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25 OUTLOOK (ISSN 0887-977X) November/ December 2023, Volume 44, Number 11/12. OUTLOOK is published monthly (10 months per year) by the Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 8307 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE 68516. Printed at Pacific Press Publishing Association, Periodical postage paid at Lincoln, NE and additional offices. USPS number 006-245. Postmaster: Send all UAA to CFS. Free for Mid-America church members and $12 per year for subscribers. ©2023 Mid-America Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Unless otherwise credited, all images are iStock. Adventist® and Seventh-day Adventist® are registered trademarks of the General Conference of Seventhday Adventists. CONTACT us by email: info@ maucsda.org or phone: 402.484.3000.






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UNION COLLEGE: THRIVING THROUGH RESILIENCY As we conclude our 2023 focus on Thriving Through Resiliency, we turn toward Union College for a look at how their students are flourishing through the experiences and skills they gain at Union. Whether it’s landing the perfect internship that leads to multiple job offers, learning how various students learn best in school, finding opportunities to pursue travel and a passion for helping displaced persons, or shifting focus to serve survivors of a natural disaster— Union College students are finding their purpose and unlocking their potential as they explore and practice the spiritual lessons they learn on a daily basis. Our OUTLOOK team is thankful for the opportunities this past year to share amazing stories of God’s power and grace as He works in the lives of MidAmerica Union members. Our prayer continues to be that all of us will be led into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. May your coming holiday season be filled with the spiritual wonder, beauty, joy and deep peace of God’s presence.



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Union College graduate Avery Tonniges learned hippotherapy during her internship in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. More on p. 4 Photo by Scott Cushman/ Union College

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While finishing her occupational therapy assistant degree at Union College, Avery Tonniges discovered an opportunity to combine her love for horses with her passion for helping people heal. Photo: Scott Cushman/Union College


The Perfect Internship

OTA discovers she can use horses to heal He’s dwarfed by the horse, this small boy, that we’ll call Sam.

Sam is six years old and his muscle control and cognitive function are impaired, and time at the stables is his therapy. Instead of a sterile hospital environment, Sam is outside, soaking in the sun, learning to ride a horse. Each session is packed with activities crafted not just to improve Sam’s muscle tone, fine motor skills and cognitive capacity, but also to be fun. “Hippotherapy is using the horse as a tool to aid in a therapy session,” explains Avery Tonniges, who graduated in May from Union’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. “You can do anything on a horse that you can do in a normal session on the ground in a clinic.” Now let’s imagine that on this day Sam is struggling and his mental space makes spending time on a horse unsafe. Thankfully, there’s a lot to learn about horses and their care; so, today Sam learns some basic horse husbandry. First he grooms the horse, the gentle strokes of the currycomb soothing both horse and boy, then he cleans and polishes the tack. Each activity builds his muscles, fine motor skills and his confidence. Tonniges helped a boy much like Sam in her fieldwork rotation at Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy last spring. “Spending time with him was the highlight of my time at HETRA,” Tonniges shared. “We made a connection. I was always excited for our sessions together—excited to help him progress on his therapy journey as he helped me on mine.” This was Tonniges’ second fieldwork rotation. Every student who enters the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Union College participates in two fieldwork rotations, and Fara

Adams, academic fieldwork coordinator for the OTA program, works to ensure those two assignments provide a wide range of experiences. “Fara has an individual meeting with each student when they enter the program,” explains Emily Rumery, program director for the OTA program. “That’s when she hears about their interests and starts working to find the fieldwork assignments that fit their needs. She spends a lot of time considering the best fit for each student.”

A Union of Passions

Fara Adams succeeded spectacularly with Tonniges’ fieldwork rotation at HETRA. “I grew up riding horses and showing them in 4-H,” explained Tonniges, “It’s my greatest passion. I didn’t realize it was possible to mix healthcare and my passion for horses.” This union of passions is what Adams strives for with each student who walks through her doors. The OTA degree provides a wide range of job paths. If a student begins in pediatrics and later decides to change direction, this degree qualifies her to pivot and work in other settings. Adams understands that to fully prepare for this array of possibilities, students like Tonniges also need experience at a more traditional workplace. “We try to give the student a well-rounded experience,” Rumery explained. “These two fieldwork rotations help prepare them for the variety of work they may encounter.” With this in mind, Tonniges’ other fieldwork rotation was on Bryan Health West hospital’s acute rehab floor, which provides therapy to patients who need a higher level of care, patients whose main focus is completing activities of daily living—dressing, bathing, grooming hygiene and toilet tasks. While at Bryan, Tonniges also spent time leading

their mental health group. Adams’ passion for finding the right experience in the right place for the right student is played out at the beginning of every school year. “Fara begins the search for a student’s perfect fieldwork experience the day they start the program,” stated Rumery. “She doesn’t just draw names from a hat, she pours over the list and prays over the list. She considers all the variables.” Adams and the faculty of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program understand that students are individuals with individual needs and desires. Their commitment to student success is another reason Tonniges thrived at Union. “I loved the small class size,” she shared. “I got to meet all my classmates and became close friends with them. We had the same goals in mind, the same pathways, so we were on the same page when it came to studying. Having the same mindset was helpful not just in studying, but also in building relationships.” The results are undeniable. Upon graduation, job offers rolled in. Not only did Tonniges’ supervisors at her two fieldwork sites speak with her about positions, but she was also offered three positions in the small Iowa town she moved to after graduation. Tonniges’ fieldwork experience may be unique, but each student accepted into the OTA program finds a group of passionate teachers and administrators dedicated to their learning journey and a cohort of students who become companions, cheerleaders and friends to walk with through the journey. “We’re really invested in our students,” Rumery shared, “and not just academically. We invest a lot of time and individual attention in each student who enters our program.” Trena Reed graduated from Union College in 1997 and is a freelance writer in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Flipping the Script on ADHD Union student’s research shows experiential learning improves academic performance

When you find out that Lauren Richert has ADHD, you might pity her. But that only lasts about five minutes before it turns into a kind of envy.

You quickly see that she enjoys an active, outdoorsy life and was an outstanding student, graduating last May with high honors in the International Rescue and Relief program. The reason she did well in college, in spite of ADHD, may be revealed in research that she completed as part of her honors thesis. While ADHD students generally show a drop in their grade point average compared to typical students, she found that in Union’s IRR program, they do not. Richert, who is from Olympia, Washington, was drawn to Union’s IRR program by the promise of hands-on learning. Even as a child she loved active learning. “My mom would always do science projects with us,” she remembered. “We would take baking soda and vinegar and watch an explosion happen in the sink. Or make rock candies with sugar water and a string.” She always did well in school and never suspected she had ADHD. “I just thought I had a ton of energy and I was super social,” recalled Richert. “I don’t know that everyone else perceived it in such a positive way, but that’s how I felt—which was great for my self-esteem.” During her freshman year in high school, a serious concussion sent her to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Doctors reviewing her tests told her, “By the way, you have ADHD.” That explains a lot, thought Richert. “I think the first time I ever tried medication for ADHD, I sat down and did my homework in a quarter of the time. I was like, ‘Is this how easy it is for everyone else?’” 6 OUTLOOKMAG.ORG NOV/DEC 2023

Her diagnosis prompted a years-long fascination with ADHD and last year it led to her honors project at Union. She wanted to explore the effect of experiential or hands-on learning on students with ADHD. Her IRR major included a great deal of experiential learning, including training exercises in the Colorado wilderness, and a semester of medical and public service in Malawi. Some classes, like the EMT course, included both lectures and hands-on learning. She decided to make IRR alumni the subjects of her study.

A Rich Community

With the help of Malcolm Russell, director of the honors program, she began an ambitious survey that involved every student who finished the IRR program since it began in 2006. She approached graduates and current seniors to ask them to take a test for ADHD, take an assessment of learning styles, answer questions about their educational experience and share their college grades. It was a big ask. But the IRR alumni came through. “I got a 51 percent response rate!” enthused Richert. “Which is crazy! Apparently, it is larger than any other honors research project at Union. I think that’s a testament to how strong our IRR family is.” As she processed the results, she found that the IRR program seemed to

attract ADHD people like herself. “In a normal college population, between two to eight percent of students have ADHD,” she observed. In Union’s IRR program, they make up 16 percent of a typical class. But the bombshell dropped when she analyzed the grades of the students. Multiple studies have shown that college students with ADHD fall below typical students by one-quarter to one-half of a letter grade. Richert found that in Union’s IRR program there was no difference in grades at all. Students with ADHD performed as well as their neurotypical peers. Richert suggests that the results show that “these experiential classes are somehow helping students do well in other classes. I think one of the reasons that they succeed is that, when we’re in the summer program or overseas, people are enmeshed in community. You have no choice but to feel the love and support of everyone around you. “The literature says that people with ADHD excel when they have a strong perception of external support. When students feel like their faculty members and family members and friends really support them and encourage them—that’s a huge indicator of success,” she stated. ADHD has “disorder” in its name, but Richert sees it differently. “It’s like having a superpower,” she said. “Everyone’s brain works differently. And it’s just about figuring out how your brain works and then leaning into that. I read somewhere that ADHD people are 300 percent more likely to start their own business.” When you’re pitying the poor person with ADHD, they may not be poor. They may be the richest person on the block. “I think that for ADHD people, it’s just trying to find the place that you thrive the best,” said Richert. For Richert and many others, the place they thrived the best was Union. Kim Peckham is the Communication Strategy director for Union College.

When Lauren Richert saw how much she benefited from the International Rescue and Relief Program’s experiential learning, she focused her honors program research on discovering how other students with ADHD experience the same thing. Part of that “real world” learning included a summer session in Colorado building skills in wilderness survival and rescue.

Photos Courtesy Lauren Richert


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When Aubrey Benton spent the summer learning Arabic in Jordan on the U.S. State Department's bill, she discovered a calling to serve refugees. Photo: Steve Nazario/Union College


Immersed in International Relations Union student studies Arabic in Jordan on her way to a law career The Jordan River. Ajloun Castle. Petra. The Dead Sea. Wadi Rum. Senior international relations and history major Aubrey Benton explored all these places last summer—on the U.S. Department of State’s bill.

Benton was one of 24 Arabic language students selected to study in Amman, Jordan, through the Critical Language Scholarship program. The CLS program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to rapidly improve the language skills of university students through cultural immersion in regions deemed crucial to national security and economic prosperity. All flights, room and board and tuition are paid for by the program for the eight weeks students spend overseas. For Benton, this opportunity came as a result of a conversation with her advisor three years ago. Benton chose Union College for its unique approach to international relations. As a freshman, her advisor encouraged her to choose a language and region to focus her studies on. Benton said, “International relations students have to take one year of a language, but we’re encouraged to continue our studies beyond that. Since Union is so close to the University of NebraskaLincoln, we can take classes there if Union doesn’t offer the language we want to learn. I saw UNL offered Arabic classes, and I thought, That sounds interesting. And so I enrolled in a class.” As she studied Arabic and the culture of North Africa and the Middle East, Benton fell in love with the language and region. She decided to add Arabic as a minor, transferring her credits from UNL to Union. When her advisor at Union told her about the CLS program, she jumped at the chance to experience the Middle East firsthand. “I knew it would be a good opportunity to actually get a chance to interact with Arabic speakers,” she said. “I put a lot of time

and effort into learning Arabic in classes, but without that step forward, it wouldn’t be a skill I could use in my career.” While in Jordan, Benton took five days of Arabic classes each week at the Jordan Language Academy, a school created to teach Arabic as a second language. Benton said, “Unlike most programs in the U.S., we learned both Modern Standard Arabic and the local dialect, which was a really exciting opportunity because it allowed us to actually understand and speak to individuals within the country.”

Confidence to Explore

In between studying and spending time with her host family, Benton had the opportunity to explore. She visited the Dead Sea and the churches of Madaba and Ajloun Castle, as well as many other places. “I visited where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River,” she said. “That was really fun.” But her favorite trip by far was the overnight journey to Petra and the desert of Wadi Rum. “It’s impossible to describe how beautiful it is there,” she said. “It’s just incredible. The other students and I spoke a lot of Arabic on that trip, which helped us improve. “I really appreciated getting to know the other students in the program,” added Benton. “They were from across the United States; there was a lot of ethnic and religious diversity in the group. Your religious identity is such an important thing in Jordanian culture that it sparked a lot of conversations about our own faith backgrounds. I got to have really interesting conversations with people who had some incredible insights into what their faith means to them. We were all supporting each other through this challenging program and trying to learn the most we could.” All Benton’s studying and exposure paid off: her Arabic skills improved greatly over the summer. “The last trip I took in Jordan was to Mukawir (also known as Machaerus), the fortress where John the Baptist was beheaded,”

she said. “I took a bus to Madaba with friends, and from there it’s an hour drive to Mukawir. By then I felt comfortable enough in Arabic to go to a taxi driver and ask him to take me. We were able to hold a conversation for the three-hour trip. He showed me around and shared insights he knew from living there. When I arrived in Jordan, I never imagined having the confidence or the language skills to connect with someone like that.” Benton’s experiences in Jordan changed her idea of her calling. “I thought I was just going to go to law school, but while talking with people on similar academic paths as me, I realized I am definitely interested in working in foreign aid and in serving refugees. I want to be able to have one-on-one conversations with Arabic speakers, especially now that I have the confidence in my language skills to pull that off. I really appreciate that I had the opportunity to learn that about myself.” Annika Cambigue is a senior English and communication major at Union College. Courtesy Aubrey Benton


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Out of the Fire and into the Aloha Spirit Theology student finds inspiration helping Maui fire survivors Alexander Rodriguez has always wanted to help people, he just wasn’t always sure of how he was going to do it.

Now, the senior theology major finds himself on the precipice of his future, serving in Hawaii as part of his theology internship. But instead of leading a traditional congregation on Oahu as planned, he has spent the last months helping a local church serve the needs of refugees from the Maui fires. Rodriguez is used to life not following a plan. After attending a leadership program at Yale for nursing students before starting his freshman year of college, he felt God leading him to help people heal spiritually, not just physically. And he felt led to an Adventist college. He researched his options with a medical route in mind, but when he visited Union, Rodriguez felt an instant sense of belonging and purpose. “That Friday night service solidified it for me,” he recalled. “I came from a public high school, and to see spirituality on a campus was new for me. I go to church and have Adventist friends, but seeing how the school and community has a focus on Jesus—I felt called to be here.” His focus changed to theology. “God


has led me to pastor a church, and I want to let people know that God is always faithful to us,” he said. “My goal is to share Jesus with everyone everywhere, and God has called me here to learn how to do that.” But college wasn’t an easy fit. As the first person in his family to go to college, he struggled with the weight of expectation and reality. “I loaded up on as many credits as I could take and three jobs that first year, and I burned out,” he said. “I felt the pressure to succeed and the privilege of setting an example. I needed to figure out how to manage my finances, my work, my social life and my class load, and do that while being an example to my family.”

Set up for Success

Recently, he also found himself being an example to residents of Lahaina, Hawaii, who had to flee from the devastating wildfire that leveled their town in early August. Rodriguez had traveled to Oahu six weeks earlier to help with summer camp before moving into his pastoral internship, a requirement for all senior theology students. The internship opportunity pairs each student with a mentor pastor for the first semester of their senior year. This gives them the chance to experience the large and small responsibilities of pastoring, from writing and delivering sermons to performing baby dedications and running board meetings. But the Maui fires changed everyone’s plans. Instead of learning how to minister in the traditional sense of the word, Rodriguez found himself at the Kahului Seventh-day Adventist Church, where 40 fire survivors had taken refuge. In response to the devastation, Rodriguez found church members living their faith. “They showed

up and they responded,” he said. “The response was so real and so tangible, and as a Christian and an Adventist, I was so proud to see the church open its doors and send out a message saying, ‘You can stay here’ to people who had just lost everything.” Along with providing shelter, food and support for survivors, the church and conference staff worked to help find them transitional housing and ongoing support once their immediate needs were met. “It was an example of living out the gospel of Jesus,” he said, “and it was an honor and privilege to be in that space and hear their stories.” Serving the Lahaina community made an impact on Rodriguez. “It really solidified that Jesus is the best way to reach people by providing for their immediate needs,” he explained. “This experience will always be in the back of my mind. I’ll make sure my church has a disaster response plan so that we can be prepared to respond to any disasters. Because, how many times does a church have 40 people from the community in their building that they can represent Jesus to by providing for their needs?” The transition into college took some adjusting for Rodriguez, but he found the transition from student to minister a rewarding fit. This, he says, is thanks to the education he’s received and is still receiving. “It’s why I love Union,” he said. “They see you as a human rather than a number. Everyone here really wants to connect with you. The teachers really see you for who you are. It’s a special place, and it’s a privilege for those who get to experience it. Here in Hawaii, the aloha spirit is how they describe how they love on each other. I recognize that spirit. I know it from Union and how everything is set up for our success.” Lauren Bongard is a Union College graduate and freelance writer in Bozeman, Montana.

Alexander Rodriguez expected to serve as an associate pastor at a church on Oahu for his pastoral internship, but his plans and perspective changed when he ended up serving victims of the Maui wildfires. Photos Courtesy Alex Rodriguez


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North American Division Educators’ Convention Inspires Something Better


pproximately 5,500 Seventh-day Adventist educators from across North America and beyond, and guests from other Adventist ministries, gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, in August for fellowship, networking and professional development. The NAD Education Department hosts this event. The MidAmerica Union had a little over 300 people attending. The theme for the convention, Something Better, is a reminder that Jesus offers each one of us something better than the world has to offer. Ellen White tells us that “to honor Christ, to become like Him, to work for Him, is the life’s highest ambition and its greatest joy” (Education, p. 296).

What did the educators get to do? Over 300 presentations were divided among five breakout sessions, conducted mainly by Adventist practitioners in the classroom. In addition to the well-thought-out devotional time, keynote speakers, music and over 150 exhibitors, some new features to this convention were Ed Talks, Spark Tank, and a special track for Early Childhood Education. How often does this take place? The convention is usually held every five years. The first convention (2000) was held in Dallas, Texas, then in Nashville, Tennessee

Herssel Shaira Capobres, teacher at Maranatha Adventist Christian School in the Minnesota Conference, said, “What I took away from this convention is that we are called to teach. We are not ordinary educators. We are here for a purpose, and that’s what makes us distinct amongst all other educators in the world. Because of that, we could claim the promise of God that He will empower us and enable us to work mightily through our students, community, and for the church in general.” Jeremiah Jenkins, student teacher at Union College, said that one takeaway from the convention was from a breakout session he attended where they had a panel of experienced teachers. “They were trying to help out new teachers,” he explained. “We Photos: Hugh Davis got to ask questions, and they provided advice on things we What did teachers should do and pointers in areas (2006 and 2012), and then take away from the that first-year or even thirdChicago, Illinois, back in year teachers are struggling 2018. “Since the beginning, convention? with and trying to figure out the Mid-America Union “What I have enjoyed is all has made attendance at the of the connections that I have what to do. It really helped me out because I’m going to be convention a priority for made. Now I can text people our educators,” stated Mid- and call people in case I need student teaching, and it helped me to learn some things to America Union director of help or assistance or some education LouAnn Howard. guidance. It’s been a real bless- look out for, and here’s what I need to envision in my head to “The Board of Education ing in disguise and I’ve really has voted that the union enjoyed this convention a lot,” figure out what to do.” Charise Sandoval, from cover all registration fees said Robert Christensen from and travel costs for our edu- Adventist Christian School in Wichita Adventist Christian Academy in the Kansascators to attend. And even the Minnesota Conference. though conferences have “Since I’m a first-year teacher Nebraska Conference shared, agreed to cover the costs to it’s nerve wracking, but when “I loved it all. It was very and from the airport, careyou have support behind you motivational and inspiring ful planning has allowed and connections it seems like and I look forward to a great school year.” Mid-America to cover those it’s going to be all right.” costs, too.”

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Hugh Davis is associate communication director for the Mid-America Union Conference.


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elementary teacher, respectively, at Pine Tree Academy, where they taught and coached students for five years. During his time at Pine Tree, Ban realized that the elementary education system needed stronger support to prepare students for academy. With this in mind, he and his wife moved back to Massachusetts to teach in several elementary schools over the span of 16 years. During this time, Ban earned his Master of Education degree at Atlantic Union College. “I taught P.E., health, and industrial arts at Pine Tree Academy,” said Ban. “Working with students in the classrooms, seeing the lightbulbs go on, and helping kids who were struggling was extremely rewarding because we all want our students to succeed.”

but a rewarding job.” In 2017, Ban was recruited to fill the associate director of education position at the Mid-America Union Conference office, where he worked for the remainder of his career. “I’ve really enjoyed my time here; this is a great place to work,” he shared. “Good people; it’s a nice, family atmosphere. It’s an atmosphere where we work together. It’s not where everyone’s working apart from each other.” While Gerry Ban’s retirement is a celebration, he will be missed by his coworkers. “It has been great fun to work with Gerry,” said LouAnn Howard, director of education for MAUC. “His sense of humor keeps things light so we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Education in Mid-America Gerry Ban is a native of erard Ban, associate has been strengthened Southern California, where director of education by his attention to detail. he attended academy and in the Mid-America Union He is committed to qualMoving to Conference, will retire on Dec. graduated from La Sierra ity Adventist education administration University (then a Loma 31, 2023 after serving in this and continually sought to Called to move into an Linda campus) in 1979 with position for over six years. help our schools provide administrative role, Ban “The Mid-America Union a Bachelor of Science in Something Better for our relocated to Charlotte, North students. We will miss him has been extremely blessed Physical Education. Carolina, to fill the principal and wish him the best in to have Gerry serving as This led Ban into the role at Adventist Christian plumbing industry in eastern associate director of eduretirement!” Academy. Three years later, Massachusetts, where he cation these past six years,” Dakota Conference recruited At the time of this writing, met and married his wife, Gary Thurber, MAUC Annelise Jacobs worked him to serve as their eduMartha. After working in president, said. “Gerry has as a student intern for the selflessly shared his wealth of the industry for a few years, cation superintendent and Mid-America Union CommuniBan decided he did not want Dakota Adventist Academy knowledge and past experication Department. principal. to settle in that field. “I still ence as a teacher, principal She will be graduating in 2024 “It was challenging at couldn’t get out of my mind and education superintenfrom the Union College comtimes because you’re trying the thought of getting back dent. His positive attitude, munication program. to meet the needs of the into education,” he said. keen sense of humor and academy as well as meet the In 1989, Gerry and expertise will be greatly needs for the elementaries,” Martha moved to southmissed. We wish Gerry all he said. “I was on the road a the best as he explores new ern Maine to serve as lot. It was a challenging job, the athletic director and horizons in retirement.”

Gerard Ban to Retire at Year’s End



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An Unbroken Thread: 50 Years y calling and the calling of AdventHealth is to sow seeds of hope, healing and wholeness … To embody the privilege of extending the healing ministry of Christ. What about you? Will you join me?” This was the question posed by President/CEO Terry Shaw on the opening night of AdventHealth’s 33rd annual Conference on Mission. The conference was attended by AdventHealth Board members and executive leaders, key representatives from the Seventh-day Adventist Church and local community leaders. It was an invitation to reflect on the efforts of the past and acknowledge the work that lies ahead. With 2023 being an anniversary year for AdventHealth, the conference was a time of both celebration and reflection of the company’s 50-year history, since its founding in 1973 when representatives from standalone hospitals across the southern states made the decision to join together and form the health system. “We want to get a handle on what mission means to each of us on a personal level, as well as professionally and certainly culturally,” said Jillyan McKinney, president and CEO of the AdventHealth Medical Group in Central Florida and co-presenter during the conference’s business session. “Are we being effective in how we deliver on our mission promise? Are we consistently staying true to our roots? How has our history shaped our mission, and what does the future have in store?” The event kicked off with

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(right) President/CEO Terry Shaw speaks to the Conference on Mission attendees on opening night. (below) A panel discussion convenes onstage following the business session where attendees explored 50 years of AdventHealth’s history.

an awards ceremony where over 450 people in attendance recognized the work, service and dedication of key individuals. The 2023 awardees were: • Lanell Jacobs and Linda Lynch: Christian Service Award for exemplary commitment to the mission of AdventHealth through outstanding job performance and loyalty to organizational values and service standards; • Pat Northey and Reverend Ron Hawkins: Trustee of the Year Award for exemplary service as a board member for one or more entities affiliated with AdventHealth; • Abel Biri and David Banks: Crystal Angel Award, AdventHealth’s highest recognition of outstanding Christian leadership in specific mission-related achievements, projects and programs. The next day, attendees explored five decades of AdventHealth history through a unique multimedia experience titled “50 Years: United in Mission.” Through on-stage guides, video interviews, live testimonies and surprise guests, attendees discovered the unbroken thread of mission

woven into the essence of Adventist healthcare, starting with the legacy of Christ’s ministry on earth and continuing with pioneers who founded the church’s earliest sanitariums. “God’s been so faithful and has bestowed abundant blessings on His healing ministry. The evidence of His presence and providence over these past 50 years, since 1973, is incredible,” said Tim Cook, chief mission integration officer at AdventHealth. The group explored the foundation of our healthcare ministry, the culture of AdventHealth that refuses to allow mission drift and the role that innovation plays in sustaining that mission and carrying it into the future. In this exploration, the level of intentionality was evident in the training and mentoring of AdventHealth leaders as well as succession planning in order to keep the unbroken thread of mission integrity going.

Key leaders from AdventHealth’s history shared their unique perspectives on how the mission advanced during their time and how each person’s efforts brought momentum to the continuous weaving of the unbroken thread of mission. “AdventHealth grows and develops leaders to continue to seek opportunities to innovate and advance our mission,” said Craig Moore, chief operating officer at AdventHealth Kissimmee and on-stage guide during the conference’s business session. Former AdventHealth leaders who experienced this growth firsthand were in attendance, including Tom Werner and Mardian Blair, former system CEOs, and Ed Reifsnyder, founding CFO. “This is our mission: extending the healing ministry of Christ,” said Cook. “There isn’t a wasted word. It isn’t a preamble. It isn’t the beginning line of a complicated dissertation. It’s simple. It’s


United in Mission

(top) Jillyan McKinney (left), president/CEO of AdventHealth Medical Group in Central Florida, and Tim Cook (right), chief mission integration officer at AdventHealth, guide conference attendees through a unique multimedia experience exploring five decades of AdventHealth history. (bottom) The AdventHealth Orchestra, made up of AdventHealth team members across all disciplines, led more than 740 attendees in reverent worship on Sabbath morning.

profound. It’s intentional. It’s active. And it’s complete.”

intentionality and a focus on the future were echoed during the Sabbath morning Legacy, intentionality, address by Leslie Pollard, future focus Ph.D., D.Min., president of In response to this Oakwood University, where in-depth reflection, a panel he spoke about the biblical convened on stage to discuss account of the paralytic man key themes that surface from who was carried by four men the organization’s history and placed before Jesus to be and how we might use what healed. “Those four friends was learned to continue our remind us of our one Great mission into the future. Friend who, 2,000 years ago, At the end of this explora- came on a mission to deliver tion of AdventHealth’s hiscritical care,” Dr. Pollard said. tory, attendees were invited “May we carry forward His to share the ways and spaces healing ministry across the in which they have seen next 50 years with audacious, God’s leading and faithfulroof-rupturing faith.” ness in the past. They were A tradition from previous also invited to look to the years, music was integral future and consider how to the three-day event and the mission would grow featured the AdventHealth even stronger in the next Orchestra and the 50 years. “It’s important we AdventHealth Choir for the take time to reflect on our first time. Both groups, made story of mission—on that up of AdventHealth team thread that weaves through members, led more than time and brings us here 740 attendees in reverent today,” said Cook. worship on Sabbath mornThe themes of legacy, ing—the highest attendance

of Conference on Mission to date. The musical performances highlighted the desire of all individuals present to continue the legacy of Christ’s healing ministry, extending it to all people. “Tim Cook and I put significant thought and energy into how we could celebrate AdventHealth’s 50th anniversary by utilizing our team members and performing some of the most inspiring music that has ever been written,” said Richard Hickam, director of music and the arts at AdventHealth. “One of the things I love about musicians from all over coming together is that a number of them come in as strangers, but we served together, and we all left united in mission.” “It was a privilege and pleasure to have the opportunity to attend the 50 Years United in Mission Conference,” said Peter Landless, M.B., B.Ch., M.Med., director of health ministries for the Seventhday Adventist Church world headquarters. “I was richly blessed and deeply inspired by the well-planned, SPONSORED BY ADVENTHEALTH

masterfully presented programs.” Dr. Landless also shared how he was encouraged by the informative experience of reliving the history of AdventHealth, and seeing the trajectory of national growth and the expansion of mission initiatives overseas. “The AdventHealth Orchestra and chorus transported the attendees into the atmosphere of heaven and was the crowning offering on an elevating and inspiring Sabbath morning!” said Dr. Landless. “The real-life stories of pain, despair and then hope and even healing punctuated this celebration of mission and left one invigorated and energized to embrace, promote and fully experience the Godgiven work and opportunity of extending the healing ministry of Christ. My prayer is that the Lord we love and serve will continue to richly bless AdventHealth in all its endeavors for Him. Maranatha.” Elizabeth Camps is a senior communications specialist at AdventHealth.


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Judy R. Glass Named North American Division Treasurer Replaces retiring treasurer Randy Robinson


On June 29, 2023 the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met to receive the name of Judy R. Glass, the recommendation for division treasurer. Glass was confirmed in a 99 percent affirmative vote, and is the first woman to serve as treasurer for the North American Division. “I am happy to have Judy R. Glass joining our executive team in this historic moment,” said G. Alexander Bryant, NAD president. “This is the most diverse executive team in our history. I believe God has uniquely equipped and prepared her to serve the church in North America at this moment.” Bryant continued, “She has served the church faithfully and dutifully in various aspects during the past 25-plus years. By God’s grace with her appointment we will aggressively move the mission of the church forward—and soon our Lord will return. Let’s pray for her as she assumes her new responsibilities.” Glass replaces former NAD treasurer, Randy Robinson, who retired on July 31 after serving the church for 40 years. “It has been such an honor to serve as treasurer of the North American Division for the last nearly five years. For most of that time, Judy has served as undertreasurer

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and has shown herself to be an outstanding administrator,” said Robinson. “Without any reservation, I support her election to this position. I am confident that God will use her to guide this great division financially and to support the mission He has called us to.” Upon learning of the voted decision, Glass stated, “It is a privilege and honor to be asked to serve as the North American Division treasurer/CFO. God has blessed me with amazing mentors throughout my career, and I appreciate the investment each one made in me. I look forward to seeing how God’s plans for our church will


unfold and how I may be of service in my new role.” Education, experience and commitment Glass has served as NAD’s undertreasurer since November 2019. In that role Glass helped manage the division’s budget and oversaw the day-to-day operations of NAD treasury and its staff. Previously Glass served as the chief financial officer of AdventSource, where she worked for 10 years, leading the ministry to pay off its debt and construct a building, among many other accomplishments. Glass also served as an

adjunct teacher in the Union College Division of Business and Computer Science in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1996, 2013 to 2015, and 2019. She is no stranger to the division, having worked as an associate administrator/CFO for the NAD Retirement Plans from 2006 to 2009. Before that, Glass was the business manager at Spring Valley Academy in Centerville, Ohio, and business manager for both College View Academy and Helen Hyatt Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 1994 to 1997. Her first role after college was assistant treasurer for Great Lake Adventist Academy in Cedar Lake, Michigan. Glass received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with emphases in accounting and management, from Union College in 1991. In 2008, she earned her Master of Business Administration from Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Takoma Park, Maryland. Glass began her new responsibilities for the division on Aug. 1, 2023. Kimberly Luste Maran is communication director for the North American Division.

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Churches Utilize Mission Impact Grant to Serve Local Community


he Park Hill Community Health Fair Block Party took place on Aug. 6, 2023 with five distinct areas of community engagement: 1. Medical (staffed by medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, behavioral health providers and a dentist); 2. NEWSTART stations staffed by church members (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, Trust); 3. Community resources including free phones, free clothing, free vegetables, job applications, housing, food stamp applications, drug and alcohol resources, prison resources after release, and health and fitness, to name a few (there was a total of 25 resources available); 4. Community vendors ranging from fruit and vegetables to books and herbal teas (30 vendors); 5. Children’s area that contained a library bus giving away free books, tour of a fire truck, petting zoo, face painting, jumpy house, gifts and exciting cosmos characters.

We were able to provide exceptional service and care through one-on-one interaction with our community members. Each church member was challenged to interact personally with at least one person they did not know, and the challenge was met. Feedback from participants included high praise on how friendly and helpful everyone was. It was requested that this be held again in 2024. One of the highlights of our community block party Health Fair was our medical and dental tent. Through medical screening we were able to detect people with

hypertension, prediabetes and high body mass index (obesity). The doctors and nurses provided advice on preventive measures for people prone to chronic diseases, advice on how to control their disease, and were able to identify people who were at high risk for metabolic diseases. Our dentist provided dental exams and checked for oral cancer. The registration included a Health Age questionnaire that assessed current age, health age and potential health age with recommendations on diet, stress, sleeping, spirituality and exercise that was

then reinforced as participants went through the NEWSTART exhibit. Community resources were provided for those struggling with smoking, alcohol and drug addiction. Other offerings were available to help with low-income housing, sources for food insecurity (food stamps and community locations that provide free food), HIV/AIDs, and referrals for those who are experiencing depression. Financial planning services were also made available. We collected names, phone numbers and addresses of people who were interested in healthful cooking classes, exercise classes and Bible study. We recently offered a healthy cooking class at our church as a result of this event. It is our intention to continue interaction with our community and offer these services intermittently. The children’s event was very successful and has the potential to create a branch Sabbath school in the community. We thank the General Conference for the Mission Impact grant that provided the funds for this epic event, our conference president and treasurer for their support and help and the amazing hard working members of Park Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church and New Community Church. Praises to our Lord and Savior to whom goes all the glory! Debbie Jackson is Community Health Fair project coordinator for the Park Hill Church in Denver, Colorado.

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Church Revival Brings Next Level From good to godly


ike many other churches, the New Community Seventh-day Adventist Church located in Denver, Colorado, has been going through a post-pandemic cycle. With an average attendance of 30-35 members, the church has been engaged in various outreach activities to revitalize and encourage its missing membership as well as reaching to the community. No doubt a revival was needed, and the church rallied together to put plans in place to make this happen. The speaker we had in mind was Pastor Jamond Jimmerson, former pastor of the New Community Church who is currently pastoring in Allegany East Conference at the North Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church. The date was Aug. 10-12; the theme was Next Level From Good to Godly and the venue was the New Community Church in Denver as well as the church’s YouTube and Facebook channels. The church members were excited not only because of the revival but also because of who the intended speaker was. There is a difference between a preacher and a pastor, and you don’t often find those two qualities in one person. However, with

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Pastor Jimmerson you will find those two qualities. Sister Sandra Fields, women’s ministry coordinator, got on the phone and reached out to many of the missing members, and the Lord blessed and multiplied her effort. At the launch of the revival, Pastor Tomas DeGyves, multicultural coordinator of the Central States Conference, gave the opening welcome while the Hispanic singing group Misioneros Voluntarios presented special music. We were nervous about the turnout on opening night simply because of the fact that it was a weekday and not a Sabbath. However, the turnout more than doubled the average Sabbath attendance with over 70 people showing up both in person and online. Friday night the average was in that ballpark and on Sabbath there was hardly any seating room. One member said, “I have not seen the church this full.” The Lord came through and He showed up for His children. We had a great time in the Lord and with area or online by scanning Pastor Jimerson and his the QR code. family. It was a great family Ian Francis is communication reunion and get-together. director for the New CommuPastor Jimmerson encournity Church. aged us to build on that momentum. Visit us in person if you happen to be in the Denver


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DAKOTA CONFERENCE (left) 2023 DAC summer camp staff

Dakota Adventist Camps: Ministry Happens Here


found a home at Dakota Adventist Camps,” shared one of the new summer staff members this year who had never before been to the Dakotas. That statement beautifully encapsulates what directors strive to provide each year at the Dakota Adventist Camps properties—an atmosphere where youth can feel safe, valued and accepted while learning all about their Savior and eternal home. The Dakota Conference owns and operates two camps, providing double the reach and opportunities for ministry. Directors Ted and Lynnette Struntz manage and operate the two camps and run the summer camp program. “Our camps reflect the beauty and awesomeness of God,” Pastor Struntz said. “There is a special peace and connectedness to God that comes from spending time with Him in nature away from the busyness of our daily lives Photos: Lynnette Struntz

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(bottom left) Teen campers enjoy being together during evening recreation at Northern Lights Camp in North Dakota.

(bottom right) Pathfinders from the Black Hills Lightbearers and coming together with how they can see themselves others who love Him or are and their purpose more clearly club enjoy a sunny Sabbath during the searching for Him. Our camps by understanding how God provide an idyllic setting, but sees them and by discovercamporee at Flag it isn’t just a gathering place; ing His plan for them. They Mountain Camp in it’s an evangelistic tool for learned that God sees them as South Dakota. reaching others.” DAC regularly hosts pastors’ retreats, prayer retreats, outdoor education, regional convocations, spiritual feasts and Dakota Adventist Academy camp week. This year, DAC also hosted the NAD’s DiscipleTrek Collegiate training. Besides these important ministries, DAC provides two programs specifically designed to reach and prepare our youth for a lifetime with Christ—summer camp and Pathfinder camporees. Summer camp: evangelism 24/7 This year’s DAC summer theme “I Am” centered on understanding how one’s true identity comes from God, the Creator. Campers were taught

loved, saved, chosen, victorious and not forsaken—a child of God and an ambassador. Throughout the week, campers gained confidence in who they were, as they realized God has a specific purpose for their lives. With boldness, campers capitalized on opportunities to help lead out in worship songs, Bible memorization and flag ceremonies. This summer, newly added activities provided campers with even more action-packed fun. Tomahawk throwing, RC Crawlers, Gaga Ball, Lego Design and the “Tower of Faith” rock climbing wall were added to the already long list of daily activities. Campers at Flag Mountain Camp were excited to have the opportunity to take part

in blacksmithing. And both camps relaunched a new ceramics program. While the campers were sleeping, staff saw the northern lights in full display right from the lake dock of the aptly named Northern Lights Camp. On Friday nights after worship, campers were given the opportunity to claim their identity in Christ, to which all of them responded to various degrees—from giving their life to Jesus for the first time to recommitting their lives to Him. Camp is a place where life-changing commitments are made. Pathfinder camporee: building relationships for eternity The Dakota Conference is comprised mainly of rural church communities; often there are only a handful of children in each church. DAC hosts conference camporees to provide a place for youth to realize they are a part of something larger than just their local active club. Held Aug. 9-13, on the heels of pastors’ retreat and spiritual feast, this year’s camporee

DAKOTA CONFERENCE theme Building 4 Eternity centered around preparing Pathfinders for a lifetime together in heaven. Dedicated Pathfinder directors took off time from work and drove hundreds of miles, so their Pathfinders could build new friendships with other youth from around the conference. Each night Nathan James, the main speaker and pastor of the Hot Springs and Custer churches in South Dakota, shared captivating stories of how God answers prayers and wants His children to prepare daily to live for an eternity with Him. Summer camp staff, led by director Ted Struntz, provided the worship music for the four-day event, and Pathfinder leaders taught 12 different honors. “It’s great to have our kids together to get a bigger sense of how big Pathfinders is,” stated LuAnne Larson, Rapid City Mountaineers club director. “It’s not just a local thing, and they have so much fun learning together. I am so glad my Pathfinders were able to come!” From helping each other set up tents to playing Gaga Ball, Pathfinders built strong bonds of friendship with each other through shared experiences. “The camporee is awesome! You feel a lot closer to God here, and you are friends with everyone here without it being weird,” shared Pathfinder Tori Ray, member of the Cleveland Prairie Trails club. Odin Bowen, member of the Rapid City Mountaineers club, also loved attending the camporee. “My favorite part of camporee was all of the activities I got to do,” he said. “Archery was the best because I got to learn the different parts of the bow and how to shoot. I want to come back and do all of the

with Dakota camp meeting in Bismarck, North Dakota. Then they transitioned Always time for to Flag Mountain Camp ministry in South Dakota for staff training, camp setup, and DAC could not operate three weeks of summer camp. without its yearly summer After FMC, they traveled staff, host of committed volunteers and dedicated donors. nine hours to Northern “Volunteers are an integral part Lights Camp, at the border of Canada, to prepare for of being able to do ministry another three weeks of camp. at Dakota Adventist Camps,” After the regular summer Struntz said. “Our top-notch camp season, many of the summer medical team, our year-round members who help staff continued to serve in with operations and hold work ministry by helping out with bees and our donors who sup- pastors’ retreat and a spiritual feast weekend. After packing port our programs and activup at NLC, they drove back ities are the lifeblood of our down to FMC to help with the camps,” he added. “And our Pathfinder camporee. summer camp staff, who put These teens and early twentheir lives aside to do nearly 12 weeks of ministry, are truly ty-somethings—this year from 13 different states—became amazing! We are fortunate to like a family to each other after have so many people invested devoting nearly three months in our camps.” to non-stop ministry together. DAC summer camp staff Some staff had grown up going began this summer helping activities again and meet more friends!”

to DAC and had experienced camp ministry as campers; now they give back and minister to the next generation to start a new cycle of ministry at their camp home. Lynnette Struntz serves as associate youth director for the Dakota Conference. Along with other responsibilities, she and her husband, Ted, run Dakota Adventist Camps. Lynnette Struntz

Lynnette Struntz

(top right) Director Ted Struntz baptizes a teen camper at Northern Lights Camp. (middle right) Junior campers race for the quickest climb at Flag Mountain Camp. (bottom right) Pathfinders from the Hermosa Battle Creek Warriors Club lead the Pathfinder parade and review at Flag Mountain Camp. (below) Camp staff and campers stop for a quick photo after witnessing a baptism at Flag Mountain Camp. Lynnette Struntz

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Finding Something Better at Outdoor School


Photos: Caleb Durant

(clockwise from top left) Our young architects learn how bat houses work and create some to provide safe homes for these amazing creatures. They learn about the stars, realizing God’s majesty in the universe’s vastness. Students explore the beauty of nature’s treasures by creating their own sand collections. Competitive spirit meets aquatic adventures in our Water Olympics! Having fun with water activities adds a significant splash to the event!


ur fifth and sixth outdoors and nurturing their graders had a blast at relationship with God. outdoor school! This year the Caleb Durant is communication Iowa-Missouri Conference’s director for the Iowa-Missouri theme was “Something Conference. Better,” and it was all about discovering the extraordinary gifts God offers us in nature and through our relationship with Him. Our students from across the conference came together for this incredible adventure, and here’s a sneak peek at what they were up to. We’re so proud of our young explorers for embracing the wonders of the great


Conference Welcomes Two New Pastors


he Iowa-Missouri Conference welcomed two new pastoral families to our conference this past summer. Robbie and Ester Lacelle came from Williamsburg, Kentucky, where they were very active in their local church, with Robbie serving as a long-time elder and head elder. They will start their ministry with the Ava, Branson East and Kimberling City churches. Darrell and Erika Matlock call Arkansas their home.

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(far left) Darrell and Erika Matlock (left) Robbie and Ester Lacelle and family

Darrell accepted God’s leading to ministry and enrolled at Andrews Theological Seminary, graduating in December of 2022. Darrell

enters ministry, having served as an elder before heading to seminary. They will start their ministry in the Ottumwa, Albia and Centerville churches.

With these new pastors, the conference is very excited to see how the Lord will bless members through their ministry in their new communities. Lee Rochholz is ministerial director for the Iowa-Missouri Conference.

SAA Offers Christian Education to All Students


unnydale Adventist Academy could fill a warehouse with the stories of how God has worked and moved to bring students to our campus. From the early beginnings of our school, students contributed hard labor and what little money they had just to stay in school. In later years, donors began to contribute so that students could attend. Guardians, parents, churches, alumni and businesses have continued to work together to provide Christian education for any student who wants to come, no matter their religion, race or economic circumstances. Because of that our campus has had the opportunity to introduce students to Jesus and

invite them into a personal relationship with Him. One story that illustrates this beautifully is the story of three brothers: John, Tony and Pete.* John, the oldest child in his family, was sent to Sunnydale by his parents because they wanted him to have a better future away from the difficulties faced by refugee families in inner-city America. With the help of sponsors and donors, John attended and graduated from Sunnydale. He was followed by his brother Tony. After the initial adjustment to boarding school life, Tony accepted Jesus as his Savior and began to make important, intentional decisions about how he lived his life at home

and at school. He has participated in evangelistic seminars, campus ministries, Bible studies and campus leadership. He has worked hard during the summer and every break from school in order to pay a portion of his educational expenses. His hard work is paying off as he improves his future and his personal skills. This school year his younger brother, Pete, has joined the SAA family. Tony recently asked for a meeting with our VP of Finance to inform them that it is his goal to pay for his and his brother’s education for this school year by working every home leave. When asked why he sees this as important, Tony said,

“Sunnydale is important to me and my family because it has built us to be the strong individuals we are today, both physically and spiritually.” What a blessing to know that God is working in the hearts and minds of our students. What a blessing to see that the monies we are impressed to give are being used to glorify God! The stories we could tell of God working in students, families, staff and alumni are too numerous to put into a book, let alone an article. These stories being woven on campus daily are part of the tapestry we will see someday in our heavenly home. It would be wonderful to meet a new friend in heaven who will say, “God used your gifts to introduce me to Jesus. Thank you!” Kristen Kuehmichel is communication and development director for Sunnydale Adventist Academy. *names have been changed

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Saul Dominguez Ordained in Topeka


aul Dominguez was ordained on Sept. 6, 2023 at the Topeka Hispanic Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Dominguez currently serves as the communication director and scholarship coordinator for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference and has also had pastoral experience prior to arriving at the conference. The ordination service was attended by local church members, administration and pastors from around the conference. President Ron Carlson led out in the ordination, and Alejandro Dovald shared an ordination

message titled “From Logos to Rhema.” Dovald challenged everyone to not only preach the words (logos) of Scripture but that they would be living words (rhema) through the power of the Holy Spirit. Dominguez was born in Washington state where he attended an Adventist school from K-12. After graduating from Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Washington, he decided to study theology at Andrews University where he met his wife, Katie. It was during his undergraduate experience that

he spent a year as a student mission to the Marshall Islands. In 2014 they received the call to serve in the Upper Columbia Conference and in 2018 Saul returned to Andrews to complete his Master of Divinity degree. He graduated in December 2020. Once again they returned to UCC and began pastoring in Hermiston, Oregon, with two Spanish-speaking churches and a church plant. In April 2022, Saul and Katie accepted the call to serve in the Kansas-Nebraska Conference. They are grateful for God’s leading in their ministry and

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for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. Their family has also grown this year with the arrival of Xavier (six months), and Leo (six years) could not be more excited! Alejandro Dovald is Hispanic ministries director for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference.

Hispanic Camp Meetings Enrich Lives KANSAS




he Hispanic camp meeting at Camp Arrowhead in Lexington for our Nebraska believers was a blessing to everyone,” said Pastor Reinier Carmona from Grand Island. “Pastor Jacobo shared inspiring messages and the worship service was excellent.” A group of youth and adults rewrote the book of Daniel on Sabbath afternoon and tested their

Bible skills with a dynamic Kahoot! game on the same subject: Always Faithful. On Sunday morning, over 25 people participated in a health race. Following the spiritual closing service, attendees were invited to play sports such as volleyball and soccer on Sunday afternoon. Saul Dominguez is communication director for the KansasNebraska Conference.

Photos Courtesy Grand Island Hispanic Church

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ver 400 members from across Kansas gathered at Broken Arrow Ranch for the annual Hispanic camp meeting. This year’s guest speakers were Cristian Rizzo and his wife Mariela Siebenlist. Their messages focused on family, relationships, marriage and Jesus’ ministry in the heavenly sanctuary. The youth and young adults

also had their own guest speaker, Raciel Hernandez. He challenged the young people to live boldly for Jesus. On Sabbath afternoon, Pastor Jorge Zelaya held a session to clarify doctrinal questions, and many members expressed how much they enjoyed having that time. Participants saw the weekend at Broken Arrow as a time to grow spiritually and also grow together as a community.



Environmental School Nurtures Learning and Mentoring


very year sixth graders from around the conference can attend environmental school at Broken Arrow Ranch where they can get together and learn about the great outdoors, make new friends and learn more about Jesus. This year a total of 46 students from seven schools and one homeschool attended from Sept. 5-8. Environmental School is an important rite of passage in the Kansas-Nebraska Conference. It is an event that students look forward to for years and never forget once they have attended. It is an opportunity for students to get out of the classroom to have fun with their friends and make new friends with students from other schools. There is an even greater purpose for environmental school. In the book Education Ellen White writes, “The book of nature, which spread its living lessons before them, afforded an exhaustless source of instruction and

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delight. On every leaf of the forest and stone of the mountains, in every shining star, in earth and sea and sky, God’s name was written” (p. 31). Our students were delighted to learn in the book of nature. This week of learning in God’s great outdoors would not be possible without the 20 adults, most of them volunteers, who invested a week of their time to make this learning experience happen. Students learned orienteering taught by Jeaneen Erickson, videography taught by Saul Dominguez, wilderness survival taught by Dr. Mary Burton, and classifications of plants and ropes and knots taught by Lloyd Petersen. An exciting aspect of this experience is the mentoring that takes place between the adult volunteers and the students. The volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and the students benefit from these positive interactions. To tie everything together

Jeff Carlson shares a morning devotional with students. for the students, Pastor Jeff Carlson led the students in singing and presented meaningful and relevant worship talks every morning and evening. His talks illustrated for the students how their attitude and decisions make a substantial difference to those around them. They may never know the impact they have on their friends and

others they meet each day. I am thankful that our schools support this exciting and fun learning experience for our sixth graders by sending students and finding volunteers to help make this experience a reality. Jeff Bovee is education superintendent for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference.


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Maplewood Academy Celebrates Growth



connected and join us in shaping a brighter future for the leaders of tomorrow. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of young individuals and prepare them to be compassionate, responsible and influential members of society. Jeremy Everhart is principal of Maplewood Academy in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Learn more about enrollment and financial aid possibilities by calling Maplewood Academy at 320.587.2830 or visiting our website at www. maplewoodacademy.org. Photos: Sara Swanson Lane

Partner with us by introducing students to MWA who are ready to embrace a journey of growth, service and connection with Jesus. By enrolling a student at Maplewood Academy, you are helping transform them into future leaders, not only in their communities but also within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Spread the word, share the opportunity and let’s make e are delighted to share enriching experience for every this school year at Maplewood with you the latest student. Academy truly remarkable developments and updates As we prepare for mission for our students and commufrom Maplewood Academy! trips and community outnity. Students are welcome School started on Aug. 20 reach, we aim to instill in our to apply and join our vibrant with 71 students enrolled, students a sense of purpose educational community for which is a 16 percent increase and compassion for others. the current school year. Or, in enrollment over last year. These experiences broaden if you’re interested in enrollWe kicked off the school year their horizons, foster personal ment for the 2024-2025 school with Molly Dupper leading growth and deepen their year, we’d be happy to discuss week of prayer, helping our understanding of the world’s that as well. students focus on growing diverse needs. We invite you to stay closer to Jesus as they begin to You are invited to join us dive into their school work. in supporting our upcoming As we started the new mission trip with Pathway to school year, we were thrilled Health, an organization we are (right) Maplewood to welcome our new staff collaborating with to plan our Academy principal members: Eudalio De Franca, trip. This year, students will Jeremy Everhart and vice principal for finance; have the opportunity to make Maritza Perez, head girls a lasting impact on the lives of conference president dean; Dianne Ferry, music others through valuable med- Jeff Scoggins (on left) teacher; and Bill Mitchell, ical and non-medical services. greet students on registration day. athletic director and student Additionally, our students recruiter. As a team, our will embark on a study tour (below) Registration MWA staff are dedicated to to Washington, DC, opening day at Maplewood enriching the lives of our stu- their minds to unique learndents and fostering a support- ing opportunities found in the Academy ive educational environment. nation’s capital. At MWA, students enjoy We are actively seeking a Christ-centered academic bright young minds in grades program preparing them for 9-12 who are eager to grow, college and engaging in com- learn and connect with Jesus. munity outreach, service and If you know a student who mission projects. Our focus would thrive in our warm and on extensive music instrucfriendly environment with tion and performance, art dedicated and engaging teacheducation and expression, and ers, we encourage you to reach a range of athletic programs out and spread the word about ensures a well-rounded and Maplewood Academy.


Celebrating 50 Years of Love and Legacy Maplewood Academy successfully plays matchmaker n Aug. 5, 1973, Marshall Bowers and Lois Burghart were united in marriage at the Hutchinson Seventhday Adventist Church in Minnesota. This is old news now, but after 50 years it is worthy of a celebration. On Aug. 5, 2023, in the Maplewood Academy Library, the Bowers and Burghart families gathered with all siblings and spouses together. The Burghart side of the family not only acknowledged this event but are very aware that they have much to be grateful for. It was during this event that the family discovered something wonderful. All five children of Orville and Lucille Burghart, (Judy, Beverly, David, Ramona and Lois), have now been married to their spouses for more than 50 years. Maplewood Academy, affectionately known as MWA, has long been an institution that not only imparts academic knowledge but also fosters values that transcend generations. Seventh-day Adventist education has always held the goal of preparing young people not just for their future careers, but for a lifelong committed relationship with Christ. To that end, faith, commitment

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All five Burghart siblings with their spouses Front row (l-r): Lois Bowers, Ramona Nelson, Beverly Peck, Judy Bromme, Verna Burghart, Back row (l-r): Marshall Bowers, Bruce Nelson, Chuck Peck, Larry Bromme, David Burghart

and perseverance are values that Maplewood Academy continues to instill in its graduates. David Burghart, a proud MWA graduate, married his wife Verna (Rudyk) Burghart in 1969 after meeting at Union College. Bruce and Ramona (Burghart) Nelson, both products of MWA’s nurturing environment, exchanged vows in 1968. Chuck and Beverly (Burghart) Peck, married

in 1964, met while attending MWA, and Larry and Judy (Burghart) Bromme also found love during their time at MWA, marrying in 1960. Remarkably, of the five couples, comprising ten individuals, eight graduated from MWA, a testament to the enduring impact of the academy’s values. Their lives are living proof that faith, commitment and perseverance are the cornerstones of a lasting and fulfilling

marriage. Their stories showcase the beauty of shared dreams, unwavering commitment, and the impact of an education that goes beyond the classroom. Savannah Carlson is human resources and communication director for the Minnesota Conference.


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Ghanaian Church Celebrates Inaugural Pathfinder Event

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he Rocky Mountain Ghanaian Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated establishing their Pathfinder and Adventurer clubs on Aug. 26. Marching, singing and praising together, all 20 Adventurers, 30 Pathfinders, and six Master Guides celebrated with a full congregation of visitors and church members. The event was a true witness to God with a special ceremony led by Elder Kofi Adjei Loveone, president of North American Ghanaian Seventhday Adventist Churches from Columbus, Ohio. Participating in the celebration was Eli Gonzalez, Rocky Mountain Conference club ministries executive coordinator. He commented that it was “a great blessing to witness establishing such an amazing Adventurer and Pathfinder ministry.” Gonzalez handed out the batons to the club directors as a symbol not only to the marching band mayor but also as a reminder of the great responsibility we have in leading our children and being instruments in God’s hands. Esteb Pierre, pastor of the Rocky Mountain Ghanaian Adventist Church, was the lead supporter of this ministry. He presented a message of hope and assurance that is available to young people through baptism. Many of the participating church members concluded that this was an awesome

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experience worshiping and praising our God at this church. Gonzalez expressed gratitude to the host church saying, “Thank you for taking a special interest


in advancing the work of the Lord. Your love and care toward this ministry are second to none. This is beautiful and worth talking about. May the goodness of

the Lord not depart from your house.” Information provided by Eli Gonzalez, club ministries executive coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Conference.


Seeking and Finding the Pure, Unfiltered Love of God Reflections on summer camp


he Lord truly answered our prayers as our youth department team and 55 summer camp staff engaged with nearly 400 campers at Glacier View Ranch in Ward, Colorado, and Mills Spring Ranch in Casper, Wyoming, this past summer. Many staff members and campers alike recommitted their lives to Jesus as we praised the Lord for His great love for us. Over 40 were baptized at camp, while dozens of others desired to be baptized at their home churches. But the numbers do not really tell the whole story. As I reflect on the incredible things the Lord did this summer, I ask myself, “What is the takeaway from all of this? What did I learn this summer?” Here’s what I learned. The very first words of Jesus in John’s gospel have Jesus asking a question: “Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, ‘What do you seek?’” (John 1:38). • I learned that many of our young people are hoping to find a safe place to be themselves. They are seeking community. • I learned that many of them do not feel safe expressing doubt about their faith within their faith community. They are seeking to be heard and not judged.

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• I learned that many are simply trying to figure out who they are right now. They are seeking identity. • Many are simply trying to discover how Jesus fits into their lives on a daily basis. They are seeking spiritual clarity. • Some are trying to discover if having a relationship with Jesus actually makes a difference. They are seeking assurance and evidence. • Some who appear as though they have it all together are struggling with secret addictions. They are seeking recovery. • Some struggle with statements they have heard their spiritual leaders make that are contradictory with each other and, in some cases, with the teachings of Jesus. They are seeking consistency. In short, I learned that the young people I encountered at camp are seeking. They are seeking honesty from their religious leaders and their peers. They are seeking to have conversations where questions are encouraged, and answers do not feel premeditated. They are seeking support and counsel to help guide their thinking. They are seeking consistency in what the “church” teaches, because they hear conflicting information and see the infighting within the

fellowship of believers. Primarily though, they are seeking acceptance, grace and, yes, love. The sort of love that you find in Jesus. The type of love that Jesus desires us to have toward one another, which is unselfish and not prideful. Why is summer camp so impactful for our young people? I believe that camp is impactful because we strive every day to create an atmosphere where love is not just something we talk about, rather it’s something we are about. God is love. So, when we are intentional about loving one another, the Spirit of God is free to move in and through us in a way that the Spirit cannot move when we choose not to love. When the love of God moves in your midst, barriers collapse, hearts are softened, real questions get asked and loving responses are given— and true worship results. And, when God is truly

worshiped by people seeking His love and wisdom, He pours out grace and mercy in a way that removes differences of opinion and causes those who experience it to overflow love to the people around them. It’s not due to dogma or doctrine that lives are changed. Lives are changed when a seeker finally discovers the God they have been searching for, and they experience the pure unfiltered love that God has been trying to show them their entire life. This is what makes summer camp summer camp. My hope and prayer is that we can encourage one another to develop worshipful communities in every church where seekers find a safe place to seek and ultimately find the God they are seeking. Brandon Westgate is youth department director the Rocky Mountain Conference.


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FAREWELL Adams, Virgil, Sr., b. June 2, 1936. d. July 30, 2023. Member of Enterprise (KS) Church. Akins, Sandra (Sandy) L., b. Juy 21, 1959 in Aurora, CO. d. June 30, 2023 in Denver, CO. Member of Fort Lupton (CO) Church. Survivors include 1 sister; 4 brothers; many nieces and nephews.

Woodworth, ND. d. Sept. 12, 2023 in Jamestown, ND. Member of Jamestown Church. Preceded in death by husband Richard; son Gary; 1 sister; 2 brothers. Survivors include daughter Melody Kemmet; son William; 1 sister; 8 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren.

Olson, Delwin Duane, b. Aug. 27, 1966 in Dickinson, ND. d. July 18, 2023 in Dunn Center, ND. Member of Invitation Hill (ND) Church. Survivors include parents Duane and Corrine; daughters Sara Reiss, Pam Paul, and Jessica Goad; 1 sister; 6 grandchildren.

chel Mountain; sons Randy, Richard, and Wayne; 1 sister; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Served in the U.S. Army.

Staroska, Catherine “Cathy” Mae, b. July 18, 1951 in Hot Springs, SD. d. Aug. 29, 2023 in North Platte, NE. Member of North Platte Church. PreErickson, Dionna Correction: Poffinbarger, ceded in death by 2 grand(Frenchy) Chevalier, b. Sharon K., b. April 14, sons. Survivors include Amons, Joanne Elizabeth Dec. 3, 1938 in St. Cloud, 1938 in Des Moines, IA. husband Donald “Don” E.; (Findley), b. Oct. 20, 1940 MN. d. June 19, 2023 in d. July 21, 2023 in Clay 4 siblings; children Amy in Villisca, LA. d. Oct. Golden Valley, MN. MemCounty. Member of Spen- Kylar and Rhonda Smith; 27, 2022 in Wichita, KS. ber of Minnetonka (MN) cer (IA) Church. Preceded step-children Lee StarosMember of Wichita South Church. Preceded in death in death by 1 brother. Sur- ka, Diana Stoner, and Joe Church. Preceded in death by daughters Maria and Ce- vivors include son Donald. Staroska; 2 grandchildren; by children Deborah Pink- lia Hays. Survivors include 12 step-grandchildren; 8 ston and Joseph Conrad daughter Kimberly Vashro. Renken, Marvel, b. Aug. step-great-grandchildren. Amons. Survivors include 4, 1929. d. June 19, 2023. husband Conrad; daughter Fields, Harold Jimmie, b. Member of Arlington (MN) Tingelstad, Eleanor Anna Shelley Osborn; sons MiJuly 27, 1940 in Aberdeen Church. Survivors include Lois, b. Feb. 2, 1933 in Pelchael and Matthew; 1 sister; WA. d. Jan. 12, 2023 in daughter Vivian Neuharth. ican Rapids, MN. d. Aug. 1 brother; 11 grandchildren; Monett, MO. Member of 31, 2023 in Detroit Lakes, 6 great-grandchildren. Carthage (MO) Church. Russell, Sharon (Brophy), MN. Member of Fergus Preceded in death by wife b. June 9, 1948 in PennFalls (MN) Church. SurChristensen, Allan James, Sherrill; 1 brother. Survisylvania. d. Dec. 16, 2022 vivors include sister Dora b. Jan. 24, 1951, in Goodvors include wife Wilma; in Lincoln, NE. Member Weber; brother Loyal; land, KS. d. Jan. 9, 2023 in 2 sisters; 1 brother; nieces of College View (NE) many nieces and nephews. Longmont, CO. Survivors and nephews. Church. Survivors include include daughters Alison husband Malcolm; sons Trana, Leland Elmer, and Cara Greenfield; 2 Lee, (Norma) Jeannine, Michael, Ian, and Eric. Re- b. May 15, 1936. d. June sisters; 3 grandchildren. b. Feb. 21, 1929 in Supetired from Union College. 14, 2023 in Wadena MN. rior, NE. d. Sept. 3, 2023 Member of Wadena Christensen, Sharon Kath- in Lincoln, NE. Member Schwarck, Bonnie PemChurch. Survivors include erine (Chambers), b. March of Lincoln College View berton Meeker, b. Sep. 13, wife Annita; daughter La7, 1953, in Redfield, SD. d. Church. Preceded in death 1936 in Bayard, NE. d. Sep. von Rosendahl; son Mark; Jan. 9, 2023 in Longmont, by husband Ira; 6 sisters; 1, 2023 in Winter Park, FL. 3 granddaughters. CO. Survivors include 1 half-brother. Survivors Member of Apache Juncmother Jeannine; daughters include children Judi John- tion (AZ) Church. Preced- Young, David, b. June 12, Alison and Cara Greenfield; son; Larry Lee, and Beth ed in death by husband 1941 in Chattanooga, TN. 3 grandchildren. Stegman; 9 grandchildren; Harold; 1 sister. Survivors d. July 9, 2023 in Chat12 great-grandchildren; include daughter Jeannie tanooga, TN. Survivors Cuevas, Ramon Araujo, 1 great-great grandchild; Costopoulos; sons Marvin include wife Darlene; b. Sept. 11, 1936. d. July 3, many nieces and nephews. D. Meeker, Jr., Woodrow 4 daughters; 1 sister; 5 2023. Member of Lincoln Meeker, and Jerry Meekgrandchildren. Hispanic (NE) Church. Moe, Sandra Faye, b. Dec. er; 4 grandchildren; 2 27, 1951 in Grafton, ND. d. great-grandchildren. Waye, Mary L., b. Aug. Davison, Dave, b. Jan. 18, May 16, 2023 in Park Riv19, 1935, in Edina, MN. d. 1959. d. Sept. 13, 2023 in er, ND. Member of Grand Scott, Richard LaVerne, Aug. 28, 2023 in Duluth, Hospers, IA. Member of Forks (ND) Church. b. May 26, 1933 in AlliMN. Member of the HinckSpencer (IA) Church. Survi- Preceded in death by first ance, NE. d. Aug. 28, 2023 ley (MN) Church. Preceded vors include wife Amy; son husband Eugene Petrick; 1 in Grand Junction, CO. in death by son Preston. Michael; 2 sisters; 1 brother; brother. Survivors include Member of Grand JuncSurvivors include daughter nieces and nephews. husband Gaylin; 2 sons; tion Church. Preceded in Rosalie Moon; son Jerre; 2 sisters; 3 grandsons; 4 death by 1 sister. Survivors many grandchildren. Dixon, Biloff, Lillian great-grandchildren. include wife Charlene; (Harr), b. April 11, 1931 in daughters Rhonda and Ra-


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