The Treasury Department serves the Potomac Conference Corporation membership through consistent and accurate accounting and financial management of all conference assets. The Treasury Department supports the Mission to “Grow Healthy, Disciple Making Churches” by assuring wise management of the tithes and offerings so generously given by our faithful members. The Treasury Department is responsible for processing the payroll for all schools and churches, which constitutes over 900 employees. In addition, the Treasury Department assures that all properties (churches and schools) are adequately insured against loss. All entities that make up the Potomac Conference Corporation are audited annually or bi-annually depending on their respective size and/or need.
Vice President for Finance
Dave has an extensive background in pastoral administration and a heart for ministry. Prior to joining the Potomac Conference Corporation, David held the positions of assistant treasurer and treasurer within the Minnesota Conference. He also served as senior pastor at Potomac’s Damascus Grace Fellowship Church for ten years.
As a graduate of Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists, David received his B.B.A. in accounting in 1987 and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1989. He started his career at a major accounting firm in the Carolinas, serving as a public accountant from 1987 – 1992.
Wirmin Alcantara became the undertreasurer of the Potomac Conference Corporation in March 2017. He previously served as undertreasurer for the Texas Conference and has worked for the church in a number of capacities including the ABC manager in the West Puerto Rico conference, accountant for the Arkansas-Louisiana conference, assistant treasurer and the first human resources director for the Texas conference.
Wirmin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Antillean Adventist University (Puerto Rico), a Master of Business Administration with concentration in finance, and is working on his master’s in pastoral ministry from Andrews University (Mich.).
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Charlene received secretarial training at a local technical center and began working in the public sector just after high school. She has 30+ years of service at Potomac in the Education, Youth Ministries, and Treasury Departments.
- Assisting the VP for Finance with clerical duties and other departmental associates as needed.
- Receipting monthly church remittances.
- Data entry for payables.
- Coordinating the laptop computer program for pastors.
- Ordering office supplies and helping to support office equipment maintenance.
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Daryl holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Southern College. He has served the denomination for over 20 years at Shenandoah Valley Academy and now at the Potomac Conference Corporation.
- Overseeing the A/P functions
- Overseeing the A/R functions of non-tithe dollars
- Handles Estates left to the Conference
- Oversees and maintains the accounting for the Annuity and Revocable Trust Funds
- Instrumental in procuring land and buildings for local churches and schools
- Facilitates churches and schools in getting loans for building and remodeling projects
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Okemas is a graduate of Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He’s worked as a night auditor and later as a revenue manger. Before joining the Potomac Conference Corporation in July 2010, he served as a business intern and accountant for the Southeastern Conference.
- Risk Manager for property insurance
- Auditing churches & schools within the Potomac Conference Territory
- Provide church accounting software support for Jewel
- Provide uattend support
- Provide support to treasury department
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Linda received her degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Union College (Lincoln, Neb.). She’s worked in the hospital system for 18 years in a number of accounting related positions.
Director of Auditing
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At the beginning of the June 2017, Modesto Vázquez began as the director of auditing for Potomac. Vázquez has served as the treasurer for the New Jersey Conference since 2006. In his 35-plus years of experience, Vázquez has served as vice president for finance for the Inter-American Division Publication Association and the secretary/treasurer for the Puerto Rican Union of Seventh-day Adventist.
The Treasury Department supports the Mission to “Grow Healthy, Disciple Making Churches & Schools” by assuring wise financial management at each church & school. The Potomac Conference Corporation Treasury Department is committed to serving God and providing the best customer service to its constituents. In doing so, you will notice that we have uploaded several useful forms for you to utilize.