Matthew Gilkey
Tim Peterson
Associate Director

Rita Gruesbeck
Legal Administrative Assistant

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.

Tim Peterson  Associate Director

Tim has been a pastor for 28 years. 12 of those years were in the Washington Conference. Tim has recently transitioned into our Department as a Planned Giving Representative.

Rita Gruesbeck  Legal Administrative Assistant

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.