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Transitions in the Oregon Conference Team During 2nd Quarter 2024 Announced

Transitions in the Oregon Conference Team During 2nd Quarter 2024 Announced

Each of our employees fill important roles in ministry within their local community and the greater conference, so it’s always hard when members of our Oregon Conference team are called to service somewhere else. It has been doubly hard this year, so far, as we have had to say goodbye far too many times. Some have taken calls to other conferences, others have chosen to retire, and still others have been part of the strategic reduction in our workforce that was announced earlier this spring as part of the response to the need for financial restructuring.

We deeply appreciate what each person brought to their church community, and we know we will all miss each one of these dedicated ministry professionals. We pray that God will place them exactly where they need to be at this moment, and in the future.

Pastoral Positions

• Alberto “Pochy” Montes – VIVID Adventist Church

• Andy Wittenburg – Yacolt & Orchards District

• Brandon Kharns – Medford Adventist Church

• Bryan Del Valle – Medford Adventist Church

• Chuong Ngo – Portland Vietnamese Adventist Church

• Daniel Ciobanu – Romanian Adventist Church

• Daniel Tretheway – Seminary Student

• Danny Kim – Hillsboro Adventist Church

• Dave Woodruff – White Salmon & Wahkiacus District

• Dean Lifshay – Coos Bay, Bandon, Coquille District

• Diego Silva – Sandy Adventist Church

• Don James – Ashland & Valley View District

• Erick Mendieta Soza – Hillsboro Spanish Adventist Church

• Gary Evans – Sutherlin & Yoncalla District

• Gerry Bandy – Lakeview Adventist Church

• Jared Frost – Seminary Student

• Jerry Joubert – McMinnville & Hopewell District

• Jose Luque – Cascade, La Pine, Christmas Valley District

• Les Jones – Falls City & Dallas District

• Mark Harrison – Grants Pass & Cave Junction District

• Michael White – Woodburn & Molalla District

• Roger Beltran – Santa Clara & Veneta District

• Roscoe Shields – Sharon Adventist Church & OC Regional Ministries, director

• Sarel Smit – Klamath Falls, Bonanza, Chiloquin District

• Zachary Parks – Journey Adventist Church

Oregon Conference Office Positions

• Dave Schwinghammer – Assistant to the President for Mission

• Gary Parks – Relational Ministries, director

• Robert Zama –Outreach Ministries, associate director/field evangelist

• Sean Wheeler, Moving Department, driver

• Ted Alekel, Outreach/Relational Ministries, administrative assistant

• Tim Taylor, Outreach Ministries, director

Additional office positions have been unfilled or reduced:

• Education Department, associate superintendent

• Assistant to the President for Mission

• Gladstone Grounds, assistant superintendent

• Trust Services Department, half-time position reduction

• General full-time position reduction

Please join us in praying for each of the families represented here as they make big transitions in the coming days.

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