A New President— A New Commitment

September 01, 2002 | Jere Patzer

The North Pacific Union Conference and local conference administrators recently met to discuss some of the significant challenges facing the Church in the Northwest, and beyond.

This meeting also afforded Church administrators an opportunity to get better acquainted with our new WWC president, Jon Dybdahl.

Our feeling that God led in the selection of him to become president was further confirmed. He brings a unique and energizing blend of mission experience, teaching, and College administration. His love for the Lord and His Church are readily discernible.

Dybdahl gave an encouraging report on enrollment and then asked the Church leaders to join him in praying for the College, as it faces various significant challenges.

Pray for WWC

Specifically, he asked that we pray that God would help WWC succeed in its attempt to be a truly Adventist Christian college; second, that God would help Walla Walla College achieve its goal of academic excellence; and, third, that God would bless its faculty and staff.

Church administrators find resonance in that simple request. To hear the president of Walla Walla College share these desires of his heart made us want to support WWC even more.


I accept President Dybdahl’s challenge. I would invite you to join me in praying for the success of our College. Walla Walla College has a rich heritage. With our prayer support, it has the potential for an equally brilliant future. •