Current GNW Planter/Innovator Projects

Alaska Conference

ProjectPlanter/InnovatorClassification, Year of OriginLink
Every Nation
Murray Crookes
New, 2018
Facebook

Oregon-Idaho Conference

ProjectPlanter/InnovatorClassification, Year of OriginLink
Las Naciones
Jorge Rodriguez

New, 2015

Website
The Rockwood Center
Steve Lewis

Vitality, 2017

Website
Southeast PDX Parish
Eilidh Lowery

Vitality, 2017

Website
Storydwelling
Erika Spaet

New (Multiplication), 2017

Website
Great Spirit UMC
Allen Buck

Vitality, 2017

Website
Bold New Season
Josh & Karlene Clark

Vitality, 2018

Website
Twin Falls UMC
Buddy Gharring

Vitality, 2018

Website
Parkrose Community Project
Andru & Regina Morgan

New, 2019

Tabor Heights UMC
Nicholle Ortiz, Forrest Nameniuk

Vitality, 2019

Website
Sunnyside/The Groves
Sunia Gibbs

New, 2019

Website
Beloved Community PDX
Karen Ward

New, 2019

Beaverton First UMC
Jefferson Chao

Vitality, 2019

Website
The Cultural Soul Project (Hub)
Daymond Glenn

Hub, 2019

Website
Storyline
Anna Hoesly

New (Multiplication), 2021

Website

Pacific Northwest Conference

ProjectPlanter/InnovatorClassification, Year of OriginLink
First UMC of Canada
Norman Feliciano

New, Ongoing

Website
El Dios Viviente
Gerardo Guzman

Vitality, Ongoing

Sunnyside
Joel Rodriguez

New, 2018

Facebook
Redeemer UMC

Vitality, 2017

Website
Orting UMC
Alexa Eisenbarth

Vitality, 2017

Facebook
Creators’ Table
Katy Shedlock

New (Multiplication), 2017

Website
North Community
Steve Michael

New (Multiplication), 2017

Facebook
Marysville: Better Together
Kate Kilroy

New (Multiplication), 2018

Website
First UMC Canada: Squamish
Norman Feliciano

New (Multiplication), 2018

Facebook
Steamboat Island Fellowship
Heather Sparkman

New (Multiplication), 2018

Website
Tacoma Hub
Shalom Agtarap

Hub, 2019

Website
Seattle: Creative Communities
Danielle Elliott

New, 2019

Website
Acts On Stage Fellowship (Hub)
Michelle Lang-Raymond

Hub, 2020

Website
South Park Neighborhood Church
Coté Soerens

New, 2020

Yesler Neighborhood Project
Troy Lynn Carr

New, 2020

Vashon UMC Vitality Project
Mark Wagner

Vitality Project, 2021

Website

Definitions

New project (including Multiplication) — A new expression of Wesleyan theology designed to result in a worshipping community, or a new campus in a multisite project, led by an identified planter/innovator.

Vitality project — An existing church where intentional interventions (new planter/innovator; new commitments; new community engagements) are designed to foster new relationships among neighbors and community partners resulting in new life.

Hub — A limited number of new or vitality projects where high investment – dollars and personnel – are expected to produce robust learnings to foster creativity and increase leadership capacity throughout the GNW Area. Leaders will be from within and outside of the United Methodist family to glean learnings from both. The HUBs will be centers of discernment, training, and multiplication for lay and clergy leaders who are attempting to pivot to new expressions of Methodism appropriate to their context.

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