Meet the Administration Department

Dan Linrud

Pastor Dan Linrud was born and raised in Northwest Washington State.  At a young age, he sensed God's call to pastoral ministry. He attended Canadian Union College (now Burman University) where he earned a Bachelor of Theology. During this time he met and married his college sweetheart, Verlaine Corkum. Upon completion of his Bachelor degree, Pastor Dan was hired by the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference in Canada and sponsored to Seminary to earn his Master of Divinity at Andrews University. While at Seminary, Pastor Dan transferred to the Washington Conference where he served as a pastor from 1988-1998 in the greater Seattle area. In 1998, Pastor Dan accepted a call to serve in the Ontario Conference in Canada, first as Lead Pastor of a large church, and then as founding pastor of a new church plant based on small groups, that God blessed with growth from 16 to nearly 200. In 2005 Pastor Dan earned a Doctor of Ministry in with an emphasis on discipleship in small group ministry. In 2009 Pastor Dan was called to serve as Executive Secretary (VP for Administration) for the Ontario Conference. And in 2013 Pastor Dan accepted the invitation to return to the Northwest to serve as Assistant to the President in the Oregon Conference.

Family is dear to Pastor Dan and he and Verlaine enjoy many activities with their two grown daughters. Favorite interests include outdoor activities, travel, reading, sports, good food and fellowship.

Pastor Dan's personal mission statement is:  "To engage in authentic relationship with God and others, that I may know, love and serve Him and them, helping others reach their highest potential in Christ for His glory."

Dave Allen
VP Administration

Dave served as the Senior Pastor at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland before accepting the position at the Oregon Conference headquarters. Prior to his ministry with Sunnyside, Dave served as President of Helderberg College, an Adventist institution in Somerset West, South Africa. Before his academic leadership, Dave served as President of the Cape Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for three years, and held a number of leadership roles within that conference.

Brian  Gosney
VP Finance

Prior to working for the church, he gained tax and auditing experiences with several local public accounting firms. Started working for the Adventist Church in 2004 as the Vice Principal of Finance for Portland Adventist Academy. Hired by the Oregon Conference in 2011 as the Undertreasurer and elected as the VP of Finance in 2017.

He received his Bachelors of Science in Administration from CSU Sacramento in 1987 and was licensed as a CPA in 2003. Brian is passionate about sharing God's unconditional love. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and fly fishing. Family vacations with his wife and son have taken him to all 50 states.

Gale Crosby
VP of Education

Stan Beerman
Assistant to the President

Stan Beerman is a Northwest native who has also spent his entire career in the NPUC. He has pastored 12 churches in 7 districts in the Idaho, Washington, College in 1978 with a B.A. in Theology and a minor in Biblical Languages. He received a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University in 1982. Prior to taking on his responsibilities as Oregon Conference Ministerial Director in 2007, Stan headed the Family Life Department. In 2017, Stan was asked to fill the role of Assistant to the President. He is married to Gloria Beerman, and is the father of three adult children. His hobbies are backpacking, mountain climbing, woodworking, and reading.

Dick Duerksen
Assistant to the President
for Creative Ministries

Erin Brunese
Executive Assistant-Administration

Erin was born in Hawaii and has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1976. She has an older brother and parents who live in Vancouver. She's been a member at Sunnyside Church since 1992. In her spare time, she enjoys quality retail therapy.