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Eli Rojas to Serve as NADEI Associate Director

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Rojas has served as Chesapeake Conference’s ministerial director since 2014.

Eli Rojas, Chesapeake Conference ministerial director, announced last week that he has accepted a call to serve as the associate director for the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI), headquartered on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Rojas has served as the ministerial director for Chesapeake Conference since 2014.

In addition to serving as ministerial director, Rojas has also served as the conference’s director for Family Ministries and Men’s Ministries.

“Elder Rojas has been a great blessing to Chesapeake, and especially to our pastoral team,” said Jerry Lutz, Chesapeake Conference president. “I am certain that his dedication to the spiritual growth and professional development of pastors and lay leaders alike will be appreciated for years to come. He is truly a ‘pastor’s pastor,’ in every good sense of the term.”

Rojas’ new role will allow him to help train the next generation of pastors studying at the Adventist Theological Seminary in areas of church growth, church planting, and church revitalization. He will also work with current pastors and church members in the field through NADEI training initiatives across the division, such as ACTS and Seeds.

“I love theology, I love Greek and Hebrew, but I love [the opportunity to teach] the practical side of things,” Rojas said. He added that he looks forward to connecting with people in ministry and helping them discover practical techniques they can start applying right away in their ministry contexts.

In many ways, Rojas sees his new position as a continuation of a lot of the work he’s been doing in Chesapeake Conference for the past nine years. He says one of the most rewarding aspects of his ministry has been working with pastors on the ordination/commissioning track and seeing them grow and develop.

“Seeing pastors get excited about what they’re doing, and seeing the sparkle in their eyes after struggling with something and now, through coaching or training, being able to see them excell, is very rewarding,” Rojas said.

Rojas will transition to NADEI in late July.

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