We are pleased to welcome Colette Newer as the new Associate Director for North American Division Adventist Community Services (NAD ACS). Before accepting this call, Newer served as the Director for Outreach Ministries at Washington Conference with focus areas on Prison Ministry, Community Services, and Disaster Response. In this capacity, she loved watching God call and empower church members to establish new and innovative ministries in their communities.
Newer has a bachelor’s in sociology from Whitman College (1990), master’s in administration from Andrews University (2015), and Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University (2016). She would be a perpetual student if allowed to be and is always looking for a good workshop or class to attend.
“I am excited to continue our work with Colette Newer and take even greater advantage of the skills she brings to NAD ACS. We hope to expand the areas we can assist communities that are often overlooked,” said W. Derrick Lea, Executive Director for NAD ACS. Newer will be a great asset to the NAD ACS team with her outstanding leadership skills, wealth of knowledge, passion for community outreach and social justice. We look forward to working with her as we continue to grow and move forward in our ministry.