The North Pacific Union Conference executive committee, in its Nov. 13 meeting, voted to approve Jason Worf as the director of the newly-formed Northwest Mission Institute. The NPUC-sponsored and funded institute will be located at Walla Walla University to train Bible-worker coordinators. NPUC leaders hope these trained coordinators will be hired to help local church members learn how to positively engage Bible studies within surrounding neighborhoods and communities. Worf, most recently the Amazing Facts publishing director, will begin his new role in January to develop the new institute and its initial phases of operation.
The Upper Columbia Conference Executive Committee has selected Richard Parker (pictured here) as the new UCC human resources director and office manager. Parker has served as the director of youth ministries and Camp MiVoden for the past 16 years. He replaces Bill Skidmore who retired Sept. 30. Read more from the UCC website HERE. The executive committee also voted to invite Wendy Eberhardt to replace Parker as director of youth ministries. Eberhardt, who is currently the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference director for youth ministries, has accepted the invitation and will begin her new responsibilities in mid-October. Read more HERE.