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Potomac Vice President Accepts Call to Georgia Cumberland

By Don Wood

Kurt Allen, the 11-year vice president for finance at Potomac Conference, has accepted an official invitation to serve as treasurer of the Georgia Cumberland Conference headquartered in Calhoun, Ga. Allen has served Potomac for a total of 22 years.

Allen says he will be leaving his post at Potomac with “mixed emotions” and adds that he and his wife, Jeanie, believe God is calling them to their new assignment. In a letter Allen provided to the conference, he added the following memories: “We feel privileged to have had a front row seat to witness God’s blessings in Potomac. We have witnessed the doubling of the membership to over 31,000. We have been energized by the incredible growth of our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters. We have been amazed at God’s “parting of the waters” to build and purchase new churches, when man’s wisdom said it was impossible. We were there to witness God’s blessing of the Potomac Adventist Book Center as the premier provider of Christian literature in our territory. And we give God the glory for leading Potomac Conference to its strongest financial position ever.”

Jeanie also served as an assistant in Potomac’s communication department for a number of years. The Allen’s two teenage daughters, Amanda and Scooter, grew up and found Jesus by attending Columbia Union Conference schools. The family looks forward to the challenges and opportunities at Georgia-Cumberland.