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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.


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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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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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Church Garden Builds Community in Santa Barbara, California

In the midst of a pandemic, the effects of which can leave people feeling isolated and alone, Santa Barbara Seventh-day Adventist Church has continued to minister to its church members and neighbors through its community garden.


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Oakwood University Signs Lease with Huntsville Hospital for Community Care in Northwest Huntsville

On Feb. 24, 2021, Oakwood University and Huntsville Hospital hosted a lease signing event at the Oakwood University Community Health Action Center construction site at Sparkman Drive and Bronco Circle in Huntsville, Alabama.


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Guam-Micronesia Mission President Accepts Call to Montana Conference

The Montana Conference board of directors has invited Ken Norton to serve as the next conference president. This comes after the departure of Elden Ramirez, who recently took the call to serve as undersecretary for the North American Division. After prayerful consideration, Norton accepted and hopes to begin his duties in May 2021.


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Southwestern Adventist University Students Serve the Community Together

On Feb. 5, 2021, an event that started from a Southwestern Adventist University student’s passion to serve, took place for the 4th consecutive year with more 200 students supporting dozens of organizations across two Texas counties.


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Aiding Hospitality, Service Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

When the Shelby County, Tennessee, Health Department placed significant restrictions on area restaurants and other businesses in December 2020 because of the coronavirus, Adventist Reginald Coopwood, M.D., and his family decided to do something to help those impacted. The Coopwoods set up the “Pay It Forward Mid-South” campaign, which ran through Jan. 31, 2021. By the end of the campaign, close to $500,000 had been raised.