The North Jamaica Conference on Monday, August 31, 2015, took the time to show appreciation and bid farewell to two of its pastoral families, who have taken up responisbilities elsewhere. The Fletcher and Mckoy families were showered with words of commendations, kokes and rich fellowship as their combined years of service to the constituency was celebrated.Elder Paulette Ambursely (left) and Mrs. Laurian Chin (right) embrace Mrs.Fletcher (center)
"The departure of Pastors Mckoy and Fletcher is a significant loss to the Conference", President Pastor Karl Archer stated. "We are happy that when individuals are seeking for suitable persons to fill positions within and without the church, that they are looking to the North. We wish them both well as they continue their service to God and mankind elsewhere".
Workers, who earlier gathered for Workers Meeting, expressed their thanks and appreciation for the ministry of both families and shared experiences and memories they would be taking with them.
Pastor Gary Buddoo-Fletcher, who up to his call to serve the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as Chaplain, was the Executive Secretary, Family ministries and Stewardship Ministries Director, has given over nine (9) years of service to the North Jamaica Conference and over twenty years to the Seventh - day Adventist Church. His wife Dyhann, a denominational employee up to the time of their departure, served as Secretary to the Communications, Family, Stewardship and Prayer Ministries departments of North Jamaica Conference. She has received much acclaim within the Inter-American Division for her stories, which have been featured in local newspapers and on the Internet.
Pastor Gary Fletcher and wife, Dyhann share in the cutting of their cake
Pastor Wilton McKoy, who served the Spring Gardens District as Pastor up to August this year, is now the Pastor of the Spaulding district of Churches in Clarendon. His service to the church spans decades, but he has been working officially since 2006, when called to serve as Pastor in the North Jamaica Conference. His wife, Joan, is employed with the Government of Jamaica and serves the HEART Trust NTA in Trelawny.Pastor Wilton Mckoy and wife, Joan share in the cutting of a surprise cake