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North American Division Coverage of the 2022 General Conference Session

Read NAD news and watch video reports from the GC Session in St. Louis, Missouri

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America shares here coverage from the 2022 General Conference Session held on June 6-11, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S, that highlights news and information that may be of particular interest to our church members and leaders in the NAD. To read the articles, click on the headlines.

Please enjoy this material, and let's remember to pray for each other as we focus on the theme "Together in Mission: I Will Go."

With a North American Division Focus

North American Division Report Presented at the 2022 GC Session

The first division report presented at the 2022 General Conference Session was from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America (NAD). In the morning on June 10, the NAD officers, president G. Alexander Bryant, secretary Kyoshin Ahn, and treasurer Randy Robinson, introduced the video report that concentrated on the quinquennium (2015-2020) plus the past two years — largely told from the perspective of church members and leaders from across the division.

G. Alexander Bryant Elected President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America

On Wednesday afternoon, June 8, 2022, the General Conference (GC) in session voted to accept the nomination of G. Alexander Bryant as president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Bryant is the incumbent; he began serving in July 2020 when elected by the GC executive committee.

At the 2022 General Conference Session, NAD Secretary and Treasurer Elected to Serve New Term

During the evening business meeting at the 2022 General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri, North American Division (NAD) executive secretary Kyoshin Ahn and treasurer Randy Robinson were reelected to their positions when the delegates voted to approve the nominating committee recommendations for all 13 division secretaries and treasurers. The two are slated to serve the 2022-2025 term.

Seventh-day Adventist Church General Conference in Session Votes to Accept Seven Names Recommended for the Positions of General Vice Presidents; One NAD Vice President Among the New GC VPs

On June 7, 2022, the Seventh-day Adventist Church General Conference in session voted to accept the seven names recommended to them for the positions of general vice presidents by the General Conference Session nominating committee. The seven names include five current vice-presidents, Abner De Los Santos, Geoffrey Mbwana, Thomas Lemon, and Guillermo E. Biaggi and two new names, Audrey Andersson and Maurice R. Valentine II.

North American Division IT Services Director Voted to Serve as a New GC Associate Treasurer

On June 7, 2022, Richard Stephenson, director of Information Technology Services (ITS) for the North American Division, was voted associate treasurer, technology operations and strategy, by the General Conference in session. He joins eight incumbents and is one of two newly elected individuals in the General Conference Treasury department.

The Delegate Experience

I realize that General Conference Session and fun aren’t always considered synonymous. Admittedly, if you speak with me during business sessions, "fun" isn’t my first description of the experience. However, another word for General Conference is "family reunion." (OK, two words.)

Seventh-day Adventist World Church (General Conference) Focus

World Church President Delivers Ministry Highlights, Significant Achievements During Past Seven Years

In the morning on June 6, 2022, day one of the 61st General Conference Session (GCS) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist world church president Ted N.C. Wilson delivered his president's report, which provided a comprehensive overview of the significant events and achievements of the world Church during the past seven years.

GC associate secretaries

New Faces and Incumbents Elected as General Conference Officers at 2022 Session

In addition to voting to reelect Ted N.C. Wilson to his third term, the 2022 General Conference (GC) in session, through the course of several days, has voted to reelect the world church executive secretary, treasurer, undersecretary, and undertreasurer. One of the six people who were elected as associate secretaries is new to the role, while two of the six elected associate treasurers are new to the position.