New Community Service Director Gets Right to Work

January 01, 2009 | Kathy Marson

When Patty Marsh accepted the position of Adventist Community Services and Sabbath School director for Upper Columbia Conference, she had no idea her first weeks on the job would be met with disaster. Shortly upon her arrival, the Spokane area was hit with the Valley View Fire, which started in the Dishman Hills area, threatening hundreds of homes. As the fire burned through 1,200 acres destroying 11 homes, Marsh met with various agencies to find out how ACS might help. Marsh brings that same energy and enthusiasm to her duties as director for adult and children's Sabbath School and Vacation Bible School.

Prior to coming to UCC, Marsh was the administrative assistant to the vice president for education in the Potomac Conference for eight years. Before that she served as the registrar for Upper Columbia Academy. She has been a teacher in Adventist schools and all divisions of Sabbath School and has a heart and passion to teach Christ's method of mingling with men and showing sympathy for them, thereby winning their confidence. Marsh says, "I count it a privilege to serve in such a vital and action-filled area of ministry."