Upper Columbia Conference welcomed Sandi Bowman as the new Adventist Book Center manager in November 2023. Bowman was voted to serve in this position during the 2023 UCC Constituency Session in September.
“I am excited to be a part of UCC and serving in the ABC,” shared Bowman. “Literature is a very important ministry, and I am thankful to be a part of reaching people through our books, tracts and Bible studies.”
Bowman and her husband, Chad, both graduates of Walla Walla College, have two children, Alyse and Taylor. Bowman graduated with a degree in business administration and has worked in ABCs since being in college.
“ABCs have been a part of my life since college when I worked as a student employee,” explained Bowman. “Later in college, I was able to work as a summer intern for Pacific Press facilitating events, camp meetings and filling in for store vacancies.”
Since then, Bowman’s experience included working for Pacific Press as the retail marketing director. Most recently, Bowman worked at Arizona Conference as the ABC manager and literature ministries director for 10 years. With her time there she learned the importance of literature ministry and how it is involved in every ministry including schools, summer camps and churches for evangelistic series, Bible studies and Sabbath School classes.
“The ministry of the ABC has limitless possibilities, and I am excited to explore the potential of UCC in addition to the other territories we serve,” said Bowman. “I am planning to implement much of what I have learned in my other positions and see where God leads us in this store.”
UCC has two ABC branch locations in Spokane and College Place, Washington. The UCC ABC also serves the territories of Alaska, Montana and Washington Conferences.
“Sandi has a wealth of experience working in literature ministry,” shared Allee Currier, UCC vice president for finance. “We welcome her back to the Pacific Northwest and are excited to see how God will lead in this ministry.”
The purpose of the ABC is to equip, serve and meet the needs of the constituents in UCC, other territories and the community by providing Christian literature, bookmobiles and vegetarian food.
“I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work in ministry and share my love for Jesus openly with others all day,” said Bowman. “Without question God has been with me, helped me and guided me all my life. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share my faith through my daily work.”