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Chesapeake Bids Farewell to Jakobsons, Welcomes New Associate Superintendent of Schools

Last week, Chesapeake Conference office staff bid farewell to Michael Jakobsons who served as associate superintendent of schools for the Chesapeake Conference for the past three years. In this transition, Michael joins his wife, Andrea Jakobsons, former youth, collegiate and young adult pastor for the Spencerville church, who recently accepted a call to the Ohio Conference to serve as lead pastor for the Kettering Adventist Church.

“Working in the Chesapeake Conference has granted me many opportunities that I will always be appreciative of,” says Michael Jakobsons. “Serving alongside conference office personnel, principals, teachers, school boards and staff, all on behalf of the students of the Chesapeake Conference, has been an amazing journey. My greatest pleasure was getting to know people on the local level and learning with them as we worked together to make each school better, and the conference better as a whole. I have lifelong friends here in Chesapeake and it will always feel like home.”

Michael came to the associate superintendent position in 2017, and has been recognized for the care and dedication with which he served over the years. 

“Michael has been appreciated for his friendliness and willingness to step forward and help whenever needed,” says Rick Remmers, president of the Chesapeake Conference. “This has included projects relating to the education program as well as other areas of need. We know he will continue to impact lives for the Lord as he takes up new responsibilities in Ohio.” 

The Chesapeake Conference welcomes Dr. Renee Humphreys as the new associate superintendent of schools. Dr. Humphreys comes to Chesapeake from the Allegheny East Conference where she served at the Ephesus Jr. Academy in Richmond, Virginia as principal/teacher. She has over 35 years of educational experience in both public and Adventist schools and served from 2014 to 2018 as the superintendent of education for the Lake Region Conference.

“I am excited that the Chesapeake Conference has a desire to be intentional to represent the character of Jesus by loving all of God’s children and embracing differences through the lens of servant leadership and compassion,” says Renee Humphreys. “This is a pivotal time to be a part of Adventist education and I’m grateful that God has called me to serve His children in the Chesapeake Conference. I am looking forward to using my experiences and talents to help support the growth and care of our schools.”  

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