Transitional Regional Minister
Rev. Sandy Messick
Rev. Sandra Morgan Messick was called to be Transitional Regional Minister and President of the Northern Lights Region beginning in January of 2020.
Rev. Messick holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from San Diego State University (1985) and a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis (cum laude, 1990). Her publications include a sermon in Bread Afresh, Wine Anew: Sermons by Disciples Women (1991), “Partners in Prayer,” Advent Devotional Booklet, (1999) and various church school curricula published through Christian Board of Publication (1997-2003). She has earned a Certificate in Transitional Ministry from the Interim Ministry Network and a Certificate in Leadership and Church Management from Whitworth College.
Sandy has pastored congregations in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington. Rev. Messick was also the Regional Minister and President of the Northwest Regional Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from June of 2009 through December of 2019 when the Northwest and Montana Regions merged.
Sandy lives in Spokane with her husband, Tom, and their two cats, Max and Oliver. They have two adult children, Sarah and John.
253-893-7202 ext 2
Beginning with the Northwest Regional Christian Church in May 2001 and transitioning with the region as it became the Northern Lights Region, Amber is a multi-functional employee. On call at the virtual office of the NLR, Amber is available to assist in many functions: general customer service (answering questions, providing information), technology maintenance, general and advanced word processing (creating forms, letter writing, presentation set up). Duties also include web site design and up-keep, graphics and print material production, database contact development and management, and other duties as assigned or requested.
Amber and her husband Jeremy, an accountant, live in the Federal Way area with their daughter Robin.
253-893-7202 ext 1
Youth & Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Rev. Chris Snow answered his calling by the Northwest Regional Christian Church region in January of 2018 and has continued his position as the Northern Lights Region has begun.
He holds a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Culver-Stockton College (2006) and an Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary (2009).
Chris comes with years of experience working with youth through various camping programs, leading and sponsoring retreats, and as a former Youth Director in Salem, Oregon. He has served as a staff member, counselor, coordinator, and director of various types of camping programs from Camp MO-Val in Missouri, through programs in the Oregon Region, and most recently within the Northwest Region. In addition to his duties with the Region Chris is currently serving as the pastor of North Hill Christian Church.
Chris’ wife Jennifer works as a supervisor at the Family Promise of Spokane, Open Doors emergency family shelter. They live with their loveable dog Obi in Spokane, WA.
(253) 893-7202 ext 7