New Communication Director Joins Upper Columbia Conference Team
Upper Columbia Conference has named Garrett Caldwell as the new assistant to the president for communication. Caldwell hails from Laurel, Md., where he has been the Potomac Conference communication director. Caldwell has also served as the Woodbridge (Va.) Church senior pastor and as the Sligo Church pastor for administration and ministry development in Takoma Park, Md. His pastoral roots are from the Pacific Northwest, as he began his pastoral ministry in Oregon.
Caldwell holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Communications and Theology from Oakwood College, as well as a Master of Divinity from Andrews University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. Caldwell has been a host for Adventist NewsLine and a professor at both the academy and college levels.
“We are looking forward to him joining our team,” says Max C. Torkelsen II, Upper Columbia Conference president, “and I believe his vision for every aspect of the communications process is mission-focused. He has a deep love for God’s church and an unwavering commitment to a finished work."
The Caldwell family will relocate to Spokane before school begins. Caldwell’s wife, Cheri (Salmon) has a passion for working with children. Their two children, Garrett Jr. and Tiffani, will attend Upper Columbia Academy. The family loves to play board games, hike, bike and enjoys being near water.
“I am happy to be a part of a conference that is not only passionate about sharing Christ, but supportive of innovative ways of sharing the gospel,” says Caldwell.