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1-12-2012 Carolina Conference Elects New President
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The 37th president of the Carolina Conference

December 21, 2011  -Leslie D. Louis, executive secretary for the Gulf States Conference, has officially accepted the presidency of the Carolina Conference.  Louis replaces Elder Jim Davidson who recently accepted the position of executive secretary for the Southern Union. 
 
Elder Louis has served over five years as the Executive Secretary in the Gulf States Conference. Prior to that he has been a teacher and/or administrator in the Florida, Ohio, Carolina and in Kentucky-Tennessee.  Before joining the Gulf States Conference he was the principal of Madison Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. For five years Elder Leslie D. Louis served the Gulf States Conference as the Superintendent of Education. In 2006, he was elected by the delegates of his constituent churches to serve as their Executive Secretary, and was once again re-elected to serve another five year term in this capacity on June 5, 2011. This year marks his 39th year in his service for the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
 
The love of his life and faithful supporter of his ministry is his wife Carole. She is a nurse working for Medical Outreach Ministries. The couple have two adult children – both graduates of Southern. Their son Christopher along with his fiancée Rebecka have both completed their Masters Degrees in English from Andrews University and are currently teaching English in Korea. Their daughter Catherine and her husband, Greg are physicians who are currently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
 
Elder Leslie D. Louis will become the 37th president to lead the Carolina Conference. 

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Ron Quick, communication director
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
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