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August 3, 2017


Best Shared

by Heidi Baumgartner, Washington Conference communication director

Back in the summer days when you regularly ate seeded watermelons, do you remember having a seed spitting contest? There would be a great competition (often for kids and adults, alike) to see how far the seeds would fly (or not!).

Here’s the thing with a good watermelon: it’s big, it’s juicy, and it’s made for sharing. Sure, you could eat it on your own, but it isn’t quite as refreshing. Plus: you likely won’t finish it on your own. Watermelon was made to best enjoy in company, just like we were made to be in the fellowship of a church community.

P.S. Did you know it is National Watermelon Day? Pick up a watermelon to enjoy with your family and neighbors!

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8


A Summer of Education

Our education team hit the road this summer to attend a variety of conferences and training sessions.

  • Four teachers attended the Faith & Science Conference in southern Utah.
  • A team of eight teachers and education leaders attended the RenWeb conference.
  • Becky Meharry (associate superintendent) and Sheri Crooker (instructional coach) attended a Summer Leadership Summit at the University of Washington.

Our leaders grow every time we participate in training sessions, continuing education, workshops, and more!

On the Road This Summer

We are excited to welcome new team members to join us in our mission of sharing Hope & Wholeness with our friends, neighbors, and colleagues in western Washington!

  • Craig Carr, our new vice president for administration, (pictured) is already feeling at home here in western Washington! Check out the “Carr” plates on this vehicle he found! The Carr family just put down the miles to drive from Colorado to Washington.
  • Craig Mattson, our new vice president for education, is just getting back from being on the road with a series of training conferences that he attended this summer.
  • Our new youth ministries director, David Salazar, is preparing to arrive here in western Washington right now!

Read More: Washington Conference Welcomes New Leaders


Welcome, Interns!

We have two new interns who are on a two-year assignment with us here in Washington Conference. (Can you tell that we love developing leaders?) Both internships are funded in partnership with the North Pacific Union Conference and the North American Division.

  • Katie Henderson, a graduate from Southern Adventist University, is working on a two-year communication internship.
  • Kirsten Russell, a graduate from Walla Walla University, is working on a two-year human resources internship.

We also have a summer treasury intern, Rachel Kibukevich, who is working with churches and schools this summer to audit their financial books.

Thanks for Your Service!

This summer, our office team said farewell to Malinda Freedman who served as office manager. She oversaw two office moves, coordinated camp meeting speaker arrangements, kept our office machines functioning, managed administrative assistants, and much more.

High Five!

Meet & Greet

Come say “Hi” and shake hands with administration at the following locations in August:

  • August 5 – Doug Bing will be at Mount Vernon Church in the morning. Administration will be officiating Don Bryan’s ordination in  Friday Harbor.
  • August 12 – Doug Bing will be preaching at the Ethiopian Church in Seattle.
  • August 19 – Doug Bing will be preaching at Olympia Transformation Life Center.

Let’s Connect!









Copyright © 2017 Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, All rights reserved.
President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr. VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Carr.
Managing Editor: Heidi Baumgartner

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