Secretariat Leadership

Secretariat Leadership

The Secretariat leadership is made up of (left to right) Karen J. Porter, Claude J. Richli, G. T. Ng, Hensley M. Moorooven, John H. Thomas, G. Alexander Bryant, Gerson P. Santos, Myron A. Iseminger, and Gary D. Krause. Learn more about each one below.


G. T. Ng

G. T. Ng was elected Secretary of the General Conference in July 2010. He is one of the three Executive Officers of the Church (the other two being the President and the Treasurer). He serves as a…

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Hensley M. Moorooven

Hensley Moorooven was elected as Undersecretary of the General Conference in April 2018. He serves as liaison officer to the South Pacific Division and his major responsibilities include oversight o…

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G. Alexander Bryant

Alex Bryant was elected as Secretary of the North American Division and Associate Secretary of the General Conference in October 2008. He serves as liaison officer to the North American Division a…

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Gary D. Krause

Gary Krause was elected as Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2010. He serves as the Director of Adventist Mission, which oversees the Global Mission Study Centers, church plant…

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Karen J. Porter

Karen Porter was elected as Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2014. She serves as liaison officer to the Euro-Asia Division. She serves as Co-Director of International Personne…

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Claude J. Richli

Claude Richli was elected as Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2015. He serves as liaison officer to the Inter-European Division, the Southern-Asia Pacific Division, the Trans-…

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Gerson P. Santos

Gerson Santos was elected as Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2015. He serves as liaison officer to the Inter-American Division, the South American Division, and the Southern As…

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John H. Thomas

John Thomas was elected Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2010. He serves as liaison officer to the East-Central Africa Division, the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, the W…

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Lissy Park

Lissy Park was appointed Assistant Secretary of the General Conference in October 2015. She is responsible for International Service Employee service records and international service employee budgets…

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