Story by V. Michelle Bernard
Starting July 1, Alison Jobson will start her new role as associate director for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Pre-K at the Columbia Union Conference in Columbia, Md. Since July 2016, Jobson has served as the elementary vice principal at Ohio Conference’s Spring Valley Academy (SVA) in Centerville.
Story by Valerie Morikone
After Mountain View Conference’s (MVC) mission statement was created in 2018, a survey was sent to MVC committee members, pastors, teachers and leaders. After the data was compiled, the results were presented to the MVC Executive Committee in December for further clarity. The conference administration team then took the information and created a single document reflecting the prayerful thoughts and ideas of those surveyed. In January 2019, the Executive Committee unanimously approved the document shown below.
Story by Andre Hastick
Earlier this year, more than 260 lay-leaders and pastors from 25 churches in the Chesapeake Conference attended the MissionWorks workshop, led by the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI) and the Chesapeake Evangelism Department. The keynote speaker for the weekend, Russell Burrill, former director of NADEI, shared inspiring messages that reminded members and pastors of the essentiality of following a biblical model for church and outreach.
Story by Tina Sheesley
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in Maryland to perform spine surgery using the Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform. The tool brings surgeons new capabilities when treating patients with debilitating spine conditions.
The platform gives surgeons planning tools, analytics and guidance during surgery, allowing greater precision when treating scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, hunchback and many other spine conditions. Neurosurgeon Dr. Amin Amini performed Shady Grove’s first operation using the platform in February. Shady Grove is one of the only hospitals in the Washington, D.C., region with the system.
Editorial by Carl Rodriguez
For more than 25 years, I have personally recruited about 1,000 volunteers. In the process, I have observed five recurring things volunteers are looking for when accepting the call.
First of all, volunteers want to get a sense that the leader of the team comprehends the ministry mission and vision. Though volunteers may not grasp the finite details of all of the team goals, they want to feel that their leader has a strong grasp on the direction and purpose of the team.