Please join in praying for the following:


Family & friends of Rev. Elmer Bates (HR) - as they mourn his death on January 14, 2019 at the age of 88. Prayers especially for Elmer’s wife, Sondra.


Jeani Shofner (Commissioned Ruling Elder/Commissioned Pastor, First Pres. Hoquiam/Saron Lutheran) - as Jeani lives with cancer that has returned after receiving treatment for ovarian cancer. Prayers for Jeani, her husband, Ed, and their church community during this time. 

Rev. Jenny Rake-Marona (HR) - as her husband, Mark, is being treated for both a long term heart condition and a lymphoma diagnosis. Updates on his progress can be found here. 



Umoja Presbyterian - as we celebrate with this primarily-Kenyan immigrant faith community that worships at the Westminster building in east Tacoma. The Presbytery officially organized them as a congregation at its May 2018 Meeting! 

NWC at WCCW (WA Corrections Center for Women) - as the presbytery welcomes Rev. Layne B. Brubaker as the Organizing Pastor for this new ministry! Please pray for the women who live at the WCCW, the staff and for Pastor Layne as they get to know one another.  

Rev. David Brown (Immanuel, Tacoma) - as Dave retired from congregational ministry on October 14, 2018. Prayers for Dave, his wife, Ann, and the Immanuel community as they enter this season of transition. 

The following churches in Pastoral Transition:

  1. St. John's Chapel by the Sea-Moclips: as they welcomed Rev. Linda Flatley and husband, Diarmid on September 1, and celebrated her installation on October 28.

  2. Cornerstone, Olympia - as they welcomed Rev. Jen Swier on October 14, and celebrated her installation on November 18.

  3. University Place: as they elected Rev. Michael Moffitt as their Associate Pastor, and installed him on December 2.

  4. Westminster-Olympia: as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene, and the PNC is underway.

  5. Shepherd of the Hill-Puyallup: as they continue to partner with Rev. Heather James as their Transitional Pastor.

  6. Immanuel-Tacoma: as they welcome Rev. Eyde Mabanglo as their Transitional Pastor on January 20, 2019.

The members of the Administrative Commission for Westminster Tacoma - as they seek to faithfully respond to the commission given to them by the Presbytery in March 2017, a part of which is to determine what God might be calling forth in that neighborhood regarding future uses of the building. 

Sound View Camp - see what is new at camp here!  


If you have a Prayer Request to share or update with the Presbytery of Olympia, please email