Tasmanian Conference appoints new CFO

New Tasmanian Conference CFO Kelvin Wood and his wife Pam.

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The Tasmanian Conference has appointed a new CFO, Kelvin Wood, who is currently serving as business manager for Adventist schools on the mid-North coast of NSW.

“We are very pleased to have Kelvin join the team,” said Tasmanian Conference president Pastor Rick Hergenhan. “We look forward to working with him to carry forward the mission of the church, making disciples who make disciples here in Tasmania.”

Mr Wood replaces outgoing CFO Pastor Cosmin Dan-Marica, who has served in the role since 2017 and accepted a call to serve as field pastor in the South Queensland Conference.

“We thank Cosmin and his family for their dedication to the church and its mission in Tasmania, particularly his passion and commitment to our schools. We wish them all of God’s blessing as they take up their new appointment,” said Pastor Hergenhan.

With a diverse professional background, Mr Wood’s experience in finance began with positions such as accountant, payroll supervisor, and office manager. His journey in the education sector started in 2009 at a Christian school in Victoria, where he initially worked as a senior finance officer and office manager before taking on the role of business manager from 2014 to 2020.

Serving in Adventist education since 2020, Mr Wood commented on the new challenge of serving the Church Company for the first time. “The position is not one I thought I would ever be asked to do, [but] I have always let God lead and [I] go where He thinks I can help. As I say when I am asked how long I will be at a place: I am here for a season, and where I go is up to God.”

Mr Wood is married to Pam, and they have five children and seven grandchildren.

“My wife is very supportive of my work and as we discussed the call, we thought it would be a new challenge and experience. There was lot of prayer that went into it and fleeces laid out. We have never explored Tasmania, it is a place we have talked about visiting. All my children have been supportive of where I go, and Tasmania is another place they can visit,” he said.

Currently organising their move from NSW to Tasmania, Mr Wood will commence in the role on March 18.

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