The executive secretary serves in consultation with the fellow executive officers in support of the ministry goals and objectives of the conference. This leadership function provides specific constitutional responsibilities for preserving an accurate record of committee minutes, reporting details relating to conference personnel and operations, oversight of legal matters, and maintaining related local, union, North American Division and General Conference policies.
In collaboration with the president, the executive secretary participates in pastoral selection and appointment to pastoral service within the churches/districts of the Texico Conference. General human relations responsibility represents an additional area of service along with employee credentials, employee grievances, and retirement applications.
The executive secretary also serves on various committees, boards and advisory counsels of the Texico Conference, Southwestern Union, the North American Division and serves as the vice-chair of the Conference Executive Committee.
Phil Robertson was born in eastern North Carolina where his dad managed a very large dairy farm operation. His parents were very involved in the local church and they modeled service and mission to Phil and his siblings. His dad later became a pastor and his mother became a teacher, both employed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
At an early age Phil became aware that God was seasoning his heart for a calling to ministry service as well. When he was in the seventh grade Phil led the music for a 5 week evangelistic campaign in the town where they lived. As he listened to the messages each night he was moved by the power of the love of God and felt that love drawing him into a personal relationship.
While attending the Southern Union Academy Bible Conference during his senior year in academy Phil had a very specific sense of God’s call on his life and he made a commitment to serve God however He would lead. After graduation from Southern Adventist University with a dual degree in Theology and Accounting, Phil began working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a Religion Teacher and Assistant Principal in a boarding academy.
Phil has served in various positions over the nearly four decades of ministry as an auditor for the General Conference, a conference treasurer, a broadcast ministry producer and executive officer, a hospital chaplain, an ordained minister and pastor, an Executive Pastor for a large church and a conference secretary. In every post of service it has been Phil’s joy to witness the many ways that God works in, and through, individuals as He continues to call them into His family of faith.
Phil and Kathie have shared the privilege of ministry service together with their two children, son Stephen and daughter Sebrina who have blessed them with five grandchildren, Allison, Brandon, Zach, Ryan and Emma.
Executive Assistant to the President & the Executive Secretary
Conference Membership Clerk