Meet Our Team

Ron Whitehead
Lake Union Conference Youth Director

Ron Whitehead has served in four NAD unions as a local pastor, conference youth, and church ministries director.  He has also served the NAD as associate youth director and directed six International Pathfinder Camporees.  At Andrews University Ron has served as Assistant to the President for Spiritual Life and currently serves the Seventh day Adventist Theological Seminary as Assistant Professor for youth ministry and Executive Director for the Center for Youth Evangelism.  Since 1996 Ron has been honored to serve the Lake Union Conference as Youth Director.

Abraham Henry 
Lake Region Conference Youth Director

"I am humbled with the honor and privilege to serve as the Director for Youth, Young Adult, & Camp Ministries for the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  We are a non-profit church organization that seeks to "Encounter Christ, Engender Change, Empower Communities".  The Department of Youth Ministries Vision is to"Reach the World, Reclaim the Lost, Restore Lives".  Our Mission is to share Jesus through the power of service, power of prayer, power of love".  


Latita Thomas
Lake Region Conference Youth Department Administrative Assistant

Latita has served in youth ministries for more than 20 years. First as Adventist Youth Leader at her local church (Independence SDA Church in Chicago), and then Vice President for CYF (Chicagoland Youth President). in 2006, she was voted as president in 2007 and served until 2017. During my time as CYF President. She was asked to serve as Pathfinder Area Coordinator in 2015 and still serves in this capacity today as well as CYF President. 

She started working at LRC in July 2009 as Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Education, and now serves as Administrative Assistant of the LRC Youth Department. She has a love for youth ministries and wishes to make a difference in the lives of as many youth as possible.

Eric Jean Baptiste
Lake Region Pathfinder Executive Coordinator


Sandrew King
Lake Region Conference Youth Executive Coordinator

Kevyn Rodríguez
Lake Region Conference Assistant Youth director for multi-ethnic ministry

Pastor Charlie Thompson
Indiana Conference Youth Director

Chad Bernard
Michigan Conference Youth Director


Michael Campos
Illinois Conference Youth Director

Eric Chaves
Wisconsin Conference Youth Director & Lake Union Sabbath School Coordinator


Stacey-Ann DePluzer
Lake Union AACP Representative