The following is a release provided by the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists regarding the recent selection of Jim Micheff as president of the Michigan Conference. Mitcheff replaces Jay Gallimore, who is retiring at the end of January after serving in that capacity for 27 years. ~ Adventist Review Editors
On January 29, Jim Micheff, formerly the executive secretary of the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, accepted the invitation to serve as president of the Michigan Conference.
The process for selecting the new president in this context—as stated in the constitution—calls for the nominating committee from the past constituency to coordinate with the current executive committee, under the chairmanship of the Lake Union president. Elder Maurice Valentine, Lake Union president, presided over the meetings.
The committees met over two Sundays on January 21 and 28, to best assure sufficient time and a thoughtful, prayerful process. This past Sunday, the decision was made to extend an invitation to Elder Jim Micheff. As stated, he prayerfully accepted.
Elder Micheff entered the ministry as a pastor for the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1994. After several years, he accepted a call to pastor for the Michigan Conference in 1996. In 2000 he was invited to serve as director of the youth department and served in that capacity for about seven years. In 2007, he became the executive secretary for the Michigan Conference.
We thank God for His guidance and leading in the selection process, and we welcome our new president.