Dan Serns Elected as the New Central California Conference President

CLOVIS, CALIF.,—August 12, 2021, Dan Serns has been elected as President of the Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (CCC). His effective start date has yet to be determined.

Pastor Serns currently serves as Director of Evangelism (for English-speaking persons) for the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He has been ministering in this capacity since 2014. His previous ministry experiences include the following: Developing a language school and serving as a pastor in Brownsville, Texas (1979 – 1984), Director of Youth Ministries, Church Ministries, and Vice President of the Texas Conference (1984-1995), Pastor in the Kansas-Nebraska Conference (1995-1999), Senior Pastor in the Upper Columbia Conference (1999-2004), Ministerial Director/Soul Winning, Global Missions, Church Planting for the North Pacific Union Conference (2004-2010), and Senior Pastor of a 1,000 member church in the Texas Conference (2010-2016).

Serns holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Religion from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California. He also received the Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Serns and his supportive wife Lois have three married children (Jacob, Dustin, and Danesa), who are all serving the Lord by God’s grace.

The personal mission of Pastor Serns is: “The Adventist Message to All the World in This Generation!” We welcome Dan and Lois Serns and rejoice that they are joining us in ministry in Central California.

The CCC was established in the year 1911 and has grown to where today there are 34,133 members, 150 congregations, and 29 schools, over a territory of 17 counties in California. 


Contact: Ron Rasmussen
Executive Secretary
Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
rrasmussen@cccsda.org | Phone: 559-347-3194