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December 22, 2014

A typical day in children’s and young adult Sabbath Schools at the University Church looks something like this:

December 22, 2014

As a children’s Sabbath School assistant, Carol Zhu Min serves as a greeter and helps in the beginner classroom. “When I came to WWU in 2011, everything was new to me," she says. "Helping in the church helped me adjust to this new community and feel like a part of this church family. It also helped me meet new people and make new friends.”

December 22, 2014

Hundreds of WWU students have been involved in LeadOut Ministries since it was launched by Troy Fitzgerald to provide inspirational and educational resources for churches, schools and communities.

December 22, 2014

“I never thought people would thank me personally for running a camera,” says Ryan Ligman, freshman biochemistry major, “but it’s great when you get feedback from people saying how much they appreciate the work you do.”

December 22, 2014

“It’s a win-win,” says Kris Loewen about Walla Walla University student involvement with High Five. Loewen, University Church pastor for children and family ministries, oversees a small army of college students who each volunteer three to five hours a week with High Five, a midweek and Sabbath gathering of junior high students.

October 28, 2014

During his 10 years as a pastor, Leo Zakhariya, now a staff chaplain at Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Oregon, was confident he was fulfilling parishioners’ needs. But after taking his first unit of clinical pastoral education (CPE), he says, “It was like the scales fell off my eyes.”

October 28, 2014 / Jenni Glass

Health care reform, industry changes and market trends present enormous opportunities for Adventist Health to create better systems of care for the communities it serves. Senior leaders (depicted below) are reshaping Adventist Health into one of the most significant systems on the West Coast.

October 23, 2014 / Steve Vistaunet

When Bob Gaede talks about his passion for mentoring Adventist teen leaders, you’re bound to catch some of that passion yourself. His enthusiasm is contagious. But he’s not the only one with such a gift. Youth and Pathfinder leaders across the Northwest have it in spades.