Dulan Accepts Role as NPUC Regional Affairs VP
Byron Dulan has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become vice president for regional affairs. Dulan has served the Washington Conference in several capacities and is currently the conference’s director of Adventist Community Services, disaster response and personal ministries. He will begin his new role with the NPUC in January 2018.
Dulan’s experience is well-suited for the NPUC role, which adds coordination of human relations, urban ministries and community service, disaster preparedness and response, and prison ministries. In his main function as vice president for regional affairs, he will support the efforts of local conference leaders to enhance regional ministry within the Northwest. Dulan will also serve on the NPUC administrative committee, president’s council and executive committee. In addition, he will chair the NPUC regional advisory committee, serve as co-chair of the West Coast black caucus, and be the liaison for regional ministry to the NPUC youth, ministerial and evangelism departments.
Dulan graduated from California State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration then obtained his Master of Arts in religion from Loma Linda University in California. He is an ordained minister, with pastoral experience in Southern California and more than a decade as pastor of the Maranatha and Lighthouse Christian Fellowship churches in Washington. He has directed student employment and housing for Pacific Union College and been an associate youth director for Southern California Conference. Before his current role, he served as regional affairs director for the Washington Conference for nine years.
Spiritual life, evangelism, community service and urban development are all at the core of Byron Dulan’s passion within the Adventist mission. He has been active through the years on both church committees and community-related organizations. It’s no mystery that he fits this new NPUC role like a glove.
“In conversations with our Northwest pastors and leaders who are active in regional affairs work,” says John Freedman, NPUC president, “Byron was one of the names that kept coming up as someone who would have the necessary level of experience and respect. We believe he is the person God has provided for this important role and are excited to welcome him to our Northwest team.”
Byron and his wife, Linda, a licensed marriage and family therapist, share two daughters and six grandchildren.