The Minnesota Conference is pleased to announce that Gayln L. Bowers, a graduate of Union College, has accepted the position of vice president for finance. Bowers most recently served as the executive director at Cohutta Springs Conference Center in Crandall, Georgia. He begins his work in Minnesota on February 1.

Bowers comes to us with vast experience and knowledge in the accounting world. He has close to 40 years of work experience with increasing responsibility in administrative, financial and human resources management in North American and the mission field, which we believe will serve the conference well.

“Mr. Bowers has an extensive background in finance and accounting. His experience in the mission field will undoubtedly serve us well as he interacts with the diversity of our conference. I am confident in Gayln’s ability to build positive relationships across communities. He will be a welcome addition to this conference’s ministry vision,” commented Pastor Eric Mokua, a member of the Conference Personnel Committee and Board of Trustees.

Former positions Bowers has held are human resources director for Pacific Union College, where he provided leadership, planning and counsel to their administration regarding human resource operations while managing a $10 million dollar budget; and vice president for finance for Bangkok Adventist Hospital in Thailand, where he was responsible for all budgeting and financial issues and reporting to the executive committee and board of directors.

Gayln is married to Lorena (Young) who is a hospital chaplain.  We welcome the Bowers to Minnesota.