The Washington state and Seattle area EMI Network(s) are design professionals from all over Washington state. Whether you’re a seasoned EMI volunteer or interested in going on your first trip, we’d love to meet you!

As opportunities present themselves in 2021, we’re connecting community across our state through digital (Zoom) gatherings. We have been meeting in person in the Seattle area for the last few years, getting to know each other and sharing project trip presentations. A cohort entered the Seattle Design Festival in 2020, partnering with EMI staff around the world. Moving forward, we hope to grow in supporting each other spiritually and learning technically, and even convening with other chapters and EMI offices.

Wednesday, Nov 10th, 6:30-8:30 PM*

*Digital Zoom portion of the evening to be 7:30-8:30pm

Brandon McNerney's Residence
14582 SE 154th St
Renton WA - 98058

RSVP to Lisa: or 425-445-8288

Jesse and Hannah Van Gorkom, EMI missionaries in Uganda, will be our guests this evening! We'll have the opportunity to hear about their recent work and get to know them. Also joining us on Zoom for an update will be Josiah Baker, originally from Oregon, who has recently joined staff in EMI’s Cambodia office.

For those who can make the in-person portion of the meeting, there will be food and chatter. We will provide the main courses; you are encouraged but not required to bring your favorite fall side dish (as always, let us know about any food sensitivities).

Zoom information
Meeting ID: 872 6404 4415
Passcode: 870386
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Save The Date: Friday, Feb 11th 2022 for our next gathering.

To join our mailing list, receive meeting invitations, or just ask about EMI please contact:

Lisa Ehli: (Seattle area)

Brandon McNerney: (Seattle area)


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