Caron Oswald, Assistant to the President for Communication, Special Projects, and Volunteerism
Caron joined the Central California Conference in March 1996 as assistant to the president for communication, special projects and volunteerism. Communication is one of her passions. “Telling what Jesus is doing through His people in Central is always an awesome privilege and thrilling experience!” she says.
Her responsibilities include…
Producing conference news articles and features published in the Pacific Union Recorder and the bi-monthly Central Acts conference newsletter, researching and writing, editing submissions from local church members and other authors, creating brochures, flyers, posters, program materials, and marketing pieces for various conference events and outreaches, acting as spokesperson for media and internal publics for crisis communication, including writing press releases and training others in this area, Camp Meeting and Camp Meeting Evangelism Offering information pieces and reports, and keeping pastors, teachers and conference staff updated and informed on the many important or urgent developments of any day or week.
Before moving to California, she was director of advancement for Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to serving God full-time in the Adventist church, she worked at Merrill Lynch in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is the mother of two sons: Ryan, the father of her two grandchildren (with wife Michelle) and Marc, who is deceased. With her grandchildren living in Pennsylvania, her hobby is flying to the East Coast several times each year to play with Aidan and Kylie.
Bonnie Villegas, Secretary for Communication, Special Projects and Volunteerism
Bonnie joined the Central California Conference in September of 2006, and assists Caron Oswald in the day to day responsibilities of Communication, Special Projects and Volunteerism. She is thrilled to be a part of the CCC staff - she loves coming to work each day, and feels that she and Caron are a perfect match. "I have the best job in the world," Bonnie says. "I get to design flyers, edit articles and be creative. It's such a blessing to be working at the Conference Office. God sure does have sense of humor, though - I went from working in a prison to working for the church!"
Bonnie is a retired Correctional Officer, having worked for 12 years at Corcoran State Prison. She is a graduate of Armona Union Academy and Pacific Union College, and all four of her children follow in her footsteps at AUA.
She is passionate about her family and loves her time at home with Daniel, her husband of 17 years, and their children Matthew, Justin, Angelica and Brezeda. They enjoy traveling together, and once took a road trip through 11 states in 11 days.
In her spare time, Bonnie loves to sing, coordinate weddings and special events. Her favorite Scripture is Phillipians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me".