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January 8, 2010

The Chesapeake Conference recently elected Rick Remmers to the position of conference secretary. Remmers, DMin, is no stranger to Chesapeake Conference. He is currently the senior pastor of the Hagerstown, Md., church, and some years ago was the senior pastor of the Atholton church in Columbia, Md.

Our entire constituency will soon discover what Atholton and Hagerstown members already know, says Rob Vandeman, conference president, that Elder Remmers is an outstanding leader-spiritually motivated and professionally competent, as well as a really nice person.

In addition to his job as conference secretary, he will also assume the responsibilities of health ministries director and prayer ministries coordinator.

He has spent more than 20 years in pastoral and administrative ministry in Ohio, Illinois, and Maryland, which includes serving as conference secretary and ministerial director for the Illinois Conference.

I look forward to partnering with our members to advance the important message and mission that God has given to us, says Remmers.

He is married to Shayne (Bromme) Remmers, a nurse specializing in cardiac care. The couple has two children, Andrew and Kari.

Remmers will assume his new leadership responsibilities full-time on March 1. He replaces Charles Griffin who retired January 4 after 48 years in ministry.

-Samantha Young
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