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Seattle, WA, 98104
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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Meeting Updates

March, 2014 Meeting Summary

Seattle Presbytery

Location: John Knox Presbyterian Church

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Presiding: Elder Karen Cunningham, Moderator / Rev. Scott Mann, Vice-Moderator

  • Enjoyed the gracious hospitality of John Knox Presbyterian Church
  • Heard a sermon on the invisible becoming visible (John 3) from Mansour Khajehpour,
  • Examined and commissioned Tara Chase (Bethany) as a commissioned ruling elder.  Tara works for Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship.
  • Commissioned Renee and Justin Sundberg as mission co-workers in Nicaragua at CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches).  Renee is a teaching elder member of Seattle Presbytery, and has been associate pastor for community life at University PC.
  • Examined Barbara Williams and Daniel Jones and enrolled them as candidates.
  • Ideas Worth Sharing.   NIMBY project at Madrona Grace (housing for the homeless); Who is my Neighbor at Bellevue (immigration issues); Hunger Intervention Program at Lake City; Community dinners at Madrona Grace; Holy Spirit Conference at Foster-Tukwila; Global Leadership Summit at Bellevue.  More information is available at
  • Cambodia Mission Trip.  The Southeast Asia Ministry Team (SEAM) recently led a trip to Cambodia.  Opportunities are available to support a scholar’s program for HIV orphans. Contact Binh Nguyen for more information.
  • Approved the sale of the New Hope property to Holy Protection of Theotokos Orthodox Church, and authorized the Coordinating Council to finalize the terms of the agreement.
  • Approved the clergy/lay imbalance adjustment for 2014; this action determines the number of ruling elder commissioners each congregation can send to presbytery meetings.
  • Continued discussion of creating ordination commissions based on the theological distinctives of the calling congregation; this likely will be voted on at the June 7 stated meeting of the presbytery.

Next meeting: Saturday, June 7 @ Steel Lake Presbyterian Church.