Ministries – Brennen Guillory
    • Grand Ronde – Bob Ledden
    • Monmouth - David Prichard
    • Falls City - Steve Mitchell
    • Dallas - Quinton Kimbrow

 

First Wednesday of the month, October 2019 through June 2020 (not including January and April)
Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Feb. 5, March 4, May 6, June 3

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Open Door Churches Colloquy – convened by Dan Pitney, meeting at Salem First UMC   The June 3 meeting will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom videoconference
    • Alyssa Baker
    • Wendy Woodworth
    • Dan Pitney
    • Mario Gonzalez Quezada
    • Sandy Kimbrow

First Thursday of the month, October 2019 through June 2020 (not including January and April)
Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, March 5, May 7, June 4

  • 9 a.m. to noon:  Molalla & Pudding Rivers Colloquy – convened by Karen Shimer, meeting at Canby UMC   The June 4 meeting will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom videoconference
    • Canby – Karen Shimer
    • Clarkes – Tom Truby
    • Molalla – Carol and Kevin Seckel
    • Carus and Marquam – Rand Sargent
    • Woodburn – Kalina Malua Katoa
    • Silverton - Laura Beville
    • Stayton - David Madden
    • Jefferson - Greg Johanson and Judi Day
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: North Coast Colloquy – convened by Steve Wolff, meeting at Nehalem Bay UMC  The June 4 meeting will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom videoconference
    • Astoria FUMC – Rebecca Patterson
    • Tillamook – Phil Airhart
    • Warrenton – Kathy Matthews
    • Seaside – John Tindell
    • Nehalem Bay – Steve Wolff
    • Bay City – Dave Hurd
    • Camp Magruder – Troy Taylor

 Please contact the Cascadia District office for more information: cascadia@umoi.org

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