In order to assist with conference leadership responsibilities, Elder Al Reimche was asked to serve the Montana Conference as an interim President while the board of directors continues to search for a long-term leader to serve our state. Elder Reimche is a retired conference president currently residing in Spokane. He has many years of ministerial and administrative experience and is a blessing during this transition. He is serving our conference virtually as well as in person.
Pastor Matthew Kirk is an ordained minister with a business background. He holds a Master of Divinity degree as well as a bachelor’s degree in business. Pastor Kirk has also completed three units of clinical pastoral education and training through Adventist Health in Bakersfield, California. He has also begun studies for a doctor of ministry degree with an emphasis in leadership at Andrews University.
Prior to his pastoral training and experience, Pastor Kirk served as treasurer and a teacher for SOULS-West, an affiliated ministry of the Pacific Union Conference. He also provided business-consulting services and spent three years as a communication specialist for the Yavapai County sheriff’s office in Prescott, Arizona.
"I have been involved in ministry in one form or another since 1998, and in 2010 God called me to full-time ministry in an unmistakable way" says Pastor Kirk. "After making my decision to surrender fully to God's will for my life I have experienced tremendous peace and satisfaction. I especially enjoy serving in the area of finance because I get to see God's church in action in a special way. The constant flow of means that God has blessed His church with in order that each member can partner with Him in furthering the mission of sharing the Gospel opens up many ways to see and celebrate the glory and goodness of God."
His wife, Mari, has been the greatest blessing in his ministry. She is a registered nurse and together they have two beautiful children named Molly and Makson.
One of his favorite Bible passages is John15:14-15, "You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you."