[Spokane] February 3, 2009
Source: Upper Columbia Conference
Robert Folkenberg, Jr. and family. From leftto right, Robby, Audrey, Katie, Robert andRandy.
Robert Folkenberg, Jr. accepted the call to serve as the Upper Columbia Conference President Tuesday, February 3, 2009. He plans to assume his new responsibilities in mid March.
“My wife and I appreciate the trust and the warm invitation extended by Upper Columbia Conference. I look forward to working with such a great team,” says Folkenberg.
Folkenberg began his ministry as an associate pastor in Port Charlotte, Florida. He has also served as pastor of the Tallahassee and Crawfordsville, Florida district. Later Folkenberg served as senior pastor of the Orlando Central Church in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to serving as a pastor, Folkenberg brings administrative experience. He served for several years as a field secretary for the Chinese Union Mission and also as president of the Taiwan Conference. For the past four years Folkenberg has served as associate director for ShareHim assisting churches to organize international and homeland evangelistic outreach, with an emphasis in mobilizing and training lay men and women to become involved in a lifestyle of evangelism. Folkenberg and his wife Audrey live just outside of Collegedale in Apison, Tennessee. Audrey has her masters in nursing and is currently working at ShareHim helping coordinate homeland evangelistic efforts. Bob and Audrey have three children; Robby (a junior), Randy (a freshman), and Katie (a sixth grader).
North Pacific Union President, Max Torkelsen II says, “It’s providential we have such a well qualified, energetic and committed person willing to lead Upper Columbia Conference."