On June 25, the RMC Administrative Committee extended an invitation to Darin Gottfried to serve as vice president of finance, replacing George Crumley who left RMC on June 30 to serve in the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference.
“Darin has spent the last nine years in the Kansas-Nebraska Conference. He has done a tremendous job there and I know God will use him in a mighty way here in our conference,” Ed Barnett, RMC president, said. “George Crumley has been such a blessing and we will miss him.”
Gottfried says he is excited about joining the team in Rocky Mountain. “You have a great group of people there that I am looking forward to working with and getting to know better. I hope that I can support and help grow the conference as much as possible.” He assumes his responsibilities at RMC on September 1.
Before serving as vice president of finance for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference for the last five years, Gottfried was an associate treasurer for the same conference, business manager for Wisconsin Academy, and worked at Fletch Adventist Hospital in North Carolina.
Doug Inglish, vice president of administration, is looking forward to working alongside Gottfried. “We are very excited that Darin has accepted this call. We believe that he not only has the skill set we are looking for, but the mission-minded approach that matches the Rocky Mountain Conference.”
Born and raised in North Dakota, Darin Gottfried is no stranger to the Rocky Mountain area, where he spent many weekends exploring the scenery of the region.
He is a graduate of Union College where he met his ministry partner, Stephanie. She is familiar with RMC as an alumna of Campion Academy and her parents reside in Monument, Colorado.
The Gottfrieds have two four-legged children, including a Great Dane named Berg and a German Wirehaired Pointer named Otto. Stephanie said that “[we] have not been able to start a human family of our own, so our dogs are our kids.”
In his spare time, Darin enjoys photography, traveling, camping, and working on cars. He is also expanding his vocabulary by learning the German language.
Gottfried’s hope at RMC is that as treasurer, he is “able to help maintain a healthy and financially stable conference and to use the money that has been entrusted with us in the most effective manner, so that the church can grow and share the love of Jesus with every person in our territory.”
He further expressed his interest in “getting to know the members and employees of the Rocky Mountain Conference, learning their stories, and finding ways of supporting the ministry in every area.”
“Getting to travel the beautiful territory of the Rocky Mountain Conference is an added bonus,” he added.
photo by Stephanie Gottfried