WEST COAST HISPANIC
AUGUST 9, 2014
BY J. TALMADGE GARDNER
The Conference was hosted at the Iglesia Sol de Justicia Church in Reseda, California. In conjunction with its Conference Session, events were hosted for women, men, children and teens. Needless to say, the Church was a hub of activity.
The Conference elected the following persons to serve as members of their Executive Council:
Bishop Adam Villarreal, Conference Superintendent
Rev. Raul Reyes, Assistant Conference Superintendent
Rev. Freyman Valdez, Secretary/Treasurer
Rev. Jorge Salazar, Member at Large
Rev. P. Jarquin, Member at Large
As a conclusion to the Quadrennial Conference, the Conference celebrated an Installation Service for the members of the newly elected Conference Executive Council in addition to celebrating the Ordinance of Holy Communion together as a final benediction.
Clergy Credentials were issued as follows:
Certificate of Ordination
Rev. Juan Manuel Soto
Rev. Martha Rincon
Rev. Joseph Vargas
Rev. Francisca Amaton
It was an honor as the presiding officer to recognize the following conference attendees:
Rev. Noe and Ruth Rodriguez, Former Conference Superintendent and GBA Member
Rev. Adam and Elvia Villarreal, Former Conference Superintendent and GBA Member
Mr. David Parker, President, IPHC Extension Loan Fund
Rev. David Lopez, Assistant Superintendent and Director of Hispanic Ministries, Golden West Conference
Freyman and Angela Valdez served the West Coast Hispanic Conference and IPHC faithfully for the past twelve years. Both Freyman and Angela have had several health challenges during this season of ministry. They have five beautiful children. Freyman handled the transference of his leadership mantle as Superintendent of West Coast Hispanic Conference with Christian dignity.
I join with the entire Council of Bishops in welcoming Bishop Adam Villarreal as a COB Member. Adam served the West Coast Hispanic Conference as Superintendent prior to Freyman’s tenure so he is well versed with the responsibilities associated with serving in this capacity.
May this season of ministry be his most fruitful for the Kingdom’s sake!