Jason Worf, pastor of the Bonners Ferry and Clark Fork churches, was ordained to the gospel ministry on February 22, 2020, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Minner Labrador Jr., president of Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, presented the ordination certificate to Jason.
Jason first heard God's call to ministry when he was 15, when his pastor invited him to go along on pastoral visits. As they visited members and gave Bible studies, Jason was impressed with the need for more church involvement in personal ministry and was sure that God wanted him to do something about it. When he was 16, he joined a colporteur summer program and spent the next 16 summers involved in door-to-door ministry.
Two years ago, Upper Columbia Conference invited Jason to pastoral ministry, first as an intern at College Place Village Church, College Place, Washington. More recently Jason accepted the call to pastor the Bonners Ferry and Clark Fork Churches. Jason received his bachelors in religion from Southwestern Adventist University and a masters in pastoral ministry from Andrews University.
Jason first met his wife, Joelle while working at the personal evangelism school, SOULS-West in Arizona. They began dating after her graduation and were soon married. Joelle also received a masters in pastoral ministry from Andrews University.
Jason and Joelle have two children, Adelyn (age 7) and Maxwell (age 5).
Caption: From left, Ian Cotton (retired pastor), Eric Brown (UCC ministerial director), Minner Labrador Jr. (UCC president), Chuck Simpson (retired pastor), Joelle Worf, Jason Worf, Angel Rodriguez (pastor–Sandpoint), Rodney Mills (UCC vice president of administration), and Jim Anderson (pastor–Diamond Lake, Edgemere, Newport).