administration

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Administration

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The four elected executive officers are president, executive secretary (VP for administration), treasurer (VP for finance), and superintendent of schools (VP for education). The administrative team also includes two assistants to the president.

The team exists to serve the needs of the Oregon Conference constituency in various ways:

  • Leading the mission, vision and strategic plan of the Oregon Conference.
  • Insuring the accuracy of all records pertaining to the church
  • Strategically developing the next generation of church leaders
  • Guiding the pastoral placement process in all Oregon Conference churches
  • Stewarding the appropriate use of tithe and non-tithe funds
  • Growing the impact of Adventist Christian education

Through their service, administration seeks to empower leaders throughout the conference to fulfill their ministry potential in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in their own territories.

Meet the Administrative Team

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Dan Linrud

PRESIDENT

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Meet the President

Pastor Dan Linrud was born and raised in Northwest Washington state.  At a young age, he sensed God's call to pastoral ministry. He attended Canadian Union College (now Burman University) where he earned a Bachelor of Theology. During this time he met and married his college sweetheart, Verlaine Corkum. Upon completion of his Bachelor degree, Pastor Dan was hired by the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference in Canada and sponsored to seminary to earn his Master of Divinity at Andrews University. While at seminary, Pastor Dan transferred to the Washington Conference where he served as a pastor from 1988 – 1998 in the greater Seattle area.

In 1998, Pastor Dan accepted a call to serve in the Ontario Conference in Canada, first as lead pastor of a large church, and then as founding pastor of a new church plant based on small groups, that God blessed with growth from 16 to nearly 200. In 2005 Pastor Dan earned a Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis on discipleship in small group ministry. In 2009 Pastor Dan was called to serve as Executive Secretary (VP for Administration) for the Ontario Conference. And in 2013 Pastor Dan accepted the invitation to return to the Northwest to serve as Assistant to the President in the Oregon Conference.

Family is dear to Pastor Dan and he and Verlaine enjoy many activities with their two grown daughters. Favorite interests include outdoor activities, travel, reading, sports, good food and fellowship.

Pastor Dan's personal mission statement is:  "To engage in authentic relationship with God and others, that I may know, love and serve Him and them, helping others reach their highest potential in Christ for His glory."

Meet the Administrative Support Staff

Contact Administration at (503) 850-3500

Cindy Birmingham

Executive Assistant, VP Administration

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Erin Brunese

Executive Assistant, President/VP Finance

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Oregon Conference Membership

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Church Clerks

Church clerks in the Oregon Conference can access their church membership records using the eAdventist website.

They can also have the ability to update their church's organization information—which is displayed on our Find a Church section—as well as their member and nonmember records. Visit the eAdventist website.

Basic Church Clerk Duties (all files are PDFs)
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Church Secretaries

Church secretaries in the Oregon Conference can have access to their church membership records using the eAdventist website.

They can also have the ability to update their church's organization information—which is displayed on our Find a Church page—as well as their member and nonmember records. Visit the links below to learn more. Visit the eAdventist website

Membership Basics (PDF)
Member/Non-member Records (PDF)

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Pastors

Pastors in the Oregon Conference receive church and membership information from their church's clerk and/or secretary.

However, they can also have access to their church membership records using the eAdventist website which allows them to view and print reports for their congregation(s), enter weekly attendance for Sabbath School and Worship Services, etc.

Membership Basics (PDF)
Member/Non-member Records (PDF)