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Welcome to the Willapa United Methodist Church (WUMC). We are delighted that you are visiting our website and hope to see you face-to-face soon!

     WUMC is a growing, inter-generational church that welcomes all people. We are located about three miles south of Raymond, Washington in the beautiful Willapa Valley. We offer programs of spiritual growth for all ages, including our famous Sunday School for children of all ages, adult and teen Christian education, and worship that mixes traditional and contemporary styles.
     WUMC has been at the heart of community life in the Willapa Harbor area since 1889. Our 125 year old historical chapel is complemented by a large, modern education and fellowship building.
     Feel free to wander through this website, and make plans to join us soon for faith, fellowship, and fun!
     Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!

Contact Us

Willapa United Methodist Church
969 Willapa First Street
Raymond, Washington 98577
Telephone: (360) 942-5717
Fax: (360) 942-5717

Regular Schedule

  • Worship 9:00 AM



I was born and raised in a small rural town in Minnesota. Following undergraduate education in Iowa, I lived and worked in the Chicago, Illinois area for several years, and raised my family there. I am the proud mom of one adult son, Ryan, and became a first-time grandmother to Sophia in October 2012. The Pacific Northwest has been my home since 2001.

I believe each of us is called to give freely and fully of the gifts we are given.

After 28 years as a pharmacist, I stepped out of the medical profession in 2004 in search of ways to give and serve that spoke more completely to my heart and passion. That step led to volunteering in construction with Habitat for Humanity locally, and for 4 and 6-month terms overseas in Ireland and Hungary, respectively.

The experiences with Habitat were life changing, at once joyous, challenging, exasperating, and soul filling. Through them the realization that God was calling me to yet another level of ministry truly began to make itself known.

In 2011, I became a United Methodist certified candidate for ministry and attended Licensing School for Local Pastors at Claremont School of Theology in California. I have since served as a local pastor for the Pacific Parish Churches in the Willapa Bay area of Washington, and as a chaplain intern and resident working with homeless adult services and hospice. All have further deepened and strengthened my understanding of mission and sense of call.

I believe ministry is about individual and shared experiences such as these. It is about meeting one another where we are, and journeying together where God leads. I am in awe of God's grace in leading me to this place, and am honored to continue this journey with you.



As the body of Christ, we are all connected,

and as we connect, there is that deep knowing

that regardless of culture, background,

belief or circumstance, we are one family in the world.

As we invest in each other, we invest in ourselves. We are one song.

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