Velino A. Salazar


The office of the president provides leadership to SCC churches, schools and members. SCC is a diverse family, and we are passionate about sharing the Gospel with our local communities. It is our desire to exemplify God's love and His goodness in our everyday lives.

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John H. Cress

Executive Secretary

The office of the executive secretary compiles and maintains organizational documents, reports, data and statistics for the Southern California Conference. In addition, the executive secretary oversees the Ministerial department in our conference.

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Kathleen V. Diaz


The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the conference, its subsidiaries and owned institutions. She is responsible for all financial affairs that affect the Southern California Conference; one of her primary duties is to carry out the financial directives of the constituency as represented by the Executive Committee. Her duties include responsibly and judiciously directing the proper use of God’s holy tithes and our members' generous offerings. She is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget and the presentation of the financial statements. She also serves as the office manager.

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James G. Lee, Jr.

Executive Vice President

The office of the executive vice president oversees the following ministries: Adventist Community Services (Disaster Response), Evangelism, Hope for Humanity (Ingathering), Inner City Ministries, Prayer Ministries, Public Affairs & Religious Liberty, and ShareHim (Global Evangelism). He also interacts with ADRA, the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency.

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