Northwest Mission Area Gathering

May 16, 2020 Online

You are invited to the Northwest Mission Area Gathering on May 16th at 10am. 

The Mission Area Gathering is a chance for us to gather as Northwest faith communities online using Zoom to meet our Bishop-elect.

Please Register!

All folks wanting to attend this meeting need to register by clicking here:


Once you register, you will be sent the information to access the meeting to your email. You can join the meeting either on your computer, or on your phone (there will be a phone number you can call from a landline, just as you would a conference call).

** If you have difficulties registering or accessing the meeting, please reach out to

Faith Community Representatives

Each faith community will have 5 minutes to introduce themselves to other members of the Northwest Mission Area, and the Bishop-elect. If you have not already designated someone from your faith community, please do so and let Jackie Bernacchi know who you have designated:
(PLEASE NOTE: that individual will STILL need to register for the meeting using the link above).

Send Pictures From Faith Communities

Kelsey Schuster will be putting together a slideshow that will be presented as representatives from faith communities share. Please pass along pictures as soon as you can to:

Here's our Agenda

10am - Welcome and Introductions 

10:10 - Bishop Prior’s greeting and prayer

10:20 - Bishop-elect Craig Loya Introduction

10:35 - Getting to know faith communities (one representative from each faith community shares about the community, the activities of that community, and any particular challenges that community may be facing)

11:35 - Q&A with the Bishop-elect

12pm - Closing prayer 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Faith communities in the state are connected to one another via Mission Areas. Mission Areas are groupings of 10-15 faith communities that share geographic proximity.

Why are Mission Areas important? Because we don’t do this work of ministry and mission in isolation. By connecting with those around us, we can learn from each other, share resources, and problem-solve together. We can build relationships and have conversations about what ministry looks like in our neck of the woods.

Each Mission Area has at least one in-person gathering annually to build relationships. Check back as the date approaches for details about this event.

Your Mission Area Team can update you about those gatherings. Contact them by emailing:

Click here to sign up to receive email updates about your Mission Area.