We invite every member within the North Pacific Union to be in frequent prayer for those who lead our local conference ministries for children, youth and young adults. They are freighted with the challenge and opportunity to work with local church volunteers who connect with young people making eternal choices. 

Rob and Velvet Lang kicked off an important conversation on youth discipleship at a retreat in Vancouver, Washington, in December 2018 with several conference youth leaders. Pictured here are (from left): Ranae Young, Rob and Velvet Lang, Liesl Schnibbe, Richie Brower, Ben Lundquist, Jeff Wines, Les Zollbrecht, David Yeagley, David Salazar and Randy Hill. While not every conference leader could attend this gathering, more conversations have followed. A partial list of conference youth leaders is shared below, although space does not allow the mention of all, many of them volunteers, who continue to dedicate their lives to the discipleship of children and young people within the Pacific Northwest.


  • Tobin Dodge, youth ministries director


  • Patrick Frey, youth ministries director
  • Dan Gilbert, Pathfinder director
  • Doug and Darla Roe, Camp Ida-Haven directors


  • Ranae Young, youth ministries director


  • Shirley Allen, children's ministries director
  • Gloria Beerman, children's ministries assistant director/Adventurers
  • Randy Hill, youth ministries associate director/Pathfinders 
  • Ben Lundquist, young adult ministries director
  • Wendy Witas, children's ministries associate director
  • Les Zollbrecht, youth ministries director/Big Lake Youth Camp director

Upper Columbia

  • Richie Brower, Pathfinders/Adventurers director
  • Patty Marsh, children's ministries director
  • Jeff Wines, youth ministries director/Camp MiVoden director


  • Nitza Salazar, children's ministries director
  • David Salazar, youth ministries director/Pathfinders/Adventurers
  • David Yeagley, young adult ministries director/Sunset Lake Camp executive director