Office of the Treasurer

How We Serve

The Office of the Treasurer serves as a resource center for conferences, as well as a liaison between the North American Division and the conferences as they relate to policy, procedures and processes. Treasury also helps conferences in terms of their financial performance. This team reviews and assess financial statements and guide them in financial and budgeting functions. When they are looking for personnel, they help facilitate the placement of financial personnel and treasurers. The treasury team also provides training and coordinates a financial leadership mentoring program. 

In addition, the treasurer serves on a number of boards and committees and gives counsel to the leadership of the union’s two health care networks and Washington Adventist University (Md.). The treasurer oversees the work of the union’s Information Technology Services and Plant Services departments, as well as the Columbia Union Revolving Fund (CURF).

Emmanuel Aside

About Emmanuel Asiedu

Emmanuel Asiedu began serving as treasurer of the Columbia Union Conference on January 1, 2018. From June 2015 to 2018, he served as secretary/treasurer of CURF and as an associate treasurer for the union. He previously worked as an associate treasurer at the Chesapeake Conference, an audit manager for 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 the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Valley View University in Ghana and is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

He is a financial consultant to organizations and ministries, as well as an adjunct professor at Washington Adventist University and Towson University, both in Maryland.

Emmanuel, who is involved in his local church and has conducted and supported evangelism initiatives locally and in Africa, was ordained to the gospel ministry in December 2021.

He is married to Annette, a registered nurse, and they have two daughters: Azaria and Anneliese.

One of Emmanuel’s favorite Bible verses is Luke 1:37: “For with God, nothing shall be impossible” (NIV).


Getting in Touch

Office of the Treasurer

Telephone: (410) 997-3414

Treasurer: Emmanuel Asiedu
Office: ext. 540

Undertreasurer: Tabita Martinez
Office: ext. 542



Associate Treasurer: Jane Cermak-Faver
Office: ext. 543



Senior Accountant: Vanessa Waite
Office: ext. 544



Executive Assistant: Lynda Craig
Office: ext. 541



Columbia Union Receptionist: Winifred Hylton-Foster
Office: ext. 522



Plant Services Director: Curtis Boore
Office: ext. 595




Fall 2015 Treasurers' Council Video Presentations 

April 2015 Local Church Auditor Training Video Presentations