Every Fall season we gather as the North Pacific Foursquare District to spend time together learning from phenomenal speakers, pastors and leaders. We come together representing three different states and over 100 churches with one common goal - reaching our communities with the hope of the world - Jesus.We celebrate the movement of God in our different communities and we hangout with others who share our passion. We come away inspired, refreshed, empowered and excited to return to the place God has called us. This year we will be gathering in Beaverton, Oregon, home of Nike and Intel.  It's known for it's vast amount of green space with over 100 parks, 30 miles of hiking trails and a 25-mile network of bike paths.  Located only 7 miles from downtown Portland, a true foodies destination, and some of the best coffee joints around.  We hope you can join us for this time of connection and refreshment!


Noemi Chavez

Pastor of 7th STREET Church, Long Beach, CA

Noemi Chavez was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  She served as a youth pastor in East Los Angeles while completing her bachelors degree at Cal State University, Los Angeles.  She is married to Joshua Chavez and has two amazing sons, Joshua Anthony and Stephen Aaron.  Noemi worked as a middle school and high school teacher for Los Angeles Unified School District for 8 years before planting 7th Street Church, the congregation she and her husband have been pastoring for over 10 years in Long Beach, CA. She is a speaker and serves on various boards some of which include Brave, a conference which focuses on reaching out to girls that are on probation and in the foster care system and Noemi also serves on the Student Outreach Board at Biola University. Noemi is committed to raising leaders and bridging generations to serve the future of the Church and their communities.


Randy Remington

Pastor of Beaverton Foursquare, Beaverton, OR

Randy and his wife Sandy have been married for 28 years and have three sons, ages 24, 22 and 19.  After serving churches in Stanwood, WA and Everett, WA, they have spent the last 14 years serving as the Lead Pastors of a vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-generational and socio-economically diverse congregation in Beaverton, Oregon, which is focused on serving the community, planting churches, and actively engaging in world missions.  Randy is known for his practical teaching, humor, authenticity, and love for the people he serves.  Randy currently serves on the Presidential task force, Missions Committee, and the District Advisory Council of the North Pacific District. 



Curt Harlow

Pastor of Bayside Church, Roseville, CA

Pastor Curt is from Omak Washington, and has spent almost three decades successfully planting campus ministries on some of America’s hardest to reach university and college campuses. You’d think all that time on campus would turn him into a boring egghead – nothing could be further than from the truth. Curt communicates in a hilarious style that will make you laugh hard and then think even harder. Most of all, he will challenge you to find grace inspired ways to apply truth in everyday life. 


Ted Vail

FMI Director & VP of Global Operations

Ted was raised in Seattle, Washington and came to know Christ as a teenager. He and his wife Dawn (a fellow missionary) have three children: Grace, Mercy, and Daniel. They are based in Longmont, Colorado. Prior to his appointment as director of Foursquare Missions International in September 2016, Ted served as area missionary of the North America Region, Director of Global Foursquare Disaster Relief, Coordinator of U.S. Missions, and Coordinator of Urban & Multicultural Ministries in the USA. Ted has a Master of Arts in Global Leadership and a Doctorate from Fuller School of Intercultural Studies. He blends his training and field experience in order to truly give us a global mission perspective for the times we are living. 


Phil Manginelli

Pastor of The Square, ATLANTA, GA

Phil Manginelli is the Lead Pastor of The Square in Atlanta, GA.  He and his wife Emily have four children: Jacob, Rohan, Ariel and Cyrus.  Prior to moving to Atlanta to plant The Square Phil and Emily were missionaries with YWAM and Student Ministry Pastors and Internship Directors at Mill Creek Foursquare Church north of Seattle.  In late 2012 God put a burden of church planting on their hearts and they moved to Atlanta to start The Square.  What started as a bible study in their living room has turned into a thriving community with the vision of starting a church plant movement throughout the city of Atlanta. 

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Lydia Shepard-Kiser

Associate Pastor, Evergreen Christian Center, Hillsboro, OR

Lydia has a heart for helping Millennials follow Jesus and has pastored in various places throughout the PNW. Currently she is loving and leading all ages as the Associate Pastor at Evergreen Christian Center. Upon completion of her Masters degree from George Fox University, she and her husband Kyle moved to Oregon in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys being outside with her dogs, traveling and hosting people in their home. 


Gabe Barreiro 

Supervisor, North Pacific District

Gabe Barreiro is a supervisor of the North Pacific District of The Foursquare Church. He served as director of the church-planting movement, ethnic ministries and NextGen ministry for Foursquare’s Northwest District. Gabe also has been involved in Foursquare’s Global Cities church-multiplication strategy and is a member of the Foursquare National Hispanic Commission and the Foursquare Mission International Committee. In addition, He serves as one of the founding board members of the Pacific Planting Network—an interdenominational church planting movement. Gabe has Masters of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. See more here.


Workshop Presenters will be added soon


The Subversive Sabbath: How the Rest of God changes the World

This course will explore the biblical foundations of Sabbath, both in Genesis, the Ten Commandments, and in the life of Jesus. It will also investigate the far-reaching implications of rest on our minds, bodies, families, churches, neighbors, land, and even animals. The course will then examine particular challenges to rest that those in pastoral ministry face, how those challenges might be overcome, as well as how the gift of Sabbath may best be shared with one’s congregation. Lastly, this course will speak to practical steps to receive the gift that Sabbath rest is.

A.J. Swoboda Pastor at Theophilus, Proffessor and Author

A.J. Swoboda

Pastor at Theophilus, Proffessor and Author


Lunes Octubre 9, 1-4pm—conferencia simposio será en español

Señor de la Cosecha: El Desarrollo de una Cultura de Liderazgo Saludable en La Iglesia

Presentadores: Pastor Reynaldo Roman, Pastor Norberto Garcia

Temas de capacitación del Simposio:

  • Trabajar Eficazmente con el Concilio de Iglesia
  • La Instalación de Procesos Administrativos crea una Cultura de Confianza
  • Líder Saludable = Iglesia Saludable
  • Desarrollando Buenas Relaciones entre Pastores
  • Pastor con Mentalidad de Equipo
  • La Etica Pastoral
  • Liderazgo, Trababajo, y Excelencia
  • Principales Conflictos del Ministerio Pastoral
  • Razones de los Conflictos. Entre las cosas mas comunes del porque batallan en el ministerio son: Liderazgo con mentalidad de siervos.

Early Bird Registration is by September 15th


Conference SCHEDULE  


1-4:00 PM - Pre-Conference Symposiums

6:30 PM - Session 1

8:30 PM - After Party


9:00 AM - Session 2

10:45 AM - Workshops

12:00 PM - Lunch/Free Time

6:30 PM - Session 3

8:30 PM - After Party


9:00 AM - Workshops

10:30 AM - Session 4

12:30 PM - Dismissal

Sign-up to play a round of golf during Tuesday's free time when you register!



Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Beaverton 

Rate $129 | 3 Miles Away From Conference Location

Courtyard Courtland Beaverton

Rate $129 | 4.5 Miles Away From Conference Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton (BY Washington SquarE)

Rate $128 | 4.6 Miles Away From Conference Location

Double Tree by Hilton Portland/Beaverton

Rate $139 | 6 Miles Away From Conference Location

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Downtown Pearl DistrIct) 

Rate $169 | 9.3 Miles Away From Conference Location




Food & activities

  • Some ideas on where to eat and what to do.