Prayer Lights the Path Reimche is Next Oregon Conference President

April 01, 2009 | Glenn Wachter

Al Reimche accepted the invitation to serve as Oregon Conference president on Monday, Feb. 23. Reimche succeeds Don Livesay.

Reimche has served as Oregon Conference vice president for administration for the past seven years, and brings a broad record of ministerial service over the past 35 years, serving as ministerial director, senior pastor, youth pastor and elementary school teacher throughout the Northwest and Canada.

The Thursday prior to Reimche's acceptance, the Oregon Conference Executive Committee spent the day in prayer, asking for the Lord's guidance in the selection. As they met, conference staff rotated in offering a continual season of prayer for God's guidance and blessing. Max Torkelsen II, North Pacific Union president, comments, "I felt the meeting was Spirit-led and the process went very smoothly. We paused several times throughout the day to pray, together and silently."

Upon acceptance, Reimche states, "After taking time this weekend with my wife, Beth, for prayer and processing our thoughts, I have accepted the invitation to become the next president...I accept with excitement because of the strong team we have throughout the Oregon Conference, but also some apprehension because I believe decisions made and directions taken in the coming months and years are crucial to God's calling..." Reimche continues, "God has tremendous plans for His work here in the Oregon Conference, and I want to join you right in the center of His will as we together carry out His commission."