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Collette Pekar
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As of April 2012, Collette has co-pastored the Brunswick Church with her husband, Mark, for 18 years and is chaplain at Parkview Adventist Medical Center, leading a team of staff chaplains and volunteers. She holds a BA in theology from Walla Walla College and an MDiv from Andrews University.

She served the Upper Columbia Conference from 1981 to 1994, and then the Northern New England Conference. Collette is passionate about developing teams of Christians from all denominations to serve those in need. She helped establish a homeless drop-in day shelter that meets in the Adventist Community Center but attendees draws volunteers and funding from eight churches. She leads an intercessory prayer ministry for Parkview patients, with prayer teams from 12 churches. The MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group that she has led for 14 years develops leadership gifts in young women from several denominations. With at least one friend from every church in town, she delights in the interchange of ideas and resources.

Collette has three children: Andrew (21), a junior at Canadian University College, training to be an adventure-based counselor; Katie (18), a senior at Pine Tree Academy, planning to take music and pre-med; Amy (14), a Pine Tree freshman who loves to play the piano and sing. The Pekar home is full of music, and leading worship together fulfills a life-long dream.