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Oregon Conference assistant to the president for multimedia communications
Jonathan Russell also serves as Portland Adventist Community Services Board co-Chair.
By Jonathan Russell
Oregon Fosters Innovative Church Plants to Reach Communities
Oregon Conference's mission is to plant churches throughout its territory, with a focus on leaders who can create a church experience that caters to the needs and values of their neighbors.
Oregon Conference Executive Committee Approves New Investment in Gladstone Campground
On Feb. 23, 2023, the Oregon Conference executive committee met for the first time in 2023. One of the items on the agenda: investing in the future of Gladstone Camp Meeting.
Pastors Violeta and Ben Bilan Affirmed in Ministry
On Nov. 19, 2022, two church communities came together to acknowledge the call to ministry. The experience was unique because ministers gathered to lay hands on both Ben and Violeta as their individual calls to ministry were affirmed.
Dick Duerksen Retires After 52 Years in Ministry
Dick Duerksen retired from his position on the Oregon Conference communication team at the end of July. While his career has come to an end, his impact and legacy live on.
Gladstone Camp Meeting Gets Special App
Online or in-person, the Gladstone Camp Meeting app will help all attendees get the most out of their camp meeting experience this year.
Oregon Conference Announces VP of Education
On Thursday April 28, a joint meeting of the Oregon Conference executive and nominating committees elected Brandon O’Neal as Oregon Conference Superintendent of Schools (Vice President for Education).
Oregon Conference Votes New VP Position
The Oregon Conference executive committee and joint nominating committee elected Dave Schwinghammer to the new role of vice president for church ministries.
OC Executive Committee Announces Retirements, Restructuring, and New Team Members
In early March, Stan and Gloria Beerman, long-time Oregon Conference employees, announced their upcoming retirements.
Pastor Jana Lee Appointed to Children's & Family Ministry
On Oct. 21, 2021, the Oregon Conference Executive Committee elected Pastor Jana Lee as the new director for Children's and Family Ministries. For the last 10 years, Pastor Jana has been an associate pastor responsible for ministry to kids and fami...
Children's Ministries Director Shirley Allen Announces Retirement
Twelve-year-old Shirley Giles looked around her church, marveling at the adults who had accepted her, embraced her, loved her and advocated for her. She noticed the old ladies that would stop to give her an encouraging word and the Sabbath School ...