It is fitting that at the North American Division (NAD) Year End Meetings at which the first female conference president was welcomed as a delegate, Canadian University College and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) are represented by two young ladies, Faith Calaminos, a recent CUC graduate, and Kryzia Abacan this year's Student Association president. "I am very proud of the SDACC and the NAD for the progress these organizations have made in increasing the number of young people who represent the membership at important meetings," said Mark Haynal, also a delegate at NAD Year End Meetings.
With the theme Building Together, this year's meetings are focusing on six key initiatives: Serving Emerging Immigrant Populations, Retention of Young Adults, Transformational Evangelism, Effective Use of Social Media, the Adventist Learning Community and Women in Ministry. (Presently only 107 of the North American Division's 4000 pastors are female. The goal voted on Sunday was to double the current number of female pastors in the next five years.)