This office exists to support the mission and vision of this Conference and to provide administrative support in the following areas: Conference Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, statistical data, minutes, credentials/licenses, organization of churches, service travel requests, continuing education, advanced degrees, sabbatical requests, child protection program, staff development for human resources and information systems, and any other responsibilities assigned by the office of the president. In addition, this office also provides support for the following non-conference based ministries: Prison Ministries, Adventist Community Services, Disaster Response, Special Needs Ministry, and Religious Liberty.
Vice President for Administration
Jose Vazquez joined Potomac as a pastor in 2014 and was named Vice President for Administration in the summer of 2019. He previously served as a pastor in both the Central California and Indiana conferences. While in Indiana, he also served as the conference’s director for community services.
Before taking on the duties of full-time ministry, Vazquez worked in the business sector for the vice president for a manufacturing company. Fluent in both Spanish and English, he also served as the director of an ESL program for the Wawasee School Corporation (Ind.). Vazquez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Oakwood (College) University (Ala.), and earned a Masters of Divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (Mich.).
Denise Hevener joined the Potomac Conference in August, 2005. She worked part-time assisting in Administration and Treasury. In July, 2007 she joined the team full-time as Administrative Assistant to the vice president for administration. She and her husband Dickie live in Buena Vista, VA. They have two children: Tiffany and Richie.
Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you!–Author Unknown
Claudya Barrientos joined Potomac as Conference Clerk, in charge of Membership and Statistics, in March of 2013. She graduated from Washington Adventist University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, emphasis in International Business, and completed her Master of Business Administration in 2011. She is currently finishing a Youth and Young Adult Master’s Degree from Andrews University.
Claudya is married to Pastor Josant Barrientos, who is presently the Director of Youth Ministries in Potomac. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and her many talents and gifts are a blessing to this Conference.
The Potomac Conference Corporation will hold its Third Quinquennial Constituency Meeting on September 27, 2020 at Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Md.