VicLouis Arreola III, director
The director of the Asian/Pacific Ministries of the Pacific Union Conference works with the six local conference coordinators and eight language group representatives to support the outreach, ministry, and growth of 94 churches and 21 companies in the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. The department coordinates its pastoral and lay training through the Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry (PICM), oversees various annual evangelistic meetings and other special events within these churches, fosters unity and fellowship, and provides mentoring and financial assistance to all Asian/Pacific congregations in the Pacific Union to enhance their outreach and nurture ministries.
About VicLouis Arreola III
On August 29, 2011, Dr. Arreola was voted as director of Asian/Pacific Ministries for the Pacific Union Conference. He also serves as director of the NAD Asian/Pacific and Southern Asia Ministries. He works with 25 language groups and leads more than 100,000 Asian/Pacific and Southern Asian Seventh-day Adventists in North America. As a church growth specialist and executive leadership coach, his passion is to help church leaders in growing and nurturing healthy congregations. He has mentored and trained pastors, Bible workers, and lay leaders in North America and abroad. Furthermore, Dr. Arreola is the director and founder of the Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry (PICM) and he pioneered the first Filipino Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hawaii. He has a rich background as a church planter, international evangelist, senior pastor, departmental director, radio speaker, pastoral counselor, and adjunct professor. He serves as speaker of “Our Great Hope Ministries,” an evangelism series that he conducts together with his wife, Dr. Imelda Cid Arreola, as family health lecturer and educator, and with his son, Pastor VicLouis (Vil) Arreola V, as associate speaker. Dr. Arreola completed a bachelor's degree in theology from Mountain View College and a master's degree in theology from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. He holds doctorate degrees in philosophy and divinity from La Salle University and Evangelical Theological Seminary, respectively.
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Maricel P. Felarca, administrative assistant
After working for seven years at the Northern California Conference Office of Education, Maricel moved to the Pacific Union Conference on June 1, 2013. She serves as an administrative assistant for the Asian/Pacific Ministries and Stewardship Department. Prior to coming to the US, she worked at the Southern Asia-Pacific Division for more than four years. She is a Certified Administrative Professional with a specialty in Organizational Management (CAP-OM) and a current member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She's an IAAP Member of Excellence for 2013-2014.