Story by Andre Hastick
Over the last year, Chesapeake Conference administrators have been on a journey, paved with an abundance of prayer and discussion. Members, pastors, educators, executive committee members, department directors and others engaged in a conversation about the mission of the conference. This prayerful dialogue refreshed the strategic ministry plan, officially voted in May 2018 by the conference executive committee.
“We are thankful for the input from throughout the conference and the careful consideration by the executive committee in developing the strategic plan. It will help to provide priority and guidance of the ministries during this quinquennium,” says Rick Remmers, president.
Story by Heidi Wetmore
The Chesapeke Conference Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) family is excited to introduce new staff members for the 2018–19 school year.
With more than 40 years of experience in teaching, staff development and training and education administration, Jim Martz is interim principal this academic year. Martz is a graduate of Andrews University (Mich.), and holds dual bachelor’s in Behavioral Science and secondary education. He received a master’s in reading instruction from Michigan State University. He is qualified to lead SAA during the upcoming year of transition while SAA searches for a permanent replacement.
Story by Lori Zerne
As the 2018-19 school year opens, Chesapeake Conference's Highland View Academy (HVA) welcomes new faculty members and a few changes in responsibilities for returning staff.
The administration has hired David Nino to teach music, and his wife, Anaynsi, as school secretary. Andrew Lay, HVA’s previous music teacher, is now focusing his roles as the academy’s advancement director and alumni coordinator.
Editorial by Rick Remmers
During the past few months, the Chesapeake Conference has pursued a process of dialogue with members, pastors and educators resulting in the executive committee approving an updated strategic plan: Our Vision—Fulfilling the Great Commission through vibrant, healthy churches and schools.
So, what does a healthy church look like? Well, when it comes to our physical health, most of us are familiar with the eight natural remedies: nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, fresh air, rest and trust in God. What if we were to adapt these principles to the church?