Diverse, detailed and driven, Ms. Shayla-René Little hails from Washington, D.C., where she was educated in the Prince George’s County Public School system. She later graduated from Towson University with
a degree in Family and Human Services. She is the incoming Administrative Assistant for the Office for Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) and the Regional Conference Retirement Plan (RCRP).

Ms. Little’s diversity is exemplified by her varied experiences in teaching, as an administrative assistant, and as an entrepreneur. She started her career as an Early Childhood Educator for Pre-K 3 and 4. It was then that her entrepreneurial spirit awakened and she discovered the many other talents lodged within. Recognizing her keen sense to detail, she combined it with her teaching background and opened a dance studio. There she taught and molded little minds for five years and later launched her own wedding and event planning business, Sonju Weddings + Events. The Office of Education in the Allegheny East Conference also be-
came the beneficiary of Ms. Little’s skills as its administrative assistant, meetings and events coordinator. Though Ms. Little is an entrepreneur at heart; always growing, expanding, and learning, she wants to learn “more about Jesus,” and to learn more about linking her character with His. Her desire is to have her character reflect the character of Christ.

Recently baptized in 2011, Ms. Little believes she brings a perspective along with her experience and skills that will enhance the Adventist Regional Movement. She has a great appreciation for the Lord’s work in the Regional Conferences.