Our Team


Michael Gee







Larry Blackmer

Head Elder

Larry has worked in Adventist education for the past 42 years. He has served as a teacher of biology, chemistry, physics, and math. He has also been a principal, boys’ dean, and superintendent, including a short time as Education superintendent in the Idaho Conference. His last position before retiring in 2018 was as a vice president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, a position he held for 18 years.

Sandra, his wife, has been a conference communication director, an editorial assistant for the Adventist Church’s Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, and is currently (the past 16 years) as an assistant editor of the Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines. Larry and Sandra have one daughter, Melissa, who lives in Nampa, Idaho, and operates an animal rescue, Lake Lowell Animal Rescue.

Larry’s hobbies include wildlife and nature photography, fly fishing, wildfowl carving, and woodworking.