February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Grace to you in the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, Healer of Our Brokenness and Hope of the World!
Several months ago I shared with you that the Council on Finance and Administration (CFA) would initiate a search for a new Conference Treasurer/Comptroller. According to the Book of Discipline, CFA is responsible to conduct this search. A committee, which was comprised of members of CFA and the Appointive Cabinet, initiated a nationwide search. The Conference Treasurer/Comptroller also serves as a member of the Extended Cabinet. The job description was sent through the various communication channels of the United Methodist Church as well as to the general public.
The committee was ultimately committed to finding the best person possible who could help the Annual Conference move forward in its commitment to help congregations strengthen their financial health and well-being for the sake of the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. They desired to locate an individual who had the necessary financial and accounting expertise, an ability to visualize the big picture, strong interpersonal skills to work with congregations, Conference staff and the Cabinet members, and a significant faith commitment to Christ and the church.
I am pleased to announce that the candidate selected is Mrs. Andra Haverstock who is currently employed as our Pensions and Benefits Officer. The committee unanimously agreed that Andra's deep spiritual life along with her excellent financial background presented her as the most qualified and best equipped person to be named as our new Conference Treasurer/Comptroller. Andra
received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Professional Accountancy from the Pennsylvania State University in Middletown and her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College. Andra has held several accounting positions such as Staff Accountant and then Payroll Supervisor at a regional utilities company, Business Manager at a large church and a Staff Accountant at an international company. She resides in Mechanicsburg and is an active member at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Andra Haverstock is initially employed as the Interim Treasurer/Comptroller, effective immediately, until Annual Conference when she will be formally introduced to the Annual Conference. By virtue of the Book of Discipline, the selection of the Conference Treasurer/Comptroller must be approved quadrennially by the Annual Conference. In the meantime, I know that you join me in extending our appreciation for her willingness to accept this challenging position. I would ask you to uphold Andra, her husband Douglas, and their children in prayer.
With You in Christ's Ministry,
Jeremiah J. Park
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