Camp Meetings

2016 Speakers & Presenters

Alexander "Sasha" Bolotnikov

Alexander "Sasha" Bolotnikov has a PhD from Hebrew Union College. He holds an MA in Hebrew and Biblical languages from Andrews University. Raised in communist Russia, he experienced discrimination from religious and civil communities because of his Jewish heritage. Through his study and research of ancient Biblical languages, Rabbinic sources, and scripture, he has explored the meaning of Messiah from both Jewish and Christian perspectives. Sasha is the director of the Shalom Learning Center which is the NAD Jewish Ministry Training Center for Adventist ministers and lay people. In addition, he heads up Jewish ministries and is a pastor in the Oregon Conference.

Beckie Pettis

Beckie J. Pettis is a partner attorney for Phelan Webber Pettis P.S. Attorney Pettis has been admitted to practice in Washington and the Federal District Court of the Western District of Washington. Attorney Pettis has a passion for helping people with estate planning, probate, trust administration, guardianship and the special planning needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.  She is a graduate of Judson College and the University of Alabama School of Law. Attorney Pettis also studied law internationally at the Australian National University and spent several years advocating for the interests of elderly and disabled persons in institutional care.

Carlos Antuna

Carlos Antuna is president of the Northwest Adventist Amateur Radio Association (NAARA) and active in promoting NAARA and the opportunity to serve God and our local communities through amateur radio at camp meetings around the North Pacific Union Conference. First licensed in 1982, he lives in Oroville, Wash. and works as an IT professional in a hospital in Tonasket, Wash.

Carol Singletary

Carol graduated from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas with a BA in Theology. She has worked as a hospital chaplain, an academy Bible teacher and as a Drivers Education instructor. Carol is a homeschooling mother of four. But she also works with women's ministries at her local church and at the conference; where she is on the women's ministry committee, and an area coordinator.

Charles Byrd

Charles Byrd has served the denomination for 33 years as an academy dean, pastor, missionary, and evangelist, as well as the denominations first daily live call-in talk show host on the LifeTalk Radio network. Since 2011 Charles has served as the President of QuestLine Productions, a premiere video Bible study ministry. Charles & Karen raised their three sons in the Northwest and the eldest has made Oregon his home for six years.

Chuck Simpson

Chuck Simpson is director of Planned Giving & Trust Services for the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Prior to his January 1, 2017 arrival in the Northwest he served the General Conference as primary presenter and organizer of the annual North American Division PG & TS certification classes, monitor of the continuing education program for certified personnel, managed trusts, estates and charitable gift annuities for the General Conference and served as consultant to PG & TS departments throughout the NAD. Chuck is married to the former Joetta Engelkemier. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Dan Linrud

Dan Linrud was born and raised in Washington. At a young age, he sensed God's call to pastoral ministry and attended Canadian Union College (now Burman University) where he earned a bachelor of theology. In 2005, Dan earned a doctor of ministry, and in 2009 he was called to serve as vice president for administration in the Ontario Conference. Having served throughout Canada and the Pacific Northwest, he accepted the invitation in 2013 to return to the Northwest to serve as assistant to the president in the Oregon Conference. Earlier this year, Dan was invited to take the helm as president of the Oregon Conference. Dan and his wife Verlaine, enjoy many activities with their two grown daughters including outdoor activities, travel, reading, sports, good food, and fellowship.

David Carver

School of Sound instructor David Carver has extensive experience with pro audio and sound in the church environment. He has worked in the industry since 1977, most recently, he worked as the chief audio engineer at New Hope Community Church. He understands the needs of a church, as well as the steep learning curve that most volunteer audio techs encounter. He also understands the frustration pastors and worship leaders have when it comes to sound. Drawing on his life experience, David, along with some of Portland’s top audio engineers, put together a curriculum that is not only educational, but spiritually inspiring.

David Morrill

David is the vice-president of the Northwest Adventist Amateur Radio Association. He operates a machine tool installation, repair, and maintenance business from Spokane, Wash. He participates in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service for Spokane County. First licensed in 1979, all seven of his family members are licensed amateur radio operators.

Derrick Foxworth, Sr.

Derrick has over 34 years of experience, serving 27 years with the Portland Police Bureau and last seven with Portland Community College Department of Public Safety. He has a broad depth of experience related to public, community and church security working. Derrick is a graduate of University of Portland and is married to the former Linda Loiseau.

Dick Duerksen

Dick Duerksen, a Pastor and Itinerant Pollinator of Grace, serves as Assistant to the President of the Oregon Conference. Dick uses words, pictures, videos, and social media posts to tell stories of graceful service. His wife, Brenda, coordinates Health, Refugee, and Community Service Ministries for the conference.

Don Lorenson

Don Lorenson was born in Africa and raised in a missionary family with experience in India, Africa and Jordan. He has been involved in many health evangelism projects both domestic and international. He is a licensed public health nurse and is currently serving as a clinical manager for Adventist Home Health where he has spent many years coaching people to better health.

Greg Dodds

Greg is a professor of European history and the history of Christianity at Walla Walla University, where he has chaired the department of history and philosophy since 2012. He holds a PhD in history along with a MA in business administration. Greg has published widely on Reformation history. A frequent speaker on Christian history, he also leads English Reformation tours. Greg enjoys travel, photography, golf, skiing, and, especially, camping with his family.

Holly Williams

Holly became a licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 1984. Since then, her career has been devoted to helping children and families surviving physical and sexual abuse. Holly has been a forensic interviewer and family support specialist since 1999. She is currently the clinical supervisor at Liberty House is Salem, Ore.

Isaac Nziacharo

Isaac Nziacharo is a native Tanzanian, born near Mt Kilimanjaro in East Africa. He attended school in Tanzania, then college in the US. Isaac has worked in human service and healthcare for a long time both in Africa and in the US. He is married to Lily and they are blessed with three children. Isaac enjoys social get-togethers, fixing things, and road trips. 

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds is the president of Ultimate Mission. Ultimate Mission stipends 60 medical missionaries in India doing over 100,000 health visits a year. Working in the cities and villages of India Jim has gained a unique perspective on mission work.

Jim Wibberding

Jim Wibberding is pastor of the Journey Adventist Church in Kelso, Wash. and adjunct professor at Andrews University. He has a PhD in Leadership. Jim has led churches in Pennsylvania and Idaho, and even served a term as chaplain of the Idaho senate. He enjoys woodworking, hiking, and spending time with his family. Jim is married to Laura, who wrote and directs the Reformation dramas each night in the Pavilion.

Karen Webber

Karen L. Webber is a partner attorney for Phelan Webber Pettis P.S.  Attorney Webber has been admitted to practice law in the states of Washington and Oregon.  She received her Juris Doctorate and Tax Certificate from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College.  She has earned the designation of CELA (certified elder law attorney), by the National Elder Law Foundation.  Karen is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Kate Castenson

Kate Castenson is a program officer at Mercy Corps in their Portland office, where she works with the Humanitarian Leadership team on emergency preparedness for Mercy Corps' field offices. She also works on Mercy Corps' Cascadia Preparedness, Advocacy, and Response project, where she assists with preparedness presentations at Portland schools.

Keith Carlin

Emergency coordinator for Walla Walla County Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Active in community and church public service communications using amateur radio since 1958. Certified in various ACS and American Red Cross disciplines. Treasurer and past president of Northwest Adventist Amateur Radio Association.

Lee Meadowcroft

A 1991 graduate of Loma Linda University, Lee obtained his JD from Willamette University in 1994.  He took a break from law to teach English in Korea and Japan for several years before returning to practice law in Oregon as a general practitioner, then in the regulation of adult care homes for Multnomah County.  Since 2004, Lee has practiced as a solo practitioner in Portland, with an emphasis on estate planning and probate matters.

Mark Hubbell

Mark Hubbell serves as Prison Fellowship area director for Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Washington, and Alaska. Mark’s involvement with prison fellowship came after his conversion in 1976. He began volunteering at the Montana State Prison and was later invited to work with the ministry now having served the Northwest for 31 years.

Ranko Stefanovic

Ranko Stefanovic is Professor of New Testament at the Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He holds a PhD in New Testament studies with an emphasis on the book of Revelation. Stefanovic has authored many books and articles. His most recent book is Plain Revelation: A Reader’s Introduction to the Apocalypse. His lectures on Revelation are featured on 3ABN. He and his wife Estera have two grown children.

Scott Griswold

Scott Griswold is the director of the Reach the World Next Door missionary training center in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Julie have been church planters and pioneer missionaries in Cambodia and Thailand. They have four children, all born in Southeast Asia.

Simona Cardwell

Simona Cardwell has enjoyed working in the Risk Management department for the last 4 years. As director of the department she is looking forward to continuing the training momentum in keeping our facilities, church families, and children safe. Simona is busy, not only here at the Conference office, but also as the wife of Pastor Dale Cardwell, who pastors the Inside Out Ministries Church in Salem and the Mill Creek Church. They have three children.

Susan Ratcliff

After many years of working in Healthcare Management, Susie put aside her healthcare career and joined her husband in the adventure of a lifetime, working for God!  Susie and her husband Bob live in Grants Pass where they pastor the Gateway Adventist church in Grants Pass and SunRise Adventist church in Central Point.

Ty Gibson

A passionate communicator with a message that opens minds and moves hearts, Ty Gibson is an author that teaches in public seminars and video projects. He has written ten books, including his most recent best-selling releases, A God Named Desire. Ty is the lead pastor of the Storyline Church in Eugene, Ore., and co-director of Light Bearers, an international media ministry. His most recent video work can be viewed at and

Wes Fitzwater

Wes Fitzwater is a partner in the law firm of Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion, LLP. Wes focuses on the crisis issues faced by the elderly and their families, including incapacity, guardianship and conservatorship, long-term care, and end-of-life concerns. He is co-editor of the Oregon State Bar publication, The Elder Law Handbook. Born and raised in Oregon, Wes comes from a family of attorneys. He holds a BS from Willamette University in Salem and a JD from the University of Puget Sound, School of Law.

Wes Youngberg

Wes Youngberg, DrPH, MPH, CNS, is a founding director and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, assistant clinical professor at Loma Linda University Schools of Medicine & Public Health, and director of the Youngberg Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. Dr. Youngberg is author of several books including: Goodbye Diabetes; and Hello Healthy. He has trained with Dr. Dale Bredesen (the director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA) and is certified in the Bredesen Protocol – a comprehensive, lifestyle medicine based, assessment and intervention model, documented to reverse up to 88% of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer’s. Currently, Dr. Youngberg is conducting 4-Day Bredesen Protocol Intensives in San Diego and Laguna Beach.

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