Brower to Lead UCC Serve One More Initiative

After a recruiting search lasting more than three months, Richie Brower has been tapped to oversee the new Serve One More initiative throughout Upper Columbia Conference. 

Currently serving as associate director for club ministries, youth, young adult ministry and Camp MiVoden, Brower will begin transitioning to his new role as associate director for Serve One More effective immediately. However, due to major club ministries events, the transition will not be complete until Sept. 1, 2024. 

“Brower has a passion for service and an incredible knack for connecting with people,” said David Jamieson, UCC president. “This initiative is a critical piece of our strategic plan to reach every man, woman, boy and girl in the Inland Northwest.”

The Serve One More initiative was established as part of the 2023–2025 strategic plan with the goal of focusing lay people, pastors, teachers, and students who are in schools, churches, Pathfinder clubs, Adventist Community Services agencies and other UCC entities on Christ’s method of mingling with, ministering to and serving others in our local communities. 


Richie Brower

Brower’s new role will help direct Serve One More funds to new community service initiatives, as well as provide much-needed training and resources to encourage innovative community engagement. Brower has already demonstrated a keen passion for community engagement in his previous role as Pathfinder leader for the conference.

“I am very excited to help our churches, schools, Adventist Community Services groups and clubs effectively connect with their local communities and understand how we can serve them best,” Brower said.

Brower will be instrumental in encouraging pastors, members, teachers and students to engage in community activities and events that will bring the presence of Jesus into the life of the communities throughout the conference.

“As this exciting initiative unfolds, it will encourage our members to effectively engage with their local communities, and we believe each person they interact with will learn more about Jesus and fall in love with Him,” said Jamieson.

Brower has spent his career at UCC, as a pastor and chaplain, and more recently focusing on youth and young adults. Brower and his wife, Timi, have three boys and love to speak as a team on topics related to marriage and relationships. They live on a small farm in the Palouse.

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