Heidi Baumgartner

Washington Conference communication director
Washington Conference

Heidi Baumgartner serves as communication director for Washington Conference. She helps 110 churches, 20 schools and 35-plus ministries tell stories about how people and ministries are living God's mission.

Port Orchard Connects With Community

Luka Pasi is one of the people in his church most faithful in sharing his faith with his community — and he is blind.


Lewis County Families Raise Guide Dog Puppies

Emily Carlton eagerly came to school on April 17 with a few extra items: a green puppy jacket, a leash and a small dog toy.


Oso Landslide Generates Acts of Compassion

A tragic landslide in Oso, Wash., claimed lives, destroyed property and gained widespread media coverage in mid-March. It also revealed hearts of compassion.


Becky Meharry Joins Washington Education Team

The education leadership team for Washington Conference is welcoming Becky Meharry as associate superintendent.


Friendliness—A Key Factor in New Member Stories at the Bonney Lake, Washington Adventist Church

In Bonney Lake, Washington, the Adventist church has undergone a noticeable transformation. Pastor Vincent Saunders and Evangelist Jac Colón have noticed the efforts to be more friendly and share w


Adventist Book Center in Auburn Begins New Management

Conversations at the end of 2013 were a bit nervous: Would Washington Conference have an Adventist Book Center (ABC)?


Bonney Lake Refocuses Ministry for Church Growth

Bonney Lake Church had a reputation for being a cold and unfriendly church.


Elders Called to Be Faithful, Focused and Friendly

Washington Conference hosted its first-ever elders’ retreat in February with more than 100 church elders in attendance.


Prayer Conference Gives Pastors Renewed Revival

Stories of renewed relationships with Jesus are common among more than 700 Adventist pastors, leaders and members who attended the North American Division’s Prayer Conference in Januar


Adventist Leader Calls Youth to Be a Part of God’s House

Inside a semi-dark auditorium, a few hundred chairs form a semi-circle around a stage where square light boxes form the shape of the cross.