Ray Hartwell was recently named director of the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department at the Georgia-Cumberland Conference. He comes from serving as president of the Pennsylvania Conference.
Ed Wright, Georgia-Cumberland president, says, “Ray comes with rich experience in church leadership, a heart for people, and a passion for Christian stewardship. It is an honor and privilege to welcome Ray and Jeanne to the Georgia-Cumberland Conference team.”
Hartwell has a long service record with the Adventist Church. He has served as executive secretary and ministerial director for the Pennsylvania Conference, and pastored churches in South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky. He is presently completing the last step of the North American Division Planned Giving and Trust Services Certification. Hartwell recently coined the term “Grateful Living” for his department. He says, “Grateful living recognizes that God has already blessed us, before He calls for His tithe. So, it is a pleasure to return to Him after He has so generously provided for us.
“It is an honor to partner with pastors and other spiritual leaders in guiding people into faithfulness, and the joy of sharing God’s blessings to grow others in a walk with Christ. Both my wife and I also have several family members in this Conference that it is a joy to live closer to,” said Hartwell.
Hartwell will work with the treasury team and vice president for finance/treasurer, Kurt Allen. Allen says, “In Elder Ray Hartwell we saw a leader with a heart for stewardship and a passion for helping people experience a full and lasting relationship with their God and Creator.”
Hartwell enjoys motorcycle riding, kayaking, reading, gardening, photography, and early morning walks with his wife, Jeanne. He and Jeanne have two adult children.
Georgia-Cumberland | July 2017