The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Ellen G. White’s death in 1915. To commemorate her prophetic gift and ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the North Pacific Union Conference partnered with Walla Walla University (WWU) to host a weekend of special presentations Nov. 13–14, 2015.
Cindy Tutsch and Jonathan Thompson were welcomed on the WWU campus as guest presenters. Both represented a wealth of knowledge about White’s contribution to the church and society. Tutsch is a retired associate director the Ellen G. White Estate. Thompson directs the Ellen G. White Research Center at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala.
In services that included Friday evening vespers, Sabbath morning divine worship and afternoon seminars, Tutsch and Thompson addressed a number of areas that stressed White’s relevance on current topics. These contemporary issues included concern for the environment, human trafficking, religious liberty, social justice, and the roles of women in the church and family.