Rosario Alumni Sabbath

August 25-27, 2023

Always a serene setting and enriching alumni opportunity, come for Sabbath or the entire weekend. Activities will include presentations by guest speaker, meals for the weekend, vespers programs on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sabbath school and church service, nature walk, bonfire with s'mores on the beach (weather permitting), and lots of great music and fellowship.

Must register to reserve lodging and meals by August 21 (so that we can properly accommodate requests).

Registration will open in June 2023. Questions? Contact or call (509) 527-2631

Weekend Speakers for 2023

  • Karl Haffner '85, business and theology majors, currently serving as Loma Linda University's VP for Student Experience, former WWUC Pastor
  • Lindsey Haffner '19, English, French, and Religion majors, currently serving as Youth Pastor at Redlands Adventist Church, Redlands, Calif.

Lindsey Haffner '19 is a Youth Pastor in Redlands, California, where she gets to spend time exploring Jesus' character with the coolest students in the world. She graduated from Walla Walla University, where she spent her years frequenting Earthlight Books and the Colville Street Patisserie in between classes. She loves reading, writing, and baking cinnamon rolls, and can typically be found thrifting, humming, or getting too competitive at game night. 

Karl Haffner '85 teaches, preaches, writes, and frequents Fenway Park as much as possible. He is crazy about his wife Cherié, and his daughters Lindsey and Claire. He loves playing table games (Rewordable being his favorite), good stories, frequent flier miles, and ice cream (he even orders broccoli, a la mode). He marvels often at his ineptitude in golf, and can’t go a day without trying to solve Wordle.

He serves as Vice President for Student Experience and Enrollment Management at Loma Linda University Health. He has served as senior pastor of the Kettering SDA Church and the Walla Walla University Church, and as Mission Strategist for Kettering Health. He is an award-winning author of thirteen books such as No Experience Necessary, Are you more spiritual than a 5th-grader?, Destiny: Who you are and what you’re here to do, and The Cure for Soul Fatigue. He has written hundreds of articles for a variety of journals.  

Karl travels whenever he can and preaches wherever he can. He is amazed daily by God’s acceptance and is committed to communicating that grace to others.

He’s got two BA degrees, two master’s degrees and a Ph.D.


Guests to Rosario will be expected to comply with Washington State Department of Health requirements for face coverings and masks. Learn more about requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people here.

Watch a video taken in preparation for the 2016 Rosario Sabbath weekend.  Video taken by Jesse Norris, a video producer and cinematographer living in Loveland, Colorado.  His grandparents Dale ('61) and Myrna (Fowler, att) Lent were caretakers at Rosario for many years.

Questions? Email us or call (800) 377-2586.