New IT Associate Brings Added Support to Local Conferences
The North Pacific Union Conference welcomes Daniel Cates, who joins the Information Technology Department as an associate director. He brings an impressive record of IT and networking experience to this position.
Cates has been working with computer networks since 1994, when he began working as a junior network administrator while attending Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pa. He continued working with computer networks throughout high-school and college, including three years as a Network Analyst at Southern Adventist University.
Most recently, Cates was employed with the General Conference as an IT specialist. During his tenure he traveled to five continents providing technical training for an accounting software package used by church administration. "I went everywhere except Antarctica and Australia," comments Cates.
Cates has a bachelor's degree in computer systems administration from Southern Adventist University, as well as graduate studies in software engineering. He and his wife, Danielie, have been married since October.
Local conferences within the NPUC are sharing a portion of the cost for this new position as they seek to respond more efficiently to the growing demands of technology.