About

The Society of Adventist Communicators is an organization for the professional development, continuing education, recognition, networking, and nurturing of Christians with careers in communication.

Mission

To nurture the professional growth of communicators in a spiritual and social environment.

Vision

To expand and strengthen our global network by developing leaders who pursue excellence in communication.

Values

We value...

  • Every communication/media profession as a holy calling

  • The gospel commission as a call to action and involvement in our community

  • Excellence and integrity in all communication

  • Diversity of persons, precepts and expression

  • Cooperation and fellowship among all Adventist communicators

  • Freedom to communicate in an open climate

  • Respect and support for fellow communicators, whatever the medium, whomever the employer

Membership

Exciting membership information coming soon!

Society of Adventist Communicators Constitution

History

This professional development organization began in 1988 as the Southern Society of Adventist Communicators (SSAC). After 11 years, a vote was cast in 1999 to invite all Adventist communicators in the United States - thus the Society of Adventist Communicators (SAC) was born. “By expanding the organization to communicators across the nation, it has provided resources which has enabled SAC to grow and also meet the needs of the Adventist communicators who are employed by non-Adventist organizations,” said Olson Perry, former treasurer/secretary of SAC and former communication director of the Southern Union Conference. “This has also raised the level of fellowship and training among our members,” he added. The first national convention was held in 2000 at the Seventh-day Adventist World Headquarters building in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Former SAC locations and themes

  • 2019 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - “Purpose. Passion. Partnership”

  • 2018 - Columbia, Maryland - “Purpose. Passion. Partnership”

  • 2017 - Portland, Oregon - "Building Bridges"

  • 2016 - Denver, Colorado - "Keep Climbing"

  • 2015 - Washington, D.C. - "Pillars of Communication"

  • 2014 - Jacksonville, Florida - "25 Years of Communicating Excellence"

  • 2013 - Salt Lake City, Utah - "Communicating Christ in the Chaos"

  • 2012 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - "Soaring to New Heights"

  • 2011 - Chicago (Lombard), Illinois - "Integrated Communication: The Hub of Excellence"

  • 2010 - Rochester, New York - "Remembering Our Roots, Growing The Future"

  • 2009 - Newport Beach, California - "Riding the Wave of Communication Excellence"

  • 2008 - Denver, Colorado - "The Communicator's Edge: Taking it to the Peak"

  • 2007 - Nashville, Tennessee - "Communication: The Notes to Perfect Harmony"

  • 2006 - Baltimore, Maryland - "Story: The Heart and Soul of Communication"

  • 2005 - Portland, Oregon - "Give Them Something to Talk About"

  • 2004 - Dallas, Texas

  • 2003 - Orlando, Florida

  • 2002 - Ontario, California - "Communicating Without Limits"

  • 2001 - Chicago, Illinois

  • 2000 - Silver Spring, Maryland

Former SSAC locations

  • 1999 - Huntsville, Alabama

  • 1998 - Orlando, Florida

  • 1997 - Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1996 - Jekyll Island, Georgia

  • 1995 - Orlando, Florida

  • 1994 - Fort Mill, South Carolina

  • 1993 - Crandall, Georgia

  • 1992 - Crandall, Georgia

  • 1991 - Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • 1990 - Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • 1989 - High Springs, Florida

 
 

Board of Directors

Executive Director   Daniel Weber  Communication Director  North American Division

Executive Director

Daniel Weber

Communication Director

North American Division

Associate Director   Julio Muñoz  Associate Communication Director  North American Division

Associate Director

Julio Muñoz

Associate Communication Director

North American Division

President   Bryant Taylor  Worship & Media Pastor  Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church

President

Bryant Taylor

Worship & Media Pastor

Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church

 
General Vice President   Brenda Dickerson  Communication Director  Mid-America Union Conference

General Vice President

Brenda Dickerson

Communication Director

Mid-America Union Conference

Vice President for Communication   Cassie Martsching  Communication Director  AdventSource

Vice President for Communication

Cassie Martsching

Communication Director

AdventSource

Vice President for Membership and Web Services   Anthony White  Digital Media Coordinator  North Pacific Union Conference

Vice President for Membership and Web Services

Anthony White

Digital Media Coordinator

North Pacific Union Conference

 
Vice President for Recruitment & Development   Kaleb Eisele  Editor  Humans of Adventism

Vice President for Recruitment & Development

Kaleb Eisele

Editor

Humans of Adventism

Rep. for Broadcast Media   Elroy Byam  Associate Producer  Hope Channel

Rep. for Broadcast Media

Elroy Byam

Associate Producer

Hope Channel

Rep. for Communication Education   Lorraine Ball  Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Communication  Southern Adventist University

Rep. for Communication Education

Lorraine Ball

Associate Professor, School of Journalism & Communication

Southern Adventist University

 
Rep. for Print Media   Laura Sámano   Guide , Managing Editor  Pacific Press Publishing Association

Rep. for Print Media

Laura Sámano

Guide, Managing Editor

Pacific Press Publishing Association

Rep. for Public Relations   Jessica J. W. Beans  Associate Dean of Enrollment and Communication  Kettering College

Rep. for Public Relations

Jessica J. W. Beans

Associate Dean of Enrollment and Communication

Kettering College

Rep. for Graphic Arts   Licci Zemleduch  Professor of Marketing and Management  Walla Walla University

Rep. for Graphic Arts

Licci Zemleduch

Professor of Marketing and Management

Walla Walla University

 
Rep. for Social Media   Felicia Datus  Manager, Special Projects  Center for Online Evangelism

Rep. for Social Media

Felicia Datus

Manager, Special Projects

Center for Online Evangelism

Rep. for Spoken Word   Ryan Becker

Rep. for Spoken Word

Ryan Becker

Assistant to the VP for Communication   Brittany Winkfield  Communication Director/Publisher  Central States Conference/Back2Basics Magazine

Assistant to the VP for Communication

Brittany Winkfield

Communication Director/Publisher

Central States Conference/Back2Basics Magazine

 
Past President   Libna Stevens  Assistant Communication Director  Inter-American Division

Past President

Libna Stevens

Assistant Communication Director

Inter-American Division

Registrar   Irisene Douce  Managing Editor,  Southern Tidings   Southern Union Conference

Registrar

Irisene Douce

Managing Editor, Southern Tidings

Southern Union Conference

Recording Secretary   Georgia Damsteegt  Sr. Editorial Assistant  North American Division

Recording Secretary

Georgia Damsteegt

Sr. Editorial Assistant

North American Division