Human Resource Services




    Orna Garnett


    | (443) 391 7102
    Chandler Riley

    Chandler Riley

    Associate Director

    | (443) 391 7103

    Sarah Kelly

    HR Systems and Training Specialist

    | (443) 391 7104

    Michael Martell

    Senior Employment Specialist

    | (443) 391 7101

    Our Mission

    To help employees at our headquarters reach their highest potential in living out a Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness.  Moreover, we aspire to attract, develop, and retain an exceptionally talented NAD Office workforce to serve our entire Division territory.

    How We Serve

    • Facilitate the Annual HR Conference
    • Support within the North American Division headquarters located in Maryland:

      • Facilitate compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and organizational policies
      • Oversee employment, compensation, employee relations, benefits, and compliance
      • Manage employees' benefits, conduct new employee’s orientation, and exit interviews
      • Serve as the liaison between the employer and the optional benefit vendors
      • Create and maintain timekeeping accounts
      • Oversee employees' ergonomic needs
      • Assist with employees' professional development opportunities


    Employment Verification 

    • For past or current employment verification, please send the request and a signed Authorization Release via fax (443) 259-4882 or email

    Job Opportunities

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the rapidly-changing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the administration of the North American Division (NAD) has elected to transition its corporate office in Columbia, Maryland, to a virtual operation. Starting at the end of business on March 17, 2020, all employees will be required to work from home, and all efforts are being made to ensure that day-to-day operations will continue without interruption.

    Please note that if you have applied to a vacant position or have placed interest in employment with the North American Division, due to our unprecedented circumstances, we have placed a hold on talent acquisition procedures. However, please look forward to updated communication from our Human Resource Services team once we have transitioned back to our physical location.

    Contact Us

    North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Human Resource Services
    9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046-1565, USA