Fond Farewells and Welcome Greetings

by Jay Wintermeyer

Dave Livermore, Wayne Searson, John Stanton, and Andrew McCrary

Spokane, Wash., July 17, 2012 -

Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) announces the departure of Dave Livermore, personal ministries and discipleship director. He has served with distinction in this post. His contagious energy and passion for sharing Jesus will be missed. Livermore is leaving the Northwest to serve as the executive secretary for the Gulf States Conference, which is headquartered in Montgomery, Ala.

At the same time, the conference also bids farewell to Wayne Searson, who is retiring after serving for 40 years in the UCC. Searson has served as a pastor, trust officer and director of the trust department. His compassion and heart for reaching people have been a blessing to countless in this conference.

The conference executive committee met June 5 to review candidates for these two positions. The committee is pleased to announce the selection of Andrew McCrary as trust services director and John Stanton as personal ministries director.