The president’s office is responsible for providing leadership to the collective ministry and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Potomac Conference Corporation. The President chairs the Executive Committee, Board of Education, Shenandoah Valley Academy and Takoma Academy Boards. He serves as a representative on the Columbia Union Executive Committee, North American Division Committee, Shady Grove Hospital Board, and the Adventist Health Care Mid-Atlantic Board.
William ‘Bill’ Miller was elected President of the Potomac Conference Corporation in 2006. Prior to coming to the Potomac Conference Corporation he served as President of the Minnesota Conference. He has been an associate, youth and senior pastor in California and Washington. He has served as a VP for Administration in the Washington Conference, Youth Director of the Northern California Conference, and Youth, Sabbath School, Community Services, and Temperance in the Hawaii Conference. He holds a BA degree in Theology from Pacific Union College, a Masters of Divinity (1985) and Doctor of Ministry degree (2014) in Leadership from Andrews University in 2014. Bill was born in McMinnville, Oregon. At the age of 4, his father was killed in the Columbus Day Hurricane of 1962. They moved to Angwin, California to be close to relatives and to be able to attend Adventist Christian Education.
In college, Bill sensed being called to the gospel ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is desirous that all have the privilege of hearing, understanding and accepting the beautiful message that God has given His last day remnant movement in anticipation of Christ’s soon return. Because of God’s grace and love, each person has the honor of being a child of the King.
Janet Olsyne joined Potomac Conference staff in January 2000 as assistant to the president. She previously worked as assistant to the president and CEO of Hackettstown Community Hospital in New Jersey which was under the Adventist Healthcare System. She and her husband Ron worked at Hackettstown more than 20 years before moving to Virginia.
Her favorite Bible text is: “Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of righteousness”. Isaiah 41:10
The President oversees the following committees.
- Potomac Conference Executive Committee
- Potomac Conference Administrative Committee
- Potomac Conference Board of Education
- Shenandoah Valley Academy Board of Trustees
- Takoma Academy Board of Trustees
- Columbia Union Executive Committee
- President’s Council
- Washington Adventist University
- North American Division Year End Committee
- Adventist Health Care Atlantic Region Board
- Reports & Minutes
- Executive Committee
- Board of Education
- TA Board
- SVA Board
Below are several documents pertaining to the 2016 General Conference Annual Council
Women who have been called by God face unending prejudice in many communities of faith. Called is a brief exploration into four faith communities stories as they, for the first time, intersect with women pastors. The faith groups are Seventh-day Adventist Christian communities. They, however, represent a common conversation that cuts across much of Christianity in North America.