Norman W. Klam, North Pacific Union Conference treasurer from 2002–2008, died Sunday evening, Jan. 1. He was 66. Klam was a patient at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., where he had been since suffering an auto accident Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. He leaves his wife, Marlene; daughter, Cheri, a physician in Vancouver; son, Jeffrey, Northern California Conference assistant treasurer; and several grandchildren. Klam graduated from Walla Walla College in 1968. Among other posts throughout North America, he served as treasurer for the Oregon Conference from 1986–1992. A memorial service is scheduled for Jan. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Meadow Glade Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11001 N.E. 189th St., Battle Ground, WA 98604. Read more at GleanerOnline HERE.
John McVay announced this week his plan to resign as Walla Walla University president effective July 1, 2012, so that he can return to the classroom. McVay and his family will continue to reside in College Place, Wash., where he will serve as WWU professor of theology, specializing in New Testament studies. McVay became the university’s 23rd president in 2006. “The opportunity to join the excellent team of professors in the School of Theology is energizing for me,” he says. “I look forward to serving WWU students as teacher, mentor and friend.” Read more at gleaneronline.org HERE.
Jay Wintermeyer, Upper Columbia Conference spokesperson, reports that the Upper Columbia Academy board has invited John Winslow (pictured here) to assume the role of principal for the coming school year. Winslow, who previously worked at UCA as vice-principal, currently serves as the principal for Campion Adventist Academy in Loveland, Colo. He will take up his new duties this summer for the 2012–2013 school year, replacing Troy Patzer who plans to begin work as an UCC trust officer. UCA, in Spangle, Wash., is the largest Adventist boarding academy in North America.