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Former Potomac Conference President Passes Away

Story by Potomac Conference Staff
Published 1/5/12

Herb Broeckel, who retired as president of the Potomac Conference in 2002, passed away this morning. He made his home near Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. He and his wife, Jeannie, served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 52 years. Thirty-five of those years were spent in the Potomac Conference.

“Herb served Potomac Conference in many different capacities, from pastor to president, and in each one made a significant contribution to God’s kingdom,” Bill Miller, current Potomac president, said. “What a blessing and inspiration he was to me! He will be missed.”

Before coming to the Columbia Union as president, Dave Weigley followed in Broeckel’s footstep as Potomac president.  “He was a wonderful Christian leader, and was much loved for his caring approach to leading the Potomac Conference,” Weigley recalled.

Over the years, Broeckel also served the conference as a pastor and as director of the Youth, Religious Liberty and Communication departments. He later became the conference’s executive secretary. Broeckel was also president of the Mountain View and the Central California conferences. For the last several years, he pastored the Farmville (Va.) district.

Please keep his family in your prayers. Funeral service information will be posted at