Lonnie Wibberding was ordained as a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Oct. 16. Wibbberding currently pastors two churches in southeastern Alaska. The service was attended by Ken Crawford, conference president; Jim Kincaid, conference secretary; and Neil Biloff, conference ministerial director.
After he completed the seminary program at Andrews University, Wibberding worked as a task force youth pastor at Burlington, then was invited to be assistant director of Alaska Youth Challenge, a door-to-door summer ministry in the Anchorage area. In 1999, Wibberding became a full-time pastor in the Valdez/Glennallen district.