Remembering Norm Klam
Memorial services were held January 14 at the Meadow Glade Church in Battle Ground, Washington, for former North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) and Oregon Conference treasurer Norman W. Klam. He died Sunday evening, January 1, from complications following an auto accident on Monday, December 26, 2011. Klam leaves his wife, Marlene; daughter, Cheri, a physician in Vancouver, Washington; son, Jeffrey, assistant treasurer for the Northern California Conference; and several grandchildren. He was 66.
Canadian by birth (and proud of it), Klam graduated from Walla Walla College in 1968. He began his work for the Adventist Church as assistant auditor for the Canadian Union Conference in 1971. In 1976, he took over the treasurer position for the Alberta Conference, assuming the same role for the Canadian Union Conference in 1981.
Klam joined the Oregon Conference as treasurer in 1986, then transferred to a similar position for the Lake Union Conference in 1992.
Klam moved back to the Northwest in 2002 as NPUC treasurer, working in that capacity until 2008.
Throughout his long career in church financial leadership, Klam served on numerous health system and university boards. He was instrumental in developing Beyond the Bottom Line, the highly successful training seminar for church financial workers and leaders.
"Norm was a great friend and mentor to so many of our church workers," says Mark Remboldt, NPUC treasurer. "He is greatly missed by his church family throughout the North American Division and around the world."