Jon Corder, Oregon Conference vice president for finance since 2008, is the new North Pacific Union Association treasurer. He replaces Robert Hastings, who recently became the Arizona Conference treasurer. Corder expects to transition to the NPUC role by April 1. Corder brings a master’s of business administration and three decades of church financial experience to this new responsibility. His wife, Cheri, currently works with the Oregon Conference as a member ministries associate director. The Corders have two adult children. “We welcome Jon to this new role,” says Mark Remboldt, NPUC vice president for finance. “He brings a careful attention to detail and a passion for the mission of our church. I am excited he will be joining our team.” Read more HERE.
Hans K. LaRondelle, a noted Seventh-day Adventist theologian and scholar who read his way into the Adventist faith, died March 7 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 81 years old. LaRondelle, who was honored last year with the publication of a book of essays noting his scholarship. He taught at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Mich., for 25 years, retiring in 1991 with the title of professor emeritus. Although born into a Roman-Catholic family, he received his education in Protestant schools from the age of eight. At the age of 20, he came to believe the Adventist message by studying The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White. Read more from the Adventist Review HERE.
As a result of an affirmative vote by the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee on March 2, Kimberley Schroeder is the new NPUC trust services director. She replaces Gary Dodge who now fills a similar role for the General Conference. Schroeder, who has held trust services certification from the General Conference since 1990, has served as the NPUC Association assistant treasurer since 2002. She has held various positions connected with treasury and trust departments for the Oregon and Alaska conferences.