Southern Asia-Pacific Division

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New Myanmar Union Mission officers appointed

The Adventist church in the southern Asia Pacific region recently appointed three leaders to serve as executive officers of the Myanmar Union Mission (MYUM). They were named during the 2015 mid-year Executive Committee meeting.

Pastor Timothy Muna Paul has been appointed as MYUM president and brings a depth of experience as an administrator. He most recently served as president of the Upper Myanmar Mission and as president of the Central Myanmar Mission prior to that. Earlier in his career, he was a dormitory dean and teacher at Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary (MUAS. He is an ordained minister with a Master of Arts in Religion degree from Andrews University (Extension Campus at Spicer Memorial College, Pune, India). He and his wife  Cho Cho have three children.

Pastor Kelly Lyan comes to the positon of MYUM Secretary from his years of service as MYUM education director. Previously, he was the Education and Youth Director of the Upper Myanmar Mission. He has also served as a pastor for 12 years and as an academy teacher. An ordained minister, he has a Master of Arts in Education degree from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines.  He and his wife  Chiin Ngaih Man are blessed with five children and two grandchildren.

Cally Thein fills the MYUM Treasurer position. He brings 10 years of experience as treasurer of the South East Mission to his new role. In additional, he has served as an accountant and church treasurer. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree from MUAS.
The Myanmar Union Mission headquarters is based in the capital city of Yangoon. It has 28,523 Adventists,230 churches and one college in a predominantly Buddhist nation of 53,719,000 people.


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