BURLESON, TEX. – On April 25 Stephen Brooks, formerly the executive secretary for the Southwest Region Conference, was elected to serve as executive secretary and public affairs and religious liberty director at the 31st Constituency Session of Southwestern Union. “It’s truly an honor to be chosen to serve the Lord in the Southwestern Union in this capacity, and I’m humbled to take on this role under God’s guidance and direction. I look forward to working with the Southwestern Union and conferences as we work together to finish the work that the Lord has set before us. I thank those who have come before us, who have laid the groundwork for where we are today in this ministry,” says Brooks. Brooks shared his gratitude for the work of his predecessor, Buford Griffith, Jr., as he takes on this new role.
BURLESON, TEX. - Osvaldo Rigacci was elected to serve the Southwestern Union as vice president for multicultural ministries at the Union’s 31st constituency session on April 25. He had served as the director for Hispanic ministries and Hispanic evangelism in theTexas Conference since 2011, and was elected as the vice president for those same departments in 2019.
BURLESON, TEX. - Tony Anobile, currently serving as a vice president for the North American Division (NAD), has accepted a call to the Southwestern Union to serve as its Vice President for Church Ministries. “I’m humbled and honored to serve the Southwestern Union, its conferences, and members. I’m looking forward to partnering with our conferences and leadership to fulfill the gospel commission. It’s all about kingdom growth. The way it’s going to get done is to work together and I’m excited about the possibility,” says Anobile.
La Unión del Suroeste está tomando medidas para proteger y apoyar a los empleados, miembros, iglesias y escuelas durante el brote de la enfermedad por el coronavirus de 2019 (COVID-19). La Unión del Suroeste cree firmemente que tenemos la responsabilidad de cuidarnos los unos a los otros durante esta situación, limitando el contacto físico y apoyando el distanciamiento social. También creemos que debemos continuar a servir como mensajeros de la esperanza de Dios en nuestras comunidades, aprovechando la tecnología y las herramientas que tenemos a nuestra disposición para proseguir la misión durante este periodo turbulento.
The leadership of the Southwestern Union is taking steps to protect and support employees, members, churches and schools during the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Southwestern Union strongly believes that we have a responsibility to care for each other during this situation by limiting physical contact and supporting social distancing. We also believe that we should continue to serve as God’s messengers of hope in our communities, utilizing the technology and tools available to us to continue the mission during this turbulent time.
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