Executive Director of Connectional Ministries of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
Born, raised and ordained UMC clergy from the Philippines, The Rev. David Valera served as Pastor and Assistant to the Bishop before migrating to the United States. Since 2005, David has been serving as Executive Director of Connectional Ministries of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference and more recently, to the Joint Cabinets of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area. He helps oversee the work of the church in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada. His passion is making connections between individuals, congregations and communities and General Boards and Agencies. David is an award winning photographer and filmmaker who uses cutting edge audio-visual technology, social and multi-media tools for sharing stories of people, their communities and faith in action.