Sabbath school: 9:30 a.m. Church worship: 11:00 a.m.
The Northern California Conference (NCC) was established in 1911. Currently, there are over 40,000 members in the NCC. The conference contains 164 congregations, 33 elementary schools, and 11 academies and junior academies. Additionally, Pacific Union College, Leoni Meadows Camp and Retreat Center, Adventist Health St. Helena (the oldest operational Adventist hospital), and a number of other Adventist healthcare institutions also operate in the conference territory.
Elected president of the Northern California Conference on Sept. 30, 2018. Previously, he had served as NCC executive secretary since 2007. A native of Southern California and a product of Adventist Christian education, Woodson has an associate degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oakwood University, a master of divinity degree from Andrews University, and a doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
He is an ordained minister and has served in various capacities for over 20 years as a campus chaplain, youth pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor at the Mt. Rubidoux Adventist Church in Riverside, California. Before coming to Northern California, Woodson served the Southeastern California Conference as the associate youth director, where he supervised local church youth pastors, trained youth and young adult leaders, and planned youth events.