12 June 2023 |
On Saturday, June 3, Pastor for Kids and Family Ministries Keren Graves was ordained at Crosswalk Church in Redlands, California, by the Southeastern California Conference. According to the Crosswalk website, Pastor Graves: “is our awesome director of Children and Family ministries. Children’s programs, curriculum, baby dedications, and Vacation Bible School are among the many things she oversees and does at Crosswalk Church.”
Pastor Patty Maruffo, Executive Secretary of the Southeastern California Conference, officiated the ordination in the company of pastors, leaders, and church members. The North American Division Women’s Clergy site posted pictures of the event on their page, and Crosswalk church archived the service to watch at this link.
Crosswalk is an Adventist church that is the only one worldwide to have satellite campuses that cut across conferences, unions, and now divisions within the Adventist structure. Wesley Leon, who is a member from Chattanooga, Tennessee, explained to Adventist Today: “We planted the first church with this model, and today there are Crosswalk campuses in several states and outside the United States. Today was historic in that one of their pastors has finally been ordained as such.”