Jermaine Jackson
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Jermaine Jackson

Prior to joining Allegheny West, Jermaine Jackson served the church at Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM). He joined the office in 2009, as a Senior Accountant and was soon promoted to Controller. In 2014, he was elected as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for ARM and Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont (GICV). In that role,...

September 17, 2018September 17, 2018by
What I Learned from My “Museum Tour”
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What I Learned from My “Museum Tour”

In the past 3 weeks, I have had the privilege of visiting two museums that deal with African-American history: The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. It was a wonderful and enlightening experience; I highly recommend them both-not only to African-Americans, but to...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
Highlights of Black Caucus
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Highlights of Black Caucus

Recently the leadership of the African American work in North America met at its Black Caucus meeting.

August 28, 2018September 17, 2018by
Elder Garth Gabriel
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Elder Garth Gabriel

May 20, 2018 is a very special date and an easy date to remember for Elder Garth Gabriel.  On this date, the constituents’ of Lake Region Conference in conference session, voted to ask Elder Gabriel to serve as the Executive Secretary, but also, 39 years ago on May 20th, was the day Elder Garth Gabriel...

August 28, 2018September 18, 2018by
Shayla-René Little
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Shayla-René Little

Diverse, detailed and driven are a few words that come to mind if asked to summarize the conversation for the interview describing the incoming Administrative Assistant for the Office for Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP). Shayla-René Little hails from Washington, D.C. where she was educated in the Prince George...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
Tim Harris
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Tim Harris

Tim Harris was one of the first two ORCM Summer Internship recipients.  He received the Ministerial Internship and worked in the Allegheny East Conference of SDA’s as a Bible Worker with Evangelist Conklin Gentry. Born in Hyattsville, MD, Mr. Harris’ parents are from Jamaica. It was after coming to the USA that his mother was...

August 28, 2018August 28, 2018by
On The Move
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On The Move

Central States Conference: Pastor Leakey Nyaberi, from Kenya by way of Syracuse, New York was installed on May 26, 2018 at the United Central and Kushite SDA Churches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pastor Philip Baptiste was installed in May at the Allen Chapel SDA Church in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 12, 2018, after spending approximately 4...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
Returning to the Old Paths
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Returning to the Old Paths

Southwest Region Conference Camp Meeting 2018 In spite of abbreviated days, our 2018 “Returning to the Old Paths” Camp Meeting held something for everyone. The theme selected from Jeremiah 6:16 provided the backdrop. In his welcome found in the introduction of the printed program, President Calvin L. Watkins qualifies the old paths as “the standard...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
Three Cheers for the Church
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Three Cheers for the Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has no shortage of critics-including, critics who are Seventh-day Adventists. It seems as though hardly a day goes by without a sermon, a social media post, an article-something, that says how bad off our church is, how it is losing members-particularly, young adult members-in droves. Baptisms and tithe have fallen (at...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by
IN TRANSITION:  Getting to Know Mrs. Jo Ann Bushner
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IN TRANSITION: Getting to Know Mrs. Jo Ann Bushner

A very popular quote states, “Good things come in small packages”.  Such is the case for Mrs. Jo Ann Bushner.  Though small in stature, she is large in character and gifts.  Mrs. Bushner moved to Huntsville, AL in 2006 were she served as the Executive Assistant for the Bradford, Cleveland, Brooks Leadership Center under the...

July 23, 2018July 23, 2018by