Chelli Ringstaff was recently voted the new Adventist Community Services (ACS) director by the Michigan Conference executive committee. The position was left vacant with the retirement of Diana Bruch, who had served as ACS director since 2001. Chelli will officially start in January and leave her post as secretary of the Ministerial Department, where she served from 2012. She will also be the new director of Disaster Response, a position that opened up with Diana's retirement.
Her prior experience includes serving as an English teacher for several years at the Seventh-day Adventist English Institute in Seoul, Korea. She also worked as an Elder Care Specialist and caseworker for the Family and Children's Services in Chattanooga, TN from 1999 - 2001, and also as a Social Work Rehab Manager from 1997 - 1998.
Chelli graduated in 1998 with a bachelor of social work degree from Southern Adventist University. She is married to Elder Justin Ringstaff, the executive secretary for the Michigan Conference, and is a proud mother of three children: Elijah (18), Enoch (16), and Emma (15).
Please keep Chelli in your prayers as she seeks to fulfill this new calling in her life.