UCC Camp Meeting Speakers

John McVay

For the past 10 years, John McVay has served as president of Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash. Earlier, he served as professor of New Testament, associate dean and dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., from 1998 to 2006. 

He taught at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, Calif., for 13 years in the religion department and ministered, for a time, as senior pastor of the campus church. Prior to his ministry at PUC, he served as a pastor in Iowa and Georgia. 

His family includes his wife, Pam, and children, Marshall and Macy, both graduates of WWU who serve as pastors.

Teddy Shupe

Teddy Shupe attended Walla Walla College from 1985 to 1989 and Andrews University from 1991 to 1993.

He serves as the senior pastor at the Spokane Valley Church. Prior to coming to Spokane, Wash., in 2015, he has pastored at Pasco Riverview Church, Country Haven Academy and Spokane Central Church, all also in Washington.

Shupe’s passion is helping people learn and trust Jesus as their personal friend and placing Jesus at the center of their life. 

Shupe is married to Darla Dahl Shupe. Together they have four children. The family enjoys the great outdoors and loves camping. Shupe also enjoys golfing and dirt bike riding.

John Freedman

John Freedman serves as the president of the North Pacific Union Conference. Before serving at the union, Freedman served as president of the Washington Conference, headquartered in Federal Way, Wash., since 2002.

Prior to that, he spent three years as the conference ministerial and evangelism director and another year as vice president for administration. His extensive experience as a pastor includes churches in New Jersey, Colorado and California.