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After a lengthy search for a new assistant treasurer, the Ohio Conference hired Roy Simpson. Simpson, son of a pastor, lived in five different countries while growing up in Central America.
Story by Heidi Shoemaker
I am humbled to be asked to lead our education family here in Ohio,” says Ken Knudsen, newly appointed superintendent of education.
Pedro Simpson, director de ministerios hispanos de Ohio Conference y cuatro Iglesias hispanas en el área de Cleveland, propuso a sus líderes y miembros llevar a cabo campañas evangelísticas simultáneamente. Aunque al principio las congregaciones dudaron, al final la fe prevaleció.
Nearly one year since Ohio Conference leaders learned of the dire financial situation facing their beloved Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio Conference constituents voted to ratify the recommendations put forth by the Mount Vernon Academy Board of Trustees and Ohio Conference Executive Committee to authorize the sale of assets of the Mount Vernon Academy Corporation.
Over the past few years, I’ve had a few opportunities to participate in committees tasked with hatching ideas that breathe new life into our education system in North America. Invariably the conversation turns to the pastor/school relationship.
Editorial by Darren Wilkins, principal of Spring Valley Academy
This summer Kettering College (KC) in Kettering, Ohio, launched the International Medical Missionary program, making it possible for students to spend a summer or full year as a medical missionary to remote medical clinics in places like Thailand, Africa or South America.
Story by Kettering College Staff
“Who thought this up?” asked one member. “It’s never been done before,” said another. “This is a bad idea,” expressed a third. What was Pedro Simpson, Hispanic Ministries director for the Ohio Conference and pastor of several Cleveland area Hispanic churches and, proposing to cause members such concern?
Kettering College in Dayton, Ohio, recently donated $10,340 to the Good Neighbor House, a nonprofit organization that provides food pantry services, clothing, and household items to under-served individuals and families in the Greater Dayton Region. The money was raised during the seventh annual Spring into Health 5K, which had over 600 participants this year.
As one of the church’s oldest academies shuts its doors, a longtime staff member shares an emotional farewell
Story by Shari Bellchambers
In September 2012, Mission Ohio featured an article about a mysterious benefactor who gifted the Bowling Green church with a check for $3,020. The church and their pastor, Patrick Mazani, were puzzled. “Who was this man?” many asked.
Story by Heidi Shoemaker, Ohio Conference