Seventh-day Adventist Church

Executive Secretary

Bradford C. Newton, executive secretary

The Secretary of the Pacific Union Conference is an administrative officer, along with the President, the Treasurer and the Vice President. The Secretary provides administrative leadership and management for departmental directors and associates.

The Executive Secretary also helps direct the work of the Executive Committee and supervises the implementation of its actions. The Secretary keeps most of the official records of the Pacific Union, such as the minutes and the index of the Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee. He also issues the appropriate credentials and licenses for Pacific Union personnel.

About Bradford C. Newton

Bradford C. Newton was elected executive secretary of the Pacific Union on March 5, 2008. Newton became executive secretary after serving as president of Nevada-Utah Conference since 2004. From 1999 to 2004 Newton served as the government relations director and associate public affairs and religious liberty director of the Pacific Union. Before assuming responsibilities in religious liberty, Newton served as the senior pastor of the Simi Valley church in Southern California and pastor of a number of congregations in the Illinois Conference. In January 2010 he assumed the additional responsibility of Union Ministerial Director.

A native of Arcadia, California, Newton received his Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University.

Bradford's wife, Jennifer Christian Newton, is a health care management consultant. The Newtons have two children; Amanda who is employed in the finance department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Tyler, a senior business major at Pacific Union College.


High Resolution Photo of Bradford C. Newton


Vivienne Landsdown, administrative assistant

Vivienne has served as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Secretary since 1987. She is also Adminstrative Assistant to the Vice President.

Sabbath Time


Place: Westlake Village, CA

Start: 04:50 PM, 11/16/2018

End: 04:49 PM, 11/17/2018