• Rejoice, A Savior Is Born!

    Announced by Jacquie Biloff on Nov 19 2014


    December 12 at 7:30p.m.; December 13 at 10:00 a.m.; December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Dakota Conference Welcomes New Pastors

    Announced by Jacquie Biloff on Nov 06 2014

    Dakota Conference Welcomes New Pastors and Pastoral Families

    Jim and Lisa Kack are pastoring the Spearfish district. They come from Alaska where Jim has pastored for 8 years. Lisa worked as a traveling nurse for several years. Together they have four children: Madalynn, James, Jacquelyn, and Emmalyn, who was born in May. 





    Rick Melendez was born in Mexico but emigrated to Colorado with his family at 5 years of age. He graduated from Union College in May with a degree in Theology and is an interim pastor and working with the youth of the conference. He enjoys music and sports.

    Pastor Casey Bartlett comes to the Hurley-Mitchell-Platte-Yankton District, of the Dakota Conference from Walla Walla, Washington where he has spent the last three years studying and working with the youth of the Walla Walla University Church.

    While embarking on his own journey of discipleship, Pastor Bartlett hopes to inspire and lead others into the same journey of a life lived in radical submission to Jesus Christ.



    Steven & Emily Shafer graduated in May, Steven from Union College with a degree in Theology, and Emily from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Speech Language Pathology. They are working as Bible workers at the Hurley Adventist Church, and are expecting a son in October.





    James & Kaylene Venegas will succeed Darren & Linda Purdy in the Jamestown district. They were raised in Australia, but most recently are from Los Angeles, CA. They have two teenage children, Daniel and Leticia.

    Born and raised in South Africa, Peter Simpson and his wife Ella, started working for the Transvaal Conference after graduating from Helderberg College in 1978. They were hired by the Ohio Conference before coming to join the Dakota team pastoring the Williston and Watford City congregations.