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Executive Committee Elects New Vice President

By LaVerne Henderson

The Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee has elected Frank Bondurant to serve as vice president for Ministry Development. In this role, recently vacated by Monte Sahlin, he will continue the work of metro ministries, assist conferences with church planting, lay training, evangelism, and young adult ministries initiatives, etc.

Pastor Bondurant has been a Columbia Union member nearly all of his life. Born at the old Washington Sanitarium (now Washington Adventist Hospital) in Takoma Park, Md., he attended John Nevins Andrews Elementary School, Takoma Academy, Shenandoah Valley Academy (New Market, Va.), and Columbia Union College. While securing his B.A. in Theology, Bondurant worked as a student chaplain at Washington Adventist Hospital. From there he earned a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Mich.).

He pastored for 11 years in the Chesapeake Conference’s Baltimore First, Towson, Brooklyn, Linthicum, and Berkeley Springs churches. In 1996 Bondurant began his Conference tenure as communication, Adult Ministries, Adventist Community Services, and evangelism director. Assistant to the president was his most recent role.

Bondurant has been married to his wife, Stacy, for 23 years; they have two children.

Read more about him in your June Visitor