Office of Connectional Ministries 
Pacific Northwest Annual Conference 


Friday September 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT
Saturday October 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT

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Vancouver First UMC 
401 E 33rd St
Vancouver, WA 98663

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Leadership Summit 


Who is invited? Members of boards and agencies of the Pacific Northwest Conference.  There is a $50.00 registration fee.  All other expenses associated with this meeting will be covered by the 2016 Conference budget.

What can I expect at Summit 2016? In addition to gathering and organizing our boards and agencies, this quadrennial event gives us the opportunity to interact with each other, not only as boards and agencies but also as God's people. 

Food, lodging and travel We are holding a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn, 401 E 13th St.,  Vancouver, WA. for the night of September 30. If you plan to stay at the Comfort Inn you must make your own reservation by calling 360-696-0411 and mention United Methodist Church. Lodging will be paid by the Conference, although you will be asked for a credit card at check-in for incidentals as the conference will pay room rates only.  Rooms are based on double occupancy, so if you have a preferred roommate please mention their name at the time of booking.  If you prefer a single room, you will be required to pay one-half of the room rate. Hotel reservations must be made by September 10 to get the discounted room rate.  All rooms not booked by September 10 will be released to the general public.

For those of you who would like to arrive the day before the event, you will need to make your own reservation for the night of September 29th at your own expense.

The Office of Connectional Ministries will be providing a catered lunch and a catered dinner on September 30th. Lunch will consist of a baked potato bar with your choice of several toppings which will include chili, cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives, broccoli, tomatoes, salsa and butter.  Dinner will be chicken fajitas and choice of the following toppings: onions, peppers, cheese, green onions, olives and jalapenos with corn tortillas, spanish rice, pinto beans and garden salad.  Both meals will come with a cookie or dessert bar.  If the above menu does not fit with your dietary needs, you will need to provide your own food.  Breakfast will not be served.

Please make your own travel arrangements.  Registration opens at 9:00 am. Our activities begin promptly at 10 am Friday, September 30 ending Saturday, October 1 with closing worship beginning at 11 am. Mileage will be reimbursed at $.14 per mile with an additional $.02 per mile per person for carpools.

Contact person for this event is Anna Conklin, Administrative Assistant to Rev. David Valera, or 206-870-6803.