About Us

The Palmer Seventh-day Adventist Church exists to build a community that reflects the character of God.

The values of community and character motivate everything we do.

Being a Community: We love people! Our ministries connect people to build a faith community where we find belonging and support.

Reaching our Community: We are driven to neighbor well! Our faith community looks for ways to overflow abundantly in blessing to our broader community.

Pursuing God’s Character: Loving God is our great obsession! We pursue His character in our Bible teaching and worship.

Reflecting God’s Character: The character of God shapes the culture of our faith community! Individually and corporately, we want our character to reflect more of His! 

Our Church in Action

28 Fundamental Beliefs

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.

Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.

Meet Our Team

Getting to Know Palmer SDA

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Secretary

Carol Baker

In May of 2018, I assumed the position of Secretary for the Palmer SDA Church and am thrilled to support all who make the Church what it is for the Glory of God. I love my job and enjoy doing the projects each week as well as organizing and editing local church publications. Email Carol

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Pastor

Ryan Rogers

Pastor Ryan enjoys spending time with my family, getting outside, making music, growing in Jesus, and he loves what he gets to do as a pastor. Email Pastor Ryan

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Treasurer

Tricia Biloff

Tricia has been the Palmer Church treasurer since January of 2015. She enjoys furthering the mission of the church by keeping accurate financial records. Email Tricia

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Communications Team Lead

Monte Burtch

My passion would be family, work and how God interacts with both.  I enjoy being with the family, whether it is working on a project at home, outdoors in an adventure, or just relaxing with everyone reading a good book.   I am also a graduate and mentor at the Kois Center which helps Dentists reach the next level in clinical and patient care.  What I strive for in my Christian walk is how to encourage a relationship with God and have religion be more of a relationship with Jesus than a set of do’s and don’ts. Email Monte

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Children's Ministry Team Lead

Stephanie Herr

There is nothing more energizing than seeing kids excited about knowing Jesus! In one way or another I find myself involved in Childrens ministry, even since I was young. My hope for kids is for them to experience Christ in a positive way. Raising my own children has shown me how vital it is for them to know their Savior. I am grateful for all the leaders that encouraged a relationship with Christ as I grew up, and in any way I can, I’d love to pass that gift along. Email Stephanie

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Worship Team Lead

Stacy Peterson

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Home Team Lead

Rob Carleson

Rob was raised on a homestead in Skwentna Alaska and has always loved the outdoors and all Alaska has to offer. “I especially love the creation message. I enjoy researching and studying the geological proof of creation, I guess you could call it my passion.” Rob has been an elder in the church for many years, has been part of the building team that designed and built the school and the gymnasium. He and his wife have a large family of children and grandchildren and finds joy in being with them. Email Rob

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Outreach Team Lead

Lee Grimstad

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Fellowship Team Lead

Minda Neuman

Minda is a transplant from Northern California. “Moving around (Air Force years and beyond) has afforded me the opportunity to meet people from different walks of life. Such a blessing that has been! I love people, and I believe we were created to love people and to need them. Some of my other favorite things are the sun, dogs, plants, praise music, and the truth. So glad to be a part of a group seeking to use their gifts for good!” Email Minda

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Inreach Team Lead

Joel Starn

Joel is a lifelong 4th generation Alaskan. He grew up in the Mat-Su valley, loves Alaskan summers, and tolerates winters. Annually Joel contemplates moving to warmer climates in February but forgets about it once May arrives. He is now raising his family here in the Matanuska Susitna Valley. Joel is relationship-oriented and determined to grow in his understanding and walk with God and his fellow man. Joel says Inreach is essential because you can't pour water out of an empty glass. We need to love and support each other as part of our Christian walk. Email Joel

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Gatherings

2238 Inner Springer Loop
Palmer, AK 99645

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Every Saturday

9:30am: Adult Alternative Sabbath School

9:30am: Bible Study

10:45am: Worship Service

Every Other Saturday

1:00pm: Fellowship Meal