Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 140,000 members worship in 843 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences; two healthcare networks; 100 early childhood, elementary and secondary schools; a liberal arts university; a health sciences college; a dozen community services centers; 5 book and health food stores and a radio station.

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We Believe

God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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We are living through an unprecedented time, and while we are not immune to the impact of the coronavirus, we know that we serve an almighty God who sees, who cares and who is an ever-present help in times of trouble. As we journey this crisis together, we are in contact with the leaders of our conferences and institutions, and we are united in our commitment to do all we can to reduce the spread of the virus and help people in our communities. Please join us in praying for an end to COVID-19, and for the health care givers, first responders and other frontline workers who are working tirelessly to save lives.

At this time, our office remains closed to the public, until further notice. Please reach out to members of our administrative and ministry teams, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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President Dave Weigley


Déclaration du Conseil de l’Union de Columbia Un Appel à la Justice, à la Prière et à la Paix

La semaine dernière, nous avons assisté à une tragédie dans le meurtre de George Floyd à Minneapolis dans le Minnesota.  À la suite de cela, ainsi que les récents assassinats d'Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor et d'autres, de nombreuses personnes à travers notre pays et dans notre union, se trouvent dans un état d'agitation. Des milliers, y compris des forces de l’ordre, sont consternés par les actions des personnes qui n'ont pas servi et protégé leurs communautés. L'angoisse et la douleur sont évidentes dans les troubles civils et les manifestations dans plus de 140 villes.

Todd Casey, pictured with his wife, December, is the new youth director for the Pennsylvania Conference.

Story by Tamyra Horst

The Pennsylvania Conference is excited to welcome Pastor Todd Casey and his wife, December. Casey accepted an invitation to serve as youth director, joining the team April 1. Connecting young people to Christ, equipping them for service and providing opportunities for them to serve, fellowship and grow in their relationship with God are priorities in the conference. “Chosen and Called,” one of the eight strategic mission initiatives, focuses on discipling young people in Pennsylvania. Casey shares this vision for Youth Ministries.

Ekele Nwankwo is an active member in the Health Ministries Department at Allegheny West Conference's Columbus All Nations (Ohio) church.

Story by Benia Jennings

Ekele Nwankwo is a woman on a mission to sustainable well-being. As an active member in the Health Ministries Department at Allegheny West Conference's Columbus All Nations (Ohio) church, she uses her wealth of experience as a doctor of naturopathy in original medicine to encourage church members—primarily women ages 30 and above—to live a healthy life.