By RMCNews – Denver, Colorado … In an email to conference employees on May 25, George Crumley, vice president of finance, announced that he will transition to serve as vice president of finance for the Kentucky–Tennessee Conference. Crumley’s final day will be June 30.
Reflecting on the nine years of service to RMC, Crumley wants to be remembered as a man of Integrity. “I want to be remembered as a person who was approachable and cared about the advancement of the gospel and being a good steward of the funds entrusted to the conference.”
Ed Barnett, RMC President echoed Crumley’s desires in his own remarks. “It has been an honor to work with George Crumley over the last seven years. He is a man of integrity and has helped the Rocky Mountain Conference to achieve a healthy financial position. He understands mission and the importance of Christian education and will be sorely missed, but I know God will help our Conference find the right person to replace George. So, as we are looking to replace several people in our office, I pray that each of you will make this a priority in your prayer lives. I am so glad God is in charge of His work.”
Remarking on the decision to accept the call to the KY-TN Conference Crumley stated that it was not easy for him and his wife, Rhonda. “This has been a hard decision, but we felt that the Lord was leading us back out east at this stage in our lives.”
The unexpected news has been tough for conference treasury department staff to absorb.
“While I’m understanding the reason behind the move and happy for George and his family, I’m very sad to see him go. I have felt nothing but consistent support and encouragement from George. He has been one of my mentors here in RMC. Recently, George asked me if I’d consider making the transition from youth director to corporate treasurer, not only because George believes in me, but he took time to get to know me. I’ll miss George’s steady, caring, affirming, and strong leadership in the RMC,” Kiefer Dooley, RMC corporate treasurer said.
Others who have worked closely with Crumley over the years will remember his passion for ministry.
“I have had the privilege of working with George in two conferences, Indiana and Rocky Mountain. I have always found George to be an incredible steward of God’s treasures, and he truly has the heart of a pastor. He supports Adventist education and evangelism, and as a pastor, I can say he has never said no when I have come with a request. We may have had to adjust a little, but he always looks for ways to help us. George and Rhonda are truly faithful servants of God,” Wayne Morrison, Brighton church pastor, said.
Crumley has a deep commitment to Adventist education and our two academies, Campion and Mile High Academy.
“George has been my biggest cheerleader from the day I started. He has taught me so much and given me the tools I needed to be successful in my job and has been so supportive of me and Mile High Academy and always wants to see the best for us. I am going to miss having him a phone call away to help with whatever challenge I am facing,” Jocelyn Aalborg, vice president of finance and development at Mile High Academy, said.
“While personally disappointed that I will be losing the great working relationship that I have with George and his leadership in RMC, I am happy and excited for him on a personal level! George has a peaceful and calming effect on everyone he touches, and I have appreciated ever so much his support of Campion Academy and Christian education,” Dean Helm, vice president of finance for Campion Academy, said.
Because of Crumley’s expertise in handling RMC finances and the faithfulness of members, he will be leaving the conference with a positive financial outlook.
Crumley’s final desire for RMC members is “for us all to know and experience Christ as a personal Savior who loves us and wants us to live with Him for eternity.”
–RMCNews; photo by Rajmund Dabrowski