Doug Inglish

When Claudio and Pamela Consuegra left the Minnesota Conference in 2010, only one person was hired to fill the vacancy— resulting in the loss of a position in the conference office. Justin Lyons was then moved into the position of vice president for administration while he continued to hold the position of director of Gift Planning and Trust Services as well as his other responsibilities.

Since then five or six pastoral/Bible worker positions have been added. With this in mind, the Minnesota Conference Board (formerly known as the Executive Committee) recently made the decision to hire one additional person to work in the conference office.

Elder Doug Inglish, pastor of the Minnetonka Church for the past three years, has been invited to be the associate director of Gift Planning and Trust Services. (He has already completed the requirements

for certification to work in this capacity.) Doug will also be director of Personal Ministries and will help facilitate much-needed training programs in this area.

With Doug helping with Gift Planning and Trust Services, Justin will be able to add the Sabbath School Department (which has not been covered for some time) to his responsibilities.

Dee Ann Lechner

Lynette Hubin, who has worked for the conference and in the Adventist Book Center for the past 11 years, is retiring. She will be missed greatly in our office. She has been a terrific worker, efficient in all that she does, and conscientious in her work. She always arrived early to the office and did her work with a sweet spirit.

Lynette has been head elder at The Edge Christian Worship Center, one of our churches on the north side of the Twin Cities. She was also director of Women’s Ministries for a number of years. The Hubins will be retiring here in Minnesota, so we will still be able to see them from time to time, and we hope at every camp meeting. We wish her the best in retirement and pray that God will continue to richly bless her!

Dee Ann Lechner was hired recently to fill the position vacated by Lynette. The two ladies have worked together to ensure a smooth transition. Dee Ann recently moved to Minnesota from St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband Rob, who is now the pastor of The Edge Christian Worship Center in Brooklyn Park. She has years of experience working in offices and is a great fit here in our conference. She will be working in the Gift Planning and Trust Services Department and will also be assisting the personal ministries director. And, like the other administrative assistants in the office, she will fill in wherever departmental directors need assistance.

Guest news writer Ed Barnett is president of the Minnesota Conference.