Spring Meeting 2007
THE PRESIDENT: Jan Paulsen, president of the
Adventist World Church, says having in our hearts
a love for people will help retain members.
Spring Meeting 2007 took off on a high spiritual note, beginning with a two-hour presentation on the world church’s evangelistic initiative Tell the World, whose primary mission is to provide a way for every person in the world to hear the gospel message within the next five years. GC vice presidents Michael L. Ryan, Lowell C. Cooper, and Mark A. Finley led the multimedia event.
NETWORKING: Spring Meeting attendees take
time to talk with one another between meetings.
WORLD INITIATIVES: Heather-Dawn Small,
director of GC Women’s Ministries, told
attendees that “we need to touch people
in their area of greatest need.”
WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY? GC undertreasurer
Steven G. Rose (left) and treasurer Robert E. Lemon
report that both tithe and mission giving
NEW GC UNDERTREASURER: Juan R. Prestol
Juan R. Prestol, NAD treasurer for nine years, was elected as General Conference undertreasurer, succeeding Steven G. Rose, who has accepted a call to serve as vice president of Financal Administration for Walla Walla College.
- Paul H. Douglas, an associate director of GC Auditing Service (GCAS) who was based in the Inter-American Division in Miami, was elected director of the GCAS. He succeeds Eric A. Korff, who retired after 14 years as director.
- Lucas da Silva, a staff auditor for GCAS, was elected to fill the role of associate director of the department, based in the South American Division.
NEW DIRECTOR OF GC AUDITING SERVICES:
Paul H. Douglas
World church president Jan Paulsen also announced that Lisa Beardsley, associate director of the GC Education Department, was appointed chief editor of Dialogue, a magazine for Adventist students studying at secular schools.