Jermaine Jackson was elected on April 8 by the Lake Union executive committee to serve as associate treasurer, effective June 1. He replaces Jon Corder who is retiring after 41 years of exemplary service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Jackson has seven years of executive leadership experience and 17 years of denominational experience. He currently serves as chief financial officer/treasurer of Allegheny West Conference. Prior to this, he was the vice president/CFO for Adventist Risk Management (ARM) and corporate treasurer for Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont. In that role, Jackson oversaw the financial operations of ARM and GICV and its subsidiaries in Brazil and Gibraltar.
Lake Union Treasurer Glynn Scott notes that he has had the privilege of working closely with Jackson over the past five years on financial committees at all levels of the Church structure and believes he will be a tremendous asset to the Lake Union. “I have witnessed Jermaine’s dedication as a faithful leader in the Seventh-day Adventist church,” says Scott. “He is a visionary, strategic planner who is committed to excellence and understands financial management. Based on multiple years of financial leadership, he enjoys helping people to seek creative ways to achieve mission and ministry.”
As a Midwest native, Jackson says he’s already acclimated to the harsh winters and is looking forward to relocating from Ohio to Berrien Springs, Michigan, to help move the work of the church forward. “Throughout my career I’ve had the opportunity to combine passion for service with my focus to ensure the growth of God’s kingdom,” says Jackson. “To be able to continue that work in the Lake Union is both an honor and privilege.”
Jackson has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oakwood University (Ala.), a Master of Business Administration from Baker University (Kan.) and a Graduate Certification of Accounting from DeVry University (Va.) His wife, D’Andria, is a licensed clinical psychologist. They have a 9-year-old son, Brayden, and a 5-year-old daughter, Chloe.