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Michael Jamieson, NAD undertreasurer, prays for Emmanuel Asiedu. Photo by Ricardo Bacchus

Columbia Union Elects New Treasurer

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

During the November Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee Meeting, members elected Emmanuel Asiedu as the new treasurer of the union effective January 1, 2018.

“Emmanuel is a uniquely gifted leader,” says Dave Weigley, union president. “He’s very mission focused. … I think he’ll be a real blessing to our union in many ways.”

Asiedu most recently served as the secretary/treasurer of the Columbia Union Revolving Fund (CURF) and an associate treasurer for the union. He previously worked as an associate treasurer at the Chesapeake Conference, an audit manager at the General Conference Auditing Service and a staff accountant at Ahern Adcock Devlin, LLP (Calif.). Asiedu has a Master of Business Administration from La Sierra University (Calif.), a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Valley View University in Ghana and is a certified public accountant, internal auditor, management accountant and fraud examiner, among other certifications.

“Emmanuel has that rare combination of being highly skilled as to the technical details of church finances and policies, while also possessing a great deal of wisdom for his age,” says Rob Vandeman, union executive secretary.

Asiedu is married to Annette, and they have two daughters, Azaria and Anneliese.

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