For the past four years, Gary Hodder has served as the president of the Alberta Conference. He graduated from CUC (Burman University) and Andrews University. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Gary served a total of fifteen years in that province: as the pastor of the St. John’s SDA Church and president of the Newfoundland Mission. In Ontario, he served as the senior pastor of the College Park SDA Church and the secretary of the conference.
In addition to his current role as president, Gary has pastored in the Alberta Conference at Edmonton Central, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, and Medicine Hat. He is married to Almyra, and they have five wonderful children: Shawn, Natasha, Joshua, Tyson, and Stephanie. His hobbies include woodworking, ATVing, and investing. Gary enjoys his ministry and considers it a privilege to be in God’s service, ministering to His people.