Columbia District

The Columbia District consists of 40 congregations stretching from the shores of the Columbia River's brief northward jaunt, down through most of the Portland metropolitan area, and out along the Columbia River Gorge into Eastern Oregon.

The mighty Columbia River has a profound influence on the physical and social life across the region. It also ties us together as a district. Rivers and water hold powerful biblical and theological meaning. We are made up of small towns, communities, and cities, in far-flung rural areas and urban settings. We are connected by beautiful scenic highways, roads, and bridges.

As we develop health and vitality in our congregations, we strive to build bridges amongst the people of our district and communities. We serve people in Oregon in various ways, including food and shelter for the homeless, Habitat for Humanity projects, support of school-aged children, and volunteer mission projects locally, nationally and globally. And we worship God in a variety of forms in our local churches. Come see what we are about!

Please notice to the left on this page, you will find links to other pages--click to see more information about the Columbia District Church Extension Society and the financial reports on Shared Ministries (Apportionments), and links to special events and activities of the District.

Looking for Supply Clergy?: If you are looking for supply clergy please contact the district office for an updated list.

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Jennifer Fowler
Columbia District Administrator
(503) 802-9227
Tim Overton-Harris
Columbia District Superintendent


1505 SW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97201-2524