Since 2003, Renewal Ministries Northwest has helped bring renewed spiritual vitality to thousands of Christians resulting in clarity of calling, missional impact, and deeper devotion to Jesus Christ.
In 1970 the vision for this ministry was instilled in the hearts of two women who were compelled to offer Inner Healing Prayer Ministry for people struggling with unresolved emotional, spiritual, relational pain and brokenness. Elaine Seppa and Dottie Dale devoted themselves to this ministry for decades. Their ministry was embraced by many pastors and leaders in the church. They were sustained, encouraged, and energized in this ministry for over 40 years as they witnessed first-hand the healing work of the Spirit of Christ in people’s lives. They witnessed God as powerful, personal, loving, and desiring wholeness for everyone. They believed so deeply in the need for this ministry they prayed that God would raise up others who would carry on the ministry entrusted to them.
Having been impacted by the ministry of the Holy Spirit through Elaine and Dottie, Denise Easter and Dianna Kunce were inspired to be mentored by them and equipped by them to carry on this ministry. Renewal Ministries Northwest has its roots in Elaine and Dottie’s Prayer Ministry and seeks to faithfully honor and carry on their legacy. During their time of mentoring, Denise and Dianna each discerned a call from God to ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Upon completion of the Master of Divinity degree and certification for ordination, the Northwest Coast Presbytery validated their call and ordained them in July of 2007 to this ministry of prayer and renewal for the church.
Renewal Ministries Northwest was established by a small group of people on Camano Island, Washington who had a vision for a ministry that would provide time and space set apart with God for deepening intimacy with God, renewal, and healing. The ministry moved to the greater Seattle area in the fall of 2005 and since has provided ministry for individuals, congregations, Christian organizations, and pastors throughout the Puget Sound Region, Central Washington, Alaska, and Southwest British Columbia, Canada.