Eleven pastors were ordained in their conferences in 2022.

December 15, 2022

Lake Union Votes to Affirm 11 in their Pastoral Calling

After extensive examination by church leadership and the pastors’ congregations, the following individuals were approved for ordination by the Lake Union executive committee, as confirmation of God’s calling in these pastors’ lives. Ordination services were held in their respective conferences in 2022.


Paul Desmonde Lowe pastors the Broadview, New Heights, New Jerusalem and Vernon Memorial churches. He received a B.S. in Aviation Management from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y., with aspirations for becoming a mission pilot. Paul received his M.Div. from the Seventh-day Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He is married to Jacqueline, and they have a daughter, Avia. 

David Quilátan started his ministry journey in 2014 with the Bolingbrook Church as an intern Youth director. He became a full-time Illinois Conference pastor in 2016. Married in 2019, he and his wife, Nikki, have a passion to see discipleship happen in Children and Youth Ministries and a desire to see churches become more intentionally missional in their communities.



David DeRose is a physician holding board certifications in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He has worked at some of the nation’s most innovative health centers including over six years as a founding physician, and later medical director, of the Lifestyle Center of America. David currently serves as pastor of the Fort Wayne First Church.



Eric J. Bell serves as senior pastor of the Hyde Park Church in Chicago. He is an alumnus of Oakwood University and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University’s Theological Seminary, with a focus on Systematic Theology. Eric is married to the former TonyaMae Ross.

Christopher M. Clark Sr. pastors the Independence Boulevard Church. In June 2016, he received a call to pastoral ministry and went on to Andrews University where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. He is married to Ebony Clark, and they have a son, Christopher M. Clark Jr.

Juan Rivas pastors the Green Bay Three Angels and Colby Nueva Jerusalem II Hispanic churches in Wisconsin. He has a B.A. in Theology from Venezuelan Adventist University and a M.Div. from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Juan is married to Carmen Avila, and they have raised two children, Veronica and Samuel.  



Garhett Morgan currently serves in the Sparta and Three Angels Fellowship churches. After graduating from college, Garhett traveled to Australia to attend the ARISE training school, where he fell in love again with Christ and the Word of God. While serving as a Bible worker in Lansing, Mich., Garhett proposed to his childhood sweetheart, Dakota, and they were married in 2016.  

Nathaniel Oregon currently serves as the pastor of the Alma and Ithaca churches. After marrying his wife, April, in 2006, Nathaniel, an Army medic, was sent overseas to Iraq, where his wavering faith was challenged. When he returned in 2008 for his grandmother’s funeral, he found a new longing for Scripture and the comfort of prayer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Weimar in 2017, Nathaniel accepted a call to serve in Michigan.  

David Pano is the director of the Literature Ministries Department since November 2021, and also serves as pastor of the Williamston company. The Lord led him to GYC Espanol, and then to Ouachita Hills College where he switched his major from Christian Media to Theology. David led a canvassing program in Ann Arbor, Mich., and then worked as a Bible worker in Battle Creek.  

Mario Reategui currently serves in the Hillsdale and Pittsford churches. While watching “Final Events” by Doug Batchelor, Mario was impressed to rededicate his life to the Lord. He met and married his wife, Milagros, and they had two children. In 2013, the Reateguis moved to Collegedale, Tenn., where Mario completed his Theology degree.  

Hyunho Suh pastors the Ann Arbor Central Korean church and the Battle Creek Korean company. Hyunho graduated from Sahmyook University before going to Andrews University to attain a Master of Divinity degree. However, he had to pause his studies and return home to serve in the military for two years which is a requirement for all Korean males. After his military service, Hyunho returned to the United States, where he and his new wife, Haejin, served in many churches around the country.


Katie Fellows is the Lake Union Conference assistant Communication specialist.