Southeast seventh-day adventist church Cleveland, OH
Leadership Team
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  • Arlene Castaneda
    Arlene Castaneda
    Church Clerk

    Much of the efficient functioning of the church depends on the work of the clerk. The clerk handles correspondence between members and churches in the transferring of memberships. The clerk fills out a certificate and report forms when a person is baptize, or make a profession of faith. 


    The clerk maintains all church records, minutes of business meetings and board meetings, the church officer list, and the list of church members. This information is not only for the sake of the church family but portions of this information are also sent to the local conference office quarterly or annually.

  • Barry Brooks
    Barry Brooks
    Sabbath School Superintendent

    The Sabbath School Department provides a forum for consistent study of the bible while encouraging the development of close relationships among members. The Sabbath School period commences every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 11:15 a.m. Members and visitors discuss spiritual and Biblical issues in small groups that facilitate interaction with each other. Worldwide, the SDA church, through the Sabbath School is involved in a variety of missionary activities and outreach efforts.


    During the Sabbath School program we periodically highlight reports from different parts of the world. The Department is organized into several divisions with teachers targeted to specific age groups. The age divisions include: (1) Cradle Roll (up to age 3); (2) Kindergarten (ages 4 to 7); (3) Primary (ages 8 to 10); (4) Junior (ages 11 to 12); (5) Earlyteen (ages 13 to 14); (6) Cornerstone or Juniors (ages 15 to 17); (7) Collegiate (College age) and (8) Adult.


    The following online resources are helpful to Sabbath school students and teachers. Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide Collegiate Lesson Online (targeting ages 18-35) Guide magazine (Juniors and Earliteens) Cornerstone magazine (targeting ages 15-18) Insight magazine (targeting Teens).


    Online Sabbath School Lessons are encouraged

  • Beverly Leverette
    Beverly Leverette
    Community Service Director


    "If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and statisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10


    When a person comes to Southeast's Food Pantry they receive more than a bag of groceries. Along with the needed food comes encouragement, partnership, life skills opportunities and accountability. In a word, relationship. It's through relationships that people experience a life changing encounter and move from dependence to their highest level of self-sufficiency. Our success stories are when people don't need us anymore!


    Food Pantry Hours of Operation

    Every 3rd Sunday - 2 - 4 pm 



    If you, or someone you know, are struggling to make ends meet, Southeast would like to partner with you to help you get back on your feet. If you have a need, you qualify to receive food! You won't need your social security card or be required to prove your income status. Simple come in during pantry hourse and a Welcome Team member will be happly to get your started.



    Want to make a difference in somen's life? Volunteer with us! We have several volunteers serving in various ways and on various teams. Contact us to find out which teams have openings.

    Community Service Director

  • Carol Burks (Co-Leader)
    Carol Burks (Co-Leader)
    Children's Ministry Director

    Children’s ministries develops the faith of children from birth through age 14, leading them into union with the Church. It seeks to provide multiple ministries that will lead children to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him. It cooperates with the Sabbath school and other departments to provide religious education to children and fulfills its mission by developing a variety of grace-oriented ministries for children that are inclusive, service-oriented, leadership-building, safe, and evangelistic.


    “Too much importance cannot be placed on the early training of children. The lessons that the child learns during the first seven years of life have more to do with forming his character than all that it learns in future years.”—CG 193.

  • Charde Hurst
    Charde Hurst

    Communication ministry calls for the support of every layperson, Church employee, and Church institution. The communication department promotes the use of a sound program of public relations and all contemporary communication techniques, sustainable technologies, and media in the promulgation of the gospel. 


    “We must take every justifiable means of bringing the light before the people. Let the press be utilized, and let every advertising agency be employed that will call attention to the work.”—6T 36.


    “Means will be devised to reach hearts. Some of the methods used in this work will be different from the methods used in the work in the past.”—Ev 105.

  • Chrystelle Sakina Yuma
    Chrystelle Sakina Yuma
    Youth Ministries

    The church works for and with its youth through the Youth Ministries. Under the Youth Ministry leader youth are to work together in development of a strong youth ministry that includes spiritual, mental, and physical development of each individual, Christian social interaction, and an active witnessing program that supports the general soul-winning plans of the church.


    The goal of Youth Ministry should be to involve all youth in activities that will tie them closer to the church and train them for Christian service.

  • Darrel Carter
    Darrel Carter
    Elder in-training

    Elders are recognized by the church as strong spiritual leaders and must have good reputations both in the church and community. In the absence of a pastor, elders are the spiritual leaders of the church and by precept and example must seek to lead the church into a deeper and fuller Christian experience.


    Elders should be able to conduct the services of the church and minister in both word and doctrine when the assigned pastor is unavailable.


    As spiritual leaders, elders are responsible for encouraging members to develop a personal relationship with Jesus by strengthening their habits of personal Bible study and prayer. Elders should model a commitment to Bible study and prayer.


    Under and in cooperation with the pastor, elders are spiritual leaders of the church and are responsible for fostering all departments and activities of the work. Elders should maintain a mutually helpful relationship with other officers.

  • Deborah A. Hill
    Deborah A. Hill
    Elder in-training
  • Denise Brooks
    Denise Brooks
    Finance Committee (Chair)
  • DeShon Thompson, R.N.
    DeShon Thompson, R.N.
    Health Ministries
  • Donald Morrow
    Donald Morrow
    Head Usher (Co-Leader)
  • Donna Dixon, R.N.
    Donna Dixon, R.N.
    Disability Coordinator
  • Gary King, Sr.
    Gary King, Sr.
    Men's Ministries
  • Ghanna Palmer (Co-Leader)
    Ghanna Palmer (Co-Leader)
    Children's Ministry Director
  • Glenn Burks
    Glenn Burks
    Music Coordinator
  • Harold Martin
    Harold Martin
    Head Deacon
  • Helena Watts
    Helena Watts
    Head Deaconess
  • John Reynolds
    John Reynolds
    Elder & Stewardship Director
  • Keith Dixon
    Keith Dixon
    Church Treasurer & Media Director
  • Lovelle Leverette
    Lovelle Leverette
    Elder & Prison Ministries
  • Mary Jean Board-Wilson
    Mary Jean Board-Wilson
  • Mattie Gordon (Co-Leader)
    Mattie Gordon (Co-Leader)
    Head Usher
  • Pamala Murphy El-Jamah, M.D.
    Pamala Murphy El-Jamah, M.D.
    Personal Ministries
  • Richard Russell
    Richard Russell
    Head Elder
  • Theresa Nickens
    Theresa Nickens
    Women's Ministries
  • Veronica Felix
    Veronica Felix
    Host & Hostess Hospitality
  • Wadieoline Brown
    Wadieoline Brown
    Food & Fellowship, Prison Ministries
  • Dawn Carter, R.N.
    Dawn Carter, R.N.
    Family Life Leader

Southeast Seventh-Day
Adventist Church

16602 Tarkington Ave.
Cleveland OH 44128

Office: (216) 662-3080

Saturday Schedule
9:00 am Power Hour
10:00 am Sabbath School (Bible Study)
11:30 am Divine Worship Service

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