Meet the Team

ALPHABETICAL MINISTRY TEAM LIST

  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Finance (Treasury, HR, Planned Giving)
  • Life Stages (Children, Youth, Young Adults, Men/Women, Seniors)
  • Ministerial (Evangelism, Prayer, Hispanic, Regional)
  • Outreach
  • Sunset Lake

Administration Team

 

Doug Bing

President

Chairs Executive Committee, Auburn Adventist Academy Board of Trustees, and other committees; sets strategic direction for the conference; and casts a vision for church/school growth and revitalization

Available for speaking appointments

 

 

Craig Carr

Vice President for Administration

Chairs Board of Education, Personnel, and other committees; facilitates pastoral placement process; manages membership and meeting records; and plans camp meeting

Available for speaking appointments

 

 

Jerry Russell

Vice President for Finance

Manages the conference budget, financial reports, auditing, and consultation for churches and schools

Available for institutional financial coaching

 

 

 

Craig Mattson

Vice President for Education

Oversees the Adventist Education system with 19 schools in western Washington

Available for school coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Kaitlyn Herman

Executive Assistant

Handles conference clerk responsibilities, updates membership records (including Gleaner/Adventist World subscriptions), and assists with meeting minutes, correspondence, and camp meeting planning

 

 

Communication Team

 

Heidi Baumgartner

Communication Director

Manages digital and print content, promotes events, and aids in strategic planning; moderates @WashConf Communicators Facebook group; and serves as resident editor

Available for communication coaching

 

Ernesto Hernandez

Media Production Associate

Manages the conference studio, provides media ministry coaching for churches, and produces video content

Available for media production coaching

 

 

Education Team

 

Craig Mattson

Vice President for Education

Oversees the Adventist Education system with 19 schools in western Washington and champions 7 Advantages of Adventist Education

Available for school coaching and speaking appointments

Michelle Wachter

Associate Superintendent

Oversees small schools within the western Washington Adventist Education system and provides a support system for teachers

Available for school and teacher coaching

 

 

 

David Morgan

STEAM Director, Buena Vista Interim Principal

Serves as resident expert in STEAM education

Available for school coaching

 

 

 

Gayle Lasher

Associate Director for Education IT Systems

Serves as data manager for student records and Essential Supplies Warehouse manager

 

 

 

Shelley Schurch

Administrative Assistant

Serves as communication hub for the department, working with approximately 100 educators on certification, reimbursements, substitute teacher payments, monthly and annual reports, educator contracts, and more

 

 

 

Finance Team

  • Treasury
  • Human Resources
  • Planned Giving

Jerry Russell

Vice President for Finance

Manages the conference budget, financial reports, auditing, and consultation for churches and schools

Available for institutional financial coaching

 

 

 

 

Eric Davis

Associate Treasurer

Handles property management and corporation finances

Available for financial coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

 

 

Pam Scott

Associate Treasurer

Handles risk management, health care, payroll, and accounting software support

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Tyman

Assistant Treasurer

Handles locally funded payroll, accounts payable, office facility management, purchasing and accounting software support

 

 

 

 

Delia Sanchez

Assistant Treasurer

Handles reimbursements, vehicle titles and registrations; and processes remittances

 

 

 

 

 

Candace Faletogo

Treasury Clerk

Handles bank reconciliation, tithe receipting, tithe envelope distribution, the Treasury Newsletter, and accounting software support

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Aiolupotea

HR Director

Handles employment opportunities and openings for support staff; manages employee benefits and retirement; and updates the conference policy manual

 

 

 

Vivien Vasquez

HR Associate Director

Handles new hires, employment changes, employee service records and employment verification

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce Moore

Background Screening Coordinator

Monitors the current status of volunteer, employee, and potential hire background screening to ensure safety of our members and the communities we serve

 

 

 

Lila Lindsay

Receptionist, Currently on a Special Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe Churchill

Receptionist, Currently on a Special Project

 

 

 

 

Jose Jerez

Planned Giving Director & Notary

Assists Adventists in the preparation, custodianship, consultation and management of a church member's estate documents

Available for speaking appointments

 

 

Rita Gruesbeck

Planned Giving Representative & Notary

Help members plan their life and legacy to benefit them, their family, and the ministries they care about

 

 

 

 

Carol Craig

Planned Giving Administrative Assistant & Notary

Aids clients in scheduling and processing paperwork to sustain the ministry and mission of their faith

 

 

 

 

 

Life Stages Team

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Young Adult
  • Men & Women
  • Seniors

Nitza Salazar

Children's Ministries Director

Hosts and coaches churches in creative children's Sabbath school and Vacation Bible School; moderates Washington Conference Children's Ministries Facebook group

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

David Salazar

Youth Ministries Director

Hosts and coaches churches in interactive youth programs including Adventurers, Pathfinders, and Youth Ministries; moderates Washington Conference Youth Ministries Facebook group

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

David Yeagley

Young Adult Ministries Director

Coaches churches in Growing Young and involving young adults in local ministry; moderates Washington Conference Young Adult Facebook group

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Bill Roberts

Men's Ministries Coordinator

Hosts an annual men's day in February and encourages local men's ministry activities throughout the year

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Jodi Iwankiw

Women's Ministries Coordinator

Hosts an annual spring day for women and a fall retreat for women and teens; moderates Washington Adventist Women Facebook group

Available for coaching

 

 

Bob Grady

SAGE Seniors President

Plans a full schedule of social, spiritual and service activities for Seniors in Action for God with Excellence

 

 

 

Meriah Siahaan

Youth Ministries Administrative Assistant

Assists with children's and youth ministry events and helps with special projects

 

 

 

 

Ministerial Team

  • Evangelism

  • Prayer Ministries

  • Hispanic Ministries

  • Regional Ministries

 

Bill Roberts

Ministerial Director

Serves as the "Pastor's Pastor" with ministry coaching and encouragement

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

 

Tyler Long

Evangelist, Personal Ministries, Church Planting & Native Ministries Director

Oversees the evangelism strategy for the conference, presents evangelistic series, manages Bible study interests and serves as a church revitalization coach

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Nemaia Faletogo

Evangelist

Presents evangelistic and revival series at churches throughout the conference

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

 

Randy Maxwell

Prayer Ministries Director & Renton Pastor

Plans prayer and spiritual revival challenges including the Altar Project, Marriage Revival, and more

Available for speaking appointments

 

 

Wagner Cilio

Hispanic Ministries Coordinator & Federal Way Hispanic Senior Pastor

Provides administrative oversight of Hispanic Ministries and coordinates a full schedule of small group, evangelism and spiritual growth activities

Available for speaking appointments

 

 

Francisco Brito

Hispanic Ministries Associate & Auburn Spanish Pastor

Carries out a full schedule of small group, evangelism and spiritual growth activities in support of local church growth

Available for speaking appointments

 

 

EuGene Lewis

Regional Ministries Coordinator & Emerald City Senior Pastor

Provides administrative oversight of Regional Ministries including chairing the Regional Advisory Committee and serving as a liaison

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Elida Jerez

Health Ministries Director & Ministerial Assistant

Coordinates health outreach activities; manages Washington Conference Health Ministries Facebook group; distributes baptism certificates and pastor email addresses; and processes church attendance reports

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Outreach Ministry Team

 

Colette Newer

Outreach Ministries Director

Serves Prison Ministry, Community Services and Disaster Response volunteers. This includes a variety of humanitarian ministries including food and clothing distribution, ESL, thrift stores and homeless ministries. 

Available for coaching and speaking appointments

 

 

Mimi Weithers-Bruce

Outreach Ministries Administrative Assistant

Supports the mission, activities and volunteers of Outreach Ministries. Also moderates the Washington Conference Outreach Ministries Facebook group. Join the conversation here!

 

 

 

Sunset Lake Camp Team

 

David Yeagley

Sunset Lake Camp Executive Director

Hires summer staff, recruits campers, and creates summer and year-round programs

 

 

Alberto Reyes

Camp Manager and Chef

Manages special projects, hospitality, and food service

 

Alex Garner

Maintenance

Manages facilities and the forest

 

 

Heather Clay

Horsemanship & Camp Store

Cares for the herd and manages store inventory

 

 

 

Elizabeth Yeagley

Guest Services

Handles guest reservations

 

 

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