Atlantic Caribbean Union

IAD Shepherdess Coordinator Visits ACUM

By Cheryl Rolle

Shepherdess Coordinator for the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists (IAD), Mrs. Leticia De Los Santos, will be the guest presenter at a special shepherdess weekend hosted by the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) during March 9 and 10.
The meetings, under the theme “Mists of God’s Grace,” will be held at the Atlantic Caribbean Union’s Headquarters on Gladstone Road, Nassau, Bahamas. Spouses of pastors in the South Bahamas Conference will join Shepherdess Coordinators from the four territories that comprise ACUM - the Cayman Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the North and South Bahama Islands – to participate in activities geared to reaffirm the shepherdess in her roles as pastor’s wife, friend, and partner in ministry.

In speaking about the weekend, Mrs. Denise Johnson, Shepherdess Coordinator of ACUM and the organizer of the event said, “This time, away from spouses and children, affords us the opportunity to revisit that divine calling to engage in team ministry with our spouses. These are the days that require that we know who we are, whose we are, and what we are about. It would seem that the enemy, more than ever before, is targeting pastors and their families, and therefore, we need to know Christ and His word and to be engaged in much prayer.”

Shepherdesses are wives of pastors and/or officers. In the Adventist Church, pastors’ spouses and children are nurtured through the various regional chapters of Shepherdess International, an entity of the Adventist World Church Ministerial Association charged with this specific responsibility.