Washington Welcomes Two New Leaders

December 22, 2021 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner

Washington Conference is pleased to introduce two ministry leaders: Derek Lane as Outreach Ministries director and Bob Moore as Trust Services officer and Stewardship director.

“God nudged two highly qualified pastoral leaders to increase their local influence to invest more in our ministry territory here in western Washington,” said Doug Bing, Washington Conference president. “Derek Lane and Bob Moore represent two humble leaders who desire to glorify God and grow His kingdom through service and stewardship.”

Outreach Ministries Director

Derek Lane has a passion for community engagement work. In his new role as Outreach Ministries director, his ministry responsibilities will include Adventist Community Services, disaster response, prison ministry, thrift store ministry, and additional humanitarian ministries. Lane will continue in pastoral ministry at Maranatha Church, but not at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship.

Lane is known across North America for his community services involvement and fundraising skills. In a variety of roles over 30 years, Lane launched over a dozen non-profit agencies and secured over $20 million in grants and resources.

Lane is a graduate of Oakwood University, MS State University, and Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Stanford University. He is the principal owner of the Lane Consulting Group and a fundraising consultant with North American Division’s Philanthropic Services for Institutions. 

He is the northwest Public Affairs and Religious Liberty representative on the Conscience and Justice Council and contributor to the recently published 2022 devotional book, “Let Justice Roll.”

He is married to Mae Aldridge-Lane and they have four adult children and a granddaughter.

Lane started in his new role November 1, 2021. He is carrying forward the Adventist Community Services legacy nurtured by Byron Dulan, North Pacific Union Conference vice president, and Colette Newer, newly elected North American Adventist Community Services associate director.

“Ministry is the shape of the cross, the vertical beam symbolizes our relationship with God while the horizontal beam represents our service to humanity,” Lane said. “My vision for Outreach Ministries is to see everyone intentionally engaged in service and mission for our Savior.”

Trust Services Officer & Stewardship Director

Bob Moore is blending every aspect of his career for his new role as Trust Services officer and stewardship director. His journey to live life deliberately led this front-line patrol officer to follow God’s leading into front-line pastoral ministry.

Moore is well-known to the Washington Conference family through the last 28 years at Ferndale, Maranatha, Des Moines (now Highline), and Shoreline/Lynnwood districts. He actively engages his churches in community and social service needs to aid the whole person. Moore values time spent in prayer with members and leads the prayer tent ministry at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting.

Moore, a lifelong learner who earned his Master of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry in Christian spirituality from Fuller Theological Seminary. He holds a number of professional and leadership certifications, including his most recent training in spiritual and emotional support care. He is a certified professional coach and operates Moore4UCoaching.

He is married to Joyce Moore, and they have three married adult children and six grandchildren.

Moore started in his new role December 1, 2021. He joined the Planned Giving and Trust Services team led by Jose Jerez and fills the associate director role most recently served by Rita Gruesbeck who retired in December. The Stewardship directorship was most recently served by Bruce Koch who went back into full-time pastoral ministry.

“I want to help folks understand the holistic approach of stewardship and planned giving,” Moore said, who looks forward to frequent speaking appointments in local churches. “It’s more than our money; it’s our time, our talents and our influence. My prayer is to inspire and stimulate others to live life deliberately.”