Office of the Executive Secretary
The Arizona Conference Executive Secretary serves as the guardian of the corporate and ecclesiastical records of the Conference. In addition, the Executive Secretary oversees issues involving Conference personnel.
The Executive Secretary provides direction and leadership to those maintaining the official records of membership for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Arizona. It is his duty to support the Conference President in service to the Constituency of the Arizona Conference.
THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY works with the President and Treasurer in the operation and strategic planning of the Conference Administration. According to the Northern California Conference Bylaws, the Executive Secretary is to keep the minutes of the proceedings of the Conference Sessions and Executive Committee meetings, and to act as vice-chair of the Executive Committee.
OTHER DUTIES THAT PERTAIN TO THE OFFICE INCLUDE:
- Approving and issuing credentials and licenses to all eligible workers
- Administering and supervising the work of local church clerks relating to membership transfers, baptisms, deaths, etc.
- Reviewing and recommending the development of local church organizations to the Executive Committee, such as branch Sabbath schools, affiliate groups, companies, churches
- Maintaining full and complete record of the proceedings of the Executive Committee and Constituency Session
- Providing counsel and advice to pastors and local church leaders as it relates to the SDA Church Manual and other policy matters
- Processing all travel requests for Conference workers and for overseas missions projects
- Countersigning all papers and documents that require the Executive Secretary’s signature.