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We need the help of the church

Christ called the church to love others and serve our community. For over 80 years, many churches have partnered with Yakima Union Gospel Mission to act as His hands and feet. We simply couldn’t provide for our guests without the selfless love and generosity of our brothers and sisters in the church.

We would love to partner with your congregation by offering the following... 


There are many ways your church can serve at YUGM. You can volunteer, lead chapel services, and facilitate Family Shelter Bible Studies.


We need your new and continued partnerships to continue serving the least, the last, and the lost. Visit our Donate Page to learn more about how you can partner with us financially.


Do you know of someone who could benefit from any of our services? Click the link above for a list of all that we provide. If you would like to learn more about how we can be of assistance feel free to contact us

Pastoral Care

At the Yakima Union Gospel Mission we love the local church and we want to assist the pastors and staff of local churches in any way we can. We currently have two ways that we are seeking to do that...

If there is ever a time you need to take a week off from behind the pulpit, we would love to fill in for you! Have a look and a listen at a few of the men on our staff that would be more than happy to step in when you're away.

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Rick Phillips

Executive Director

Rick has worked at YUGM for over 30 years and has served as the Executive Director for the last 19 years. Rick and his wife, Debbie, have three grown children and are grandparents to 14 grandchildren. You can listen to one of Rick's recent sermons below.

To Live is Christ - Rick Phillips
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Ministry Director

Scott was in pastoral ministry for 33 years in Portland, Seattle, and Yakima. He enjoys music, motorcycles and making putts. He has been married to Patti for 38 years and they have three adult children and one grandson. You can listen to Scott preach below.

Philippians 3 - Scott Thielen
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Volunteer Services Director

Before working at YUGM, David was a pastor for 10 years at Terrace Heights Baptist Church. He is currently pursuing his M. Div at Gateway Seminary. He attends The River Church with his wife, Amy, and their four children. You can hear one of David's sermons below.

Trials - David Wells
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