Executive Secretary, Ron Rasmussen, presented the family with a conference relic, the 100 year anniversary compilation of our church heritage in the CCC region where Elder Bergh also played a very important role.
CCC Youth Director, Pastor Elden Ramirez, presented the family with a Pathfinder church flag and expressed his gratitude not only for Pastor Berghâ€™s ministry in the Pathfinder program, but also for his incredible contribution to the Summer Camp and Junior Youth Ministry of the Central California Conference.
Having lived his life for God, Pastor Bergh, will always be remembered as an honest and kind man full of wisdom and integrity.
Dixie Plata, Pathfinder Historian, describes Pastor Berghâ€™s journey,
â€œHenry became a treasurer for several conferences and for Pacific Press before becoming the Youth Director of the Central California Conference.
It was here that he
helped to begin 23 Pathfinder clubs, wrote a booklet â€œHow to Start A Pathfinder Club
,â€� started the Pathfinder Coordinator program, held the first Pathfinder Leadership Training, designed the Pathfinder flag (which Helen Hobbs made), and led the first Pathfinder Fair.â€�
Perhaps one of Elder Berghâ€™s greatest contributions to our church was the countless hours he
dedicated to our beloved Camp Wawona.
It was here where thousands of lives were brought to the feet of Jesus Christ under the leadership of such a Godly man.
Despite all of his
accomplishments, Elder Bergh
was a humble pioneer who preferred to keep a low profile.
When asked to write a song he properly protested that he was neither a musician nor a composer and promptly dismissed the notion. He said, â€œBut along in May of 1949, I was driving to an appointment out on Monterey Peninsula about 70-80 miles (110-130 km) from home.