December 14, 2022

A Mission Trip. A Family Reunion. Lives Changed for Good.

A Note to Regarding This Story

We previously published this article by Green Bay Pastor Cory Herthel whose employment subsequently was terminated by the Wisconsin Conference following an investigation and where Herthel charged with a crime. At the request of those involved, we have removed the story. We ask you to join us in praying for the victim of the former pastor’s actions, as well as any others affected by this devastating situation.

Relatedly, we also wish to remind you that the Seventh-day Adventist church has a system in place to protect church members against possible abuse. Those over 18 who are voted to serve within our churches or organizations, and those who are employed by the church and working with children and youth, are asked to complete a criminal background check and child protection training every three years. More information is available at:

In addition, for the last several months we have been working on a series of articles to provide information on how we can safeguard our children from sexual abuse. These stories will be featured in the August 2023 issue and at that time you will find more on our website

How we long for the world made new … even so, come Lord Jesus.