Annual Enrichment Conference

Annual Business Meeting

March 1, 2021

Dear Church Family,

It has been one year since we ended our 2020 Annual Enrichment Conference and stepped into life amid a pandemic. We know it has been a difficult year of ministry for everyone, but as Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:58, "be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." Be encouraged. Even though life or ministry may not be going how we had planned for this past year, we can have peace knowing that our labor was not in vain and that God is busy building His church.

This is the first year in decades that we will be unable to host our Annual Enrichment Conference (AEC). We had big plans for AEC that would have cast vision and encouraged us to be on mission together to take bold next steps to strengthen, revitalize and plant new churches in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, our plans were canceled.

In lieu of AEC this year, we are hosting the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) at individual association gatherings. While we had hoped to meet in Seaside as a Covenant Community this year, we are thankful that you will have the opportunity to still connect with other churches, pastors, and leaders at your association gathering in the coming weeks.

Below you will find a copy of the Directors' Report of all that was accomplished in 2020, the 2021 Church Venture Northwest proposed budget, as well as other items the Nominating Committee is presenting to the constituency to vote upon. We ask that you identify one to three representatives from your church to attend your association's ABM. Each person is asked to review the enclosed material thoroughly, so they are prepared to vote on these items at that time. You can find the date, time, and location of your association's Annual Business Meeting below.

Please contact your association's Trustee or the meeting host with any questions you may have. Their email address can be found below.

Thank you for your continued faithful support of Church Venture Northwest. We look forward to seeing how God works in and through our Covenant Community in 2021.

Grace & Peace,

James Gleason
Executive Director
Church Venture Northwest

Association Annual Business Meeting Schedule

If you're unsure of what association your church is in, check our Area Association page.

Association Trustee/Host* Date Time Location
Alaska Shaun Garman*
[email protected]
3/16 11 am AST ZOOM Link to be emailed.
Blue Mountain John Hurty
[email protected]
3/19 12 pm Homestead Church
60588-B McAlister Rd.
La Grande, OR 97850
Central Puget Sound Kevin Kruse*
[email protected]
3/23 2 pm ZOOM Link to be emailed.
Central Willamette North Matt Jensen
[email protected]
3/16 1 pm Dayton FBC
300 Flower Ln
Dayton, OR 97114
Central Willamette South Mike Hatfield
[email protected]
3/16 6 pm Agape Fellowship
34116 Hwy 99E
Tangent, OR 97389
Deschutes Gil Ernst
[email protected]
4/6 1 pm 2836 NW Golf Course Dr. S.
Bend, OR
Emerald Bob Singer
[email protected]
3/23 1:30 pm FBC Eugene
3550 Fox Meadow Rd
Eugene, OR 97408
Evergreen Rob Johnson
[email protected]
3/22 12:30 pm Wellspring Bible Fellowship
2245 NW Kline St
Roseburg, OR 97471
Inland Empire Barry Starkey
[email protected]
3/18 12 pm New Creation Fellowship
E 1515 Farwell Rd
Spokane, WA 99208
Lower Columbia Ray Casper
[email protected]
3/31 11:30 am Sonrise Church
6701 NE Campus Way Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Mid-Columbia Joe Burgess
[email protected]
3/16 11:30 am Grace Baptist
1280 W Jewett Blvd
White Salmon, WA 98672
Modoc Matthew Cunningham*
[email protected]
3/20 8:30 am ZOOM Link to be emailed.
Myrtlewood Aaron Finley*
[email protected]
3/17 1 pm ZOOM Link to be emailed.
North Puget Sound David Foster
[email protected]
3/19 2 pm Rock of Hope Church
7812 224th St. SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
Ore-Ida Dick Shaw
[email protected]
3/20 1 pm MST Caldwell FBC
221 E Linden St
Caldwell, ID 83605
South Puget Sound Jim Porter
[email protected]
3/24 12 pm Mountain View Church
1201 Belmont Ave
Centralia, WA 98531
Southeast Washington Tyler Critchlow
[email protected]
3/11 10 am Bethel Church-Pasco Campus
5202 Outlet Dr
Pasco, WA 99301
Southwest Washington Ron Herbig
[email protected]
3/30 12 pm Battle Ground Baptist Church
1110 NW 6th Ave
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Willamette East Jordan Hooten
[email protected]
3/18 12 pm Family of Grace
12414 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97233
Willamette South Scott Reavely
[email protected]
3/26 5:30 pm Estacada FBC
29101 SE Eagle Creek Rd
Estacada, OR 97023
Willamette West Jeff Lacine
[email protected]
3/17 12 pm Red Sea Church
7535 N Chicago Ave
Portland, OR 97203

*These associations have vacant Trustee positions. One of our staff or Executive Committee members will be hosting this meeting.

Items to be Voted Upon

The following will be presented at theAnnual Business Meeting to be voted upon. Please contact your Trustee or meeting host with any questions you may have before the scheduled meeting.

2021 Proposed Budget
2021 Revenue
2021 Revenue
Giving $461,204 41%
Fees and Registration $56,700 5%
Rental Income $34,200 3%
Net Sales $132,049 12%
Other $36,000 3%
Administrative Income $7,935 1%
Investment Income $60,000 5%
Unanticipated Income/Gifts $341,279 30%
TOTAL INCOME $1,129,367 100%
2021 Expenses
2021 Expenses
Salaries $584,265 52%
Employee Taxes & Benefits $197,228 17%
Travel $22,883 2%
Meetings, Seminars & Training $3,900 0%
Professional Fees $18,564 2%
Utilities & Telephone $37,956 3%
Supplies $5,150 0%
Printing & Promotion $5,232 0%
Insurance $26,400 2%
Repair & Maintenance $84,127 7%
Program Expenditures $8,511 1%
Other Expenses $37,051 3%
Depreciation $72,000 6%
Facility and Equipment Rental $1,400 0%
Food, Furniture & Equipment $24,700 2%
TOTAL EXPENSES $1,129,367 100%
2021 Executive Commitee

The 2020 Nominating Committee recommends Bob Singer, Moderator, Matthew Cunningham, Vice Moderator, and Aaron Finley, Secretary, for the 2021 Executive Committee. This will be presented as a motion from the Nominating Committee at the associations' Business Meetings.

2021 Nominating Committee

The 2020 Nominating Committee recommends Dwight Bales, Dax Garlinghouse, Jay Caron, Stewart Pook and Dick Shaw for the 2021 Nominating Committee. This will be presented as a motion from the Nominating Committee at the associations' Business Meetings.