Statistical Secretary

A secretary of the General Conference who was charged with the responsibility of collecting and distributing statistics for the world field. This individual was elected at the General Conference session and was responsible to the General Conference Committee. The quarterly “Summary of Progress” reports for North America are compiled, printed, and distributed to administrators and others in the North American Division. Quarterly secretary’s reports of the overseas divisions are compiled quarterly for reference but are not published. The Annual Statistical Report is a compilation of the statistics from all divisions and attached unions and is printed as soon as all division statistical reports are received. It is usually distributed to world leaders about midyear. Traditionally, the Ge...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.