LWF elects Estonian Anne Burghardt as new General Secretary

Election marks first woman and first Central and Eastern European pastor to head global communion of churches

Federation (LWF) Council has elected Estonian theologian Rev. Anne Burghardt as the next General Secretary of the global communion of Lutheran churches. The 45-year-old Burghardt is currently serving as [...] church for international and ecumenical relations. Burghardt will take over as LWF’s new General Secretary at the beginning of November, succeeding Rev. Dr Martin Junge who has led the communion of 148 member [...] of the church. She brings deep experience on ecumenical relations, having also served as Study Secretary for Ecumenical Relations at the LWF’s Geneva Communion Office from 2013-2018. Rev. Burghardt was

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Elections in the Bulgarian Union

Mario Brito, president of the Inter-European Division (EUD), and Rainer Wantischek, EUD Family and Children’s Ministries director, participated at the meeting.

Milen Georgiev (previous secretary of the Union) was proposed as president and then elected by the delegates, with a large majority. Hristo Stanev was then proposed as the new secretary of the Union and was

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Inter-European Division Elects Department Leaders

The Inter-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (EUD) met for its mid-year Executive Committee decisions, at the Mid-Year Meeting (MYM), as regularly scheduled for May.

General Conference Auditing Service (GCAS). Ventsislav Panayotov was elected the new Secretary of the Ministerial Association, Director of Adventist Chaplaincy, and Leadership Development. Pastor

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New Resolutions in the Inter-European Division

The Executive Committee of the Inter-European Region presents new appointments for the term 2021-2025 and other relevant decisions.

drafted the new Executive Committee list. It should be noted that the three officers - President, Secretary Executive and Treasurer - are only eligible at the world session, meaning next year, at the St Louis

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After being lost at sea for two days, Adventist boys found

Church leaders in Vanuatu give thanks for prayers and support during the search-and-rescue operation.

cost a lot and that similarly [was] a risky exercise,” the statement, signed by Vanuatu Mission secretary Kaio Timothy, read. “Let us continue to keep the unity of faith and the support we [can] give [to]

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Adventist Church Leaders Elect Erton Köhler as New Secretary

South American Division president will replace G. T. Ng, who is retiring.

Executive Committee (GC EXCOM) elected South American Division president Erton Köhler as the new secretary of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on April 14, 2021. The vote came after [...] returned to the Rio Grande do Sul Conference, where he had previously served, to become the executive secretary. The following year he was elected as Youth Ministries director for the eight countries comprising [...] a very articulate and systematic way.” After a 197-to-16 vote confirmed Köhler as the new secretary, effective immediately, he said he believes God leads His church. “I believe in God’s leadership

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Adventist Church Leaders Vote to Hold a Special One-Day GC Session in January 2022

One-day event will discuss a constitutional change to allow virtual attendance.

unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances arise. Before the vote, Adventist Church associate secretary Hensley Moorooven detailed some of the factors considered in presenting this proposal to the GC [...] ” Other committee members posed both questions and suggestions. Barna Magyarosi, executive secretary of the Inter-European Division (EUD) observed: “First of all I think this is a logical step in order

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"Life is an Adventure": The Ministry of G. T. Ng

Executive secretary of the General Conference announces retirement after nearly half-a-century of ministry.

plan our journey.” Ng remained the secretary for the Southern Asia Pacific Division for six years before he accepted the call to be the GC associate secretary. During the 2010 General Conference Session [...] For a long time, many of us have known G. T. Ng — executive secretary of the General Conference (GC) of Seventh-day Adventist — as just that. We know his face, we know his role, and we know the four letters [...] Adventist leaders attend every five years. There the nominating committee appointed him to be the secretary of the Southern Asia-pacific Division. He didn’t bat an eye turning down the nomination because

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Adventist Women of the Past (6)

Women's History Month

service. Immediately after this he was appointed as Ludwig R. Conradi’s personal secretary. From 1905 to 1908 Walter was secretary of the German Union, which also covered Russia, Austria, Hungary, and the Eastern [...] Isings returned to Europe. Ising became the secretary of the Central European Division. In 1938 he began working at the General Conference as associate secretary in charge of the Sabbath School department [...] Conference. Following the War, the mission in Europe was reorganized. In July 1920, Ising was elected secretary of the European Division. His family spent two years in Denmark and six years in Berne, Switzerland

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Adventist Women of the Past (5)

Women's History Month

School where she taught various academic subjects, including Bible, and served as the principal’s secretary. Aida Ghazal Farah served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lebanon for 39 years, until her

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