Denise Westfall

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A little about myself…

I was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, and grew up in Spokane, WA.  I have four older brothers.  We were raised in the Roman Catholic Church and I attended parochial school for eight years.   

I graduated from Eastern Washington University and attended Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO.  I have three children, a son, and two daughters.  All are grown with families of their own.  I am the obnoxious grandmother to six wonderful children, four girls, and two boys.  They are the light of my life!

My husband, Mike, and I have been married for over 35 years.  Mike has always been supportive of what God has called me to achieve and feels God’s special mission for his life is to support me. the children and the churches I have been blessed to serve.

I have served three previous United Methodist Churches in Deer Park, WA, Battle Ground, WA, and Vancouver, WA.  I retired a year ago and then the opportunity to serve Ocean Park UMC came up and I felt called to be here.

I have spent my ministry active in social justice issues.  I have worked with the Reconciling Ministries Network, Planned Parenthood, #MeToo Movement, and immigration reform, to name a few.  John Wesley set an example by going to the prisons to teach men, and women and children, to read to help prepare them when they got out of debtors’ prison for a better life.   I feel called to lift up all of God’s children without regard to ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or not. 

I invite you to worship at this little grey church by the ocean.  It is filled with people who are working out their faith and doing their best to be the best they can be.  And, they are amazing!

Pastor Denise Westfall




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