Please join in praying for the following:


Rev. Christine Long & family - as they grieve the death of Christine’s father-in-law, John Long on March 3, 2019. Prayers especially for Christine’s husband, James, during this time.

Rev. Aaron Stewart (UPPC) & family - as they mourn the death of Aaron’s father, Jim, who passed away on February 4, 2019. Read his obituary here.

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. Read Elmer’s obituary here.


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! 

Hagar’s Community Church - the presbytery welcomed Rev. Layne B. Brubaker as the Organizing Pastor in October 2018! 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. Westminster-Olympia: as they continue to work with Transitional Pastor, Rev. Dr. Martha Greene, and are preparing to welcome their new pastor, Rev. Therin Fenner in June.

  2. Shepherd of the Hill-Puyallup: as they continue to partner with Rev. Heather James as their Transitional Pastor, and begin the PNC process.

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

  4. Harrison Square-Centralia: as they celebrate the ordination of Mark McHugh on March 10 (5pm) as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. He will join Rev. Ralph Carr in serving HSPC as Temporary Co-Pastors.

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