26 May 2021 | The Pacific Union Conference Nominating Committee made North American Division (NAD) history today by nominating Sandra E. Roberts to be the union’s next Executive Secretary.

Roberts is the first female nominee for a role at this level in an NAD union. She currently serves as the first-ever female conference president in the NAD, leading the Southeastern California Conference. 

Below is the May 26 Partial Nominating Committee Report from the Pacific Union Conference:

Thousand Oaks, Calif. – The Pacific Union Conference Nominating Committee has released this partial slate of nominations prior to 2021 Constituency Session, scheduled to be held in Tucson, Arizona, August 15-16, 2021.

The nominees for the Pacific Union Conference Officers 2021-2026 are:

President: Bradford C. Newton

Executive Secretary: Sandra E. Roberts

Treasurer: Stephen V. Mayer

Vice President: [undetermined]

Coordinator, African American Ministries: Virgil S. Childs

Coordinator, Asian-Pacific Ministries: VicLouis Arreola III

Coordinator,  Hispanic Ministries: Alberto Ingleton

The 52-person Nominating Committee will continue their work over the next few weeks to complete the nominations. Elder G. Alexander Bryant, President of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, is the Chair of the Nominating Committee, and Elder Velino Salazar, President of the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, is serving as the Secretary.

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