In keeping with the Youth Month celebrations, on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, youth leaders assumed the positions of administrators and directors at the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh Day Adventists for a day.
For the first time since 2016, the youth were invited to serve as leaders in the conference office for a day. “We decided to restart this initiative because it provides an opportunity for youth leaders to experience service in the church at another level,” says Director of Youth Ministries, Pastor Dwayne Scott. He further explained that the goal of this program is to “empower and encourage youths to get involved and embrace leadership in the church.”
After a process of election, in which the names of prospective individuals were recommended by the Youth Advisory, and then sanctioned by the administrators and directors at the conference level, these individuals were contacted and briefed on the day’s proceedings and protocols.
The list of Youth Conference Officials is as follows:-
President: Brendon Coleman
Executive Secretary: Chantell Guthrie
Treasurer: Desmich Johnson
Vice President: Daniel Garnett
Ministerial Secretary: Aaron Lewis
Communication Director: Dorrethea Grant
Health Ministries Director: Chantel Wynter
Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director: Janeka Allen
Stewardship, Men’s Ministry, Spirit of Prophecy and Wills Trust Director: Kamari Jones
Youth Director: Ragel Barrett
Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director: Veronica Johnson
Prayer Ministry: Shereen Boyden
Women’s Children and Adolescents Ministries Director: Kezia Hewitt
Community Services and Publishing Director: Nikyra Bansie
Family Life Director: Donya Gordon
The day opened with a soul-stirring devotion conducted by the youth officials who traveled from Manchester, Clarendon, and May Pen, the three parishes that constitute the Central Jamaica Conference. Acting President Brendon Coleman charged those who were present with a reminder that they are the “The Ultimate Sign” of the second coming and that the responsibility of sharing the Three Angels’ Message with the world is imperative.