by Kathy Marson
SPOKANE, Wash., August 25, 2015 - We are happy to introduce Jeff Wines as our newest addition to the Upper Columbia Conference. Jeff comes to us from the Minnesota Conference where he served as Youth Director. He will be filling the position of Pathfinder, Adventurer and Family Life Director. Wayne Hicks who is currently in this position will be retiring in September.
For the past 5 and a half years Jeff has worked in the Minnesota Conference as both the youth director Pathfinder and Adventurer director and part of the time as communications director. He was also the North Star Summer Camp Director.
It is Jeff’s passion and vision to see the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America again as a movement and to see young people leading the way. He is excited to be part of a youth ministry team in UCC. He says, "I am excited to collaborate with the children’s ministry and family life teams to reach young people with the gospel and to provide tools to help local churches and families.”
“Elder Jeff Wines was interviewed by the Personnel Committee and was unanimously voted to recommend his appointment to the position,” says UCC president, Paul Hoover. “Jeff has an incredible heart and passion for kids and is so excited to be returning to the northwest with his wife Cathy and their two boys,"
The Wines family will relocate to UCC this October. Please welcome him into our conference family!