The Chesapeake Conference has over 16,580 members in 97 congregations (70 churches, 11 companies and 16 groups) in Delaware, Maryland, and on the edges of Virginia and West Virginia. It has a pastoral workforce of 80, and its largest congregation, Spencerville (Silver Spring, Md.) has a membership in excess of 2,032. The Chesapeake Conference operates a strong Christian educational program that includes nearly 95 teachers and more than 1,050 students in 10 schools including one high school, a Pre-K-12 grade academy, a Pre-K-10 grade academy and eight elementary schools. It also operates an Adventist Book Center and four Adventist Community Services centers in Maryland and Delaware.
Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center, outside Hagerstown, Md., is a fully-accredited camping and retreat center that hosts more than 700 youth during the conference's annual summer camp program. The site, which houses a nature center with a collection of taxidermy, birds, insects, and reptiles from around the world, is used for field trips, outdoor learning programs, church retreats, spiritual seminars, and camping and hiking excursions. Mt. Aetna Retreat Center (in addition to summer camp youth) also serves about 24,000 people annually attending group retreats.
Getting in Touch
President: Jerry Lutz
Executive Secretary: Andre Hastick
Treasurer: Eduardo Muñoz
Communication Director: Evan Knott
Telephone: (410) 995-1910
Fax: (443) 917-2920