“Years ago Neil Wilson (a church administrator at the time) called and asked if I would be willing to be conference president of New Jersey. I told him I wasn’t interested. Then he told me ‘I want you to get on a plane to Newark, and as it arrives I want you to look at the millions of houses and people, most without Jesus. And if that doesn’t bother you, just get back on the plane and go home.’ It bothered me, so I became the president of the New Jersey conference.”
–Don Schneider, president of the Adventist Church in North America, who went on from New Jersey to serve as president of several more conferences and the Lake Union before being elected North American Division president in July of 2000. He Knows What He’s Talking About.