The President’s Desk

LRC Education Emphasis Day

Join us for an exciting celebration on Lake Region Conference Education Emphasis Day! Mark your calendars for Sabbath, April 27th, as we rally together to support our incredible schools! From Capital City Christian School to Chicago SDA Christian School, Flint Fairhaven Christian School, Peterson Warren Academy, and South Suburban Christian School, our students are making […]

LRC Headquarters Closed – April 15, 2024

The LRC Headquarters is closed today, April 15, 2024 due to special repairs taking place. For any questions or conference related needs, please email the desired department. Regular office hours will resume later this week.

Delayed Opening for LRC Headquarters – January 23rd

Chicagoland Area – Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issues a Winter Weather Advisory which remains in effect until 9:00am CST on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024. Several areas will be experiencing periods of freezing rain with ice accumulation which will cause slippery road conditions.

LRC Executive Committee Announces New Departmental Assignments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LRC Executive Committee Announces New Departmental Appointments [Mokena, Illinois – December 3, 2024] – On Thursday, November 30, 2024, the Lake Region  Conference Executive Committee voted to appoint the following: Dr. Philip Willis as the Director of Urban and NSO Ministries, Pam Daly as the Director of Children’s Ministries, and Enid Williams […]

Maurice Valentine, Former VP of Media Ministries, Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Elder Maurice Valentine, beloved brother of Mrs. Rosita Gabriel and brother-in-law of our President, Garth Gabriel. Elder Valentine passed away on October 20, 2023. Our hearts are heavy with grief as we come together to support our leader and his family during this difficult […]

Prayers for the Family of Elder Alvin M. Kibble

Our prayers and condolences extend to the family of Elder Alvin M.Kibble. He was a revered pastor, conference, union, and North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist administrator. But more importantly, he was an exemplary husband, father and friend. Continue to keep his wife, Jewel Kibble and their entire family in your prayers during this time […]

Camp Wagner’s New Logo and Website

Pastor Christopher Wallace, Director of Camp Wagner, has been diligently working on improvements at our beloved Camp Wagner. Some of those improvements include a new logo and website. Visit for general camp ground information, to make reservation, donate and more. For any questions, feel free to reach out to the Camp Director via email […]

LRC Welcomes Thorly and Akisha James

President Garth Gabriel and the Lake Region Conference Administration are pleased to welcome Pastor Thorly James and his wife Akisha to the LRC Family. You can find the installation dates for the James’ family on the flyer below. We solicit your prayers for their ministry and the Praise Fellowship and Calvin Center congregations as the […]