Albuquerque Hosts SAC

Southwestern Union Communicators Win Awards
December 5, 2019

BURLESON, TEX. – Communicators in the Southwestern Union won several awards at the 30th annual Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) convention, held Oct. 18-21 in Albuquerque, N. M.

The Society of Adventist Communicators is an organization for the professional development, continuing education, recognition, networking and nurturing of Christians with careers in communication. The annual convention includes media tours, networking and career opportunities, seminars and spiritual fellowship.

The Southwestern Union hosted the convention in its territory this year and was tasked with assisting to make the event a success. Three professionals who presented seminars included Dallas-Fort Worth locals Aaron Thomas, freelance photographer and director of photography (pictured left); Zack Posthumous, freelance graphic designer; and Kenn Dixon, Texas Conference vice president for communication and public relations.

On Friday evening, Texico Conference Executive Secretary/Treasurer Phil Robertson greeted the attendees before a riveting worship session by Tiago Arrais, pastor of the Advent Life Seventh-day Adventist Church in Santa Fe, N. M. (pictured right).

The event closed with an award ceremony and banquet. The Best in Class award in the website category went to the Southwestern Union Communication Department along with Micah Johnson, freelance web designer, for the new Record website ( The department, which includes Jessica Lozano, communication director; Kristina P. Busch, associate communication director; Reggie Johnson, assistant communication director; and Tammy G. Prieto, administrative secretary, also received an honorable mention in the category of comprehensive campaign for its work with Elton DeMoraes, Southwestern Union vice president and men’s ministries director for the 2019 EPIC men’s ministries convention. Lozano received an honorable mention in the category of short form feature writing as well.

Southwestern Adventist University also won an honorable mention in the category of video for departmental promotional videos (read more on page 21).

The SAC convention will be held in Chicago next year. For information, visit