We are delighted to welcome Daniel (Dan) Kittle to the Kansas-Nebraska Conference as principal of Midland Adventist Academy. Dan comes to us with a wealth of experience and has served the Adventist community as a teacher, chaplain, youth director, youth pastor and principal.

Ron Halvorsen, Jr., president of the Ohio Conference, says that Dan, “is absolutely committed to ministering to young people and has dedicated his life to it. His heart and passion are in Adventist Christian Education. He is absolutely sold out to serving God and the youth of our church.”

Most recently Dan served as principal of Mount Vernon Academy in Ohio. Prior to that, he served as principal of Fresno Academy for eight years and as the youth director of the Central California Conference for eight years.

When asked about his aspirations for Midland Adventist Academy, Dan responded, “I am committed to building an abundant learning community. In leading toward this goal I seek to apply this simple truth to all relationships: ‘God sees us as washed by the blood of Christ, pure before His throne, and worthy of eternity.’ It is my desire to give the blessing of eternity, if only for an instant, to each person I meet. I desire for each to know that God sees them as whole, redeemed, unblemished and competent.”

Gary Kruger is educational superintendent for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference.