WWU Welcomes 11 New Board Members

May 23, 2017

Bryan Clay (Kirkland, Wash.) is the former president and owner of a long-term care company. He is chair of the finance committee for the Kirkland Church and serves on the Washington Conference board of education, the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) board of education and the North American Division executive committee.

Lowell Cooper (Kennewick, Wash.) is special assistant to the General Conference president serving as chair of the board at Loma Linda University. He has been a pastor and a missionary to Pakistan and India, and he has served as general vice president of the General Conference.

Rena Holland (La Center, Wash.) is co-founder of HopeLife, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless families with housing needs. She volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington and the Police Activities League.

Yvonne Iwasa (Payette, Idaho) is a Pathfinder leader, a church elder and a youth Sabbath School teacher. She serves on the Idaho Conference executive committee and the NPUC board of education. She has taught sociology and served as social science department chair at Treasure Valley Community College.

Stephen Kreitner (Kalispell, Mont.) is associate general counsel for Kalispell Regional Healthcare System and is vice chair of the State Bar of Montana Health Care Law Section.

Kevin Miller (Anchorage, Alaska) is president of the Alaska Conference. He pastored in Alaska from 2007 to 2016 and is a captain with the Alaska National Guard Chaplain Corps.

Joyce Newmyer (Happy Valley, Ore.) is president of Adventist Health Pacific Northwest Region.

Todd Pascoe (Vancouver, Wash.) is an attorney who specializes in criminal and family law. He has also taught high school history.

Paul Rhynard (Seattle, Wash.) is an executive vice president for the Joshua Green Corporation in Seattle. Rhynard previously served on the Walla Walla University (WWU) board from 2006 to 2011. As a WWU student, he was president of the Associated Students of Walla Walla College.

Jaime Rodriguez (New York, N.Y.) is an associate professor of global history at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

Ron Wilkinson (Walla Walla, Wash.) is an entrepreneur and a strong supporter of Christian education. He serves on the board of Walla Walla General Hospital.