Idaho Conference Welcomes New President David Prest Jr.
The Idaho Conference welcomes David Prest Jr., as conference president. Prest comes from the Montana Conference, where he was ministerial, church ministries, and planned giving and trust services director since 2001. His first days in his new office included town hall meetings in the three regions of the conference as preparations for a May constituency session were underway.
Prest and his wife, Ellen, have two sons: Jonathan, a student at Walla Walla University; and Michael, who will begin his junior year at Gem State Adventist Academy this fall. Prest began his ministry in the Carolina Conference before heading to Alaska as pastor of the Hillside O'Malley (Alaska) Church for six years. Five of those years, he was the conference Pathfinder director. Church members will have an easy time getting to know their president through his love of outdoor activities, which include hiking, camping and cross-country skiing.