Matthew Gilkey
Director
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Josť Jerez
Associate Director

Rita Gruesbeck
Associate Director

Carol Craig
Administrative Secretary
Matthew Gilkey  Director

Matthew joined the Washington Conference in August 2012. He spent the first four years as the Director of Human Resources before transitioning to Planned Giving. He enjoys the wonderful people and places throughout the Washington Conference. His favorite hobby is learning.

 
Josť Jerez  Associate Director

José joined the Washington Conference in January 2019. He worked as a business banker, merchant services advisor and an insurance agency owner for over 6 years before transitioning to Planned Giving. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking and plays soccer in local city teams. He looks forward to helping you with your estate plan to provide for your family and for your continued support to God's work.

 
Rita Gruesbeck  Associate Director

A native Californian, Rita married a "PK" (preacher's kid). Her husband, Lon's 38 year passion has been Adventist Education. Being denominationally employed, they have lived in California, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington & Maryland. Rita & Lon have been blessed with one daughter and one granddaughter. Rita has worked in the Trust Department of the Washington Conference for the last 11 years contributing to an efficient and well organized office. Rita enjoys reconnecting with family and travel, which provides her and her family great pleasure.

 
Carol Craig  Administrative Secretary

Carol is the stereotypical "teacher's kid". While growing up she moved all over the country from Maine to California to Washington. Carol has spent most of her career working in financial offices and is now learning the legal ropes of the Planned Giving & Trust Services department. She has 2 beautiful daughters and spends her free time in the gym and working as a freelance illustrator.

 
 
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