NAD Honors Gerald Haeger
The North American Division (NAD) ministerial department recently honored Gerald Haeger, Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) ministerial department director, at the Adventist Ministries Convention in Orlando, Fla. David Osborne, NAD ministerial department secretary, along with other leaders presented the excellence award. Max Torkelsen, UCC president, was there for the award presentation and expressed his appreciation for the exceptional job that Haeger does as the pastor’s pastor.
Haegar is recognized as a truly caring and supportive pastor to the nearly 100 pastoral families in the conference and spends considerable time listening, encouraging and guiding them. He is also passionate about reaching the lost, making evangelism an ongoing process rather than an event, and supporting pastors in creative methods of sharing Jesus. Each year he coordinates about 70 evangelistic series and works with many pastoral interns and Walla Walla College students.
Haeger is married to Gayle, who teaches science classes at Upper Columbia Academy. For more than 20 years they served as a pastoral couple in three conferences in the United States and Canada. Haeger has also worked as a teacher at Inca Union College in Peru.