The Greater New York Conference held its second regular quadrennial and 55th regular constituency session on Sunday, June 1, at Camp Berkshire in Wingdale, New York. Alvin Kibble, vice president for the North American Division presented the devotion. The quorum to open the session was declared with 569 delegates.
Eight new churches were voted into the conference's sisterhood of churches and six churches were disbanded.
As a result of the session, the following officers, departmental directors, and ethnic ministries coordinators were voted to serve the Greater New York Conference for the next quadrennial:
President: G. Earl Knight
Executive Secretary: Henry Beras
Interim Treasurer: Carlos Gonzalez
Carlos Gonzalez was voted interim treasurer to serve no more than six months to allow the executive committee to complete a search for a new treasurer.
Gerson Santos was acknowledged by the Greater New York Conference administrators for his service to the conference as executive secretary. He moves on to serve full-time in his duties as director of the Adventist Church's Urban Ministry Study Center, a position he has been serving in for the past year in conjunction with completing his duties in the conference office.
Adventist Community Services/Health Ministries: Luis Biazotto
Adventist Youth Ministries: Andres Peralta
Communication: Rohann Wellington
Ministerial Secretary/Family Ministries: Alanzo H. Smith
Publishing: Bianel Lara
Religious Liberty: Claude Morgan
Sabbath School/Personal Ministries: Manuel Rosario
Stewardship: Reginald Barthelemy
Superintendent of Schools: Marlene Romeo
Women's Ministries: Angelia Francis-Brown
ETHNIC MINISTRIES COORDINATORS
English Ministries: Steve Cassimy
Franco-Haitian Ministries: Yves Carlo-Phaeton
Hispanic Ministries: Michael Guerrero
Korean Ministries: Jin Taek Kim
Multi-Ethnic Ministries: Bledi Leno
Representatives from the Atlantic Union Conference were present and participated in various aspects of the meeting. Donald King, Atlantic Union Conference president, served as the chair of the organizing and nominating committees as required by the constitution and bylaws; Carlyle Simmons, Atlantic Union Conference executive secretary, was invited to assist as chair of the meeting; Leon Thomassian, Atlantic Union Conference treasurer, and the Atlantic Union staff, assisted with the ballot counting; vice presidents Dionisio Olivo and Pierre Omeler assisted with the caucus to select the Hispanic and Haitian ethnic ministries coordinators, respectively. In addition, North American Division representatives Alvin Kibble, vice president, and Tom Evans, treasurer, participated in various aspects of the meeting.
Photos of the constituency session and information on the results of ballot voting for the administrators, are posted on the Greater New York Conference (www.facebook.com/greaternyconference) and the Atlantic Union Conference Facebook (www.facebook.com/atlanticunionconference) pages.
The Atlantic Union Conference administrators and staff pray for God's guidance for the Greater New York Conference administrators, departmental directors, ethnic ministries coordinators, and the various committees as they begin their work for the new quadrennial, serving the more than 27,507 members who worship in 149 churches and 20 companies, eight schools and one academy, and the various community services and other ministries in conference's territory.
A full report of the session will be included in the July issue of the Atlantic Union Gleaner.
Ednor A. P. Davison
Assistant to the President for Communication
Atlantic Union Conference