We regretfully announce that the Hylton family will be leaving our Conference. Marlon Hylton, the current Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference Treasurer, has taken the call to join the ADRA Canada team as the Associate Director of Finance and will begin his role there on December 1, 2020. His wife, Kryshna, who is the principal at Riverside Adventist Christian School in Saskatoon, and their children will join Marlon in Ontario in the new year. Marlon shares,
My family and I are truly grateful for the opportunity to have served this conference for the past 3 ½ years. We have been truly blessed to have been in an environment surrounded by such an amazing team. Our accomplishments were only possible because of your support and prayers, and we will forever be indebted. Please continue to pray for us as we journey into another chapter in His mission.
President Michael Collins states, “We have appreciated Marlon’s dedicated and sterling service these past three-plus years.” The entire Hylton family will be greatly missed. They have added much to our Conference’s ministry here in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Nunavut. We pray that God will continue to bless the Hylton’s as they move to Ontario and begin new ministries there.
In light of this departure, the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference Board of Directors met on October 8, 2020 to discuss the way forward and voted on the following office personnel changes.
Christine Bergen has graciously accepted the role of Secretary-Treasurer for the Man-Sask Conference. She held this position in the Newfoundland Mission for eight-and-a-half years before moving to Saskatchewan in 2019. Her willingness to serve where needed is greatly appreciated. Marlon states,
It has been a great pleasure working with Christine for the past several months and I’m delighted that she has now accepted this new role as Secretary / Treasurer for this conference. Christine has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team and it’s evident the Lord has brought her to us at this time.
Due to the need for additional support for Christine in the Secretary-Treasurer role, the Board of Directors decided to hire Joe Ann Taer as Associate Secretary effective October 16, 2020.
Christine writes: “The Man-Sask Conference is happy to welcome Joe Ann Taer into the Conference Office to serve as Associate Secretary. Joe Ann comes to us with a Masters in Business Administration and over 7 years of Administration experience including service in the Middle East and North Africa at the Union level. She has a strong background in Human Resources and secretarial support that extends to keeping HR records and the development of HR policies. These skills will help facilitate much needed policy updates and enhanced reporting for our field. She has successfully planned and organized numerous large events which will provide the expertise to help ensure that our upcoming session operates smoothly.
Born in the Philippians, she has lived the last eight years in Lebanon before coming to Canada earlier this summer with her husband Ryan and their young son. They are settling in nicely with Niall attending Riverside Christian School.
Her many talents and her warm personality will be a true asset to our office and her family a happy addition to ours.”
On September 16, 2020 the Board of Directors also voted to shift of the role of Communication Director from Corinne Lindberg to Sandra Wall. With the additional challenges and provincial requirements placed on schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Conference’s desire to see more Adventist schools established in our territory, the Board decided to change Education Director to a fulltime position to allow Corinne more time for these items. In turn, with the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, youth events are more difficult to plan which allows Sandra time to devote to the Communications department.
As the Conference Office adjusts to all these changes, we appreciate your prayers and support. We know that the same God who has brought us thus far will continue to guide and bless this conference and the people we serve as we seek to see His mission for us fulfilled.