Glenn C. Townend, President, South Pacific Division (SPD), giving the offering appeal during divine worship on Sabbath, June 11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]
Australia | Tracey Bridcutt

Pastor Glenn Townend has been re-elected president of the South Pacific Division (SPD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The election of division leaders was held on the third day (June 8) of the 61st General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri.

Pastor Ted Wilson, GC president, addressed the newly-elected presidents: “What a blessing to have a team of individuals who are going to be leading spiritually God’s people literally around this globe. And by God’s grace, they will help lead God’s people home as they look to Jesus, the real Leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and all who believe in the Lord.”

Pastor Wilson then prayed over the presidents, that God would grant them good health and clear minds and guide them. The newly-elected presidents then proceeded immediately to caucus meetings to consider nominations for division secretaries and treasurers.

Pastor Townend was elected president of the SPD during the 2015 GC Session in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to that, he was president of the Trans Pacific Union Mission.

In other key SPD appointments, Pastor Mike Sikuri has been re-elected secretary, and Francois Keet has been re-elected chief financial officer.

This article was originally published on the website of Adventist Record