News Notes

Executive Committee Actions

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee members met February 21 in Ridgefield, Washington, and reappointed Alphonso McCarthy as vice president for regional affairs. In addition, McCarthy serves as NPUC youth, human relations and multicultural ministries director.

Committee members also approved a balanced budget for 2012. The overall tithe increase for 2011 was 2.85 percent union-wide, with the Alaska and Upper Columbia conferences leading the way, showing 8.52-percent and 5.09-percent gains, respectively.