Executive Committee



Executive Committee Duties

Between meetings of the Lake Union Constituency, the Lake Union Executive Committee has administrative power to act on behalf of the constituency. The Lake Union Executive Committee appoints Union leaders and committees, fills vacancies, grants and withdraws credentials and licenses, and transacts such executive business as is in harmony with Union, Division, and General Conference policies. The Lake Union Executive Committee meets three times each year: February, May, and November.

Executive Committee Membership

Some people are members of the executive committee automatically because they have been elected to certain positions of leadership in the Lake Union. These positions include the Union officers, vice president and associate treasurer, local Conference presidents and one officer, Andrews University president, and the president of Adventist Midwest Health.

In addition, additional representation is selected from the field giving careful attention to making sure the committee includes ethnic, gender, geographic, and lay/pastor balance. 


Chairman - Ken Denslow (Lake Union president)

Vice Chair - Elden Ramirez (Lake Union executive secretary)


Committee Members

AMITA Health - Thor G. Thordardson

Andrews University - Andrea Luxton (University President)

Illinois Conference 

  • Jon Grys (Illinois President)
  • Marcia Bedney
  • Eva Cruz
  • Douglas Reeves

Indiana Conference

  • Vic Van Schaik (Indiana President)
  • Mark M. Eaton
  • Jesus Beltre
  • Onias Muza

Lake Region Conference

  • Garth Gabriel (Lake Region president)
  • Abraham Henry
  • Eric Bell Jr. 
  • Dierdre Garnett
  • Mirely Guerrero
  • Gary Loster
  • Floyd T. Mathis
  • Rijenna Murray
  • Yolando Stonewall
  • Pamela Wright-Daly

Michigan Conference

  • Jim Micheff (Michigan president)
  • Justin Ringstaff
  • Paulina Janevski
  • Michael Bernard
  • Bryce Bowman
  • Nereida Martinez
  • Rita Pusey
  • Candice Vinton

Wisconsin Conference

  • Titus Naftanaila (Wisconsin president)
  • Gerardo Medina
  • Brian Stephan
  • Jonathan Fetrick

Lake Union Conference Officers

  • Ken Denslow  (President)
  • Elden Ramirez (Executive Secretary)
  • Glynn C.W. Scott (Treasurer /CFO)
  • Carmelo Mercado (Vice President)


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