One Project and Eight PAA Students

Last month, Pastor Mackenzie traveled to California with eight PAA students. Their final destination was The Crosswalk Church in Redlands for the annual *One Project conference.

This group of students were selected because of their dedication to spiritual leadership at PAA. […]

By |March 4th, 2019|

A Spring Break Transformation Trip

At PAA, spring break is a chance to get out and SERVE!

Pastor Mackenzie and Pastor Steve are excited to invite students on a week long “Transformation Trip” with the organization Because People Matter,  right here in Portland.

Through Transformation Trips, volunteers […]

By |January 31st, 2019|

Pray for PAA with Moms in Prayer

Our school family is blessed to have a caring team of Moms in Prayer. We encourage our PAA moms, grandmas, aunts, and friends to join Linda Mackett each Monday at 8:30am here at PAA as she leads this dedicated group […]

By |September 12th, 2018|

Bible Camp Needs YOU!

Amazing! PAA has the opportunity to take 185 students this year to the Oregon Conference Bible Camp this weekend! However, with so many students wanting to go, we are in need of some more volunteers to chaperone and work in […]

By |August 15th, 2018|

PAA’s Pastor Stephen Lundquist Receives National Award for Excellence

Pastor Stephen Lundquist, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) Bible teacher and Religion Department Chair, was honored Tuesday night, August 7, 2018, with an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF). He was recognized for demonstrating outstanding professionalism, creativity, […]

By |August 7th, 2018|

Fernanda’s World Is Her Mission Field

Congratulations, Fernanda Rinza, class of 2018!

Fernanda is PAA’s winner of the Caring Heart Award and Scholarship from the North Pacific Union Conference and was presented to her at PAA’s graduation last month.

Ask anyone who knows Fernanda Rinza and they’ll tell […]

By |July 9th, 2018|

Our Thanks to Pastor Monte

After 25 years serving youth in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Monte Torkelsen closes a significant chapter of his career. Pastor Monte joins the pastoral staff at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church as an administrative pastor later this month.

Monte says […]

By |June 1st, 2018|

Students Show Terminal Cancer Patient Love : An Inside Out Service Day Story

‘You’re loved. You’re cared for. You’re valued.’

These words can make all the difference to someone facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, months of recovery after a heart attack, or isolation due to years of a debilitating mental illness.

This is the daily […]

By |May 31st, 2018|

Three Ways to Support Inside Out Service Day

Every spring, for nearly a decade, Portland Adventist Academy students and teachers blanket the city of Portland for Inside Out Service Day. And this year, we’ll be at it again on May 23!

Parents, pastors, and church members are a vital resource […]

By |April 17th, 2018|

Continuing the Work in 2018

Reaching Beyond PAA, spring-break mission trips have fostered life-changing and empowering experiences for two decades. The communities and people we serve year after year are blessed, lifted up, and empowered while many of our students return from these experiences having […]

By |December 12th, 2017|

PAA Students Lock Up their Screens for a Media Fast

Portland Adventist Academy Media & Persuasion students are asking tough questions about how screens are shaping their generation and how they can be different.

As digital natives, most teenagers don’t know a life without convenience and entertainment at their fingertips. But […]

By |November 30th, 2017|

Moms Praying for PAA

For more than two years, a faithful group of women have been meeting to for PAA.

The door is open! You’re invited to join with these PAA moms, grandmas, aunts, and sisters for a weekly gathering to pray for our students, […]

By |August 10th, 2017|