The 2019 annual PNMC Pastor’s Retreat was held last month at Rockaway Beach, OR. Below is information about the presenters, A link to a Reflection by one of the participants  and a link to video recordings of the 5 sessions.:

Doug Kaufman
pastors at Benton Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN, and serves as director of pastoral ecology for the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Mennonite Creation Care Network. Doug calls himself a river pastor, having baptized people in the Elkhart River for over 15 years and having led a Hoosier Riverwatch group monitoring the health of the river. Doug has also been a conference minister with the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. He is pursuing a Th.M. in theology and ecology at Toronto School of Theology.

Ken Pitts
is an Environmental Science School Outreach Specialist for Oregon Metro: more info here! Ken captured many images of the retreat that are accessible here.

Brian Ettling
has worked as a seasonal park ranger at Crater Lake National Park, OR, for 25 years. He spent another 16 years in Everglades National Park, FL. Brian has been a climate change advocate with Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Climate Reality Project since 2012. He’s a Toastmasters International member and co-founder of the St. Louis Climate Reality Meet Up Group.

Sarah Augustine
is the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties. She is also adjunct professor of sociology at Heritage University. Sarah is the co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund (SIHF), where she has advocated for Indigenous Peoples whose health and communities are threatened by resource extraction since 2004. She co-wrote the statement repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery on behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and further organized indigenous leaders globally to found the WCC Indigenous Peoples Program. Sarah is a founding member of the Anabaptist Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery, where she serves as the chair of the Structures Committee.

Ken Wade
, a participant at the conference shared A Reflection on the PNMC Pastor’s Retreat.
Video recordings of the 5 conference presentations may be viewed here.
[This post based on information from the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference October 21, 2019 e-Bulletin.]