Sandy's Travel Log

2019

September

Aug. 30-Sep. 2          Family weekend
3          Pastoral visits Seattle
5          East area clergy, Spokane
6-7      Montana Regional Board Meeting, Great Falls, MT
8          Worship with Central Christian, Great Falls
9          Staff meeting with Montana staff, Great Falls
13-14   Commission on Ministry Meeting, Yakima
15        Worship and Installation with United Christian, Yakima
19        Salish Sea Area clergy gathering (formerly NW Area), Kirkland, WA
20       Visits with Clergy, west side
21        Gwinwood Board meeting
22        Worship with Spokane Area congregation
            XPLOR residents welcome gathering
23        Executive Committee meeting via Zoom
27        In Seattle: meetings with pastors
28       New Church Summit, FCC, Kent
29        Worship with West side congregation (TBD)

August

1-5       Vacation/Family weekend
6          CRM Exec. Committee meeting
            XPLOR meeting, Spokane
7          All Staff Meeting
            Regional Celebration planning via Zoom
9-13    Travel to Kalispell
11         Worship with Montana congregation (TBD)
            Installation of Jeff Foster, Central Christian, Kalispell
12        Vacation Day
18        Worship with Country Homes, Spokane
            New Church Team meeting via Zoom
20       Montana Board and Regional Assembly meeting via conference call
23-25  iCamp, Cane Ridge West, Montana
26        Moderator Team via Zoom
27        DHM Personnel committee
            Host new XPLOR residents for dinner, Spokane

July

7          Worship with First Christian, Tacoma
            Meet with Chuukese pastors, Lacey
8          Meet with FCC, Port Angeles, leadership
9          Visit Kids/Jr Camp, Gwinwood
10        DHM Personnel Committee
            Staff Meeting
            Regional Celebration worship planning meeting via Zoom
            New Creation Team via Zoom
11         Camp Conversation via Zoom
14        Montana Regional Gathering via conference call
15        Staff meeting 1:1
            Search Committee meeting with Country Homes, Spokane
17-19   DHM Board meeting, Des Moines, Iowa
20-24 General Assembly, Des Moines, Iowa
28       Worship with United Christian, Renton
            Installation of Colin McRaney, FCC, Kent
30       DHM Personnel meeting
31        Meeting with Terrell McTyer, HOPE Partnership
            NW Exec. Committee meeting

June

1-30     On sabbatical

May

1          MAC Council meeting via Zoom
            NW Regional Celebration planning via Zoom
3-5      Montana Regional Assembly, Helena, MT
            Meeting with FCC Helena Search Committee
8-10    To Seattle, meeting with pastors
8          Pastors Serving Congregations, Seattle
9          NW Area clergy gathering, Kirkland
13        Staff meeting 1:1
            Executive Committee meeting via Zoom
14        XPLOR meeting, Spokane
15        Staff meetings 1:1
16        Staff meeting 1:1
17-18   To Seattle
18        Playing tour guide for XPLOR residents in Seattle
22        Structure/Bylaws team via Zoom
27        Memorial Day – Office closed
28       DHM Meeting via Zoom
           New Church conversation via Zoom

April

1          MT Regional Assembly planning
2          Judicatory Lunch
            1:1 with staff
4          Spokane Clergy
6          Mission Council meeting, Puyallup, WA
7          Worship with FCC, Bremerton, WA
9          PRC meeting via Zoom
10        NW Regional Celebration planning via Zoom
12        1:1 meeting with staff
13        NW Regional Board, Othello, WA
14        Worship with Mannam Christian, Everett
14        Ordination Service for Luke Sumner, Everett, WA
15        Continuing Ed event, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology
16        Judicatory Lenten Retreat, Spokane, WA
21        Easter Sunday – worship with Origin, Spokane
22        MT Regional Assembly planning
23        New Church Conversation via Zoom
24        Staffing and Resources Team meeting via Zoom
25        Lunch with new pastors in SW area, Kent, WA
26-29   Family Weekend/Vacation (Pittsburgh for son, John’s, graduation!)

March

2-3      Worship with FCC, Helena, MT
            Meeting with Search Committee
4          Turner Lectures Committee via Zoom
            Staff 1:1 meeting via Zoom
            PRC via Zoom
6          All Staff Meeting via Zoom
            Montana Regional Assembly planning via conference call
7          East Area Clergy gathering, Spokane
            Staffing Resources Team via Zoom
8          Staff 1:1 meeting via Zoom
9-10    Family weekend
11         Finance Team via Zoom
14        Central Area Clergy Gathering, Kennewick, WA
15-16   NW Commission on Ministry meeting join via Zoom
17        Worship with Samoan Congregational, Kent,WA
            Installation of Luke Sumner, Queen Anne, Seattle
18        Executive Committee meeting via Zoom
19        Western Regional Ministers, join via Zoom
            New Church Conversation via Zoom
20       Western Regional Ministers, join via Zoom
22-23  Montana Regional Board Meeting, Joliet, MT
24        Worship with Joliet Christian Church, MT
25        Staff 1:1 meeting via Zoom
26        Meeting with NBA rep, dinner with XPLOR students
27        Regional Event planning via Zoom
            New Creation Team via Zoom
28       Staff meeting 1:1
30       Youth Summit, Spokane

February

3          Worship with Englewood Christian, Yakima
4          MT RA planning committee
5          Judicatory Luncheon, Spokane
7          East area clergy, Spokane
17-22  Vacation
24        Worship with Country Homes Christian, Spokane
25        Executive Committee  via Zoom
26        Structure/Bylaws team meeting

(Several meetings cancelled due to snow.)

January

3          East area clergy, Spokane, WA
5-7       Visit/worship with Central Christian, Kalispell
8          New Region Structure/Bylaws Team meeting via Zoom
            NW/MT Officers meeting via Zoom
10        NW area clergy, Kirkland, WA
12        Meeting with PSWR Search Committee via videoconference
13        Worship with FCC Longview
19-21   Family weekend (MLK Jr. Holiday)
22        Staffing/Resources Team via Zoom
27        Worship with Samoan Congregational Christian Church, Spokane
28       NW Regional Board via Zoom
29        New Creation Communication Team via Conference Call
31        Administrative meeting

2018

December

2          Worship with Queen Anne CC, Seattle
            In-care meeting with ordination candidate
3          Partial staff meeting, Seattle
4          Judicatory Exec. Advent Retreat, Spokane, WA
            Global Ministries Missionary Presentation, Spokane, WA

5          All Staff Meeting via Zoom
            NW/MT Officers meeting via Zoom
6          Central Area Clergy, Yakima, WA
9          Worship with United Christian, Yakima
11         Montana Regional Board meeting via Zoom
12        Montana Regional Assembly planning via phone
15        Gwinwood Board meeting, Lacey, WA
16        Worship with Journey Christian Church, Seattle
18        Judicatory Exec. Christmas Dinner, Spokane, WA
24-Jan. 1 – Vacation

November

1          Spokane area clergy
3          Regional Board meeting, Puyallup, WA
4          Worship with FCC, Kent
            Gwinwood Annual Meeting
6          New Creation Structure/Bylaws team via Zoom
            Legacy Team meeting via Zoom
7          Staff review
            Lunch with Vancouver area pastors, Portland, OR
8          Staff 1:1 via Zoom
            Montana COM via Zoom
11         Worship with Northwest United Protestant, Richland, WA
14-16   College of Regional Ministers, San Diego, CA
17-18   Family weekend
19-25  Vacation and Thanksgiving (Office closed Thursday and Friday)
26        Officers meeting via videocall
27        New Creation Staffing/Resources team via Zoom
28       Video call with 2019 Regional Gathering Dream Team

October

1          College of Regional Ministers Task Group via Videocall
2          New Creation Structure/Bylaws Team via videocall
3-5      Disciples Seminary Foundation Board Meeting, Claremont, CA
7          Worship and Search Committee meeting with Northwest United Protestant, Richland, WA
9          New Creation Team via videoconference
11         Property Committee via videoconference
13        Mission Council, Richland, WA
16        Finance Team via Zoom
17        All Staff meeting via videoconference
            Staff annual review
19-20  Turner Lectures, Yakima, WA
20       Staff annual review
21        Worship with Missionathering, Issaquah
22        Executive Committee via videoconference
23        Phone call with Montana bookkeeper
24        Visits with Seattle area pastors
25        DSF/STM task group, Seattle
25        Staff Annual review
25-29  Visits with pastors and congregation, Anchorage, AK
28       Worship with FCC, Anchorage

September

4          Finance Team via Zoom
5          Lunch with Judicatory Execs
6          East Area clergy gathering
7          Montana Regional Board meeting, Rathdrum, ID
7-8      Common Table retreat, Rathdrum, Idaho
9          Worship with United Church, Moscow, Idaho
10        Meeting with Personnel Chair, Kent
11         Central Area clergy, Chelan, WA
12        All Staff meeting via Zoom
13        NW Area Clergy, Lake Washington CC, Kirkland
14-15   Commission on Ministry, Yakima, WA
16        Worship with Origin Church, Spokane
17-30  Vacation

August

5          Worship with FCC, Olympia
6          Visits with SW area pastors
7          Visit ChiRho/CYF camp
            Visit with NW area pastor
8          Staff meeting via Zoom
11-12   Family weekend
15        All Staff meeting via Zoom
18        Gwinwood board meeting
23        Spokane area judicatory leaders gathering
25        Worship with Samoan Congregational, Kent, Installation of New Pastor
26        Worship with Opportunity Christian Church
27        Executive Committee via Zoom
28       CRM meeting via Zoom
28       Host XPLOR residents for dinner
29-30  Visit with NW area pastors
31        Staff meeting

July

6-8      Family weekend
9          XPLOR meeting, Spokane
14        Ordination for Heesook Yoo, Lake Washington CC, Kirkland
15        Worship with FCC, Mount Vernon
            In-Care meeting with ordination candidate
16-18  College of Regional Minister, Birmingham, AL
19-20  National Convocation, Birmingham, AL
21        University CC Celebration, Seattle
22        Worship with FCC, Longview
23        Zoom conversations regarding creation of new region
            Moderator Team via Zoom
24        Legacy Team meeting, Yakima, WA
25        All Staff Meeting via Zoom
            New Creation team meeting
26        Zoom conversations regarding creation of new region
29        Worship with Creston Christian Church
30       Zoom conversations regarding creation of new region
31        Yakama Mission meeting via Zoom
            PRC meeting via Zoom

June

May 30-June 6         Vacation
10        Installation of Mark Wilton, Chelan
11         New Creation Team via video conference
13        All Staff Meeting, Seattle
15-16   Commission on Ministry, Spokane
18-July 1        Tour of Montana Churches

May

2          Meeting with Judicatory leaders, Spokane
3-4      DSF Meeting, Claremont, CA
5          Meeting with PSWR Search Committee, Orange, CA
7          Regional Assembly planning team via conference call
9          All Staff meeting via videoconference
10        Meeting with New Creation project coordinator via conference call
            RA Worship Planning Team
11-14   Family weekend/Vacation
18-20  Regional Assembly, Sumner, WA
24        Memorial Service
            PSWR Search Committee
27        Worship with North Hill Christian, Spokane
            Meeting with Greenacres CC
28       Memorial Day, Office closed

April

5          East Area clergy meeting, Spokane
​            Regional Assembly planning team via conference call

12        XPLOR meeting, Spokane
14-17   General Board, Des Moines, Iowa
18-19  College of Regional Ministers, Des Moines, Iowa
21-22  Family Weekend
23        DHM Nominating Committee via conference call
24        FCC Kent Search Committee via videoconference
25        All Staff Meeting via videoconference
            DSF Meeting via videocall
            Meeting with PSWR Search Committee chairpersons via conference call
27-30  Montana Regional Assembly, Great Falls, MT

March

1          East area clergy, Spokane
2          Chaplains Breakfast, Seattle
2-3      Commission on Ministry, Kent
4          Worship with FCC, Olympia
            In-care meeting with ordination candidate, Olympia
5          Legacy Team meeting via videoconference
8          New Creation Team via videoconference
9-12    Family weekend/vacation
13-17   Sandy to Seattle/Central area
14        All Staff retreat
15        NW Area clergy, Kirkland
17        Regional Board meeting, Yakima
19        Legacy Team meeting via videoconference
21        Meeting with Queen Anne Search via telephone
24        Gwinwood Board retreat, Lacey
25        Worship with United Christian, Renton
            Meeting with United Christian, Renton Search
27        Conference Call regarding AR training in May

February

1          Lunch with STM students
4-7      Advanced Clergy Clinic, Chicago (continuing education)
10        Area Gathering re: Montana conversations, Yakima
11         Worship with FCC Longview
12        Visits with pastors
14        All Staff meeting via videoconference
            Judicatory Executive Lunch, Spokane
17-19   Family weekend, President’s Day
20-22 WRIM meeting, San Diego, CA
27        Regional Assembly planning team via conference call

January

2         Legacy Team meeting via video call
           Meeting with staff
3         Judicatory Exec. Lunch, Spokane
4         Meeting with staff via Zoom
           East Area clergy, Spokane
6         In-care meeting for Ordination Candidate, Everett
7         Worship with East Side Christian, Tacoma
           Meeting with FCC, Sumner leadership
8-10    Consultation with Pacific SW Regional Commission on Ministry
9         Nominating Committee via Zoom
11​​       NW Area clergy, Kirkland
13-15  Family Weekend, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
16      All Staff meeting via videoconference
17      Meeting with staff via Zoom
18      SW Area clergy. Puyallup
19      RM review team, Seattle
20      Area Gathering re: Montana conversations, Kent
21      Worship with All Pilgrims, Seattle
22      Thrive Event planning team via conference call       
          Exec. Committee via videoconference
23      Meeting with Rosario Ibarra (DCEF) via phone
          Nominating Committee via Zoom
          RA Planning team via conference call
27      Eastern Washington Legislative Conference
28      Worship with Memorial Christian, Ephrata
          Meeting with United Christian, Yakima leadership
30      New Creation Team via videocall