The College View church family in Lincoln, Nebraska, formally welcomed their new lead pastor, Simon Liversidge, and his family on Sept. 10. Liversidge has served in the Southern California Conference for 27 years as a pastor and as lead pastor of The Place Adventist Fellowship in Newbury Park, California, for the past 19 years.

Born in Australia and growing up in a missionary family in New Guinea, Liversidge was called to ministry while pursuing a law degree. He is married to Cecilia, and they have three children: Liam, Mia and Luc.

Liversidge said they are excited to share life together in a new community and be near their son Liam at Union College. The Kansas-Nebraska Conference welcomes their family to the territory and to the conference’s pastoral team.