Ron Rasmussen Selected as Executive Secretary
Pacific Union Recorder
Selected as Executive Secretary
By Caron Oswald
and Marla Rasmussen.
Ron is the new executive secretary for the Central California Conference.
The Conference Executive Committee on December 14 voted Ron Rasmussen
as the new executive secretary for the Central California Conference
Rasmussen is currently serving as senior pastor of the Modesto Parkwood Church.
has served in Central California since July 1981, when he
first began in ministry.
He has been assistant pastor at Bakersfield Hillcrest, associate pastor at Sunnyvale, and senior pastor at Chowchilla, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Modesto Parkwood.
In addition, Rasmussen has been chairman of the Conference Property Management Committee, co-chair of the Soquel Conference Center Task Force and a member of the Conference Constitution & Bylaws Committee.
He has also served on the Pacific Union Conference Bylaws Committee.
He has a bachelor of arts from Loma Linda University, with a major in ministerial studies and a concentration in educational ministry.
He received a Master of Divinity from Andrews University, Mich. in 1985.
In 2001 he completed a doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif. Areas of concentration are church growth, church health, church leadership, marketing and mission, church management, and conflict management.
passion: "Equipping others for excellence in ministry," Rasmussen
is married to Marla Edsell.
She teaches second grade and is the vice principal of Central Valley Christian Academy, Ceres, Calif.
It is just amazing how He
has led all through the years," says Rasmussen