Bob Uhrig Ordained

November 01, 2006 | Richard Cook

Bob Uhrig was ordained as a minister of the gospel at the Estacada Church on Sabbath afternoon Sept. 23. He has served for the past three years as an associate to senior pastor, Paul Johnson, at the Estacada and Gladstone Park churches.

Born in 1956 and raised in Shreveport, La., Uhrig graduated from Southwestern Adventist University with a degree in theology. Convicted that God was calling him into the educational ministry, he declined an invitation to join the pastoral team of his own conference in order to be boys' dean and Bible teacher at Jefferson Academy. In 1982 he graduated from Andrews University with a M.A. in Education Administration. After more than 20 years in education including deaning, teaching and administration, the impression came from God that now is the time to begin in pastoral ministry. This call was confirmed when the Oregon Conference invited him to his current position.

"The desire of my heart," says Uhrig, "is to be where God wants me, when God wants me there, and doing what God wants me to do. I have looked forward to this day since I was a child." He and his wife Sherri (Van Dewilt), have a son Jeremi, daughter Ami and eight grandchildren.