Owen Bandy recently returned to the Upper Columbia Conference and began serving as the new district pastor for the Post Falls (Idaho) and Otis Orchards (Wash.) churches. Bandy has been in the ministry for almost 30 years and served in Upper Columbia Conference as the Stateline Church (Milton-Freewater, Ore.) pastor from 1997 through 2004. He was then called to pastor the Calistoga (Calif.) Church in the Northern California Conference.
Bandy graduated with a theology degree from Pacific Union College and master of divinity degree from Andrews University. He is the author of The Glory and the Covenants, offered through the Adventist Book Center and Amazon.com.
He enjoys geocaching and walking. He and his wife, Cyndee, are the proud parents of five children and four grandchildren. "We are happy to be back in [the] Upper Columbia Conference," Bandy says. "We feel we are in the right place at the right time."