Spring Executive Committee Meeting Highlights

April 25, 2022

Burleson, TX – The Southwestern Union Executive Committee met for its regularly scheduled meeting on March 23, 2022, with 39 members present both in person and virtually. Southwestern Union President Carlos Craig called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. It began with a thought-provoking devotional given by Michael Campbell, professor in the Department of Religion at Southwestern Adventist University. 

Progress Reports

Lee-Roy Chacon, President of the Texico Conference gave a victorious conference progress report. The committee members were also blessed with a victorious progress report from Southwestern Adventist University President Ana Paterson. Southwestern Union Vice-President Tony Anobile reported on the wonderful progress and plans for church ministries and President and CEO for AdventHealth’s Multi-State Division Ken Bacon reported on the progress of AdventHealth. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!

Membership Report

Southwestern Union Executive Secretary Stephen Brooks presented the Southwestern Union membership for February 28, 2022 and the 2021 annual accumulative membership report for December 31, 2021. The Southwestern Union reported 2,821 baptisms and professions of faith in the year 2021 and the adjusted membership for February 28, 2022 is 119,479 members.

Financial Statement and
Revolving Fund Report

Southwestern Union Treasurer John Page presented the February 28, 2022 Southwestern Union financial statement and revolving fund report. The Southwestern Union is experiencing a 2% tithe increase and additional loans voted for two churches. Page expressed thankfulness for the faithfulness of church members and all five conferences.

Associate Treasurer and HR Director

Due to Vivian Johnson’s plans to retire the summer of 2022, Joel Wallace was voted to serves as the Southwestern Union Associate Treasurer and Director for Human Resources. Wallace is presently the CFO for Southwestern Adventist University. Furthermore, Johnson was voted official recognition for her many years of faithful service as Associate Treasurer and HR Director for the Southwestern Union.

Health Ministries and Prison Ministries

Randy Phillips, M.D. was voted as the Southwestern Union Health Ministries Coordinator and Tyrone Boyd was voted as the Southwestern Union Coordinator for Prison Ministries.

The meeting adjourned with prayer by Southwest Region Conference President Carlton Byrd. The next Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for September 21, 2022.

By Stephen Brooks
Executive Secretary