The Human Resources Department at the Potomac Conference office is available to assist you with your questions and concerns regarding a broad range of items.
Human Resources Director
Fred began denominational service as a high school religion instructor and campus chaplain. Over the years, he has served as Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Pastor for Discipleship at multi-staff congregations in Chicagoland, Central California and the Greater Washington DC Area.
Fred holds professional certification from the Society for Human Resources Management and has several years of HR experience. An ordained pastor, he also holds non-profit leadership certification from the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, along with an MBA and a Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Leadership (2020).
Meet the Human Resources Team
Below is a handy reference guide to help you in receiving a timely response to your inquiries. Please note the Potomac Conference Receptionists will follow the same criteria when routing your calls.
Office Ext. 1242
Luis joined the Potomac Conference in 2020 as a district pastor and joined the HR team in the fall of 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Southern Adventist University, a Masters of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries from Andrews University and a Masters of Business Administration in Management from the university of Phoenix, Arizona. Luis comes to us with experience in pastoral ministries, school and hospital chaplaincy, patient experience business partner in the healthcare industry and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Office Ext. 1200
Vanesa Gaitan has a background in office administration, graphic design and education. Her service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church began at the River Plate Adventist University in Argentina, and later she transitioned to children’s ministries when she moved to the United States. Together with her husband, Pastor Pablo Gaitan, Vanesa has served in Southern California and Florida Conferences. Her over five years of experience in HR is now serving her in her role as HR Specialist on the Potomac Conference team.
Vanesa loves learning and finding ways to help with whatever task is given to her. She is originally from Argentina and has three children with her husband: Nathan, Hannah and Niko.
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Other Job Positions
Potomac Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists, Inc. seeks an Accountant in Takoma Park, MD req: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting with 2 years of experience as an Accountant. Contact: email@example.com. Please forward any resumes you receive to our office.
- Non-exempt employees are covered by regulations set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which include minimum wage, overtime pay and record keeping requirements.
- Record Keeping
- Exempt employees – (See also Teacher exemption)
- Independent Contractor or Employee?
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor – Developed by the US Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws.
Community Wage Scales
- Maryland – $8.25/hour
- District of Columbia – $10.00/hour
- Virginia – $7.25/hour
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