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Jacaban Announced as Oregon Conference Vice President for Education

On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, the joint Oregon Conference nominating and executive committees approved the nomination of Ron Jacaban to serve as vice president for education. He joins the conference from his most recent role in Washington Conference as associate superintendent for education.

Jacaban is a familiar face in Oregon Conference, having served seven years at Tillamook Adventist School as a teacher and principal from 2003 to 2010 before leading as principal at Lake City Academy, Puget Sound Adventist Academy and Kirkland Adventist School.

Jacaban, a teacher at heart and an administrator by training, believes that Adventist schools should educate the whole student –– spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically –– and that our schools should be safe places for students to learn and grow.

"In our significant search for a new vice president for education, God’s timing and leading is perfect," said Dan Linrud, Oregon Conference president. "I'm thrilled Ron Jacaban has accepted the election of the nominating and executive committees to serve as vice president for education. It is a great joy to welcome Ron and d'Ann Jacaban to our team. I look forward to the great things God will do as we go forward in mission together!"

After a prayerful search, God has brought the right leader at the right time to Oregon Conference's education ministry, where teachers and staff have been hard at work serving students.

"Moving back to Oregon Conference is a little bit of a dream for us," said Jacaban as he was introduced at this year's Together as One conference. "I am so excited to get to work with my colleagues, my friends and all my new friends! I look forward to visiting your schools and hearing each of your stories."

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