Hubert Cisneros, youth and church ministries director for the Mid-America Union Conference, will transition to pastoral work for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference beginning September 1. In his retirement, Cisneros will pastor the three-church district of Beatrice, Capitol View and Fairbury in southeastern Nebraska.

Cisneros has served the Mid-America Union in a variety of capacities since March of 2010. During the past eight years he has guided the ministries for children, families, health and Native Americans. He has also coordinated activities for Pathfinders, senior youth, young adults, Adventist Christian Fellowship, Hispanic ministries and global evangelism.

“During Hubert’s 43 years of service with the Adventist Church, he has blessed many people as a pastor, youth director, evangelist, conference administrator, and union youth and church ministries director,” said MAUC president Gary Thurber. “My life—and the lives of so many others—has been enriched by having our paths cross his. Our work here in the Mid-America Union has been greatly enhanced by his ministry. We all wish Hubert and his wife, Lucy, only the best in their new adventures in retirement.”

Before coming to the Mid-America Union, Cisneros served as a pastor in the Arizona Conference for seven years and in the Oklahoma Conference for six years. He then returned to the Arizona Conference for 11 years as Youth/Health and Temperance/Ministerial director. He also worked for over 10 years in the Ohio Conference as executive secretary and leader of Church Ministries, evangelism and Hispanic activities.

“Hubert has faithfully served on the NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministries committees, advisories, and focus groups for many years representing the Mid-America Union,” said Tracy Wood, youth and young adult ministries director for the North America Division. “It is a great loss to our network of youth and young adult directors and leaders across the division as he moves into retirement. We wish him and his family well as he makes this transition.”