Editorial by Donald Short
Each registration day, Potomac Conference's Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) faculty and staff form a circle, join hands and pray for the students who will momentarily walk through the doors of Twomley Hall and become part of the SVA family. We pray for God’s blessings on the school year and recommit to serving students by educating them through “experiences that produce disciples of Jesus”—the mission of SVA.
Story by Tamyra Horst
Building machines while working with the concept of hydraulics. Exploding pipettes with dry ice. Making key chains using 3-D pens and observing the 3-D printers in action. Understanding how salt depresses the melting point of ice while creating an ice cream treat. Field trips to Washington, D.C., New York City and Hershey, Pa. Blue Mountain Academy’s (BMA) STEAM Summer Camp got kids exploring, discovering, examining and creating through science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Historia de Sadrail Saint-Ulysse
Siempre es un privilegio asistir a los ejercicios de graduación de nuestras cinco escuelas en la Asociación de Nueva Jersey. Después de un año lleno de desafíos y oportunidades, tengo la bendición de presenciar a estudiantes, padres y educadores que comparten sus experiencias positivas. Es a la vez conmovedor e inspirador.
Siempre espero escuchar el discurso de graduación. Jean-Michel Etienne, un pastor que voluntariamente enseña Biblia a estudiantes de noveno y décimo grado en Meadow View Junior Academy en Chesterfield, com-
Editorial by Sadrail Saint-Ulysee
It is always a privilege to attend the graduation exercises of all of our five schools in the New Jersey Conference. After a year filled with challenges and opportunities, I have the blessing of witnessing students, parents and educators share their positive experiences. It is both heartwarming and inspiring.
During the September Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee meeting, Dave Weigley, Columbia Union Conference president, announced the details for the 2019–2021, “Share the Light—Share the Hope” evangelism initiative.
“We had a tremendous spike in our baptisms because our conferences made evangelism a priority [at the beginning of the quinquennium],” said Frank Bondurant, vice president for Ministries Development. “We’ll end it with a strong emphasis on evangelism.”
Story by Elizabeth Long
Rick Thie has been named president of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation.
He comes to Kettering Adventist Health Network from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he served as assistant director of and senior gift officer for Planned Giving since 2016. Prior to that he was a managing principal with Lifetime Investment Management, LLC, in Sarasota, Fla.
Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Dayton, and is pursuing his master’s degree in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Story by Christina Keresoma
Kettering Adventist HealthCare has opened a new hospital in Troy, Ohio, just north of Dayton. A record number of network employees and local community members attended the ribbon cutting, and you could feel the electricity of excitement in the air. The new hospital features 29 medical-surgical beds, cardiac testing, and surgical services in addition to a full-service, 24/7 Emergency Department with 12 beds. The hospital also includes office spaces for primary care visits and other specialized health services.