De León Begins Hispanic and Ministerial Role

César De León will begin a new role in June as the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) vice president for Hispanic ministries and director of ministerial and evangelism efforts. De León will be coming to the NPUC from the Central California Conference headquarters in Clovis, Calif., where he has directed the ministerial and evangelism departments for that region since 2011.

Pintos Awarded Doctorate

Walter Pintos, Upper Columbia Conference's Hispanic ministries coordinator, recently received his doctorate in ministry from Andrews University. His dissertation, which focuses on mobilizing and equipping lay people, is currently being edited for publication.