Rev. Katie Ladd, Chair Order of Elders

Kay Barckley, Chair Order of Deacons

Jenny Partch, Chair Fellowship of Local Pastors, Certified Lay Ministers and Associates


Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 1:45 PM PST
Friday February 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST

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Wenatchee First UMC 
941 Washington St
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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Gathering of the Orders, Fellowship of Local Pastors, Certified Lay Ministers & Associates


You are invited to attend the Gathering of the Orders, Fellowship of Local Pastors, CLM's and Associates this February 22-24, 2017 in Wenatchee, Washington. It is mandated by the Discipline that the Orders gather at least once a year and that all members of the Orders attend.  

Click here to view a PDF of the Schedule!

Our time spent together will focus on our theme for this year, "Well-being, Life, and Ministry: An Integrated Approach to Vocation".  We will also spend time in conversation with Bishop Elaine, have the opportunity to walk a Labyrinth and time for fellowship.

The following Workshops are being offered with the opportunity to choose two:

  • Water from the Rock - Spirtual Practice for the Twenty-first Century - Sue Magrath
  • Work/Life Balance - David Nieda
  • Drumming - Jenny Partch
  • Ministry and Physical Well-being - Brad Beeman
  • Soul Collage - Terri Stewart
  • Compassion Fatigue - Katie Stickney

If childcare is needed, please contact Rev. Katie Ladd, ( by February 15th.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer infant care (under age 1).

We are holding a small block of rooms at the Wenatchee Chieftain.  Room rates are $79.99 double queen, breakfast included.  You will need a credit card to book the room and will not be reimbursable. To book a room click on the following link and it will take you to our block of rooms.  (Please pay attention to the check-out date and change if you are staying two nights). To book your room click on the following link:

Registration will begin at 10 am. Cost for the retreat is $50 (which includes one dinner).   Deadline for registration is February 15th.  A link to the registration will also be posted on the Conference Website.

The leaders of the Orders and Fellowship pray God’s blessings upon you as you go and serve Christ in the world today!