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Departmental Staff Changes

posted on October 30, 2013, under Conference by

Allan Andino Named Conference Auditor
Allan AndinoAllan Andino was appointed to serve as auditor by the Executive Committee on August 22, 2013. His first official day was August 26, though he has been helping with auditing since October 2012 as an independent contractor.

Allan started his auditing career at Ernst & Young as a staff auditor. He then served for ten years with Adventist Health System in various accounting positions.

He loves to travel and study history, and Pathfindering is his number one non-work activity. He ministers to many young people as director of the Florida Hospital Church Pathfinder Club.

His wife, Leanne, is a CPA working for Shores, Tagman, Butler & Company, P.A. They have two children: Maurie, 13, and Adonna, 10, who attend Orlando Junior Academy.

Allan says, “I look forward to the challenge of helping our treasurers and churches by supporting them in their great work for God.”

Walter Castro Named Lay Pastor Coordinator
Walter CastroWalter Castro was voted as Lay Pastor Coordinator by the Executive Committee on April 30, 2013. He began his work with Florida Conference in July 2013 after coming from Allegheny West Conference where he has served as Multilingual Ministries and Church Planting Director for the past four years. More than ten churches were planted under his tutelage.

Walter immigrated from Argentina to the United States in 1995 and began his ministry in Potomac Conference where he served at multiple churches for 12 years.

On a personal level, he finds relaxation in doing mission work and playing soccer and tennis. His wife, Katty, is kept busy homeschooling their two children, Kevin (9) and Keyla (6).

“My dream,” says Walter, “is to see people from all nations throughout the Florida Conference territory growing as modern disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Henoc Paulicin Named Ministerial Field Secretary, Southern District 
Henoc PaulicinHenoc Paulicin was voted as Ministerial Field Secretary for the Southern District on May 19, 2013, by the Executive Committee. Since June 1, he has served in this capacity while continuing as pastor of Ambassador Church in Lauderdale Lakes where he has been since January 1, 2007.

During his time at Ambassador Church, he helped establish three new fellowships. Prior to receiving a call to Florida, he pastored in Northeastern Conference.

Henoc’s wife, Belinda, M.D., LCSW, is Director of Clinical Programs at the Advocate Program in Miami. They have three grown children: Chantel, Martine, and Henoc Jr. Henoc loves writing and music: piano, bass guitar, and singing.

“I believe my position is one of service to the pastors and churches in the southern district, ministerial team, Florida Conference leadership and staff, and, most of all God, who orders my path.”

Luis Reyes Named Planned Giving Field Representative
Luis ReyesLuis Reyes was voted as a Field Representative for Planned Giving and Trust Services by the Executive Committee on July 30. His first day in this position was September 30, but he is not new to Florida Conference. Luis has been a pastor in Florida since 1992 with his most recent pastorate at South Orlando Spanish, Poinciana Spanish, and Haines City Spanish Churches.

His hobbies are international evangelism, singing, and playing tennis for recreation. His wife, Marcela, is Director of the Patient’s Experience Department at Florida Hospital. They have two sons: Nathanael (23) and Nicholas (19) who are both studying medicine at River Plate Adventist University in Argentina.

As Luis looks forward to his new position, he says, “It is my desire to be able to help advance Florida Conference’s vision about making disciples through the ministry of Planned Giving and Trust Services.”

Kristen Rodriguez Named Assistant Adventist Book Center Manager
Kristen RodriguezKristen Rodriguez was advanced to the position of Assistant Manager of the Adventist Book Center (ABC) by the Administrative Committee on July 1, 2013. She began working at the Camp Kulaqua General Store while in high school and was promoted to ABC Branch Manager in 2008.

In addition to her duties as Operations Manager at the Winter Park location, she will continue to manage the Camp Kulaqua ABC. “I feel I have the best of both worlds as I am in the Winter Park ABC Monday-Thursday and at Kulaqua on the weekends.”

Her husband, Carlos, has spent the last ten years in law enforcement. They have four pets that they refer to as their four-legged kids: two horses and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outside with her animals.

“I want to keep the ABC relevant,” says Kristen. “This calls for us to be creative and stay on top of the fast-changing market.”

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