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Episcopal Churchwide Trends: Membership, Clergy, and Transitions

Episcopal Churchwide Trends: Membership, Clergy, and Transitions

May 29, 12:00 pm | Online Are you wondering about declining church attendance, changes in pledging, or the challenges with finding clergy to fill the open calls in your communities? To plan for and adapt to this current and exciting moment in the church’s life, we must have a complete picture of the trends driving the changes we see across the church. Join Episcopal clergy and lay leaders from across Province VIII to dig into the 2022 Parochial Report data

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our Diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Elizabeth Riley is delighted to join the people of St. Dustan’s, Shoreline, as their interim beginning April 1. She began her ministry in the Diocese of Alaska, where she was raised and ordained. Elizabeth received her BA from Saint Mary’s College of California and her Master of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She served in the Diocese

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our Diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Dr. Janet Waggoner has accepted a call as rector of St. John’s | San Juan, Olympia. The Rev. Dr. Janet Waggoner is a native of Washington State – and of the church. Her early memories include singing in Sunday School and setting the table for guests who joined her family for dinner after church. When she was seven, some friends

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our Diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Martin Pommerenke (he/him), ordained to the transitional diaconate earlier this month, is thrilled to join St. Paul’s, Bellingham, as their Curate starting in January of 2024. The Rev. Pommerenke grew up in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, where the church was a major positive influence on his life. Becoming a Baptist and responding to a call to ministry, he received

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our Diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Nat Johnson (they/them) is excited to begin ministry with the people of St Peter’s, Seattle, as Priest in Charge on November 20, 2023. Nat grew up on the east side of Lake Washington, leaving in 2002 to relocate for a job. Over the next ten years, they lived in California, Arizona, Oregon, and then Colorado. During that time, Nat began