Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Elaine J W Stanovsky

    Des Moines, WA

    October 12, 1953
    Clinton Stanovsky (husband), three sons, Axel (19), Micah (21), Walker (24)
    Education and Honors:
    Bellevue (WA) High School, 1971
    BA, University of Puget Sound, summa cum laude, 1976
    MDiv, Harvard Divinity School, 1981
    Seattle District Superintendent, dean of the cabinet, 2006-present
    Seattle Tacoma District Superintendent, 2005-2007
    Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to Bishop, 2002-2005
    Puget Sound District Superintendent, 1995-2002
    President-Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle, 1990-1995
    Pastor, Crown Hill UMC, 1988-1990, Kennydale UMC, Renton, WA, 1981-1988
    Clergy Leadership Team: recruited and trained 13 “presiding elders” for
    combined Seattle Tacoma District, 2005
    Living Our Vision, Leadership Skills for an Inclusive Church Training,
    participant, Sacramento, CA, 2008
    School of Congregational Development participant, Kansas City, MO, 2007
    JustPeace Conflict Transformation Training, participant, 2006
    Peace Keeper Training, participant, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Seattle, 2004
    DS/DCM Training, faculty 4 years
    Mexico Study Trip, Bishop Galvan and cabinet, Mexico City, Mexico, 1998
    General and Jurisdictional Conference: lay head of delegation, 1976; clergy head of
    delegation, 1996, 2000, and 2004; delegate, 2008
    Plan of Organization and Rules of Order Committee, 2000-2008
    Western Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy, 1996-present
    General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, member, 2000-2008
    General Comm. on Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns, 1980-1988, 1992-1996
    General Council on Ministries, member, 1976-1980
    General Board of Global Ministries, National Division intern, New York, 1976
    United Methodist Council on Youth Ministries, staff, Nashville, TN, 1973-1974
    Young adult observer, to General and Jurisdictional Conferences, 1972
    Church Council of Greater Seattle, President-Director, 1990-1995
    Seattle-St. Petersburg Sister (Russia) Churches delegations, 1992 and 1993
    Seattle Holocaust Conference, co-chair, 1982
    World Council of Churches, delegate Canberra Assembly, 1992
    Consultation on Church Union, delegate and alternate, 1980s
    University of Puget Sound Board of Trustees, 1994-2006
    Seattle Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness, 1993-1994
    Citizens’ Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq, panelist, 2007
    Testimony at many public hearings on poverty, homelessness, civil rights, religious liberty, immigration
    Endorsed by:
    Pacific Northwest General/Jurisdictional Conference delegation
    Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

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