Dr. Marc Woodson has served as president of the Northern California Conference since 2018. Previously, he served as NCC executive secretary for more than a decade.
Woodson is an ordained minister and has served in various capacities for over 20 years as a campus chaplain, youth pastor, associate pastor and senior pastor at the Mt. Rubidoux Adventist Church in Riverside, California. Before coming to Northern California, Woodson served the Southeastern California Conference as the associate youth director, where he supervised local church youth pastors, trained youth and young adult leaders, and planned youth events.
A native of Southern California and a product of Adventist Christian education, Woodson has an associate degree in communication and a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oakwood University, a Master of Divinity from Andrews University, and a doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Since taking office, Woodson has developed the current NCC Strategic Plan, which consists of three initiatives: Engage your calling to ministry. Engage your church in planting. Engage your community with compassion.