Who We Are, How We Serve

The Columbia Union Conference coordinates the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s work in the Mid-Atlantic United States, where 145,000 members worship in 800 congregations. We provide administrative support to eight conferences, two healthcare networks, 81 elementary and secondary schools, a liberal arts university, a health sciences college, a dozen community services centers, six book and health food stores and a radio station.

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God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one,
all-knowing yet all-forgiving.

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When I became a Seventh-day Adventist several years ago, one element of the church struck me as really strange: prayer. Little did I know how much prayer would impact my life over the next 20 years.

A few years ago, my pastor/husband and I were transferred to our third district in the Mountain View Conference. I began looking online for houses, but we couldn’t agree on many of them. We made a trip to our new district, got in touch with a realtor and sent him our list of about 15 homes. He scheduled a four-hour time slot for us.

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

After serving 10 years as associate director for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Columbia Union Conference’s Office of Education, and seven years as associate Superintendent of Schools for the Potomac Conference, Evelyn Sullivan will soon leave her position at the union. She starts her new role March 1 as the Early Childhood Education director at the North American Division. 

Washington Adventist University recently hosted students from across the Columbia Union Conference for their choir festival. See who received scholarships at the event here.

$4,000/year Scholarships

Esteban Grajales, Blue Mountain Academy (BMA), Tenor
Jiamya Morris, Highland View Academy (HVA), Soprano
Kayla Cortiguerra, Richmond Academy (RA), Soprano
Naava Shepard, HVA, Soprano
Filipe Cioni, BMA, Tenor
Esteban Gonzalez, BMA, Tenor
Zoe Bronson, HVA, Alto

Grace Lutterdot
Delia Russel
Rachel Ingram-Clay
Amanda Lucini
Jonathan Lutterodt

$5000/year Scholarships