Ryan Comeau, associate pastor at Hagerstown, accepts an award for the Christ Con project. Photo by Brian Tagalog

Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Brian Tagalog

One of the highlights of Transformation Evangelism, Columbia Union Conference’s recent event for pastors in Columbia, Md., included the awarding of $20,500 to young adult evangelism projects planned and run by local young adults.

A committee comprised of young adults chose the three finalists prior to the event. Conference attendees voted on Monday evening, determing the prize amounts for each project.

By Christina Keresoma

Kettering Adventist HealthCare, based in Dayton, Ohio, recently celebrated the opening of its new operations command center, powered by TeleTracking software, which helps coordinate patient flow throughout the system.

“The network operations command center’s mission is to care for the over 20,000 patient admissions and transfers every month by maximizing the efficiency of patient movement to get them quick access to the care that they need,” explains Nancy Pook, M.D., medical director of the command center. “This will allow our physicians, nurses and care teams to focus on patients while the center works to facilitate the movement of patients to the right place, the right bed, the right time—the first time.”

APPLE/IPHONE photo taken by James Mitchell found on Flickr

Editorial by Gary Gibbs

With the invention of the iPhone, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, revolutionized the way the world communicates. Yet, days before he died, Jobs wept as he confessed to his adult daughter, Lisa, “I didn’t spend enough time with you when you were little.”

This weekend several hundred pastors are gathering at the Columbia Union "Transformational Evangelism" Conference in Columbia, Md. In addition to listening to inspiring speakers and innovative ways pastors are ministering, they will vote on which innovative young adult projects they will help fund.

Weigh in on the project you think will best help evangelize the community. (And that other churches could use too!) Vote by “liking” or “loving” your favorite video on

Story by Washington Adventist University Staff / Image by feirern1

Washington Adventist University (WAU) congratulates Olivier Nsengiyumva, Ph.D., on the recent co-publication of his research on environmentally friendly plastic. This publication was part of the work conducted through his doctoral studies with his advisor Stephen A. Miller.

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.

Senior and volunteer Maddie Wymer from the Highland Adventist School grooms a dog at Fancy Paws.

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.

Junior Sh’Dai Forrester and freshman Miya Fields serve food in the cafeteria.

Story by Tracey Jackson

The school day is over, but not for students who attend Allegheny East Conference's Pine Forge Academy (PFA). Junior Joseph Cheatham, a student supervisor for the gym custodians, has “learned to work hard and how to get a job done,” in the PFA Career Readiness Program.