Secretariat & Membership

The office of secretariat works closely with the other two administrative offices; and along with them, recognizes that administration’s primary function is to keep before the churches, schools and ministries of the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus Christ gave the church its mission, clearly outlining for us our work.

Here is the mission statement for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in our region. “The mission of the Upper Columbia Conference is to proclaim to the inhabitants of the Inland Northwest and the world, the everlasting gospel in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and to unite with His Church, nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.


It is the responsibility of the office of the secretariat to:

Process pastoral transfers

Oversee the development of conference ethnic work

Work closely with the Lay Advisory Council

Prepare agenda and minutes for conference boards and committees

Serve on nearly 40 boards and committees as chairperson, secretary or member

Coordinate pastoral placement

Develop, along with the other administrators, an overall awareness of the needs of the conference and its personnel

Be available for special assignments by the president

Prepare the annual conference directory

Work closely with the president in preparation for special meetings, convocations and constituency sessions.

Secretariat Resources

Church Manual

Clerk Manual

Clerk Manual (Spanish)

Constitution & Bylaws

Family Unit Record

Lay Advisory Council Constitution

Local Church Responsibilities

Standing Committees

Transfer Request Pew Card

Please direct resumes regarding pastoral employment to the Ministerial Department.​

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