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Church State Council Board

The Church State Council is a religious liberty ministry of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (PUC), the administrative body with responsibility for a five state southwestern region, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. The members of the Church State Council Board are as follows:

  • Ricardo Graham, President, Pacific Union Conference
  • Alan J. Reinach, Esq., Executive Director, Church State Council
  • Tony Anobile, Vice-President, Pacific Union Conference
  • Theodore Benson, Treasurer, Pacific Union Conference
  • Bradford Newton, Secretary, Pacific Union Conference
  • Berit Von Pohle, Director of Education, Pacific Union Conference
  • Vic Louis Arreola, Asian Regional Coordinator, Pacific Union Conference
  • Jorge Soria, Hispanic Regional Coordinator, Pacific Union Conference
  • Virgil Childs, African-American Regional Coordinator, Pacific Union Conference
  • Dennis Seaton, Director of Government Relations, Church State Council
  • Richard Dena, Associate Director, Church State Council
  •                            , President, Arizona Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Ramiro Cano, President, Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Jim Pederson, President, Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Ed Keyes, President, Arizona Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Sandra Roberts, President, Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Velino Salazar, President, Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Ralph Watts, III, President, Hawaii Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Randal Wisbey, President, La Sierra University
  • Heather Knight, President, Pacific Union College
  • Meredith Jobe, Director, Government Relations, Adventist Health

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