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10-19-2012 Lake Union Conference to Build New Headquarters Building
Lake Union Conference Executive Committee Votes to Proceed with Construction of New Headquarters Building
|Don Livesay, President
Lake Union Conference
The need for a new building was precipitated by Andrews Universityʼs exploration to lease part of the office complex and the subsequent agreement to purchase the current LUC headquarters, which includes several buildings at the corner of M-139 and College Avenue in Berrien Springs. The purchase of these buildings allows expansion of the University campus and provides a place to locate the newly acquired Griggs University and International Academy, a distance learning and homeschool curriculum provider.
“As we plan our new office, taking advantage of efficiencies of size and modern construction, we will continue to enjoy the blessings of our long-term relationship and appreciation of Southwest Michigan and the Berrien Springs area,” stated Don Livesay, president of the Lake Union Conference.
Floyd Brock, assistant to the president for special projects, is the construction manager for the new headquarters. Currently, the LUC is processing bids from general contractors for the project.
The Lake Union Conference Headquarters is one of nine regional offices throughout North America for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its administration and staff provide support and services for the Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh-day Adventist Church, a worldwide church with established work in 209 of the 232 countries and areas recognized by the United Nations, has a membership of 18 million.
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