Cascadia District Church Extension Society

What is the Cascadia District Church Extension Society?

The Cascadia District Church Extension Society exists to provide financial and strategic assistance to churches in our district wanting to improve their facilities, strengthen their existing ministries, or to start a new ministry that can reach new people.

Cascadia  District congregations are eligible to apply for grants or loans to work on physical plant or start new ministries.  For more information see the general CDCES brochure and/or the New Ministry Grant brochure.  

New requests will next be considered at the Cascadia District CES Board meeting in April 2017.

2017 Meeting Schedule

April 20, 2017
July 13, 2017
October 5, 2017
November 12, 2017 Annual Meeting 3-4:30 p.m.

2017 CDCES Annual Meeting

 November 12, 2017 (Sunday) 
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Las Naciones—Open Door Churches
820 Jefferson St. NE
Salem, OR  97301
(location of the former Jason Lee UMC)


All Cascadia District local church pastors, local church lay leaders, and one other lay member from each congregation are members of the Cascadia District Extension Society and are invited to the annual meeting.  Other interested persons are also welcome!

Please register so that we can prepare for you. Refreshments will be served.  There is no cost.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Grant-Loan Application Forms

Physical Plant Grant-Loan Application, Word doc

Physical Plant Grant-Loan Application, .pdf format

New Ministry Grant Application Word doc

New Ministry Grant Application pdf format

Cascadia District CES Contacts

Leland Hunefeld, President, Cascadia District CES Board and Project Manager for applications

Marlene Tharp, Secretary, Cascadia District CES Board

Steven Kershaw, Treasurer Cascadia District CES

Cascadia District CES Board Members:

    Dan Pitney

    Rob Hastings

    Pat Ryan

    Doug Tharp, Endowment Coordinator

    Carol Douthit

Frequently Asked Questions 

Where does the Cascadia District CES obtain their funding?
We are funded through an “asking” requested of all Cascadia  District Churches through the Conference Treasurer’s office, and through investment interest and dividends. In addition, we invite individuals throughout the district to join our $50 Club.

Who Belongs to Cascadia District CES?
Membership consists of the Bishop, Cascadia District Superintendent, District Lay Leader, all pastors serving in the District, and the lay leader plus one additional lay member from each congregation. The role of both the pastor and lay members of each congregation is to act as a liaison between the Cascadia District Extension Society and the local church, to be knowledgeable about sources and type of support available, and to attend the annual meeting of the society which is held each Fall.

Who serves on the Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors are elected by the society membership at the annual meeting, typically in October. Each director serves a three year term and may be re-elected. Directors are nominated by the board with consideration given to maintaining a balance between clergy and laity.

You can download the By-Laws of the CDCES here.




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