Member Ministries

Meet the Member Ministries Department


Chuck Burkeen

Chuck Burkeen has served as pastor of several churches in Oregon, and was an Associate Director in the Oregon Conference Ministerial Department. His current position is Director of the Member Ministry Department in the Oregon Conference. Chuck wrote the book "A Place for Us Guys" and has written articles for several Adventist publications, including a regular column for Renewed and Ready Magazine.

Chuck and his wife, Joyce, enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Associate Director, Member Ministries

Women’s Ministries, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Adventist Community Services and Disaster Response.

Jeff Kimmel
Associate Director

Jeff Kimmel grew up and went to school in Washington State. After two years of community college he went to a Bible college and then worked for Central California Conference in Colporteuring, Bible work, and as an assistant to Bible workers. From there he received a call to Idaho Conference to lead the Youth Rush Colporteur program there. Following that he felt the call to return to school to finish his theology degree at Walla Walla University which he just finished in December 2012.

Now Jeff is serving in the Member Ministry department working to develop a Bible Work training program, Youth Rush, and GLOW. His passion is to help people in their spiritual journey and grow closer to God. He loves the adventure and the outdoors.

Jane Nicola
Administrative Assistant