Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada Elects New Executive Secretary/Vice-President for Administration

On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the  Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) Board of Directors elected Wesley Torres as its new  executive secretary/vice-president for administration. He replaces Daniel Stojanovic, who  is now, by appointment of the  General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the  leader of the  Adventist Church’s work in Israel.



Mark Johnson, president of the  SDACC, remarks, “Wesley’s experience in so many parts of the  Seventh-day Adventist Church and  with  diverse cultures will  be a strength to the  mission of Christ across Canada. I deeply appreciate Wesley and  his attention to detail in so many areas.”



Wesley Torres has  served in pastoral ministry for over 34 years, most recently as president of the  British Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He holds three advanced degrees from Andrews University, including a Doctor of Ministry. Torres has  worked in Brazil, the  United States, South Africa, Australia, and  Canada (Ontario and  B.C.). Before being elected as president for the  BC Conference, Torres served as departmental director for Personal Ministries, Church Growth and  Evangelism, Family Life,  Adult Sabbath School, and  then as executive secretary/vice-president for administration.



Torres and  his wife, Angela, have three children, Kelly, Kevin, and  Kenny.



Torres states, “I feel  honoured by the  appointment to serve in this  capacity—I trust in the  Lord’s leading. I humbly solicit the  prayers of our  Canadian church family as I place myself completely in God’s hands to be of service to His people and  His cause in Canada.”



The  national headquarters of the  SDACC oversee seven regional districts that  serve 72,000 members, 500 congregations, 43 schools, various media ministries, and  humanitarian organizations. Their mission is to help  people understand the  Bible to find  freedom, healing, and  hope in Jesus.




For  more information, contact:

Stan  Jensen, Communication Director Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada