The Movement

Our Vision & Mission

Our mission is to: Identify, develop, and deploy 400 Missional Leaders.

We are a network of churches, partnering together to invest in a Spirit-inspired movement to plant and grow healthy reproducing churches across the Pacific Northwest.

We celebrate what God has done in our region and recognize that many quality leaders are effectively planting and pastoring churches. However, we also recognize that these efforts have been largely independent of one another. The PNW Movement aims to provide a vehicle for pastors and churches to pool resources, expertise, funding, and effort to magnify our collective impact for the Kingdom.


At our core, we are a group of friends on am mission.


We share resources of funding, buildings, leaders, training, and creative content.


We are committed to reproducing at ever level of ministry.


We pair church planters with experienced churches to build relationships and experience.

Our leadership team.

A team of experienced leaders and church planters focused on planting life-giving, missional, churches in the PNW and beyond.

Rob Fairbanks

Rob Fairbanks

Immanuel Spokane

Rob has spent his life pastoring and planting churches around the world. He is currently the pastor of Immanuel Spokane.

Mike Meade

Mike Meade

North Church

Mike is the founding pastor of North Church and one of the founders of Serve Spokane a non-profit providing food and clothing to thousands.

Jerry Sittser

Jerry Sittser


Jerry is a pastor, chaplain, professor, speaker, and writer of dozens of articles and 9 well-known books on faith and spirituality.

Joe Wittwer

Joe Wittwer


Joe led Life Center church for 42 years, growing it to thousands of weekly attendees and helping to plant 17 churches.

Our Team & Our Process

At PNW Movement, we are proud to have a diverse and dynamic team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to planting the next generation of the church in the Pacific Northwest. 

Rodney McAuley

Rodney McAuley

Director of The Bridge Project

Rodney is a community leader and mentor recognized and well-known regionally for his leadership in cultural competency and racial justice.  

Wayne Farris

Wayne Farris


Wayne brings more than two decades of business management experience as well as hands-on experience leading a church plant.

Ryan Stemkoski

Ryan Stemkoski

Director of Marketing

Ryan brings to our team both extensive experience as a marketer and direct experience as a part of a church planting team.

What others are saying about PNW.

I am interested.

If you would like to learn more about the PNW Movement or participate as a church planter, partner church, volunteer or any other capacity please complete the form to the right.

We are always on the lookout for pastors, residents, partners, and volunteers with a wide range of skills, abilities, and interests, who care about church planting and helping to reach the world for Jesus.