A General Conference Auditing Service Board is elected every five years at a General Conference Session.This board is comprised of 18 members with 13 being laypersons that each represent a world division of the General Conference and are qualified auditors or knowledgeable professionals from related fields.The remaining five members are determined based on the positions held at the General Conference. The chairperson of this board is a layperson that is selected by the board from among its members.

The board is accountable to the General Conference Executive Committee and is responsible to:

  • Provide administrative oversight for the General Conference Auditing Service
  • Receive reports regarding the status of audits for denominational organizations
  • Address issues emerging from audit status reports
  • Monitor the quality of audit services provided
  • Review audit costs and determine the adequacy of staffing
  • Propose recommendations and prepare reports to the General Conference Executive Committee
  • Recommend to each regular General Conference Session Nominating Committee the names of individuals to serve as the director and associate directors of the General Conference Auditing Service.


Mr. John Satelmajer is currently a Financial Services Partner at a “Big 4” accounting firm. He has over 23 years experience working in the accounting industry focusing in Nonprofit Organizations, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and Public Speaking. He holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Vice Chair - GC Vice President

Secretary - GCAS Executive Director

Robyn serves as the Chief Audit Executive of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with over 30 years of professional experience in the global field of auditing. With a diverse personal background, Robyn understands the importance of cross-cultural leadership and promoting a philosophy of accountably and credibility to the Church organizations in over 208 countries.

GC President

GC Treasurer

GC Secretary

Patrick Bob Ojera, PhD, MBA, CPA

ECD Lay Representative

Aurel Duca, PhD

ESD Lay Representative

Ventsislav Bosev, M.Sc.

EUD Lay Representative

Dennis Brown, FCCA, FCA, MBA

IAD Lay Representative

Masao Yanaga, LLB, BA

NSD Lay Representative

Ailton Dorl, MBA

SAD Lay Representative

Philip Ndlovu, BSc, CA

SID Lay Representative

Annette Barlow, B.Com, CA

SPD Lay Representative

Jeffrey Eman, BA

SSD Lay Representative

Victor Singh, CA, CMA

SUD Lay Representative

Frensly Panneflek, MBA, MSc

TED Lay Representative

Kwaku Danso-Abeam, FCCA, CA, MCIT

WAD Lay Representative