Mark Seibold joined the Dakota Conference administrative staff as vice president of finance, following the retirement of Arlo Heinrich, who held the position since 2009.

Seibold was born and raised in the Jamestown, North Dakota, area and is a 1976 graduate of Sheyenne River Academy. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Union College and Andrews University. Seibold has spent most of his career in healthcare administration, primarily senior care services and business operations related to acute care.

“Growing up Adventist in North Dakota, the conference has always played a prominent role in my life,” said Seibold. “From my earliest memories, I feel like so many of the factors that shaped me were the influences of the people in my home church at Cleveland and in this conference in general.”

Seibold recalls boyhood visits with his mother to the Book & Bible House at the old Jamestown conference office. “We’d see the dedication of the conference office staff going about their duties, and we knew they were performing an important ministry. I guess that memory affects how I feel about being here today. Though I could not have envisioned that life would lead here, I see this as a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the church’s mission.”

Seibold says he believes there is tremendous good that has been and will continue to be accomplished through the conference. “My goal is to provide, to the best of my ability, the support services needed to continuously promote the work of the conference in the Dakotas,” said Seibold.

Seibold has an adult son and daughter who both reside in North Dakota.