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Pr. Elden Ramirez

Elden Ramirez is an ordained minister who serves as our Montana Conference Preident. Prior to his current responsibility he served as Director of the Office of Volunteer Ministries for the North American Division of the General Conference. He was responsible for overseeing missions for the Adventist Church within this territory and focused on connecting Seventh-day Adventist volunteers from throughout North America to mission opportunities around the world. He provided leadership to this ministry that serves as the processing center for over 70,000 volunteers serving in short-term and long-term mission assignments. 

 

Prior to his assignment at the North American Division, he served as Assistant to the President of the Central California Conference where he also served as Director of Youth Ministries and Executive Director for Camp Ministries. In the early 90’s, he worked as a young adult civic leader in the Criminal Justice Department at San Francisco City Hall, developing public policies for children and youth. He was part of a citywide leadership program that provided solutions on youth issues and worked with city gangs to stop youth violence. He also worked with “RAP” (Real Alternatives Program) a multi-service program for at-risk students integrating educational and recreational programs that served the San Francisco Mission District; providing youth counseling, orientation, and serving scores of young drug addicts.