The Rev. Dr. Lyda Pierce (center), coordinator of Hispanic ministries for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, confers with members of the Palabra Viviente United Methodist Church in Everett, Washington. They are consulting the denomination's official program calendar. Kevin Sauceda is behind her. His mother, Zulma Tifre, a lay missioner assigned to a new church start, is on the left. Lourdes Tifre, a member of the conference immigration task force, is on the right.