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.
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. 223
Fred joined the Potomac Conference in 2009. Prior to being invited to lead the HR department, he served as Executive Pastor of the Takoma Park SDA Church (Md.) where he managed the hiring and evaluation processes of the church staff, developed contracts, and interpreted and executed church voted policies and procedures. He is an ordained minister, holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a professional certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP).
Areas I oversee: new hires, licenses, credentials, policies, immigration, job descriptions, termination settlements, relocation, moving, employee handbook, employee benefits (FMLA, worker’s compensation, supplemental insurances, retirement), service records and terminations
Office Ext. 251
Ester joined the Potomac Conference in 2020. She has nearly 20 years of national and international experience across Fortune 500 Corporations in various industries. Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Ester is certified as a facilitator for feedback and coaching and in situational leadership.
Areas I oversee: Employee benefits, FMLA, worker’s compensation, retirement, supplemental insurances, service records and terminations
Office Ext. 251
Avalyn joined the Potomac Conference in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies from the North Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica and is working toward her Masters of Business Administration through Andrews University (Mich.).
Areas I oversee: locally funded employee processing, vacation / carryover, pre-employment testing of candidates, verification of employment, educator compliance tracking / monthly reports, employment files, I-9 audits and general questions and concerns
Welcome, New Hires!
Just joined the team? Welcome to Potomac! Whether you’ve recently joined our team as a pastor, educator, or as an employee or locally funded employee in one of our entities, we are glad to have you on board. Below you will find some helpful links to guide you in the new hire process. NOTE: If you are having difficulties previewing the packets in your browser, right click on the button and click “save link as…” Save it to your desktop. You should then be able to locate the file and open it from there.
Looking for a Form?
Find anything from vacation request forms to subsidy requests forms for evangelism and federal tax forms in our form center! When accessing forms, if prompted to sign in or sign up for Dropbox, click on the option at the bottom of the dialogue box that says, “No thanks, continue to view.”
Thank you for your contribution to advancing the kingdom of God in the territory of the Potomac Conference. Please take a moment to complete the exiting documents to make sure everything has been returned, and to provide us with valuable feedback on how we can grow.
We wish you God’s speed and blessings as you go!
We are always looking for great candidates to place around the Potomac Conference. If you are interested in joining the team, please fill out our general application form!
- 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
NEW! FREE SELF-PACED COURSES FOR DENOMINATION EMPLOYEES
by Del Johnson on Adventist Learning Community
Principles of Retirement: A good overview for denominational workers.
Principles of Retirement, Course II—Special: Covers special situations such as the implications of
employment under an alternate church retirement plan, such as the Regional Conference Retirement
Plan, the plan for Canadian employees and employment with an Adventist hospital.
Principles of Retirement, Course III: Clergy
Good information specifically for ministers.
Principles of Retirement, Course IV: Financial Wellness Helpful for younger
workers as they develop budgets and plan for the future.