Potomac Names New Vice President for Finance
"When I heard Dave was interested in returning to the treasury role, I told Bill Miller that his search was over. In my opinion, he was the man Potomac needed,” says Tom Evans, North American Division treasurer, of David VandeVere, Potomac's new vice president of finance.
Story by Tiffany Doss
The Potomac Conference administration and executive committee recently selected David VandeVere, former treasurer of the Minnesota Conference and pastor of the Damascus Grace Fellowship church in Damascus, Md., as the conference’s vice president for finance.
Having served as senior pastor at Damascus Grace since 2004, VandeVere has an extensive background in pastoral administration and a heart for ministry. Prior to joining the Potomac Conference, he held the positions of assistant treasurer (1992 – 1996) and treasurer (1996 – 2004) for the Minnesota Conference.
“I am excited to once again serve as a conference treasurer with President Bill Miller,” said VandeVere. “Under God's blessing, he has assembled a team of administrators, pastors and teachers [who] are completely committed to growing and leading the mission of God's kingdom in the Potomac Conference. I consider it a privilege to work with this group.”
VandeVere graduated from what is now called Southern Adventist University (Tenn.), in 1987, with his bachelor’s in accounting and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1989. He started his career at a major accounting firm in the Carolinas and served as a public accountant from 1987–1992.
“While at the Mid-America Union, Dave always kept me on my toes with his questions and ideas,” said Tom Evans, treasurer for the North American Division. “I’ve known him for quite some time and was there when he moved from assistant treasurer to treasurer. Dave is well qualified as an auditor, CPA, accountant and manager. When I heard Dave was interested in returning to the treasury role, I told Bill Miller that his search was over. In my opinion, he was the man Potomac needed.”
Miller agreed, “Dave’s commitment to Jesus, understanding of mission, financial background and understanding of conference functions are great assets to the Potomac Conference Team.”
Joining VandeVere will be his wife, Cindy, and two sons, Steven and Ryan. Steven is a freshman at Southern Adventist University and Ryan is completing his junior year at Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, Va.