Southeastern Conference Elects New President and Secretary

By: Robert Henley
Date: 04/27/08
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The delegates of the 9th Regular Session have elected Elder Hubert Morel to serve as president of the Southeastern Conference.  He replaces Elder Willie L. Taylor who served as president of the Conference for 9 years. Pastor Patrick Vincent was elected Executive Secretary and Gwendolyn Turner Parker was returned as Treasurer.

Elder Morel is the 5th president in the 28th year history of the Southeastern Conference.  Prior to being elected to serve as president, he served as church ministries director and executive secretary. Morel is married to Raquel Howell of New Haven Connecticut.  He is a graduate of Oakwood College and Andrews University and has spent his entire ministry in Southeastern. 

The following persons were elected to the departments listed below:
ABC – Referred to the Conference Executive Committee
Church Ministries – Clarence Wright
Communication – Robert Henley
Education – Elisa Young
Family Ministries – Lewis Edwards
Haitian Coordinator – Allah Monestime
Ministerial Director – Refereed to the Conference Executive Committee
Publishing – Theus Young
Stewardship, Trust Services – David Long
Spanish Coordinator – Refered to the Conference Executive Committee
Youth Ministries, NSO – Cesar Robinson
Women Ministries, Prayer Ministries - Nicole Brise

Thank you for watching the live broadcast of the SEC 9th Regular Session. Portions of this broadcast will be made available for on-demand viewing later this week.

 

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Edith Standberry | Jun/09/08 02:06:03
Congratulations to our newly elected membership team at SEC, especially to my pastor, I am praying for God's divine direction in all of your decisions. Thank you for all of your prayers, support and tremendous leadership. May you always bear the seal of God through your witness.
 
Edith Standberry | Jun/09/08 02:06:03
Congratulations to our newly elected membership team at SEC, especially to my pastor, I am praying for God's divine direction in all of your decisions. Thank you for all of your prayers, support and tremendous leadership. May you always bear the seal of God through your witness.
 
Elder Stevens Pierre Louis | May/04/08 04:05:41
Congratulations to Pastor Hubert Morel and family, our fifth President of the SouthEastern Conference. May God Bless you,your Ministry, and all your Staff members. Remember to always put God's work first by promoting Evangelism. Elder Stevens Pierre-Louis, Sinai SDA/French
 
| May/02/08 09:05:28
I applaud Elder Taylor for his hard work for Southeastern Conference and I am looking forward to bigger and better things with President Morel.
 
Palmela Martin - DOZ, Delray Beach | Apr/30/08 02:04:07
Congratualtions! To all of our newly elected conference officials. Embrace the challenge and let God be your guide.
 
Roro | Apr/30/08 12:04:36
Cogratulations newly elected President Hubert Morel and the haitian cordinator Allah Monestime. May the Lord, our God lead you all the way through to a new dimension in the SEC's life and culture. May integration and respect for all God's children(black, white, latino,englis speaking,creole-speaking and spanish-speaking...)be born into Southeasthern Conference! On behalf of Shiloh (WPB)CONGRATULATIONS!
 
Augustin & Janice Modeste and Family | Apr/30/08 08:04:46
I personally don't understand the ins and outs of appointments as it relates to these matters. However, the Psalmist David said to "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace." I have known Pastor Long now for about 5 years and my family and I have learned to love and respect him and his ministry. So we want to congratulate him on his appointment to Stewardship, Trust Services. Pastor David Long "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." CONGRATULATIONS...
 
Othnel Pierre | Apr/29/08 11:04:15
Pastor Allah I am so proud of you. God will continue to guide you in your endeavor on his behalf.
 
Carla D. Willis-Thomas | Apr/29/08 10:04:03
President Morel, I am so proud of you, continue to do God's work and be faithful to the end. Congratulations!! Carla Willis Thomas
 
Pastor Roy L. Patterson, SCC | Apr/29/08 08:04:16
Elder Willie Taylor! God blessed you to lead the Southeastern Conference for 10 years. The God who has blessed you in the past will continue to bless you in the days and weeks ahead. My prayers are with you and your family. Congratulations Elder Morel! I will be praying for you. I encourage you to allow your steps to be order by the Lord. Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 
Pastor Paul Scavella | Apr/29/08 05:04:01
Pastor Paul Scavella and family send our sincere congratulations to you, Pastor and Mrs. Morel. May God's richest blessings attend you mightily as you lead His people. We will get together soon. Pastor Vincent, heartfelt congratulations to you also. We also pray that God will continue to use Pastor and Mrs. Taylor mightily as they continue this magnificent work in the cause of Christ. In all aspects of God's work, let His name be praised from the depths of our hearts. He can work wonderfully for us and through us just where we are.
 
Harold M. Bacchus | Apr/28/08 09:04:19
Congratulations to the new president. However, I am of the opinion that the process of electing the executive officers of the conference is in dire need of revision. The general body, in my opinion, needs to be given the opportunity to select from a group of names for these important offices. The process that appears to be in place at this point is similar to the electoral college. There also appears to be pratices that are contrary to the church manual. I remember reading in the church manual, under the heading "DUTY OF DELGATES" - "A delegate to a conference session or constituency meeting is not choosen to represent merely the church or a conference. A seated delegate should view the work as a whole... It is not permissible for church or conference delegation to organize or attempt to direct their votes as a unit. NOR IS IT PERMISSIBLE FOR DELEGATES FROM A LARGE CHURCH OR CONFERENCE TO CLAIM PRE-EMINECE IN DIRECTING AFFIRS IN A CONFERENCE SESSION... EACH DELEGATE SHOULD BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DIRECTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND VOTE ACCORDING TO PERSONAL CONVICTION." I was fortunate to be sitting in a place where members of a particular culture were making rounds and telling the others how to vote. This is contrary to the church manual and measures should be taken to rectify it. Because the system is as old as the hills, does not make the system right.
 
Lucanes Saintil | Apr/28/08 07:04:45
My congratulations to you Pastor Morel. I pray that God continue to bless your ministry as you step up to the challenge of leading God's people and I pray that through your leadership that SEC can make great things by God's grace.
 
Elder Kenneth J. Washington PhD | Apr/28/08 05:04:20
Congratulations my brother, my wife Cindy and I will be praying for the success of your conference and leadership. It is our desire to see more of our classmates move into various positions of leadership to move forward the coming of Christ.
 
Pamela Payne-Wilson | Apr/28/08 02:04:12
Congratulations Sis. Gwendolyn Turner Parker. May God continue to richly bless you in ways unthinkable as you follow His divine leadership. Keep trusting in Him and He will see you through every difficult time.
 
Phillippa Turner | Apr/28/08 01:04:27
Pastor and Mrs.Taylor.I thank the Lord for your integrity vision and for the execellent leadership you provided to the SEC.The Holy Spirit blessed you tremendously. Under your leadership SEC prospered and flourished.Continue to be encouraged by Pastor Ross's devotional.According to the SDA Commentary the wells that Isaac dug were rendered useless by the Philistines.When thy saw Isaac's prosperity they attacked him.He was a peace loving man.The word of the Lord states that the third well was significantly far from the Philistines that they left him in peace there,for which reason he named it Rehoboth, "wide spaces"The Lord is now leading you to" many wide spaces".The Lord will continue to bless your ministry.Continue to pray for the new administration.
 
Pastor Lloyd Johnson | Apr/28/08 12:04:40
Congratulations Elder Morel. My wife and I are praying for you and your family. I know that God will continue blessing your field through your leadership. LJ
 
B. & A. Sellers | Apr/28/08 10:04:26
May God continue to bless you as you assume the position of Southeastern Conference Executive Secretary. We will continue to pray for you. - The Sellers Family in Birmingham, AL
 
RHenry | Apr/28/08 09:04:34
Congratulations to Pastor Morel and family.What a tremendous task. May God be your guide as you lead his flock. To Pastor W.L.Taylor the depth of your leadership and vision that God gave you while President of the SEC will reveal itself throughout the years to come. Continue serving him with vigor and determination. Thank you for your dedication.
 
Edna Taylor | Apr/28/08 09:04:37
Congratulations Sis. Parker as you continue to lead this great conference! Love, Edna
 
Carnell E. Willis | Apr/28/08 09:04:14
Congrats to you Hubert , God is a Good God and He is Worthy to be Praised. Who would have thought this! No even you I bet. Much Love to you and your family my brother! You have come a long way since Bethel Elementary.
 
Edna Taylor | Apr/28/08 09:04:49
Congratulations Elder and Mrs. Morel! My prayers, blessings and love to you as you begin your Presidency in this great conference. Love, Edna Congratulations Dr. Patrick Vincent! You are truly a 'Man for all seasons' and this is your season for God to use you in a mighty way. I have no doubt that He will. Blessings, Edna. Congratulations Sis. Brise! God has blessed and anointed you to lead the women of Southeastern Conference as evidenced by this decision. Love, Edna
 
Edna Taylor | Apr/28/08 09:04:08
Thank you, Elder Taylor and Mrs. Taylor, for your divine-inspired leadership. God enabled you to lead this great conference for many years. The souls won through your leadership is a testament of God leading you and your administraton. He will continue to be with you. But then you know that already! Peace, Love and Blessings, Edna Taylor
 
Dr. Jesse Wilson | Apr/28/08 08:04:29
Pastor Taylor You provided leadership with wisdom and integrity for 10 years and I honor you this morning. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. The best is yet to come.
 
Dr. Jesse Wilson | Apr/28/08 08:04:24
Congratulations roommate!!! It is amazing what God can do through a man of integrity...That's one in and Obama to go. Kiss Raquel and we'll talk.
 
Sarita Johnson | Apr/28/08 08:04:58
My prayerful CONGRATULATIONS to President Morel and Sis. Morel as you carry on the commission God has designed you for, presidential service to Southeastern Conference. Addition Congratulation to the New and returning Administrative Staff of the conference. Special congrats to Treasurer Gwen Turner Parker for an exceptional report, job well done.
 
Pastor Samuel Thomas, Jr. | Apr/28/08 07:04:54
Elder and Mrs. Hubert Morel: Truly, as Solomon wrote for our encouragement: A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men." (Proverbs 18:16) I pray that as you move forward by His grace, strength, and power, that the Word of God will be your guide and the Spirit of God your constant companion. May God richly bless you, as you with Him, prepare a people for the soon coming of Christ. Stay Close To God, Samuel Thomas, Jr. Director of Marketing for Message Magazine and Special Projects for the Review and Herald
 
Pastor Roldan Mendoza | Apr/28/08 07:04:46
Pastor H Morel Jr. From Filipino American Int'l SDA church, we want to let you know that we are all praying for you and your family in leading our members of SEC into a more higher level of service for the Lord. God bless you and all your staff members. In His Service, Pastor Mendoza
 
Ingrid Jane Phillip | Apr/28/08 06:04:33
Comgratulations Is going out to my dear Pastor Dr.Patrick Vincent on being elected as Executive Secretary without a qustion I know he'll do a good job, he gives nothing but the best, Amen
 
Jim R Davis - Coconut Grove Church | Apr/28/08 05:04:21
Pastor Morel, on behalf of the Coconut Grove SDA Church, my family and would like to congratulate you on your election to the presidency of the Southeastern Conference. May God give you, Pastor Vincent, Sister Parker and the other members of your newly elected team, the wisdom, patience and courage that will be required to lead His Church for the next four years. He has Called you, Anointed you, and has Led you, for such a place and time as this; our prayer for you is that you will make Him proud!
 
Jim R Davis - Coconut Grove Church | Apr/28/08 05:04:21
Pastor Morel, on behalf of the Coconut Grove SDA Church, my family and would like to congratulate you on your election to the presidency of the Southeastern Conference. May God give you, Pastor Vincent, Sister Parker and the other members of your newly elected team, the wisdom, patience and courage that will be required to lead His Church for the next four years. He has Called you, Anointed you, and has Led you, for such a place and time as this; our prayer for you is that you will make Him proud!
 
Dr. Norman K. Miles Sr. | Apr/27/08 10:04:56
Dear Elder Morel: Please accept my heartfelt congratulations upon your election to serve as president of the Southeastern Conference. The church is placing a great responsibility in your hands, and you may be assured that I will remember you and your family in my prayers daily. If there is anything I can do to assist you in any way please do not hesitate to ask. May the Lord give you more than human wisdom as you embark on this new step in your ministry. Sincerely, Norman K. Miles Sr. Senior Pastor, Trinity Temple SDA Church Newark, NJ
 
Pastor John E. Parker, I | Apr/27/08 10:04:02
Congratulations to my good friend and newly elected President, Elder Hubert Morel. Also, to my mentor and long time friend, Dr. Patrick Vincent, newly elected Secretary of the Southeastern Conference. May our Father guide your footsteps, saturate your minds with His Sovereign will for His Conference, and allow you to advance to the next level in every respect. God bless you.
 
Pastor John E. Parker, I | Apr/27/08 10:04:02
Congratulations to my good friend and newly elected President, Elder Hubert Morel. Also, to my mentor and long time friend, Dr. Patrick Vincent, newly elected Secretary of the Southeastern Conference. May our Father guide your footsteps, saturate your minds with His Sovereign will for His Conference, and allow you to advance to the next level in every respect. God bless you.
 
YORK | Apr/27/08 09:04:40
Congratulations!Pastor & Sis Morel
 
Mr. & Mrs. Turner | Apr/27/08 08:04:26
Congratulations!!! Pastor Morel, our prayers will be with you as you lead SEC. Keep your eyes on Jesus!
 
Ronald Williams | Apr/27/08 07:04:14
Congratulations to Elder Morel. Our prayers will continue to be with Southeastern and especially with you as you take hold of the leadership reins. Ronald Williams
 
Jeanette Oliver | Apr/27/08 05:04:18
l Congratulations Pastor Morel. My prayer is that you will let God continue to lead you. Tell Sister Morel congratulations on being the first lady of Southeastern. May God continue to bless the both of you. Please consult God and keep him first in all of your decisions.
 
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