Simpson Accepts Call As Planned Giving and Trust Services Director

November 10, 2016

Charles Simpson has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become NPUC planned giving and trust services director. Simpson has served as associate director for the planned giving and trust services department of the Seventh-day Adventist world church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, since 2002.

A 1974 graduate of the La Sierra campus of Loma Linda University, Simpson holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University and a number of professional certifications in the area of planned giving.

Before beginning his ongoing emphasis in planned giving and trusts, Simpson served as a pastor in California (1974–1988) and Idaho (1988–1992). He moved to the Illinois Conference in 1992, serving for five years as trust services representative and achieving the top North American Division (NAD) trust certification level. An additional five years were spent in the Michigan Conference, reaching the top NAD accreditation level as planned giving and trust services director.

Simpson is an acknowledged leader for the church in planned giving and trust services. He has been lead instructor for denominational seminars, editor and contributor of resources materials, and a mentor to many new trainees in this important area. He is highly respected and eminently qualified to take this new position for the NPUC, which he plans to begin in January 2017.

Simpson, who normally answers to “Chuck,” and his wife, Joetta, have three adult children and give grandchildren. Joetta is an early childhood special education public school teacher.

The North Pacific Union Conference warmly welcomes Chuck and Joetta to the Northwest team.