Historia de Sadrail Saint-Ulysse
Siempre es un privilegio asistir a los ejercicios de graduación de nuestras cinco escuelas en la Asociación de Nueva Jersey. Después de un año lleno de desafíos y oportunidades, tengo la bendición de presenciar a estudiantes, padres y educadores que comparten sus experiencias positivas. Es a la vez conmovedor e inspirador.
Siempre espero escuchar el discurso de graduación. Jean-Michel Etienne, un pastor que voluntariamente enseña Biblia a estudiantes de noveno y décimo grado en Meadow View Junior Academy en Chesterfield, com-
Editorial by Sadrail Saint-Ulysee
It is always a privilege to attend the graduation exercises of all of our five schools in the New Jersey Conference. After a year filled with challenges and opportunities, I have the blessing of witnessing students, parents and educators share their positive experiences. It is both heartwarming and inspiring.
During the September Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting, Dave Weigley, Columbia Union Conference president, announced the details for the 2019–2021, “Share the Light—Share the Hope” evangelism initiative.
“We had a tremendous spike in our baptisms because our conferences made evangelism a priority [at the beginning of the quinquennium],” said Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development. “We’ll end it with a strong emphasis on evangelism.”
Story by Elizabeth Long
Rick Thie has been named president of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation.
He comes to Kettering Adventist Health Network from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he served as assistant director of and senior gift officer for Planned Giving since 2016. Prior to that he was a managing principal with Lifetime Investment Management, LLC, in Sarasota, Fla.
Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Dayton, and is pursuing his master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Story by Christina Keresoma
Kettering Adventist HealthCare has opened a new hospital in Troy, Ohio, just north of Dayton. A record number of network employees and local community members attended the ribbon cutting, and you could feel the electricity of excitement in the air. The new hospital features 29 medical-surgical beds, cardiac testing, and surgical services in addition to a full-service, 24/7 Emergency Department with 12 beds. The hospital also includes office spaces for primary care visits and other specialized health services.
Story by Heidi Wetmore
Spencerville Adventist Academy is excited to introduce eight new staff members (pictured in order mentioned). Tissiana Bowerman joins the administrative team as head principal. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Andrews University (Mich.), she earned a Master of Education, with an emphasis in Educational Administration and Supervision from Southern Adventist University (Tenn.). Having 20-plus years of experience, covering a broad spectrum of administration, she is uniquely qualified to lead SAA. “I look forward to what we will accomplish as God leads our school to grow and witness for Him,” she says.
Story by Adventist HealthCare Staff
Adventist HealthCare (AHC) has announced several leadership transitions: John Sackett, president of the AHC Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Md., for the past six years and the system’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for the past five years, has transitioned out of his role as president to focus on his role at AHC headquarters.
Story by Benia Jennings
Allegheny West Conference (AWC) family have quickly embraced Kyle John-Baptiste and Max Gomez, both recent Class of 2019 graduates from Oakwood University (Ala.) and the newest AWC staff members.
A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, John-Baptiste says he is looking forward to his time in Columbus. He comes onboard as an auditor within the Treasury Department and an information technician for the conference office.