Men's Retreat Presenters

 

 

              Dr. Conrad Vine

 

Born into a pastoral family, Pastor Conrad Vine grew up with his twin brother and two sisters in homes across the UK. After graduating with a business management degree in 1995, he served in the UK public healthcare system before God led him to ADRA in 1996. Initially serving in Azerbaijan, Pastor Vine served with ADRA through 2002 in a variety of roles worldwide. Following seminary training at Newbold College from 2002 to 2004, he and Luda began their pastoral ministry in London, UK. After a stint in the Middle East Union, they served in the pastoral ministry for four years in Minnesota following which Pastor Vine answered the call to serve as President of Adventist Frontier Missions (AFM). 

Conrad and Luda were married in December 1999 and regard their marriage as a personal blessing from a loving Heavenly Father. They have two children, David and Christina.

 

 

              Neil Biloff

Elder Neil Biloff has a Bachelor of Science from Walla Walla University and has continued his education at Andrews Universtiy for his MDiv.

After attending WWU, he and his wife taught for a couple years, then owned and operated a construction company and a retail lumber yard. before going into the ministry.

Biloff pastored, built churches and schools, and administered in Alaska for fifteen years before coming back home to the Dakotas in 2005 where he is currently president of the Dakota Conference.

He, and his wife Jacquie, have three adult children, Matt (Tricia) and grandson Jacob, living in Alaska; Chet, also in Alaska; and Rondi residing in Colorado.

 

 

 

 

             Mark Weir

Dr. Mark Weir is the VP of Administration and the education superintendent of the Dakota Conference.

Weir graduated from Union College in 1983, married his Maplewood Academy sweetheart Judy Kraft from Colorado, and began ministry in the Minnesota Conference. He has served in the Washington Conference and the last nine years in the Upper Columbia Conference as pastor and ministerial director since 2015. Weir also taught at Auburn Adventist Academy for 10 years. 

He enjoys history, travel, bird watching and collecting old Adventist books, of which he has some first editions, and most outdoor activities.

The Weirs celebrate 37 years of marriage this summer.  He and Judy have three grown children: Natalie is a physical therapist in Spokane, WA; Alexandra (Eric) is a nurse in Bismarck, ND; and Bryce (Marcy) is a pilot in Portland, OR.