Story by V. Michelle Bernard
After serving 10 years as associate director for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Columbia Union Conference’s Office of Education, and seven years as associate Superintendent of Schools for the Potomac Conference, Evelyn Sullivan will soon leave her position at the union. She starts her new role March 1 as the Early Childhood Education director at the North American Division.
Washington Adventist University recently hosted students from across the Columbia Union Conference for their choir festival. See who received scholarships at the event here.
Esteban Grajales, Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), Tenor
Jiamya Morris, Highland View Academy (HVA), Soprano
Kayla Cortiguerra, Richmond Academy (RA), Soprano
Naava Shepard, HVA, Soprano
Filipe Cioni, BMA, Tenor
Esteban Gonzalez, BMA, Tenor
Zoe Bronson, HVA, Alto
Story by Potomac Conference Communication Staff
Jorge Ramirez, Potomac Conference's vice president for Administration has announced he will be moving to a different position. He has accepted a call to the Arizona Conference as executive secretary.
"For almost 12 years, Jorge and I have worked closely together on some very difficult issues," says President Bill Miller. "In every instance, he has demonstrated the highest level of personal integrity and unwavering commitment and loyalty to Potomac Conference."
Story by Jerry Woods
WGTS 91.9 hosted more than 2,200 women at the recent “Dare to Be” women’s event with Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill at the Hylton Christian Event Center (Va.). The station has hosted this event for the past six years. This year’s theme of “Speak to the Storm” addressed the lives of women in this area, many of which faced two lost paychecks through the government shutdown. Organizers offered free tickets to any woman who wished to attend with a federal government employee badge. Through music, prayer and the inspirational messages Natalie and Charlotte encouraged women to live their roles as wives, moms, employees, daughters and friends to the fullest.
With thousands of families in need during the government shut-down, Mytonia Newman, Restoration Praise Center member and owner of My New Cuisine catering business, decided to do what she could to help those in a practical way and committed to feeding families for one week.
Story by V. Michelle Bernard / Photos by Dan Weber/NAD Communication
During the Adventist Ministries Convention in Albuquerque, N.M., North American Division (NAD) leaders recognized several longtime Columbia Union Conference leaders with Lifetime Achievement awards.
“Our hope is that when we recognize and show gratitude to individuals who are [providing] exemplary contributions, other leaders are inspired to value excellence in their pursuits for God and His Church,” says Debra Brill, NAD’s vice president for Ministries and event organizer.