Ministerial Department

What You'll Find On Our Web Page

  • Forms: Includes the monthly report, continuing education, graduate degrees and sabbaticals.
  • Calendar: Check out our ministerial calendar for all events related to pastors.
  • Resources: Find union, division and general conference links to resources for pastors and spouses.
  • Professional Development: Dducational opportunities as well as articles


Jim Lorenz, II
(916) 886-5618

Bernadette Johnson
Administrative Assistant
(916) 886-5615

Jon Cicle
Website Administrator

PASTORAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (alphabetically by Areas or Group)
African American Coordinator - Willie Johnson
African American Representative - Gregory Johnson
Asian/Pacific Coordinator - James Lim
Asian/Pacific Representative - Peter Shin
Bay Area - Mitch Williams
Delta Area - Tracy Baerg
Female Representative - Chanda Nunes
Hispanic Coordinator - Roman Leal
Hispanic Representative - TBD
Lower Northeast Area - TBD
PUC Area - Josie Asencio
Redwood Area - TBD
Sacramento Area - Jon Cicle
Sierra Foothills Area - Walt Groff
Upper Northeast Area - Enoch Brownell
West Central Area - Don Smith

At Large Representative - Keith Jacobson
At Large Representative - TBD

professional development

INMINISTRY CENTER AT ANDREWS UNIVERSITY - InMinistry offers the MA in Pastoral Ministry: The M.A. in Pastoral Ministry is a 48-credit seminary degree designed to help pastors in the field earn a Master's degree and fully subsidized by NAD. The seminary delivers the classes to the pastors instead of the pastors coming to the seminary.



Pastors  -  Check the employees forms page to download files for:
Continuing Education Expense Form
Continuing Education Request Form
Degree Requests
Doctors Degree Expense Form
Expense Form
Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPMin)
Masters or Doctors Degree Request Form
Monthly Reports
And many others

To receive any Financial Assistance for Continuing Education or Degree Programs  you must have pre-approved by ADCO. Expense Request Forms will not be accepted if, a request has not been approved.

The Sabbatical form is not currently available. It is being updated. If you have questions, please e-mail Ministerial Director Jim Lorenz at


Best Practices Webinars - NAD Ministerial invites pastors to join us for the "Best Practices Webinars" every 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. (EST) each month. Each month experts in the practice of ministry share their best practices in ministry. With the webinar format Pastors will be able to participate and ask questions with each presenter through the online delivery.

On the Best Practices website there is a link for upcoming webinars as well as a link that provides access to an archive for past webinars. Some webinars are also archived on Vimeo (search for NAD Ministerial)


Church Support Services provides resource and information support to Seventh-day Adventist pastors, members and churches within the Pacific Union Conference that are involved in nurture and outreach ministry. Services provided include content creation and publication via web, video and print media formats.

The Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists exists to serve the global church in its proclamation of the everlasting gospel and in its divine mission to prepare a people to meet their soon-coming Lord. The Association aims to accomplish this mission through its ministry to pastors, pastors' families, local church elders/company leaders, and Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Association secretaries.

We exist to empower and support the NAD, union and conference MSA (Shepherdess) leadership and ministerial spouses through networking, resourcing, and training.

The Biblical Research Institute staff exists to promote the study and practice of Adventist theology and lifestyle as understood by the world church.


Pastors - Please check your conference e-mails and the conference calendar for any updates or changes.


Roger Hernandez is a father of four, husband of one, and pastor to many. A third-generation Adventist, he has written more than 14 books, including the Sharing Book of the Year (twice) and the Discipleship Book of the Year, Everyone Welcome. A practical and engaging speaker who has spoken all over the world, his main desire is to show the relevance of Christianity to a world that needs it, especially the younger generation. He speaks on leadership, evangelism, accountability, and diversity (LEAD). Presently, he is the ministerial and evangelism director for the Southern Union. He holds a Master of Divinity from the SDA Theological Seminary.

Bill Kilgore is a professor emeritus of theology at Southwestern Adventist University. He holds a Master of Divinity from the SDA Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a district pastor and a campus chaplain before serving as a professor at SWAU, where he taught ethics, Greek, homiletics, and Adventist church history for 29 years. Each summer, he also led out in the field school of evangelism for SWAU. His passions are preaching and assisting students on campus and church leaders in local congregations who believe God has called them to proclaim His love and His soon coming. Kilgore and his wife, Leslie, have two adult daughters.


February 18, 2020
Conference Office

March 13-15, 2020
Prayer Retreat
Leoni Meadows

March 21, 2020: 2-6 P.M.
Children's ministry leader / SS teacher training
Conference Office

March 30, 2020
'Mark Blue' Pastors and Teachers Meeting

April 12-15, 2020
Newport Beach, CA

May 1, 2020
Deadline to request evangelism funds (visit the evangelism department for more information. Submit all forms to

June 21-24, 2020
Lexington, KY

July 20-23, 2020
Redwood Camp Pitch

July 23-August 1, 2020
Redwood Camp Meeting

October 8, 2020
Urban Convocation
El Sobrante Appian Way

October 9-10, 2020
Urban Convocation
Richmond Auditorium

October 11, 2020
Conference Mid-term Constituency Session

November 1, 2020
Deadline to request evangelism funds (visit the evangelism department for more information. Submit all forms to


January 2021
Pastors Retreat
(Leoni Meadows)

March  2021
NCC Prayer Retreat
Leoni Meadows

April 2021
TBD • 10:00 a.m.
Mark Blue Lecture Series

Continuing Education

The Ministerial Department of the North American Division strongly recommends that you as a pastoral worker take a minimum of 20 hours (2 units) of continuing education every year to sharpen your ministerial skills, strengthen your knowledge base, and recharge your spiritual batteries. Care should be given to selecting classes that best meet your personal and professional needs for growth.

"Well done, good and faithful servant!" Matthew 25:21