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:
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.
View information about the Oregon Conference mission and It's All About Jesus
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."
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Dr. Schwinghammer served in the Ontario Conference in Canada as vice president for administration from 2016 - 2018, and joined the Oregon Conference July 2018. Before that, he served in the Ontario Conference as a pastor, then as stewardship director. He brings a wealth of experience in church administration and leadership to his role here in the Oregon Conference. He holds degrees from Burman University, the Adventist Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary.
David and his wife, Ingrid, have two children. Their daughter, Albany, attends Andrews University while son, Justin, is an academy student. Ingrid has served at ADRA Canada for over 13 years.
Prior to working for the church, he gained tax and auditing experiences with several local public accounting firms. Started working for the Adventist Church in 2004 as the Vice Principal of Finance for Portland Adventist Academy. Hired by the Oregon Conference in 2011 as the Undertreasurer and elected as the VP of Finance in 2017.
He received his Bachelors of Science in Administration from CSU Sacramento in 1987 and was licensed as a CPA in 2003. Brian is passionate about sharing God's unconditional love. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and fly fishing. Family vacations with his wife and son have taken him to all 50 states.
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Gale Crosby believes in empowering leaders for Jesus. It is his passion to identify, train and empower leaders in the best work of all—teaching young people about the gospel of grace.
Gale has the privilege of working with a truly gifted team of superintendents and office staff, principals and teachers who have a common mission of reaching young people for Jesus! Gale’s background is in Educational Administration. Before his current position he was a school principal at both the elementary and secondary levels for over 25 years and had the privilege of being a classroom teacher for 5 years.
He currently lives in Portland with his sweet wife Sharon. Their two children are married and live in the area. No grandkids yet—just granddogs! If Gale is not at a school or visioning with his team in the office you can find him waterskiing, hiking, reading a good book or working on his cabin.
Personal Declaration Statement: Gale is a true son of our loving God, a follower of his Savior Jesus, called to identify and empower leaders for Jesus!
Stan Beerman is a Northwest native who has also spent his entire career in the NPUC. He has pastored 12 churches in 7 districts in the Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. College in 1978 with a B.A. in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages. He received a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University in 1982. Prior to taking on his responsibilities as Oregon Conference Ministerial Director in 2007, Stan headed the Family Life Department. In 2017, Stan was asked to fill the role of Assistant to the President. He is married to Gloria Beerman, and is the father of three adult children. His hobbies are backpacking, mountain climbing, woodworking and reading.
Pastor Jonathan Russell believes that stories bring people together. That's why he loves telling the stories of God's leading in the lives of Oregon Conference members. He has the privilege of working with the conference communication team to enhance the ministry of local churches by providing timely, meaningful communication that inspires people and supports local ministry.
Before serving at the Oregon Conference, Pastor Jonathan served as a pastor in Oregon for over a decade.
He currently lives in Vancouver with his wife Jaclyn, three children, and a collection of family pets. When they're not serving the church community, they can be found reading books together, appreciating good music, playing in the yard or exploring the outdoor
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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.
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)
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)