New Lead Pastors:
In November, Hugh and Susan Griffith moved to Naknek, AK (at the upper end of the Aleutian chain) to pastor Naknek Community Church, a newly affiliated church with the Alliance Northwest. They've been living in Montana in retirement, but felt called to serve in Alaska and filled in earlier in 2015 at South Tongass Alliance in Ketchikan while Cade King was on sabbatical.
Following an assessment at Cathlamet Christian Fellowship a partnership has been established between them, East Hills Alliance and the Alliance Northwest for a fresh start there and Ken Evans has been appointed as their lead pastor. He and his family live in Hillsboro, OR and will be moving to Cathlamet, WA in the coming months.
Jon Mutchler, pastor of Ferndale Alliance Church in Ferndale, WA, was elected as Mayor of Ferndale in November and will begin serving his term in January 2016. He'll continue as pastor of Ferndale Alliance, as the Mayor job is part-time. Here's a link to the story in the Bellingham Herald about his election.