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3-19-12 Organizational Changes in Spiritual Life Leadership at Andrews University
Realignment of Campus Ministries and Center for Youth Evangelism
Berrien Springs, Mich.,March 19, 2012— The Office of Campus Ministries, and the spiritual life and chaplaincy services it offers, plays a central role for students, staff and faculty at Andrews University. The Center for Youth Evangelism (CYE) is an important resource and service center for youth ministry both on- and off-campus. A realignment of responsibilities for these two areas is underway as follows.
“Following a number of conversations involving the two directors of the CYE, the vice president for Student Life, the provost and the dean of the Seminary, it has been concluded that the two part-time positions should become full-time such that Japhet De Oliveira will work full-time in Campus Ministries as leader of that area, while Ron Whitehead will work full time in the CYE,” says Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University.
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Andreasen notes, “As these various conversations noted above took place, Japhet De Oliveira articulated his strong passion for Campus Ministries, spiritual life and chaplaincy, while Ron Whitehead agreed that the resultant renewal will be good for both.”
Additional details will become available as this transition begins its implementation. The timing of this decision is in response to both parties wishing to get planning for next year off to an early start.
Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist® church, located one-half mile east of the U.S. 31 Bypass in Berrien Springs, Mich.
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