In November 2021, Rob Alfalah accepted the invitation to serve as executive secretary for the Iowa-Missouri Conference, headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. He will be filling the position vacated by Robert Wagley, who accepted a call to  pastor in the Gulf States Conference.

“I am grateful that Rob Alfalah has agreed to serve the conference in this capacity,” said Dean Coridan, president for the Iowa-Missouri Conference. “I personally have full confidence he will continue to serve this conference in the same effective manner he has demonstrated in his previous roles.”

Alfalah said he hopes to “improve on the foundation that has already been laid” by those who were previously in this role. Additionally, he said he looks forward to using his talents in his new position by supporting others.

“My main objective is to help people fulfill their ministry potential and help them fulfill God’s vision for this conference,” Alfalah said.

IA-MO Conference experience

Alfalah has served the Iowa-Missouri Conference for over 13 years in multiple positions including senior pastor, district supervisor, camp meeting youth division director, Adventist Ministerial Alliance in St. Louis member, Protestant University team member, conference Board of Education member, and conference Executive Committee member. 

Iowa-Missouri Conference Ministerial director Lee Roccholz believes Alfalah’s experience has equipped him for his new position. “The role of executive secretary is very important, and I believe Pastor Alfalah’s demonstration of servant leadership and organization will serve the departments and constituents of the Iowa-Missouri Conference well,” Roccholz said.

Education and personal life

Alfalah graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in logistics management and a minor in accounting.

While in college Alfalah converted to Adventism and was actively involved with his local church. After about 10 years in the private sector of corporate America, Alfalah received a call from the Iowa-Missouri Conference asking him to serve as a pastor. Alfalah accepted and four years later was ordained.

In his free time Alfalah enjoys playing sports, traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.