916-886-5699

2100 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, CA

Estate Planning, Charitable Giving
And The Northern California Conference

The Planned Giving Department provides information to individuals that will assist them in using gift planning documents such as Wills, Trusts, Gift Annuities, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directives; that will provide for and protect family members and support God's work in Northern California and beyond.

Our department has received the highest possible accreditation by the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and certification for all of our planned giving professional staff. We are committed to assisting you with helpful information regarding the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift and to assist you with planning for the distribution of your estate. Please give us a call at 916-886-5699 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Meet the Staff

Allan Willmott, CPA

Allan was born in India and moved to the U.S. during his college years. He has Bachelor's degrees in both Pre-Seminary and Accounting. His accounting experience includes the hospitals, hotels and senior living facilities.

Within the SDA church he has worked for the General Conference Auditing Service and most recently as the Associate Treasurer for the Central California Conference. Allan and his wife Premila have 2 adult children - a son and a daughter.

In his spare time he enjoys cooking, playing his 1981 Ovation 12-string Glenn Campbell Edition guitar, singing and listening to music.

He also enjoys preaching and teaching Sabbath School Lessons.

Debi Pedersen - Trust officer

Debi has been a denominational worker her whole career. For the first 20 years she was an elementary teacher, after which she transitioned to the Northern California Conference office as an accounting clerk and then trust officer. She has held that position for 14 years. In her spare time, she loves to cook and bake and spend time with her retired husband and grandson.

Kevin Miller - Planned Giving Consultant

Kevin has been a part of the Northern California Conference since 2017. The focus of his position is to help NCC members orchestrate their final and lasting gifts to their families and loved charities. Prior to moving to Northern California, Miller spent 12 years at the Adventist Media Center in Simi Valley, Calif., where he worked in research accounting, as assistant treasurer for It Is Written, and managed donor services for multiple ministries. Kevin has been a business owner, worked in radio, television and print.

Kevin is a graduate of Union College, has way too many hobbies, and is an avid explorer of things he hasn't yet seen.

Rich Magnuson -- Director

Richard earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Pacific Union College and a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law. Admitted to the California State Bar in 1985, Magnuson has litigated numerous cases involving such diverse areas as child abuse, civil rights, property law, employment law, personal injury, and environmental law. In 2001, Magnuson became the conference's risk management director. In 2010 he was appointed director of NCC planned giving and trust services. Magnuson enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathie, and together they love to travel by car and RV around the country.

Cynthia Marin - NCC Trusts & Properties

Cynthia Marin has been an administrative Assistant, in the trust and property department, for the past three years. She is responsible for processing and maintaining current use agreements, tax exemptions for churches, schools and general conference property issues.

Cynthia graduated as a dental technician from Montemorelos University and later completed her nurse assistant program at Gateway College.

Cynthia is an accomplished singer and has a passion for music. She produced & recorded a gospel music CD in 2012.

Her hobbies include hiking, organizing and music. She is a mother of three active college boys and enjoys spending time with them. Cynthia is also an integral part of her husband's ministry. They love to travel, both nationally and abroad, spreading the gospel of Christ.

Chuck Williams - Planned Giving Consultant

Chuck has been serving church members for more than 30 years. He first served as a pastor in Central California, then spent several years in the Oregon conference before returning to his roots in the Northern California Conference. He has been a Planned Giving Consultant in Northern California for the past 13 years. He and his wife Susan, have four adult children and three grandchildren. Chuck enjoys a variety of activities including tennis, golf, hiking, and gardening.

Elizabeth Miller - Planned Giving

Elizabeth is an important member of the NCC staff and has been serving since 2014. She has trained over 160 church clerks in using our online membership management system, and worked in risk management assisting with insurance needs and implementing risk management solutions.
Since 2017 she has served as the NCC Planned Giving administrative assistant facilitating the process of philanthropic planned gifts. She provides advanced, diversified and confidential administrative support.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Pacific Union College located in the Napa Valley area. She studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
She enjoys all types of music, singing, playing instruments, national parks, bicycling, art and traveling.
 
Steve Allred -- Allred Law

Steve Allred worked as a pastor in the Northern California Conference for nearly 12 years, serving three different congregations. Since 2012, he has served as Of Counsel to the Church State Council, the religious liberty ministry of the Pacific Union Conference, where he has represented plaintiffs seeking religious accommodation in the workplace. In 2016, Steve opened his own law firm and now practices in the areas of estate and business planning and trust and probate administration. Steve holds a Master of Divinity from Andrews University (2005) and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (2012). He is licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and the state of Washington. Steve lives in Auburn, California with his wife, Cheri, an ophthalmologist, and their three children.

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Power of Attorney

If you want to be sure that a person you trust will be able to make decisions for you when you are unable to do so, you can create a power of attorney agreement for healthcare or finances. A power of attorney for healthcare allows a person (known as your agent) to make decisions about the medical care you will or will not receive. A power of attorney for finances allows your agent to manage your financial affairs. Your agent must make decisions consistent with what they know your wishes are, even if they personally disagree. If they do not know your wishes on a particular matter, they must act in your best interest. You can give your agent broad authority to make decisions related to your financial or health care needs, or you can limit their authority to certain types of decisions. Depending on your needs, we can help you create a power of attorney agreement that will be active immediately, will go into effect if you become incapacitated, or will only be in effect for a limited time or under specific circumstances.

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