News & Events

School Closures in Response to COVID-19

Last night, Governor Whitmer, directed the closure of all K-12 schools, including public, private, and boarding schools in response to additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. . .





Statement on Coronavirus COVID-19

March 12, 2019 - With multiple cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 now confirmed in the state of Michigan and the recent implementation of community mitigation strategies by the state of Michigan, many are concerned about its impact upon our church communities, schools, and families. On Wednesday (March 11), the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. 





Ministerial Retreat Focuses on Message

Twice a year Michigan Conference pastors, Bible workers, and their families meet at Camp Au Sable for spiritual study and renewal time, meetings to coordinate ministry for the conference, and some recreation as well. The latest session was held January 27-30, 2020. . .

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New Religious Liberty Director

Andy Im has been appointed to serve as the new director for Religious Liberty for the Michigan Conference, and he looks forward to bringing greater awareness to this important need. Andy’s wife, Laura, who has served as director since 2013. . . 

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2019 Pathfinder Fair: "Half Full"

by Andy Im | May 24, 2019

This year's Pathfinder Fair had over 1,220 registered attendees representing 53 Pathfinder clubs. The theme for this year's event was "Half Full," connoting the importance of staying positive in Jesus. . .

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Chad Bernard Appointed New Youth Director

By Andy Im | March 5, 2019

On February 19, Chad Bernard was appointed to serve as the new youth director by vote of the executive committee. He had been serving as associate youth director from June 2017. Chad is no stranger to Michigan. He previously taught at Oakwood Junior Academy. . . 

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 New Ministerial Department Secretary

Royce Snyman | Dec. 20, 2018

For the last six years we have been blessed to have Chelli Ringstaff as administrative assistant in the Ministerial Department. She has been a great blessing to our team, but the Lord has called her to a new position . . . 

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New ACS-DR Director

By Andy Im | December 13, 2018

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 begin serving in her new position in January . . . 

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Teacher-Pastor Summit Sets Course

By Andy Im | November 23, 2018

Approximately 230 teachers and pastors from the Michigan Conference gathered together at Camp Au Sable this week to attend the Teacher-Minister Summit. The meetings began Sunday evening and concluded late Tuesday morning. . .

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Pictured from left to right: Mike Bernard & wife Cheryl; Jim Micheff & wife Gail; Justin Ringstaff & wife Chelli.

Executive Officers Voted

by Dan McGrath | September 30, 2018

Today, Michigan Conference delegates voted in the Constituency Session to re-elect two of its executive officers—Jim Micheff as president and Justin Ringstaff as executive secretary. Michael Bernard was voted in as the new treasurer. . . 

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The Numbers Don't Lie

Numbers aren’t everything, but they count for something. Recently, we tallied up Facebook insights pertaining to camp meeting and discovered a few things. 

The data reveals the broad interest levels that Michigan's camp meeting had upon Facebook users (mostly Adventist) worldwide. 

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New Associate Superintendent

Brian Kittleson graduated from Cedar Lake Academy and has served in Adventist Education since graduating from Union College in 1992 with a B.S. in Business Education and Physical Education. . .

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Camp Meeting Brochure, Bulletins, & Schedules 




Lifestyle Matters Now Offering 26 Free Videos

Reach your community through the blended message. The Health Ministries Department is providing current health-message videos to open hearts and minds! 




Jeremy Hall to Be New Superintendent of Schools

 by Andy Im / April 18, 2018

Diane Barlow, superintendent of schools for the Michigan Conference, recently announced she will be retiring at the end of April. She has served as both the associate and superintendent of schools for the past seven years. She and her husband, Marc, will be moving to Tennessee to be closer to family. Her sweet disposition and godly spirit will be sorely missed. 

Jeremy Hall will be moving into the position as superintendent of schools for the Michigan Conference beginning in May. . . 

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Disaster Preparedness Certification (April 20-22)

Become a certified disaster response volunteer by attending. Training will be held on the campus of Andrews University.

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Kameron DeVasher New Director for Personal Ministries & Sabbath School

by Andy Im / April 5, 2018

Elder Kameron DeVasher will serve as the new director for personal ministries & sabbath school for the Michigan Conference. He is no stranger to Michigan and has pastored churches in Muskegon, Fremont, and most recently the Kalamazoo church. 

He brings a wide range of experience as an evangelist, public speaker, and instructor for Emmanuel Institute. . .

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Wes Peppers New Associate Ministerial Director

by Andy Im / April 2, 2018

Elder Wes Peppers has accepted the invitation to serve as the new associate ministerial director, a position that was vacated when Elder Justin Ringstaff became the executive secretary. Elder Peppers will also continue to serve as evangelism coordinator for the conference. . . 

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