Remboldt Elected as NPUC Treasurer
n a unanimous vote, members of the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee recently selected Mark A. Remboldt as NPUC treasurer. Rembolt replaces Norman Klam who stepped down from the position for medical reasons.
Remboldt has worked as the NPUC undertreasurer since January 2005 and has a background of domestic and international financial management experience. “We are enthusiastic about Mark Remboldt’s acceptance of these responsibilities,” said Jere Patzer, NPUC president. “He has unquestioned abilities in the areas of church finance and policies, and has demonstrated over the years a clear commitment to the mission of our church in the Northwest and around the world.”
Mark A. Remboldt: [Photo: NPUC ]
Before joining the North Pacific Union Conference, Remboldt worked with many church entities including the Mountainview, Northern California, and Washington conferences, Auburn Adventist Academy, and the former East Africa Division.
A 1981 graduate of Walla Walla University, Remboldt also holds an M.B.A. from Andrews University. He and his wife, Janette, make their home in La Center, Washington, and have two children: Anthony, 20, a student at Walla Walla University, and Amy, 17, a senior at Auburn Adventist Academy.
-- North Pacific Union/AR staff.
Iraqi President Affirms Christian Presence, Roots
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani invited leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist and other Christian churches to a formal dinner at his residence last month to affirm their unique role in Iraq's historical and cultural heritage.
Baghdad Adventist church pastor, Fawzi Benjamin, represented the Adventist Church at the April 26 event.
In his after-dinner address to leaders of various churches, President Talabani acknowledged that the Christians were one of the founding inhabitants of Iraq. He asked them to embrace their country and their history. He encouraged them not to leave Iraq in spite of the difficult situation the country is passing through.
The president concluded his speech by declaring, "Iraq is a large garden and the Christians are the flowers in this garden. If we lose them, we lose that beautiful color and the sweet fragrance."
The Christian leaders expressed some of their needs and challenges to the president. He promised to study them and follow up personally.
There are 171 Adventists in Iraq worshiping in three churches.
-- MEU News, ANN