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1-7-14 NAD Strengthens Its Response to Local Communities
L-R: Sung Kwon, Kati Britton, Maitland DiPinto, and Wynelle Stevens  
The North American Division (NAD) is announcing several changes that have taken place recently within its humanitarian outreach efforts in the territory. It has been decided to combine the ministries of Adventist Community Services (ACS) and Hope for Humanity (HFH) into one organization so they can better respond to the changing needs of the communities they represent.
In December the NAD ACS board voted the following decisions for leadership:
Sung Kwon will serve as the Executive Director of ACS, focusing on leadership development, transformational evangelism and urban ministry.
Working with Kwon will be Maitland DiPinto, who will serve as Director of Community Engagement and Development. His responsibilities will be to oversee Community Development, HFH (formerly Ingathering) and the Tutoring/Mentoring Program.
  Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson will be joining ACS and will serve as the Director of Disaster Response and will be in charge of Disaster Response, Crisis Care/Spiritual and Emotional Care, and Youth Empowered to Serve (YES). Robinson comes to ACS from the Texico Conference where he had been serving as the ACS Director.
Wynelle Stevens has been promoted from administrative assistant to the position of Assistant Director of ACS and will be working on Elder Care as well as Internal Management and Operations.  Joining her will be Kati Britton who will serve as a Communication Assistant.
Several other regional ACS leaders will play instrumental roles in the training and coordination of the many volunteers who are the backbone of the ACS network throughout the Division.
“Truly God has blessed our journey in many ways and I am looking forward to continually strengthening the ACS ministry with the new team members,” says Sung Kwon, ACS executive director. “I also want to express my deepest gratitude towards the NAD administration for their support of ACS ministry and desire to expand the scope of compassion ministries in NAD.”
NAD ACS and its partner ADRA Canada, respond to the local needs of communities where help is needed in recovering from natural disasters, in training and educating new immigrants, providing food and clothing assistance to those in financial trouble and serving as Christ’s hands here on earth.
NAD ACS will also be looking at ways that it can expand its relationship with ADRA International as they respond to the needs and challenges that face the North American Division territory.
More information on Adventist Community Services can be found on its website at www.communityservices.org

-- Daniel Weber, Associate Director of Communication, North American Division
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565 USA
Telephone: 443-391-7200
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