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Linda Jaramillo is 2013 Annual Meeting keynote speaker

Linda Jaramillo, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries, will be keynote speaker for the 2013 Conference Annual Meeting, Friday to Sunday, April 26 to 28, at the Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave., in Wenatchee.

Annual Meeting is April 26-28 in Wenatchee

The theme, “Reflect: We are justice seekers called to embody our faith,” will look at what the vision statement from the 2012 Leadership Retreat means for PNC congregations and members.

The conference office is receiving resolutions, workshop ideas and display requests.

Jaramillo, the first Hispanic to serve as a member of the UCC Collegium, guides the UCC’s work on human rights, and on social, racial and economic justice.  The Justice Witness Ministries vision is to “speak and act prophetically through community mobilization, leadership training, issues education, public witness and public policy advocacy.”

She served on the UCC’s Commission for Racial Justice and Coordinating Center for Women board.  She also was a member and committee chair of the Executive Council and assistant moderator of General Synod in 2002.

As a member and moderator of Ainsworth UCC in Portland, Ore, she was also vice-moderator, treasurer and search committee chair in the Central Pacific Conference. 

In 1998, she was a UCC delegate to the World Council of Churches Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Jaramillo is a former leader with the Council for Hispanic Ministries and former co-convenor of the Council of Racial and Ethnic Ministries.

She has more than 30 years experience in management with state, county and federally funded programs in Oregon, including HeadStart, migrant services, child welfare, violence prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, and adult community-based education. 

Jaramillo earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Portland State University and a master of divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley.

For information, call 206-725-8383 or 800-954-8777 or email

Copyright February 2013 © Pacific Northwest Conference United Church News


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