Association

Chesapeake Conference Association

Our Adventist structure better facilitates our Christian mission and ministry, across the Chesapeake Conference region. The Association is an administrative legal function for those instances where our religious activities interact with civil and government.  By being a part of the Association, each church is not required to obtain a separate legal status to own property. Our structure annually reduces the administrative number of federal and state filings by local churches and schools. Specifically, the Association supports your church family as follows:

Church Property Ownership

The Association is a legal collective of church property ownership. It owns, in trust, all conference, church, and school property. Thus, we are compliant with the legal requirements to purchase or sell a property. Additionally, while property is titled to the Association, we determine and comply with legal requirements of ownership. An example would be the application for property tax exemption and our monitoring of that with the county and state.

We assist each church and school by navigating the purchase process to determine needs and location, aiding in the negotiation, with realtors, title company and lawyers. And we will provide information to building committee or the church board through the design and construction process.

Building or renovation

The USA has adopted the International Building Codes which change annually Each local Planning and Zoning interprets it.

The Association assists your church building committee to create an understanding of the construction options, while identifying design and construction professionals who will work ethically and efficiently with your building or renovation project.

Columbia Union Revolving Fund (CURF)

The Columbia Union Revolving Fund (CURF) loans money to churches, schools, and conferences across the union region for capital improvements, purchases or building. Please contact our office for a CURF loan application form.

Association Board of Trustees

To serve you, the Board of Trustees approves all of your property transactions, building plans, and CURF loans. They are scheduled to meet 5 times a year, though they conduct business as necessary to ensure ministry and mission.  The board is made up of a diverse selection of professional and construction expertise. Its lay members are accountants or treasurers, contractor, lawyer, and realtor.

We are here to assist you and your ministry. We look forward to supporting your mission through the Association.

RICK REMMERS President

Departments:
Administration
Prayer Ministries
Association


    Phone Extension: 321
    Email: rremmers@ccosda.org
Jerry Lutz Vice President

Departments:
Association
Human Resources
Secretariat
Stewardship


    Phone Extension: 331
    Email: jlutz@ccosda.org
EDUARDO MUÑOZ Treasurer

Departments:
Treasury
Planned Giving and Trust Services
Association


    Phone Extension: 316
    Email: emunoz@ccosda.org
SEÁN ROBINSON Association Secretary

Departments:
Association
Development
Planned Giving and Trust Services


    Phone Extension: 341
    Email: srobinson@ccosda.org
Marilu Cerrada Administrative Assistant

Departments:
Planned Giving and Trust Services
Association
Development


    Phone Extension: 334
    Email: mcerrada@ccosda.org

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About Our Company

To reach the Chesapeake region with the distinctive Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist message of Hope and Wholeness.

Get in touch

  • Address: 6600 Martin Road
         Columbia MD 21044

  • Phone:  410-995-1910
       301-596-5600

  • Fax:   443-917-2920


  •  Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  •  Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: Closed

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