OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8
What We Do
The Office of the Secretariat actively oversees various organizational aspects of 134 Seventh-day Adventist churches, 8 companies, and 11 official groups comprising of 37,820 members (end of 1st quarter 2017).
Accumulates statistics and generates regular membership reports for the Pacific Union Conference and the General Conference.
Furnishes local church clerks with supplies and materials and assists clerks in keeping records for individual churches.
Updates and maintains, in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, continuous service records for all Conference employees.
Processes calls for incoming workers and calls of speakers for special occasions, etc.
Processes requests for credentials and licenses for all Conference employees.
Facilitates scholarship applications for new pastoral interns for attendance at the seminary through the Pacific Union and General Conference.
Meet the Team
The Conference Executive Committee on December 14, 2010 voted to approve Ron Rasmussen as the new executive secretary for the Central California Conference.
Rasmussen has served in Central since July 1981 when he first began in ministry. He has been an assistant pastor at Bakersfield Hillcrest, associate pastor at Sunnyvale and senior pastor at Chowchilla, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Modesto Parkwood.
In addition, Rasmussen has been chairman of the Conference Property Management Committee, co-chair of the Soquel Conference Center Task Force and a member of the Conference Constitution & Bylaws Committee. He has also served on the Pacific Union Conference Bylaws Committee.
He has a bachelor of arts from Loma Linda University, with a major in ministerial studies and a concentration in educational ministry. He received a master of divinity from Andrews University, Mich., in 1985. In 2001 he completed a doctorate in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif. Areas of concentration are church growth, church health, church leadership, marketing and mission, church management, and conflict management.
He is married to Marla Edsell, who teaches kindergarten at Fresno Adventist Academy. They have two grown daughters Laurita and Danita.
Associate Executive Secretary
Secretary to the Executive Secretary
the Office of the Secretariat
Phone: (559) 347-3198
Fax: (559) 347-3081