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Adventist Retirement Welcomes New Assistant Treasurer, New Associate Administrator/CFO

Adventist Retirement is pleased to welcome two new employees, Jennifer Chung, as assistant treasurer, and Andrew Choi, as associate administrator/CFO. Chung joins the department to fill the role of outgoing assistant treasurer Lisa Shannon, who has accepted a position with the Adventist Healthcare Retirement Plan. on May 1, Andrew Choi will join Adventist Retirement as associate administrator/chief financial officer (CFO). He fills the vacancy created when Romero became administrator in May 2020.


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Former NAD Treasurer Announces Retirement from Role of General Conference Treasurer

On April 12, 2021, Juan R. Prestol-Puesán, treasurer of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced his retirement. This announcement came one day before the 2021 GC Spring Meeting officially began on April 13. He will continue in his current role until July 31. The new treasurer, Paul H. Douglas, elected on April 14, will commence duties on August 1.


Adventist Church Leaders Vote to Hold a Special One-Day GC Session in January 2022

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, members of the General Conference Executive Committee (GC EXCOM) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted to hold a special General Conference (GC) Session on January 18, 2022. The special one-day, one-item GC Session at the world church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, is being called for the sole purpose of amending the GC Constitution to allow delegates to participate by digital means in a future GC Session in the event that unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances arise.


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During Virtual Celebration for Women’s History Month, South Central Conference Former Bible Instructors Honored

On March 27, Sandra Hawkins, executive director of “Making of a Lady” in Montgomery, Ala., and a former Bible instructor, hosted a virtual celebration of Bible instructors to honor women who currently or previously served in that role within South Central Conference. Special recognition was given to Mildred P. Johnson for her 42 years of service.


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During Virtual Celebration for Women’s History Month, South Central Conference Former Bible Instructors Honored

On March 27, Sandra Hawkins, executive director of “Making of a Lady” in Montgomery, Ala., and a former Bible instructor, hosted a virtual celebration of Bible instructors to honor women who currently or previously served in that role within South Central Conference. Special recognition was given to Mildred P. Johnson for her 42 years of service.


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Adventist Biography Series — An Unprecedented Publishing Project Changes Editors

Denis Kaiser has been named the new editor of the ongoing Adventist Biography Series, one of the most ambitious publishing projects in Seventh-day Adventist history. Kaiser is a specialist in Adventist history and a professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He will be assuming leadership of the series with the retirement of George Knight, who has served as series editor for the past 20 years.


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Changing Girls’ Lives in Kenya

In 2010, about two decades after beginning her work with the Maasai in Kenya, Jan Latsha started the Maasai Development Project, a refuge/home for girls escaping female genital mutilation and early marriage. She also organized a corps of lay pastors who have led many Maasai to come to know Jesus and join the Adventist Church.


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La Sierra University Pre-Medical Society’s Guatemala Mission Trip Goes Virtual

The task facing La Sierra University’s Pre-Medical Society last fall was daunting — take an annual mission trip to Guatemala that provides badly needed aid, spiritual connection and compassionate outreach and reproduce it all online.