The Southern New England Conference held its 37th Constituency Session on May 21 in the pavilion on the campground in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The delegates reelected David Dennis, president; and José Alarcón, executive secretary to serve for the next quadrennial. The position of treasurer was referred to the newly-voted executive committee. The former treasurer, Joel Tompkins, has accepted a call to serve as the treasurer of the New Jersey Conference.
The delegates also voted to reelect the following departmental directors: Thomas Murray, association board secretary and planned giving/stewardship director; Sean Bellman, Adventist Book Center Manager, and John K. Amoah, ministerial/evangelism director. Newly-elected departmental directors are Beverley Bucknor, superintendent of schools; and Milton Marquez, youth ministries/family ministries/NSO director.
Two churches were voted into the sisterhood of churches: Cranston Jerusalem Haitian church in Cranston, Rhode Island; and Brockton Sinai Haitian church in Brockton, Massachusetts. This brings the number of churches in the conference to 124.
Nine congregations were recognized as companies: Lawrence Beth Union, Framingham Temple Haitian, Leominster Gethsemane Haitian, Revere Spanish, Greater Boston Ghanaian, Brockton Sinai Haitian, Wethersfield Salem, and Springfield Nouvelle Jerusalem Haitian all in Massachusetts; and Waterbury Lion of Judah Spanish in Connecticut.
The conference’s executive committee, association board, and constitution and bylaws committee were also voted. The delegates received reports and other items as outlined by the voted agenda for the session.
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