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May 22, 2012
 
At the Third Quinquennial Constituency Session of the Chesapeake Conference, held on Sunday, May 20, at the Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., 267 regular delegates and 164 delegates-at-large met to elect officers for the 2012-2016 quinquennial term. Re-elected were Rick Remmers, president; Eduardo Muñoz, treasurer; and Kleyton Feitosa, executive secretary.
           
"It is an honor to be invited to serve in leadership for the next quinquennium,” said Remmers. “The combination of exciting opportunities and associated challenges will require a constant reliance on Divine wisdom. I value the prayers of our members as we move forward."
           
Eight new churches—seven in Maryland and one in Delaware— were accepted into the sisterhood of churches: Annapolis Spanish, Beacon of Light (Salisbury), Frederick Spanish, Laurel Maranatha Spanish, Mizo (Burtonsville), New Castle Spanish (Del.), Northeast (Baltimore), and South Carroll (Westminster).
           
Church growth has been steady, averaging 424 new members each year, and the conference topped 14,000 members during an evangelistic meeting that took place the day before the constituency session.
           
One of the highlights of the quinquennium was the financial stability of the conference during the recession. This is due to members faithfully returning tithe, and a strong reserve fund accumulated through the years in anticipation of an economic crisis, says Muñoz.
           
The constituency voted seven Conference Priorities for 2012-2016, focusing on conference leadership, youth ministries, outreach, Christian education, diversity, spiritual growth and stewardship. These priorities came out of a conference-wide survey of constituents, elders and pastors.
           
“The spirit of cooperation and support of the conference was outstanding,” said Feitosa of the delegates. “My sincere and heartfelt prayer is that God will continue to inspire and empower us to grow His kingdom in our territory.”

- Samantha Young
 
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