once pastored the largest district in the NAD with eight churches. He understands what it means to delegate and empower others to lead. Pastor Alomia is a PK and particularly enjoyed seeing his Mom and Dad live out pastoral ministry in his home. Harold currently is serving as the lead pastor for the College View church at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
is the62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He began working in the Senate on July 7, 2003.The Office of the Chaplain is nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian. In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Chaplain Black’s duties include counseling and spiritual care for the senators, their families and their staffs, a combined constituency of six thousand people. Chaplain Black’s days are filled with meeting senators about spiritual and moral issues, assisting senators’ staffs with research on theological and biblical questions, teaching Senate Bible study groups, encouraging such groups as the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast, and facilitating discussion and reflection small groups among senators and staff.
Chaplain Barry C. Black is married to the former Brenda Pearsall of St. Petersburg, Florida, and they have 3 sons: Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford. Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He has many earned degrees including three masters and two doctoral degrees. Chaplain Black has been selected for many outstanding achievements. Of particular note, he was chosen from 127 nominees for the 1995 NAACP Renowned Service Award for his contribution to equal opportunity and civil rights. He also received the 2002 Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Leadership Award from The Morehouse School of Religion.
was so interested in the subject of leading from the 2ndchair, he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree focusing on this very subject. He serves as the executive secretary of the North American Division and associate secretary of the General Conference. He formerly served as the president of the Central States Conference. His path to this position began with a degree in Theology and Business Administration from Oakwood College in 1982. Elder Bryant is married to the former Desiree Wimbish, who served as superintendent of education for Central States Conference as well as former principal of the V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School in Kansas City, Kansas. They are the parents of three children: Travis, Traven, and Terrence.
is pastor of Storyline Adventist Church in Eugene, Oregon and Co-director of Light Bearers. A passionate communicator with a message that opens minds and moves hearts, Ty teaches on a variety of topics, emphasizing God’s unfailing love as the central theme of the Bible. He has authored eight best-selling books. Ty and his wife Sue have three adult children and two grandsons.
is lead pastor of Grace Outlet Seventh-day Adventist Church in Reading, Pennsylvania. He also serves as church planting director for the Pennsylvania Conference. Dustin and his wife, Kelly, have four energetic and loving children. They both were born and raised in Corning, NY just over the PA border. Dustin began his ministry as a church planter and God has blessed his churches with dynamic growth each place he has gone. Before coming to the PA Conference, Dustin’s church in Minneapolis, MN grew by 160 people in less than four years. Dustin is the author of four books. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, playing guitar, and spending time with his dogs, Treader and Ed.
Hallerin Hilton Hill
is a renaissance communicator who moves people with ideas over the radio and on TV; through music and words; live in person, face to face in front of thousands of people each year. His philosophy is to “grow and help others grow.” He’s been a top-rated drive-time radio talk show host for more than 27 years, voted Best Talk Show Host by his loyal listeners and was recently named one of America’s top talk show hosts by Talker’s Magazine. For over a decade he’s produced and hosted the TV talk show Anything Is Possible on East Tennessee’s top-rated station. His guests have included Gov. Bill Haslam, Pat Summit, Chris Whittle and numerous others. Hallerin has worked with the DIY Network and has appeared in national TV commercials and served as narrator/host for several documentaries, including one on the life and work of former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker. Hallerin is also a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. His song, “Who Would Imagine a King” was recorded by Whitney Houston for the movie The Preacher’s Wife. Hallerin is CEO and founder of Wisdom House, a multimedia company focused on inspiring people around the world to grow in wisdom. Hallerin is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where he studied Communications. He is married to Nedra and they have two children, Hallerin II, and Halle Nicole.
Daniel R. Jackson
serves as president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, was elected June 28, 2010, by delegates of the world church at their business session in Atlanta, Ga., and reelected to this position on July 6, 2015 at the 60th General Conference Session held in San Antonio, Texas. The General Conference Session is the highest governing body in the Church. Jackson is a native Canadian and, with the exception of five years of service in the Southern Asia Division, has lived and ministered in the North American Division. He is a graduate of Canadian Union College (now Burman University) and Andrews University, from which he holds an M.A. in Religion in Systematic Theology. During his career, Jackson has served the church as a pastor, teacher and administrator. Jackson and his wife, Donna, enjoy the three children and four grandchildren the Lord has given them.But foremost, Jackson says that he is a fellow traveler on the same path as every Christian headed toward the Kingdom.
Kara E. Powell
is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and associate professor of youth and family ministry. Prior to coming to Fuller, she was an assistant professor of youth ministry and practical theology at Azusa Pacific University. She completed her PhD in Practical Theology from Fuller Seminary with a focus on pastoral role expectations in 2000, an MDiv from Bethel Theological Seminary in 1994, and a BA in human biology, graduating with honors from Stanford University in 1991. In addition to her roles at Fuller Seminary, Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and volunteers in student ministries at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. She was also college pastor at Lake Avenue Church (1995–1998) and was the associate youth minister at San Diego First Assembly of God (1991–1995). During college, Kara began her ongoing commitment to church/parachurch partnerships during her time on Young Life Student Staff in the Stanford area.
Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” Kara is the author or coauthor of Growing Young (2016), 10 StickyFaith books or curriculum (2011–2016), Right Click (2015), Can I Ask That? 2: More Hard Questions about God and Faith (2015), Essential Leadership: Training Onramps for Your Youth Ministry Team (2010), Deep Justice Journeys(2009), Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum (2009), Deep Justice in a Broken World (2008), Deep Ministry in a Shallow World(2006), Help! I’m a Woman in Youth Ministry (2004), and Mirror, Mirror (2003). Kara is also a regular speaker at Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Conventions, the Orange Conference, the Simply Youth Ministry Conference, as well as retreats and conferences across the country. Powell lives in Pasadena with her husband, Dave, who is a medical device engineer, and their children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica.
serves as the Lead Pastor of the La Sierra University Seventh-day Adventist Church in a community of Riverside, California. Her primary responsibilities include Preaching/Teaching Ministry, Crisis Visitation, Strategic Visioning, and Leadership Development. She views the Preaching Ministry as a sacred and treasured priority. The sacred scriptures are clear and comforting, yet also confusing and challenging. Hearing a Word on target for our lives today is what I hope for each time we open the Bible together. She continues to be passionate about the opportunity to work among the next generations with a conviction that the Christian life expressed through Adventist grace-driven priorities is worth pursuing and living.
She lives with a scientist-husband who keeps the conversation lively. The Oberg’s have two young adult daughters with whom they love to travel and explore new locations.
was born in Brooklyn, NY. She spent the early years of her life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and then moved to Miami, FL. In 1996, after weeks of prayer and fasting, Dr. Olivier answered God’s call to enter the Gospel Ministry. Since then, life has never been the same. She is a graduate of Oakwood University with a B.A. in Ministerial Theology and a minor in Psychology. She holds a Master of Divinity from Andrews University Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. Pastor Olivier’s ministry has been blessed by God to be both spiritual and innovative. Her preaching ministry has been featured in local and national conferences, radio and television including the Hope Channel and 3ABN. She has spoken across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Venezuela and the SDA Church in Jerusalem, Israel. Olivier also served as the official clergy representative for the Montclair Community Intervention Alliance (MCIA). MCIA administers a State funded grant supporting local groups that promote substance abuse prevention among youth, and advises the Montclair City Council on related matters. June 10, 2012, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC) awarded Dr. Olivier the Carlos Wormley Community Service Award. She was also honored with a joint Legislative Resolution from the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey for her leadership. In 2015 Dr. Olivier was asked to serve on the District Family Advisory Council of the Montclair Board of Education. Olivier holds several certificates in non-profit leadership and crisis intervention. She is a member of the World Wide Federal Chaplains association. Dr. Paula Olivier is happily married to Dr. Smith Olivier, an ordained minister of the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. Her favorite text comes from Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” This is her motivation for ministry--a deep sense of indebtedness to the Cross of Calvary.
serves as the senior pastor of the First SDA Church of Huntsville, Alabama. Since his arrival at First Church explosive growth has taken place as hundreds of souls have been added to the kingdom. He was born on March 12,1977 in Tallahassee, Florida to Deborah and Larry Snell. He is the eldest of two brothers Javaris Snell, 23, and Andrew Snell, 18. His family accepted the truth in 1987, as he and his parents were baptized into the Maranatha SDA Church in Tallahassee, Florida. From the time he joined the church he was active in the Lord’s Army, serving as Jr. Deacon and youth ministry assistant, and at the age of 17, he began to feel the call of God on his life.
He accepted and embraced the call to the ministry as a freshman at Oakwood College. Pastor Snell distinguished himself as a leader from the minute he set foot on campus. In 1997 he served as the United Student Movement Vice-President. Because of his faithfulness the Lord called him to greater responsibility as he served with distinction as the President for the U.S.M. In 1999, he graduated with a B.A. in Theology from Oakwood College. That spring he accepted a call to pastor with the South Central Conference. Upon graduating, Pastor Snell began his graduate school matriculation at Andrews University. While at Andrews, he served as the Youth Pastor for the Praise Fellowship SDA Church in South Bend,Indiana. In December of 2001 he received his Masters of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary. Just before graduation, he began courting the former Gianna Norman of Nashville, Tn. Pastor Snell’s life was made complete as they were married November 2, 2003. On March30, 2010 Pastor Snell and Gianna were blessed with their first son Jadon Christopher Snell.
Ivan L. Williams, Sr
Serves as the director for the Ministerial Association of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The NAD ministerial team serves and supports one hundred ministerial directors and over four thousand pastors in Bermuda, Canada, the United States, Guam and Micronesia. Prior to this, he served as the Ministerial Director for the Northern California Conference.
Williams sensed a call to ministry at thirteen years of age while serving in an evangelistic meeting, and his ministry has spanned many years in three different conferences. He also served as a Chaplain-Lieutenant Colonel for the Air National Guard, and as a Chaplain for the California State Assembly. He has a passion for media ministry, barbering, and landscaping, and has been able to be all he can be with unconditional love and support of His Heavenly Father, wife Kathleen, and their two children, Imani, and Ivan, II.