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CENTRAL STATES

Regular Quadrennial Session of the Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Session of the Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is called to convene at the Central States Conference G. Alexander Bryant Youth Center, May 31, 2020 at 9 am. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the Executive Committee members, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, officers, departmental directors, review recommended constitutional changes and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the session. Delegates for this session will be appointed one for each church and one additional delegate for each twenty-five (25) members or major fraction thereof.

—Roger A. Bernard, Jr., President —Cryston E. Josiah, Vice President for Administration

Regular Meeting of the Members of the Central States Conference Association of Seventh-day Adventists

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Membership Meeting of the Central States Conference Association of the Seventh-day Adventists, a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Kansas, will meet in connection with the Regular Quadrennial Session of the Central States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at the G. Alexander Bryant Youth Center, May 31, 2020 at 9 am. The purpose of the call is to elect a Board of Trustees and to transact such other business as may properly come before the delegates. All delegates to the Conference Session are delegates of the Association.

—Roger A. Bernard Jr., President —Cryston E. Josiah, Vice President for Administration

Conference’s Senior

Following a groundbreaking ceremony last June, the construction of 12 senior buildings (24 apartments) at 34th and Garfield Streets in Kansas City, Kansas, is moving forward under the direction of The Osborne Company. 

Elder Cryston Josiah, CSC vice president of administration, reported that because of the way tax credit projects work, this development was at no cost to the Central States Conference. “We actually were paid for the land that is being used,” said Josiah. 

The contract includes a 15-year compliance period. Then the conference will have the opportunity to own the units outright at that time, or may decide to sell them. They are estimated to be worth over $5 million.  

“Whatever we decide in 15 years will be a win-win for the conference. God is good and has tasked us to be good stewards of the 39 acres He has blessed us to manage,” Josiah stated.

This architect’s rendering depicts a completed senior living duplex.

Housing Project Moves Forward

The apartments will all be accessible with wide halls and doorways and will not have any steps. Maintenance, lawn care and snow removal will be provided. Each unit features a one car garage, full kitchens, full size washer and dryer, and a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower. There will be 11 units renting for $650 per month, 10 units renting for $550 per month, and two units for $450 per month. As required by the state of Kansas, one unit is designated for use at no cost to help those going through financial crisis and needing a housing transition time.  Conference staff will share details about applying for occupancy as construction progresses. The projected completion date is October 2020.

Information compiled by Brittany Winkfield, communication director for Central States Conference.