Conference and Area Staff

Greater Northwest Episcopal Office

The Greater Northwest Area inculdes Oregon-Idaho, Pacific Northwest and Alaska Conferences. The episcopal office is located in Des Moines, WA

Rhondalei Gabuat

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop

Elaine Stanovsky


Mission & Ministry Staff

Mission and Ministry staff support the programs and ministies of the conference

Laura Bartlett

Conference Secretary

Sally Blanchard

Project and Office manager, Annual Conference Session Manager
(503) 802-9206

Kristen Caldwell

Communications Associate

Lowell Greathouse

Mission and Ministry Coordinator

Greg Nelson

Director of Communications
(503) 802-9205

Natalia Olivares

Immigration Ministry Intern

Marshall Wattman-Turner

Abundant Health Coordinator

Brett Webb-Mitchell

LGBTQA+ Advocacy Coordinator

Greater Northwest Innovation Team

The Greater Northwest Innovation Team works accross the area to grow innovation, multipication, and inculsion

Shalom Agtarap

Associate Director of Strategic Faith Community Development

Leroy Barber

Developer for Congregational Vitality

Sara Barger

Office of Innovation Adminstrative Assistant

Jess Bielman


Bill Gibson

Director of Strategic Faith Community Development

Kristina Gonzalez

Director of Leadership Development for an Inclusive Church

Finance & Administration Staff

Finance and admininstraion ministry works to ensure careful stewardship of conference funds, and health benefits for active and retired clergy in the conference.

Andrea Cooper

Accounts Receivable

Sandra Reinemer

Assistant Treasurer / Controller
(503) 802-9223

David Sneed

Accounts Payable

Dan Wilson-Fey


District Superintendents

Karen Hernandez

Sage District Superintendent
(208) 697-4510

Erin Martin

Columbia District Superintendent
(503) 802-9228

Tim Overton-Harris

Cascadia District Superintendent

John Tucker

Crater Lake District Superintendent
(541) 689-3725

District Staff

Terri Bartish

Sage District Administrative Assistant
(503) 802.9225

Linda Grund-Clampit

Cascadia District Administrative Assistant
(503) 581-3969

Sheri Konowitz

Crater Lake District Administrative Assistant
(541) 689-3725

Brandon Rhodes

Columbia District Administrative Assistant

Camp & Retreat Ministries Staff

Camp and Retreat Ministries is dedicated to creating quality environments of Christian hospitality and learning, through programming and hosting events at our six sites.

Todd Bartlett

Executive Director of Camp and Retreat Ministry
(503) 802-9211

Eric Conklin

Associate for Donor and Volunteer Relations
(503) 802-9212

Geneva Cook

Camp Accountant
(503) 802-9213

Holly Dolan

Camping Registrar

Tanner Morton

Associate for Donor and Volunteer Relations

Northwest United Methodist Foundation

The Foundation wants our faith and our ministry to outlast all of us. It helps congregations set money aside for the future by creating endowments, cultivating generosity, and receiving major gifts. It also manages investments, makes loans, and teaches about money.

Julia Frisbie

Associate Director

Tom Wilson

Executive Director
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