We are looking forward to welcoming our new General Superintendent, Jim Le Shana, who will be starting full time the middle of October. Jim has a long history in NWYM, having grown up in Newberg, and attending Newberg Friends Church, and graduating from George Fox College. He has served as a Friends pastor for 30 years and is current on the Board of Trustees at George Fox University. Jim has recently been serving as Vice-President of Academic Services for Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas. Jim has a passion for developing leaders and discipling followers of Christ. Jim plans on attending the upcoming area meetings this fall so many of you will have the opportunity to meet him as we gather in local churches across our yearly meeting. He is looking forward to connecting with our local churches, especially during his first year. Be praying for our transition together as Jim begins serving NWYM.