The Australian Union Conference (AUC) Executive Committee has appointed Dr Jean Carter as national director of Adventist Education, commencing in January 2023.
She is currently serving as associate national director of Adventist Education—Quality Assurance to National Directorship.
“Dr Carter was nominated unopposed and the vote was unanimous,” said AUC president Pastor Terry Johnson. “Dr Carter brings broad experience and expertise to the role which will be a real blessing to Adventist education into the future. Dr Carter is the first woman to be the Union director and we could not be more pleased for her and our Adventist schools in Australia.”
Dr Carter’s career has been one of following God’s call over a period of 40 years. The first eight years of her career was spent leading small primary schools in Australia and New Zealand. She then moved into tertiary lectureship at Longburn College in New Zealand and Avondale College in Australia. This led to Dr Carter being appointed to the South Pacific Division as a curriculum development officer. She then spent time in the Greater Sydney Conference as a primary and secondary principal. For the majority of the past 15 years, Dr Carter has worked in education director roles in North New South Wales, Greater Sydney and the AUC.
Dr Daryl Murdoch, retiring national director of Adventist Education, said he is delighted at the appointment of Dr Carter. “Jean is committed to Adventist education serving the mission of the Church, and will bring great insight and wisdom to the role. I wish her God’s richest blessing,” Dr Murdoch said.