From left to right: Yolanda Stonewall, Julius R. Everett, and JeNean Lendor

December 28, 2021

Lake Region Conference fills key roles

During the Lake Region Executive Committee meetings held on September, 23, 2021, and October 28, 2021, the Lake Region Conference Executive Committee voted to fill three important positions.

Julius R. Everett voted LRC executive secretary

Everett has 34 years of senior pastoral leadership in the Lake Region Conference. Before this position, Everett was voted as assistant to the president, Garth Gabriel. He has served as area leader, member of the Lake Region Conference executive committee, LRC finance and auditing committees, Lake Union executive committee, LUC investment committee, and the Andrews University Theological field training board.

Everett’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Religion and an MDiv from Andrews University. He is in the process of completing a DMin in Biblical Christian Counseling.


Yolanda Stonewall is interim chief financial officer

Stonewall has a wide-ranging business background in accounting, audit, information security and risk management. Her corporate experience includes more than four years as a senior security consultant with Pondurance, over ten years progressing through the ranks to executive management with Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse Coopers, and several years of self-employed consulting work.

Stonewall graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Business with concentrations in Accounting and Information Systems. She holds a Certified Public Accountant license and several other professional certifications.


JeNean Lendor named Communication director

Lendor just completed service to the Northeastern Conference as Communication director, a role she held for nine years.

She has worked as a producer, director, event consultant and photographer for several corporations and ministries, including The Sesame Workshop, Breath of Life Television Ministries with the late Dr. Walter L. Pearson Jr., General Conference Communications, North American Division Communications, Adventist Media Productions, Allegheny East Conference Media, Atlantic Union Adventist Media and Praizevision.

Lendor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Public Relations from Oakwood University. She completed a Master of Arts degree in Television Production and Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology.