Pastor Loren Gjesdal has joined Makayla Ross as co-director of Artios Christian College. Having been appointed to this position by General Conference President Loren Stacy and then confirmed by the GC board of directors, Gjesdal fills the vacancy left by the resignation of longtime co-director Israel Steinmetz. Loren Gjesdal is an Artios graduate (BA in Christian Leadership, Pastoral Ministry), with education and experience in business and management. He resides in Albany, Oregon, with his wife of thirty years, Nickki, and their three adult/teen children. A licensed minister, Gjesdal co-pastors the Marion, Oregon congregation, a ministry he continues to fulfill as he serves Artios part-time.
We thank Israel Steinmetz for his many years of service within Artios Christian College and its predecessor, LifeSpring School of Ministry, and wish him well in the next season of his life and ministry. We welcome Loren Gjesdal with gratitude for his willingness to serve in this new role and with great anticipation of all he will bring to Artios.