Joel Nephew. A fifth-generation Adventist and Michigander by birth, Elder Joel Nephew began denominational work in 1988 as a Literature Evangelist. He began pastoring in the New York Conference in 1992, where he was later ordained to the gospel ministry. He currently serves the Lord as Director of Planned Giving & Trust Services and Stewardship, and Association Properties Manager. He and his wife Corina have two adult sons, Justin and Alex, and two beautiful daughters-in-law, Rachel and Rebekah, respectively. In his leisure time, Joel enjoys spending time with family, cutting wood, beekeeping, and short-term building projects, but his all-time passion is for enlarging the kingdom of God.
Mona Hickman serves as Assistant Director of Planned Giving & Trust Services and Association Properties. Before joining the Michigan Conference in 2004, Mona worked for a Bank in Flint, MI, in Human Resources as a Recruiter and Benefits Counselor and the Trust Department in various capacities. She is married to Brook and enjoys health & fitness.