DEPARTMENTAL STAFF CHANGES
Phil Bond Named Director of Development/Planned Giving and Trust Services
Phil Bond assumed his duties as Director of Development/Planned Giving and Trust Services on August 1 with the call being placed to him on May 20, 2012, by the Florida Conference Executive Committee.
He comes to Florida from Berrien Springs, Michigan, where he was the Planned Giving Specialist with Adventist Frontier Missions. His background also includes employment as a business banker at RBC Centura Bank and a personal banker at Wachovia Bank.
Phil enjoys scuba diving, tennis, reading, and spending time with his family which includes his wife, Sheri, who works at home supporting Phil, and their two sons, Russell, 10, and Samuel, 4. Phil says he praises the Lord for how He has led and looks forward to serving Him in his new position at Florida Conference.
George Carrazana Named Associate Superintendent for Administration and Finance
George Carrazana was advanced to the position of Associate Superintendent for Administration and Finance in January 2012. Prior to this, he served as Comptroller in the Florida Conference Office of Education on a contract basis for two and one half years. “He has a passion for helping people, and his greatest desire is to see schools be financially successful,” says Sandy Doran, Associate Superintendent.
“I was born in Cuba,” he says, “but my family moved to Spain when I was nine years old to ensure freedom and opportunity for my sister and me.” After a beginning career in health care, George became business manager at Greater Miami Adventist Academy and then at Forest Lake Education Center.
“I love that I can now help so many schools,” says George.
Madlyn is George’s wife, and he has three children, George, Joshua, and Jason.
Daniel Dunn Named Associate Director for Information Technology Services
Daniel Dunn was voted on July 26, 2012, as an Associate Director for Information Services by the Florida Conference Executive Committee and began his responsibilities on August 26, 2012.
Daniel was previously employed by the North American Division in Silver Spring, Maryland, as the Network Administrator, a position he held for ten years. He was originally employed at the Division as their computer repair technician for several years. Prior to denominational employment, Daniel worked for World Bank in Washington, D.C., as part of the Microsoft Office team help desk.
His family includes his wife, Becky, who is a contract programmer, and three girls, Thea, 14; Faith, 12; and Holly, 5.
“I look forward to continuing the service-oriented ministry the IT Department provides for my new Florida Conference family,” says Daniel.
Robert Hines Named Associate Director for Adventurers, Pathfinders, Youth, Young Adults, and Adventist Campus Ministry
Robert Hines began serving in July 2011 as Associate Director for Adventurers, Pathfinders, Youth, Young Adults, and Adventist Campus Ministry, with emphasis in North Florida. Voted into this position by the Florida Conference Executive Committee on March 20, 2011, he says, “My work focuses on equipping and deploying an army of young people.”
Robert came to Florida from Southern New England Conference in South Lancaster, Massachusetts, where he served as Associate Youth Director.
He came to the U.S. from Great Britain where he held the following positions: podiatrist and working for the National Health Service; chaplain and preceptor for Stanborough School; chaplain for John Loughborough School; and Associate Youth Director for South England Conference.
His wife, Paula, is a homemaker since the birth of their daughter, Phoebe, now age 7.
Lori Thieme Named Associate Superintendent for Early Childhood Education
Lori Thieme began her work as Associate Superintendent of Education in June 2012, after a vote taken on March 20, 2012, by the Florida Conference Executive Committee. She comes to this position from Deltona Adventist School where she was the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher.
Lori has worked with young children since 1997 as Meadows Academy Child Care Center Director for ages birth to five years, Principal and Teacher at Champion Preparatory Academy, and Pre-Kindergarten and 1st-grade Teacher at Orlando Junior Academy. It is evident she loves what she does, as she says, “This is one of the Adventist Church’s greatest mission fields.”
Lori has a great love for the outdoors and things in nature, which is shared with her husband, Ken, who is Park Ranger for the city of Altamonte Springs, Florida. They have two grown children, Zachary and Chelsea.