• Imagine No Malaria

    Together we are working to raise $1 million for Imagine No Malaria by 2016. Learn how you can help...


  • Imagine No Malaria

    During Lent, we are called to pray, to sacrifice, and to give. Imagine No Malaria is an incredible opportunity to exercise that call.


  • Our New Episcopal Area

    Members of the gathered conferences pose for a picture together in San Diego, California in July of 2012 shortly after it was announced that the new Greater Northwest Episcopal Area would include the Alaska Conference and the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Annual Conferences.

  • Our Episcopal Leader

    Bishop Grant J. Hagiya is the first episcopal leader assigned to this new area. First elected to the episcopacy in 2008, Bishop Hagiya brings expertise in and passion for the development of leaders for God's church in the Greater Northwest.


  • Clergy & Lay Leaders

    The Greater Northwest Episcopal Area knows that our church needs, and thrives on, strong clergy and lay leadership. Each has an important role to play and has a voice at the table in guiding the ministry efforts of the area.

  • The Alaska Conference

    The Alaska Conference is made of 28 churches spread across 586,000 square miles. Together, they are focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

    Click here to visit their website.

  • The Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference

    The Vision of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference is growing healthy vital congregations that change lives and transform communities.

    The Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference will work strategically to bring this vision to life.

    Click here to visit their website.

  • The Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

    The Pacific Northwest Conference is called to be a community, diverse and united in God’s saving love, sent out in vital life-giving ministry for and with Jesus Christ. Our strategy is to fulfill the purpose and move toward our vision...

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The Greater Northwest

crestThe Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, with episcopal residence in Normandy Park, Washington, provides leadership for the Alaska United Methodist Conference, Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, and the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference. The Greater Northwest is the largest geographic episcopal area in the United States serving United Methodists in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and small parts of Montana and Canada as well.

Grant J. Hagiya serves the Greater Northwest Area as its Resident Bishop. Hagiya, previously an Elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference, was first elected Bishop in 2008.

Click here for his full bio.

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