Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- This Month's Issue
After 53 years practicing law, including 44 years representing the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Walter Carson, Columbia Union Conference vice president and General Counsel, plans to retire May 31
Lisa Saveikis Burrow, who most recently served as the assistant to the general counsel at the Columbia Union, will replace Walter Carson, who is retiring at the end of May.
On May 22, delegates to the Columbia Union Conference 28th Quinquennial Constituency Meeting re-elected President Dave Weigley, Executive Secretary Rick Remmers and Treasurer Emmanuel Asiedu for the 2021–2026 term.
Soon after celebrating 60 years of ministry, WGTS 91.9, led by Kevin Krueger, president and general manager, purchased its license from WAU and moved into new office space, outfitted to support the needs of this growing media ministry that reaches half a million listeners each week.
The Gathering 2021 Chesapeake Conference Camp Meeting experience will be held virtually, June 15-19, featuring on-location broadcasts throughout the conference.
The Columbia Union Conference team focused on fulfilling the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church by addressing six priorities voted by the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee.
Seeking to inspire member participation in ministry through church planting, small groups and witnessing, Rubén Ramos, vice president for Multilingual Ministries, partnered with conference leaders to spearhead several initiatives.
In addition to his work supporting our evangelism and church planting initiatives, Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development, coordinated the 2019 Transformational Evangelism Conference.
In addition to creating our Year of the Bible devotional book, calendar and video devotional series, Celeste Ryan Blyden, vice president for Strategic Communication and Public Relations, and her team published the 116-page Communication Handbook.
During the past five years, Walter Carson’s team sought to educate and inspire church leaders and members on the importance of advocating for religious liberty, among other duties.