On March 20, 2016, the Board of Directors of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (British Columbia Conference) unanimously elected Dr. Ern Brake to be their next Vice President for Administration and Executive Secretary, effective immediately.
“Dr. Ern Brake has served the BC Conference members faithfully for over 19 years,” explains Wesley Torres, President of the BC conference. “He is skilled, friendly, creative, and passionate about leading people to Christ.”
For the last two years, Brake has served as the Assistant to the President in strategic planning for REACH, an acronym for the five core ministry values of the British Columbia (BC) Conference. He has presented training seminars to pastors and congregations across the BC conference in order to help them successfully fulfill the conference’s mission. Prior to his work with REACH, Brake served as a pastor in Newfoundland after graduating from Canadian Union College (now Burman University) in 1985 and as the Ministerial Director for the BC conference in 2010.
“Ern Brake’s years of dedicated labour have prepared him for this important role,” says Mark Johnson, President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC). “Ern loves Jesus and I am confident that he will be an effective leader in the British Columbia Conference.”
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in British Columbia and the Yukon comprises of approximately 11,300 members in 101 churches and operates 15 schools. Their mission is to REACH people with a Christ-centered message of hope and wholeness using revival and transformation, education for discipleship, alignment within the church, community outreach and evangelism, and healthy leadership and management.