On June 11, the SDACC Board of Directors appointed Pastor John Murley as President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador. Murley brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the role, having served as Senior Pastor of the Edmonton South Seventh-day Adventist Church since 2010.
Pastor Murley previously served as pastor of the St. John's Seventh-day Adventist Church for nine years and the Botwood-Cottrell's Cove District for four years, and he was the Youth Director and Evangelism Coordinator for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also served on numerous boards and associations of various community groups.
“Pastor Murley's leadership will be instrumental in advancing the Church's mission in Newfoundland and Labrador, and we look forward to the positive impact he will have on the Church and the community,” said Paul Llewellyn.
John and his wife Marilyn have been married for 35 years and they have two adult sons. Shane is an RCMP officer and lives with his wife, Mary, in Fort McMurray. AJ is employed with Hockey Canada and resides in Calgary. John and Marilyn have three grandchildren. Pastor Murley begins his new role on September 1, 2023.