The primary mission and ministry of the Secretariat department is to provide support to the employees and churches of Allegheny West Conference. This is accomplished in the following ways:

The preparation, recording and maintain of:

  • Executive Committee agenda and minutes
  • Personnel Subcommittee agenda and minutes
  • Conference Administrative Committee minutes

 Support to the Human Resources department, which is responsible  for:

  • Hiring
  • Termination
  • Benefits
  • Employee Meditation (with care, concern, & confidentiality)
  • AWC Employee Handbook development
  • Coordination of policy development and orientation
  • Chair Salary Review Committee
  • Employee training in professional ethics and standards

Ministry to conference churches in the following ways:

  • Officiating functions
  • Preaching
  • Organizing mission groups, companies, and churches
  • Conference ministry and social functions
  • Conflict management for churches, schools and personnel when initial first-level resolution is unsuccessful
  • Member of Crisis Management Team

 Ministry in support of the Conference Office operations:

  • Employee training and development
  • Communication
  • Grievance and advocacy process
  • Regular meetings with hourly staff
  • Office Schools
  • Interface with legal counsel in representing the interest of Allegheny West Conference and its constituents.

This office is headed by the Secretariat Marvin C. Brown, III and staff with a dedicated team of professionals that include: Executive Assistant and Human Resources Coordinator, Amneris Martinez .