Community Outreach

Meet the Outreach Ministries Department

Laura Pascoe
Community Resources Coordinator
ACS, Disaster Response, Health Ministries, Refugee Ministries

 Roger Walter
 Outreach Ministries Director 

Jane Nicola
Administrative Assistant

Sam Pellecer
Volunteer Disaster Response Coordinator

Sam Pellecer coordinates and teaches Adventist Disaster Response training programs throughout Oregon Conference. In addition to these duties, he is an instructor for Chain Saw Safety Certification classes for those who want to be certified to help with clean up after floods and storms. He is bi-lingual and is currently translating English disaster training materials to Spanish.

Sam retired from his career as a medical technologist in 1999 and continues to serve as the volunteer facilities manager for Portland Adventist Community Services (PACS).

Dan Patchin
Volunteer Disaster Response Instructor

Dan Patchin assists in coordinating and teaching Adventist Disaster Response training classes as well as Chain Saw Safety Certification throughout the Oregon Conference. Recently, he has developed a new program, "Mapping Your Church," which organizes churches into groups that care for each other during disasters.
Dan is a retired physician with an intense interest in young people and in connecting with his community. This is reflected in the various church activities and positions in which he has participated.