Welcome to the 16th Annual Northern Idaho Regional Campmeeting!

Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Our Theme this year...
"And God Said"
June 11th - 14th, 2014

The Northern Idaho Regional Campmeeting is an informative, educational, and refreshing four day religious convention of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A relaxed and friendly environment where new friends are made and old friends meet again. Participants typically "camp" or reside in motor homes, trailers, or tents, or commute from their homes. Camp meeting is open to the general public and everyone is invited to attend.


John KurlinskiJohn Kurlinski
Pastor, Bremerton Seventh-day Adventist Church
Born and raised in Rhinelander, WI, home of the northwoods mythical monster, the the “Hodag”, he has always had an interest in the origins of facts and fiction. He graduated from the UW Eau Claire with a degree in History and minor in Political Science. While serving in Nepal in the Peace Corps, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Returning to the U.S. he went back to school to gain a BA in Theology, MDiv and DMin at Andrews University Theological Seminary.

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His love for origins did not diminish rather increased. The theme of his dissertation dealt with the origin of modern empirical science in western Christian culture and the cause for science to abandon its faith-based Christian roots. Part of the dissertation project was to write and present a seminar on the origins and development of evolutionary theory in contrast to biblical creationism. He is co-host of nationally-syndicated LifeTalk Radio’s “Sink the Beagle,” a lighthearted look at the subject of creationism and evolutionism.

Since then, Dr. Kurlinski has taught at Union College in Lincoln, NE where he co-taught the Origins class with both the biology and chemistry faculty as well as biblical studies, and worldview theory. He currently pastor’s the Bremerton Seventh-day Adventist Church but occasionally conducts seminars on Origins and Worldview theory upon request from various conferences and churches. He is married to Barbara, a registered dietician and friend of Cindy Hudson, and they have two children: Brad (a hospital chaplain) and Emily (a viola performance graduate student).

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Stan HudsonStan Hudson
Currently pastoring the Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington SDA Churches
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stan Hudson was captured by Hollywood’s positive images of science. Having been introduced to rockhounding as a youth, he enrolled as a geology major at the University of California at Riverside. After experiencing some disappointments and challenges to his worldview, he became a Christian and enrolled at Loma Linda University as a theology major, completing a bachelors degree there. He went on to earning a master of divinity degree from Andrews Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. However, he’s never lost his love for earth sciences and issues related to origins.

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He is co-host of nationally-syndicated LifeTalk Radio’s "Sink the Beagle", a lighthearted look at the subject of creationism and evolutionism. A resource person for his denomination on origin issues sometimes involving television, Dr. Hudson lectures widely to groups, both secular and religious. He also currently pastors in the university towns of Moscow, Idaho and Pullman Washington. He is married to Cynthia, a registered dietician, and they have two children.
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Paul HooverPaul Hoover
President, Upper Columbia Conference
Dr. Paul Hoover serves as president of the Upper Columbia Conference; his goal is to serve the general interest of the conference as directed by church members through the executive committee. In addition, Paul provides spiritual and administrative leadership to the pastors, teachers and staff of conference for the fulfillment of the gospel message to our conference territory.

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Paul grew up in various places around the world, as his father was in the US Army and his mother a citizen of Great Britain. He was baptized into the Adventist church in 1977 in Tampa, FL, and feeling called to ministry traveled to Southern Missionary College, where he graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and then from Andrews University in 1983 with a Master of Divinity degree. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University in 2001. He has served in the Kentucky-Tennessee, Oklahoma and Georgia Cumberland Conferences, until accepting the call to Upper Columbia Conference in 2013.

Paul married Patti Dixon, RN in 1979 and together they have two sons and two grandchildren. Along with being passionate to share his life in Christ, Paul enjoys running, golf, road biking and spending time with his family.

Paul's life Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11-12 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." Paul and Patti are both humbled and honored to serve the Upper Columbia Conference and the dedicated members of this great conference.
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Sorin IspirescuSoren Ispirescu
Health Emphasis
Dr. Ispirescu is a board certified, fellowship trained, Interventional Spine Physician. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is well known for his warm personality and his ability to make patients feel at ease.

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Selkirk Interventional Pain Specialists and Dr. Ispirescu are dedicated to accurate diagnosis and the compassionate treatment of your pain using the most up to date modalities. These may include injection therapy, radio-frequency denervation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS units) and implantable therapies such as intra-thecal pain pumps or spinal cord stimulation. In some cases we also coordinate additional treatment including: physical therapy, psychology, chiropractic and acupuncture as indicated.
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Rhonda BackmanRhonda Backman
Early morning worship
Rhonda Backman and her husband Bob, live in North Idaho where they operate an insulation business together. She is a volunteer coordinator for Bibleinfo.com and has has given over 15 evangelistic meetings to adults and children world wide. She has taught seminars, Sabbath School classes and is and has been involved in Bible studies with for years. She loves to teach others how to find Biblical answers to their questions and especially how to discover a meaningful relationship with Jesus through Righteousness by Faith.
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