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The Michigan Conference Lay Advisory consists of one representative from each church, chosen by the local congregation. His or her function is to keep the church informed about various conference programs and projects and to solicit the help of the congregation as needed.

At the Annual Lay Advisory meeting the local representatives review various conference programs and projects, and they lay plans for the coming year. During the year a smaller group, the Lay Advisory Coordinating Committee, meets on a quarterly basis to listen to reports and to make decisions regarding requests for funds, etc.

The monthly Michigan Advance Partners (MAP) offering provides funds for various projects the Advisory supports such as assistance with church and school building projects, certain types of special church projects, mission outreach within Michigan, and a variety of other requests.

Missionaries for Michigan is a special Lay Advisory program that focuses on training and equipping lay members and pastors to raise up new churches in Michigan in areas where there is presently no active church.

Jim Micheff, Jr.
Pastor Micheff graduated from Southwestern Adventist University before beginning his ministerial career in the Rocky Mountain Conference. In 1996 he moved to Michigan were he has served as pastor, Youth/Family Ministries Director, and currently serves as Conference Secretary, along with ASI and Lay Advisory.
He and his wife, Gail, have been married for 35 years and have 4 grown children and 2 grandsons. In his spare time, Pastor Micheff likes camping, hiking, reading, playing racquetball and golf, and spending time with family.

Alyce Blackmer
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