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Rodger Nishioka will be 2010 Annual Meeting speaker

For the Pacific Northwest Conference 2010 Annual Meeting, Rodger Nishioka, associate professor of Christian education at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., will be keynote speaker, addressing the theme, “Communication, Compassion and Community.”

The gathering will be held from Friday to Sunday, April 23 to 25, in Wenatchee. 

Rodger focuses on equipping pastors to be teachers and leaders in educational ministries, with particular focus on building a congregation’s youth and young adult ministries in mainline Protestant congregations and non-denominational independent Christian movements.

He grew up the son of a United Church of Christ pastor, who switched denominations when he served the Japanese Presbyterian Church in Seattle. 

Rodger earned a bachelor’s degree at Seattle Pacific University in education and taught school in Tacoma.  He earned a master’s in theology at McCormick Theological Seminary, a doctor of divinity degree at Austin College and a PhD at Georgia State University.

Members of the 2010 Annual Meeting Planning Committee are Kriss Abbott, Kerby Avedovech, Linda Brindle, John Eisenhauer, Dennis Hollinger-Lant, Kathleen Morgan, Lon Rycraft, Donald Schmidt and Carol Stanley.

Donald said they will be meeting to discuss resolutions, displays, workshops, worship and other speakers during December.

For information, call 206-824-177.

Copyright Pacific Northwest Conference News © December 2009


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