Greetings Lake Region family,
Know that God is with our Conference. Here are some critical updates I would like to share with you about the changes taking place at the conference office. We are making significant progress as we process the transition of the Executive Office of President and Treasurer. Continue to pray for us as we carefully plan and implement these next steps.
I have notified the Lake Region Conference Personnel and Executive Committee of the Treasury Department vacancy. Candidates for the position of Conference Treasurer are in the process of being interviewed and thoroughly vetted.
Constituents of the Lake Region Conference should be confident that our Lake Region Conference Treasury Team is well-trained and qualified to provide the financial services required during the transition of our Treasurer, Elder Yvonne Collins. Rest assured, the Treasury Team can meet the challenges and execute the business of the Lake Region Conference during this transition.
We are indeed grateful to Elder Yvonne Collins for her service. She leaves behind a highly skilled, dedicated, and committed treasury team. In August, Elder Collins hired Miles Burkley to join the Lake Region Conference Treasury Team as its Senior Accountant. Miles is a recent graduate of Oakwood University and a Waukegan Shalem Seventh-day Adventist Church member in Illinois. Thank you, Elder Collins, for leaving us in good and capable hands. Elder Collins will be transitioning September 1, 2021, to her new role as Chief Financial Officer at the Office of Regional Conference Ministry; we pray for her success and thank her for a job well done.
The “Old” LRC Conference Building has been SOLD. The proceeds from that sale have allowed us to pay off the New LRC Conference Headquarters loan, located in Mokena, Illinois. Praise the Lord!
The LRC Conference working capital is currently at 130%, for which we are grateful to you, the constituents of this great conference.
As we continue to fulfill the mission God has given us for these last days, please be assured that I am committed to faithfully keeping you, the Lake Region Conference Constituents, updated and informed. I solicit your prayers for my family and myself as we Go Forward Together, Lake Region Strong!
In His Service,
Garth Gabriel, Acting President


  1. Michael Campbell says:

    Thanks for the updates that keep us informed.

    I look forward to serving and supporting the Lake Region Conference leadership as God leads His work through these last days.

    Let us know how we can help. I’ll do the best I can.

    Vive LRC!!!

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