Loor Announces NPUC Retirement
John Loor Jr., North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive secretary/vp for administration, has announced plans to retire on Jan. 1, 2018. His announcement was shared with the NPUC executive committee during its regularly-scheduled meeting on Aug. 17, in Ridgefield, Wash.
Loor who has served the church throughout the Northwest for nearly two decades, has been the NPUC executive secretary since 2010 when he replaced Bryce Pascoe in that role upon Pascoe's retirement. Loor came to the NPUC from Montana Conference where he served as president from 2000–2010. Prior to that he spent two years in the Upper Columbia Conference as assistant to the president, communication director and director of the BibleInfo.com ministry.
In addition to his years in church administration, Loor served for 12 years as pastor and more than another decade as a conference youth director. That passion has maintained his pastor's heart and kept him active in consultation with the Association of Adventist Camp Professionals on behalf of camp ministries across North America.
"John's 44 years of service have been stellar throughout," says John Freedman, NPUC president. "Countless people have been touched for eternity by him — myself included. In my first year here as president, we have blended together as a team, so I will greatly miss his partnership. His attention to detail and passion for God's church have inspired me beyond measure."
"God has blessed us so much with more than four decades of ministry for His church and His people throughout North America," Loor says. "And, during these past 19 years in the Northwest, we have grown to love each region and every member. As much as Susan and I know God will use us in retirement, we will greatly miss the daily, weekly interaction we have been privileged to enjoy."
A search process will begin soon to seek qualified individuals to replace Loor upon his retirement. A final election will be the responsibility of a future NPUC nominating committee meeting. The nominating committee is made up of the NPUC executive committee and several additional individuals. More details about the process will be shared when available.