Treasurer & Office Manager

(517) 316-1545

The three executive officers are the president, secretary, and treasurer.

The treasurer serves as the chief financial officer of the conference, its subsidiaries, and owned institutions. He provides financial management in the budgeting and operation of the conference. He also serves as the office manager.

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Tom Owiti was born, and grew up, in Kenya where he received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. He came to the US in 2002 to study and obtained his MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Tom is blessed with three children, Ryan at Andrews University and Melisa and Enoch at Battle Creek Academy.

Tom is a lifelong Adventist and has been active in Pathfinder and Adventist Youth activities. He started the Adventist Student for Christ Fellowship, at WMU, in 2003, where he got acquainted with CAMPUS and GYC. After graduation in 2004, Tom joined Kellogg Company as Senior Financial Analyst. He also volunteered as treasurer (2005-2009) and board member for GYC (2005-2012) and later as treasurer and board member for AudioVerse (2010-2014). He followed his passion in personal finance and joined Wells Fargo Advisors as Financial Advisor/Wealth Manager in Battle Creek in 2012. He holds Series 7, FINRA securities professional and Series 66, SEC investment advisor licenses, in addition to insurance licenses for Life & Health and Variable annuity in Michigan and Wisconsin. He is also a Certified Kingdom Advisor.

In 2015, Tom accepted a call to Wisconsin Conference and served as Business Manager/Treasurer for Wisconsin Academy until July 2017, when he accepted the call to Michigan Conference to serve as UnderTreasurer and Treasurer for the Michigan Association of SDA. He considers Michigan home and very happy to return and serve the conference.

For recreation, Tom enjoys reading, nature walks, sight-seeing, photography, biking, camping, physical fitness, life management (coaching & mentoring).