Debbie Schwarz grew up in Kelowna and studied at Walla Walla College, where she graduated with a Nutrition Care degree. She spent 20 years as Director of Food Service for Conference-owned Long Term Care facilities.
Debbie served as a missionary in Hong Kong and Uganda where she taught ESL and worked as a host of English programs at Adventist World Radio (Hong Kong) and Administrative Assistant
for the Vice Chancellor of Academics at Bugema University, Uganda.
Debbie has been the Administrative Assistant to both the President and Executive Secretary in the Alberta Conference for 11 years.