Minister Ordained, Teachers Commissioned at Idaho Camp Meeting
An ordination and commissioning service on Sabbath, June 12, was a high point of the Idaho Conference Camp Meeting. Brian Yarbrough, Vale and Ontario (Ore.) pastor, was ordained to the gospel ministry. Commissioned into the ministry of teaching were Karen McCloskey, Boise Valley Adventist School kindergarten teacher, and Theresa Wilkinson, La Grande Adventist School teacher.
Philip Samaan, a Southern Adventist University professor and pastor, offered the prayer of ordination and commissioning, and Bryce Pascoe, North Pacific Union Conference executive secretary, gave the sermon. Don Klinger, Idaho Conference vice president for administration, gave the charge to the pastor. An affirmation and commitment for the teachers and the congregation was led by Arne Nielsen, education superintendent. Then the Idaho Conference president, Steve McPherson, formally welcomed the candidates to their ministries.