The Montana Conference board of directors has invited Ken Norton to serve as the next conference president. This comes after the departure of Elden Ramirez to the North American Division.
After prayerful consideration, Norton has accepted and hopes to begin his duties in May 2021.
Norton and his wife, Julie, are moving from Guam, where Ken has served as the president of the Guam-Micronesia Mission since 2016.
Norton has a rich ministry history both in pastoral ministry and education. While president of the Guam-Micronesia Mission, he oversaw a mission field that sees numerous missionaries each year, many of them student teachers serving the mission’s more than 10 schools. He has a passion for church planting and evangelism, having served as Florida Conference church planting director and as president/director of the Lay Institute for Evangelism.
His more than 12 years of pastor ministry experience has included serving on the pastoral team of the Collegedale Adventist Church on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. He also served as an adjunct professor at SAU.
"We believe God led us to choose Elder Norton and God has led him to accept our invitation to serve in Montana," says John Freedman, North Pacific Union president. "It will be God, in answer to prayer, who will make him a successful leader."