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Jose Vazquez, the pastor of the Fredericksburg (Va.) church, was recently named Potomac Conference's vice president for administration, alongside his wife, Sonia.

Story by Potomac Conference Staff

Jose Vazquez, the pastor of the Fredericksburg (Va.) church, was recently named Potomac Conference's vice president for administration. He begins his new assignment August 19.

Vazquez joined Potomac as a pastor in 2014. He previously served as a pastor in both the Central California and Indiana conferences. While in Indiana, he also served as the conference’s director for community services.

Chaplain Justin Janetzko and the praise team lead students and faculty in singing an original song Janetzko wrote to honor Stephanee Oberer and her dedication to SVA.

Story by Vicki Swetnam

Recently students and faculty from Ohio Conference's Spring Valley Academy (SVA)  gathered for a K–12 assembly to dedicate the kindergarten classroom in memory of Zelda Dunn, who taught at SVA from 1994–2011, and kindergarten aide Stephanee Oberer (affectionately known as “Mrs. O.”) Together they established the foundation of the school’s early childhood kindergarten program, in accordance with counsel from the Spirit of Prophecy.

Chaplain W. Sterling gives a prayer of dedication for the Class of 2019 during graduation.

Story by Leonora Seferlis

Two high school students from New Jersey Conference's Lake Nelson Adventist Academy were recently honored for their achievements at the 29th annual Paul Robeson Youth Achievement Awards. The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice sponsored the event. This institute, located at the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), was founded in 1999 to preserve Paul Robeson’s legacy as a role model for excellence. The students who received the awards attained a GPA of 3.0 or higher and excelled in four areas: Scholarship, the Arts, Community Service and Athletics.

After eight years, Lawrence Galera, the music director of Pennsylvania Conference's Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), takes a final bow.

Story by Tamyra Horst

At the conclusion of The Great Controversy: Origin of Evil performance, Lawrence Galera, the music director of Pennsylvania Conference's Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), took a final bow. For eight years, Galera impacted the lives of many students on BMA’s campus in Hamburg. Galera announced he has accepted the position of music director at Collegedale Academy (Tenn.)

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist Health Network is implementing an advanced EMS-to-hospital, real-time notification system to exchange vital patient information more quickly. It is partnering with ESO to use ESO Health Data Exchange (HDE) and TrackEMS to improve closed loop communication between hospitals and EMS agencies. The network is providing this technology to area EMS.

ESO HDE is a bidirectional data exchange platform that allows EMS and hospitals to share patient data electronically. The platform translates the information EMS and the hospital needs automatically from any prehospital patient electronic record system to any hospital electronic medical record system.

Historia de Heidi Shoemaker y Visitor Personal

Luego de las tormentas severas que incluyeron al menos 14 tornados confirmados y la muerte de una persona en el área de Dayton / Miami Valley en Ohio y dejaron a su paso cortes de agua y electricidad, los adventistas del Séptimo Día se unieron para ayudar a la comunidad. En las semanas posteriores a las tormentas de junio, las instalaciones de Kettering Adventist HealthCare (KAHC) trataron 175 personas con lesiones relacionadas con las tormentas, mientras que los líderes de Servicios Comunitarios Adventistas (ACS) y sus equipos de Respuesta ante Desastres brindaron apoyo, comida y oraciones.

Story by ADRA Staff

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the faith-based international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has created a one-of-a-kind humanitarian pin for pathfinders to add to their uniforms. This pin will be offered for a limited time only at the 2019 International Pathfinder Camporee at Oshkosh, Wisconsin from August 12 to 17. 

Photo by V. Michelle Bernard

Story by Edwin Manuel Garcia

Participants from around the Columbia Union Conference gathered at the union headquarters in Columbia, Md., this week to kick off the second year of the Advancement of Christian Education (ACE) Academy Leadership Coaching initiative.

The year-old initiative is guided by seasoned outside experts connected to the union. Participants include 20 educational leaders with varying degrees of experience who are being offered the tools and training to be successful, and hopefully, will be motivated to stay at their jobs longer.