The Pacific Union Conference
Ministerial Council brings the entire clergy team of our Union together every five years for inspiration, fellowship, worship, and practical
teaching on Scripture and topics unique to the ministry of pastor leaders.

The event’s theme, “So Send I You”, comes from Jesus’ words in John 20:21, “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Jesus the Healer, the Word of truth to His people and the world, and the Servant of God’s love to all people is the guiding principle for this council.

Come to experience preaching for healing and hope, teaching that challenges you to new pathways forward, and the emotional nourishment and spiritual restoration that comes from being together. We are praying that the Council provides new discoveries for your next chapter in ministry.

Click on the image below to read the Ministerial Council Program.

Plenary Speakers

G. Alexander Bryant

President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

Sam Leonor

Spiritual Care Exectuive, Adventist Health

Cherise Gardner

Associate Pastor, Eagle Rock Seventh-day Adventist Church, Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan Park

Executive Secretary, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Seminar Presenters

Steve Allred

Attorney and ordained minister, Church State Council and Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Carolann deLeon

Assistant Director for Hispanic Ministries, North Pacific Union

Cesar de Leon

Vice President for Hispanic Ministries, North Pacific Union

Kara Johnsson

Lead Pastor, Oasis Christian Center, Vancouver, Washington

Terry Johnsson

Vice President for Mission Integration, Adventist Health Portland

Alan Reinach

Director, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, Pacific Union

Marlene Rodiriguez

Associate Pastor GracePoint Church

Berit von Pohle

Director of Education, Pacific Union

James Wibberding

Professor of Practical Theology and Biblical Studies, Pacific Union College

Marc Woodson

President, Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

All attendees must register

August 16-18, 2021

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85745

Please note that all State of Arizona and JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa health and safety protocols related to Covid-19 will be carefully adhered to at this event.

Schedule and Speakers for Ministerial Council 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

7:00 pm-8:30 pm – Plenary Session: G. Alexander Bryant

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

8:30 am-10:00 am – Plenary Session: Sam Leonor

10:00 am-11:30 am – Seminars I

      • Steve Allred and Marc Woodson
      • Kara Johnsson
      • Terry Johnsson
      • Berit von Pohle
      • James Wibberding
      • Marlene Rodiriguez

12:00 pm-1:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm-3:30 pm – Seminars II

      • Steve Allred and Marc Woodson
      • Cesar and Carolann DeLeon
      • Terry Johnsson
      • Alan Reinach
      • James Wibberding
      • Marlene Rodiriguez

 7:00 pm-8:30 pm – Plenary Session: Cherise Gardner

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

8:30 am-10:00 am – Closing Plenary Session: Jonathan Park

10:00 am-10:15 am – Dedication