Please join in praying for the following:

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

Family & friends of Rev. Don Keller (HR) - as they mourn his death on March 15, 2018. Prayers especially for his wife, Carol, during this time. A memorial service will be held on July 28 (1pm, Lakewood PC). 

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 prepare to get to know one another.  

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

Rev. Doug Basler (First Pres, Aberdeen) & family - as Doug's father-in-law continues to recover from a heart infection and a recent stroke. Prayers especially for Doug's wife, Katie, during this difficult time.

Rev. Robyn Hogue (Skyline, Tacoma) -  for her complete recovery from bilateral viral pneumonia

Rev. James Kim (Little Church, Lakewood) - as he goes on sabbatical this summer

Rev. Sue Watkins (First Pres, Puyallup) -  as she goes on sabbatical this summer

The following churches in Pastoral Transition:

  1. Packwood Community - as they welcome Rev. David Germer and his family in July. Installation will be August 5 (3pm).  
  2. Westminster-Olympia: as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene, and the PNC is underway.
  3. Chapel by the Sea-Moclips: as they partner with Rev. Jan Van Pelt (UCC), and their PNC nears the end of its work.
  4. Cornerstone, Olympia - as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. George Gilchrist, and their PNC is underway.
  5. University Place: as they welcomed Rev. Michael Moffitt in June 2017 as their Interim Associate Pastor.
  6. Shepherd of the Hill-Puyallup: as they continue to partner with Rev. Heather James as their Transitional Pastor.

Little Church on the Prairie - as it launched a new worshipping community called “Lakewoodgrace,” at the Harrison Prep School in Lakewood at 11AM NOW every Sunday of the month. READ MORE...

The members of the former Westminster Presbyterian Church of Tacoma - as the one year anniversary of the closure of Westminster, Tacoma (Easter 2017) passes.

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 - as the camp launches its environmental education program, and offers a summer of camp! Prayers for the Sound View Board and Staff as they continue to work with consultant David Lee, and discern how God might use the Sound View camp in the future. 


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