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Northwest District (LCMS) Yakima Valley Hispanic Lutheran Ministry Records

Identifier: NWD.32

Scope and Contents

The material covers the life span of the Yakima Valley Hispanic Lutheran Ministry from 1976 to 1999. The records include the constitution and bylaws, correspondence, minutes of committee meetings, scattered newsletters, and financial information.


  • 1975 - 1999

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for research by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use Note

The Northwest District Archives is the owner of the materials in the Yakima Valley Hispanic Lutheran Ministry Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Northwest District Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Historical Note:

Five Lutheran congregations in the Yakima Valley, Washington, formed a partnership in 1974 to sponsor a ministry among the Hispanic people in the Valley. The congregations included Hope, Wapato; Bethlehem, Yakima; Faith (ALC), Toppenish; Calvary, Sunnyside; and Messiah, Prosser. In 1975, the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod resolved to support this ministry work in the Valley. The Yakima Valley Hispanic-American Mission Committee was formed in conjunction with the Mission Committee of the Northwest District. The venture became pan-Lutheran with the addition of Faith Lutheran Church, Toppenish, Washington, to the committee; the headquarters of the committee was moved to Faith in 1984. After Iglesia Cristo del Valle Lutheran Church was established in 1997 and the Northwest District ministry structure was revised, the committee no longer functioned.


0.5 Linear Feet (in one document box.)

Language of Materials



The records of the Yakima Valley Hispanic Lutheran Ministry committee as forwarded to the Northwest District (LCMS) office. Contains meeting minutes and correspondence, along with other documents.

Related Materials

The Northwest District (LCMS) Edgar A. Brandt Hispanic Ministry Records contain similar material, but reflect the ministry of one of the individual pastors with more general responsibilities in the region.

Guide to the Northwest District (LCMS) Yakima Valley Hispanic Lutheran Ministry Records An Inventory at the Northwest District (LCMS) Archives.
Nolan R. Bremer
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwest District (Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod) Archives Repository

Northwest District Archives
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland Oregon 97211-6099 USA