Derek Richter has accepted the invitation of the Alberta Conference Executive Committee to serve as Youth Director of the Alberta Conference. He fills the position which became vacant when Richard Williams became Youth and Education leader of the Maritimes Conference. In searching for a new youth director, conference administration considered many excellent candidates from Alberta and the rest of Canada according to Mark Johnson, Conference President.
Richter has been Chaplain for Fraser Valley Adventist Academy in British Columbia for several years, followed by a brief stint on the pastoral staff of the Aldergrove Church in BC. He is a graduate of CUC who spent his summers on the staff at Foothills Camp.
Derek and his wife, Rena, will join the Alberta Conference leadership group in early 2010.
"We are delighted that Derek and Rena will be joining us to provide leadership in our ministry to the youth and young adults of the Alberta Conference", says Johnson. "I am confident that through this ministry, Derek will be an important influence for good in the lives of our youngest church members."