Summer of Service: Alaska 2018

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Summer 2018: It's almost here and we want to invite you to spend part of it in Alaska!

Some of our Alaska congregations are inviting mission teams to do building projects and people preparing for ministry to intern or serve for the summer.  

Building Projects:

We need at least two skilled builders and 4 or 5 people who can follow his or her lead, swing a hammer, push a broom or pick up the leftover pieces in one of several locations in Alaska.  One group will assemble in Yakutat, another in Hydaburg, and a third in Ketchikan/Metlakatla to assist the intrepid members of each Presbyterian Church in the repair of their classic church buildings.  The church and/or the manse will be your home for a time as you demonstrate Jesus' skills as carpenters, serving the community and blessing these congregations.  

There are three projects:

The Yakutat Project will focus on painting and repairing rot. For more info please contact Evelyn Derrick,

Please review the project information for the Ketchikan PC & Metlakatla PC Work & Mission Trip Opportunities and please read the project information for Hydaburg PC Repair Project.

Thank you for considering a visit to our small congregations.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Pastoral Internships and opportunities in Alaska for the summer or longer:

Petersburg Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, AK.  See position description.

Ketchikan and Metlakatla Presbyterian Churches.  Joint internship.  See position description.

Yakutat Presbyterian Church.  To all pastors, retired or otherwise, who desire something more, something adventurous, something to do for a sabbatical, or while you write a book or figure out your next move, God’s people in Yakutat, Alaska have a place for you.  They are in need of a pastor for a time and are looking for someone who has a pastor’s heart but also desires time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

There is a manse to stay in and a stipend to help pay other expenses.  See the position description.  

Interested in any of these opportunities you can contact those listed in the descriptions or contact Janice Smith, Pastoral Associate for the Northwest Coast Presbytery at or by telephone at her home office, 360.595.1033.