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New Promotion, Hires Signify Great Year for Allegheny West Conference

Story by Keisha Bone

The Allegheny West Conference (AWC) is delighted to share the news of a recent team promotion and two new hires, marking a stellar beginning to a year of prosperity.

Jasmine Best, previously an AWC senior accountant who has dedicated seven years to the organization, has been promoted to the position of assistant treasurer. Best holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Human Resources.

Best’s favorite Bible verse, Zephaniah 3:17, reflects her deep faith and resonates with the values she brings to her work.

Best’s responsibilities include church remittances, accounts payable and bank reconciliations. Known for her joyful and kind demeanor, her presence on the other end of the phone line has become a favorite among colleagues and callers alike.

“Jasmine is more than deserving of this promotion,” says Keisha Bone, CFO at AWC. “She has been a steadfast support to the Treasury Department, many times managing the department by herself. We are grateful to her for her hard work and dedication to the Allegheny West Conference.”

Hailing from Peru, Johnny Soria has joined AWC as a senior accountant. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics, Soria previously worked for the Northeastern Conference (N.Y.).

Soria’s commitment to his work and faith is evident through his favorite Bible verse, Ecclesiastes 12:13–14.

“Johnny has been a wonderful addition to the Treasury team. His work ethic and integrity are huge assets in moving the mission of Allegheny West Conference forward,” says Bone.

Tanya Muganda, the newly appointed Children's Ministries director, brings a wealth of experience to AWC. Born in Michigan and raised in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Maryland, Muganda holds two bachelor degrees in Religion and Pre-Law and a master’s degree in Children’s and Family Ministry.

With more than 15 years of service in the church, including her time at the General Conference’s Children’s Ministries Department, Muganda is excited to utilize her gifts and experience to empower Children’s Ministries leaders and parents. Her goal is to foster vibrant and active Children’s Ministries departments and advocate for children’s salvation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tanya Muganda, our new Children’s Ministries director, to our staff,” says Marvin C. Brown, III, AWC president. “Her passion for working with children and her dedication to creating a nurturing and inclusive environment is truly inspiring. We believe that her leadership will bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to our children’s programming, making a positive impact on the lives of our young ones.”

Muganda's favorite Bible verse, Isaiah 55:8–9, underscores her belief in the Divine and the higher purpose that guides her path.

These three dedicated individuals represent the diverse talents and unwavering commitment within the AWC, each contributing to the organization’s mission in their own unique ways, leaders say.

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