Ministerial Association



    Gerrardo Oudri

    Gerardo Oudri

    Associate Director for Resources


    Ivan L. Williams


    | (443) 391 7181
    Jose Cortes Jr.

    Jose Cortes Jr.

    Associate Director for Evangelism

    | (443) 391 7179
    Esther Knott

    Esther R. Knott

    Associate Director, Director of InMinistry

    | (269) 471 6153

    Our mission

    Our mission is to empower the ministerial community in leading churches to reach their world for Christ.

    How we serve

    • Support, collaborate, coach, and train ministerial directors and pastors
    • Provide relevant pastoral resources for the ministerial community
    • Conduct webinars and seminars to train the trainers
    • Provide evangelistic initiatives and evangelism tools for soul winning
    • Conduct InMinistry classes in each Union for professional and education growth
    • Conduct division-wide pastor research
    • Conduct Ministerial Spouses initiatives
    • Collaborate with A.U.Theological Seminary for continued field relationship and resources 


    • Pastor’s DVD
    • Spouses Association Television Broadcast
    • Ministerial director’s Web site resources
    • Sacred Circle Initiative
    • Best Practices Newsletter
    • Say So Newsletter
    • What Pastors Are Saying Podcasts
    • How-To Podcasts*
    • Doctrinal Podcasts*
    • Smartphone Pastor’s App*
    • Monthly Webinars*
    • In-Ministry Program Graduate Theology Classes

    *Planned Resources


    • Annual Ministerial Directors’ Symposium
    • Annual Pastor Advisory Council
    • Women Pastors’ Conference
    • Division-wide Ministerial Council
    • Reconnecting former and inactive members outreach seminars
    • Local elders’ seminars and training

    Contact Us

    (443) 391 7182
    North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
    Ministerial Association
    9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046-1565, USA