The Office for Regional Conference Ministries/Regional Conference Retirement Plan Office family has grown by 2 members with the addition of Albert and Nancy Dudley. They are serving as Building Facilities Manager and Assistant to the Human Resource Director/Events Coordinator, respectively.
Albert Dudley, Sr., is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Oakwood (then) College and Ohio State University, where he received a Masters in Business Administration, with a speciality in Hospital Administration.
He became an administrator in three hospitals, Kettering, in Dayton, Ohio; Hadley, in Washington D.C–where at a young age, he became the Chief Executive Officer; and Shawnee Mission, in Kansas City. In each location, he oversaw major building projects.
It was that experience and expertise that commended him to the Regional Conference Presidents Council, who hired him to serve as the Project Manager for the construction of the Regional Conference Headquarters Office Building.
When Brother Dudley accepted the position, he had no idea that he was leading the project that would build the ministry building that would later be named after his father–the late Elder Charles E. Dudley, the long-time President of the South Central Conference.
His wife, Nancy, is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She is also a graduate of Oakwood, with a major in Elementary Education. She taught church school in Memphis, Tennessee, for 2 years prior to her marriage to Brother Dudley.
She later worked briefly as an office secretary, but spent much of her time, post-church school teaching days, homeschooling their son, Albert “Albie” Dudley, Jr., and giving piano lessons.
Mrs. Dudley is a gifted musician, whose 1992 CD, “Great Things He Hath Done” was quite well-known and used often by denominational entities in that time.
A few months ago, a temporary position in the ORCM became open. Though the position was only supposed to be for 3 months, Mrs. Dudley did such an outstanding job in that temporary position that-in the words of Scripture, her “gifts made room for her”. The growth of the ORCM/RCRP staff made necessary the hiring of a part-time person to do the HR paperwork (service records, credentials, etc.). In addition, the growing requests to rent space for events in the Dudley Center required a person to handle that as well. So, Mrs. Dudley joins our staff as a permanent part-time staff member.
Married for 47 years, the Dudley’s have one son, a daughter-in-law and 3 musically inclined grandchildren, known as “The Dudbots”.