UCA Selects Principal for 2012–2013 School Year

March 01, 2012 | Jay Wintermeyer

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., announced the selection of John Winslow as its new principal following Troy Patzer's decision to join the Upper Columbia Conference trust department, effective July 1, 2012.

Winslow, currently Campion (Colo.) Adventist Academy's principal, previously served as UCA's vice principal.

"I look forward to allowing God to work through me and the staff at UCA to share the love of Christ, including our unique Adventist message, with young people as well as the amazing and exciting life that comes by walking with Him and sharing Him with others," Winslow says. "Simply stated, I pray that, with renewed commitment, we will continue to share the love of Christ with kids in such a way that they can't help but fall in love with Him and be lifelong missionaries for Him."

He also emphasizes how he appreciates what Patzer and the current academy staff have done to create a Christ-centered atmosphere that is also strong academically.

Winslow and his wife, Allison, have three children: Jonathan, 5, William, 3, and Victoria, 1.

Patzer says, "Renee and I have been blessed to be a part of UCA these past 13 years and particularly these last four as principal. How rewarding it is to work with such talented young people and their families and an honor to work side by side with some of the most gifted, compassionate and Christ-centered staff members in education. Not only do we believe God will continue to bless UCA, we are also excited for what God has in store for us in our next chapter with the Upper Columbia Conference."