The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is pleased to announce that Dr. David Baker has accepted the invitation of its Board of Directors to become the next Executive Secretary for the Conference.
President David Ripley states, “We see God’s guidance with Pastor Baker joining our team here. He brings gifts, education, and experience not currently in our office. I believe our leadership and service to our pastors, teachers, churches, and schools will be greatly enhanced!”
Dr. Baker’s deep love for God has motivated his 21 years of pastoral ministry. He says, “I have a desire to serve this Conference through my dedication to God, my president, fellow administrators, Board of Directors, and fellow constituents.”
Prior to accepting the call to Man-Sask, Dr. Baker held three concurrent positions:
- Lead Pastor, Immanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church in North York, Ont.
- Ministerial Field Secretary, Metro North Central District, Toronto, Ont.
- Volunteer Clinical Chaplain, Lakeridge Hospital, Oshawa, Ont.
Dr. Baker has a unique blend of organizational and interpersonal skills. He has coordinated numerous large scale and community events. He also has extensive education and training in counselling and chaplaincy.
Prior to his time in Ontario, Dr. Baker served across the BC Conference in various pastoral and community support positions including postings in the Yukon and Inuvik Northwest Territories.
He holds a Master’s of Divinity from Andrews University and completed a Doctor of Ministry degree focused in Family Life. He is also certified clinical chaplain and a marriage and family counsellor.
He is a certified church plant coach, has certification in Disaster Relief Chaplaincy, and is a Pathfinder Master Guide.
Dr. Baker says, “My family and I are both grateful and excited for this new assignment. I solicit your prayers as I serve wholeheartedly, embracing the vision and ministry of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference.”
We welcome Dr. Baker, his wife, Marie, and daughter, Shannah to our conference. An official start date is still being determined but will likely be at the end of the summer. Your prayers during this time of transition are appreciated.