On November 17, the Executive Committee of the Pacific Union Conference convened in Westlake Village, California, for the fourth quarterly meeting of 2022.
Dr. G. Alexander Bryant, president of the North American Division, brought greetings and a report from the division. “The Pacific Union has always been an innovator and a creative leader in the North American Division,” he said.
As president of the Pacific Union Conference, Elder Bradford Newton leads this committee, and he is deeply focused on both the day-to-day work and the development of long-term strategies that will impact our future. His president’s report was full of inspirational stories and a call to prayer. Several times during the day-long meeting, members stopped and prayed—in groups of two or three, silently, and as a group.
Fellowshipping around the lunch tables, praying together, receiving reports, sharing stories—all examples of the engaged participation of the committee membership and the focus and commitment of our leadership to fulfilling the mission.
Aimee Saesim Leukert has been an educator at the elementary, high school, and university levels for almost 20 years. She is currently the associate director for the Center for Research on Adventist Education and an assistant professor at La Sierra University in the Curriculum & Instruction department.
Aimee has a passion for Adventist Education and is collecting stories for a brand-new book. We interviewed Aimee in this episode and she shared stories of how Adventist Education has impacted lives.
How did your experience in an Adventist school help to make you who you are today? What did you learn there that continues to guide you today?
To submit your own story, visit adventistedstories.com/