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Dave and Becky Weigley have spent 40 years in marriage and ministry. What do they enjoy doing together? What’s on their bucket lists? What lessons have they learned in life and leadership? Get to know them here. Interviews by Celeste Ryan Blyden
Last year Dave Weigley was reelected for an unprecedented third term. Now in his 40th year in ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and 11th year as president of the Columbia Union Conference, we asked him to reflect on accomplishments, challenges, priorities and mission.
Columbia Union Conference officers and departmental directors provide guidance, support and a sense of unity among members and ministries. What’s their role, and what challenges and opportunities do they see ahead?
Eight teams from the Columbia Union Conference placed first at the recent North American Division Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE) in Chicago. Six teams placed second.
Kristiana Hoffman, a 12-year-old from Charleston, W.Va., wants to be a missionary when she grows up. In January she started practicing.
The Columbia Union Conference’s Adventist-Laymen’s Services & Industries (CUASI) recently held their annual Missional Business Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbia, Md.
August 1–5, the Chesapeake Conference is hosting “Courageous,” an invitational camporee, at the Highland View Campgrounds in Hagerstown, Md.
Why do we go to church on Saturday, and why is the Sabbath important?” These were the kinds of questions Joksan Cedillo-Gomez wondered about and asked. However, he never got a satisfying answer. “Because it’s in the Bible. Twice!” he was told. After a year at the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, he learned.
Last weekend the Columbia Union Conference hosted the Rise Up Young Adult Summit where leaders encouraged young adults to be leaders in the church today and now.
At its March meeting, the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee voted to move the REACH Columbia Union Evangelism School—currently based in Philadelphia—to Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md.