North American Division Regional Conference Presidents Council
Statement on the Death of Dr. Daniel Honore
The North American Division Regional Presidents Council, along with the Office for Regional Conference Ministries and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan, join the entire world church in expressing its deep sadness on the loss of our former colleague and our brother, Dr. Daniel Honore, President, Minnesota Conference.
For nearly ten years, as the President of the Northeastern Conference, Dr. Honore served as a member of this body. His sharp mind and his background as a practicing attorney made him a valued contributor to our meetings. His two terms as President of Northeastern saw major growth in terms of membership and tithe and a stabilization of Northeastern’s finances. He was constitutionally limited to serving two terms in Northeastern, but shortly after leaving office, he was elected as President of the Minnesota Conference. He is the only person in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to be elected as the President of a Regional Conference and a State Conference.
Even after departing the employ of a Regional Conference, Dr. Honore maintained a connection with what he called “his roots” by visiting our Regional Black Caucus Meeting and by maintaining a connection with the Office for Regional Conference Ministries.
Dr. Honore will be greatly missed, but we expect to see him soon in the earth made new. In the interim, our hearts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to his wife, Mrs. Fritze Honore and his four children, Gamaliel, Nathaniel, Gabriel and Danielle.
“Even so, come Lord Jesus.”
Elder Roger Bernard, President, Central States Conference/President, Regional Presidents Council
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd, President, Southwest Region/Vice President, Regional Presidents Council
Dr. Marcellas Robinson, President, Allegheny East Conference
Elder Marvin C. Brown, President, Allegheny West Conference
Elder Garth Gabriel, President, Lake Region Conference
Dr. Abraham Jules, President, Northeastern Conference
Elder Calvin B. Preston, President, South Atlantic Conference
Elder Benjamin Jones, President, South Central Conference
Dr. Michael Owusu, President, Southeastern Conference
Elder Virgil Childs, Vice President, Pacific Union Conference
Elder Byron Dulan, Vice President, North Pacific Union
Elder Kenneth Manders, President, Bermuda Conference
Dr. Leslie Pollard, President, Oakwood University
Dr. William T. Cox, Executive Director, Regional Conference Retirement Plan
Elder Dana C. Edmond, Executive Director, Office for Regional Conference Ministries