What happens if I am a DMA but later cannot serve overseas?
We recognize that circumstances change over the course of your studies and while we certainly hope that every DMA will be able to serve overseas upon completion of their studies, we know that sometimes this is not possible.
At the time you know that you will not be able to serve overseas we ask that you do the following:
- Inform William McGhee in the GC Representative's office in writing that you would like to be released from the DMA program either by letter or by email.
- Inform Verdell Schaefer, Director of Student Financial Aid, in writing of your desire to be released from the DMA program so arrangements can be made for you to repay the monthly living stipend given to you as a DMA.
Student Services Center
11139 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA 92354
- Inform Karen Porter, associate secretary of the General Conference, in writing of your desire to be released from the DMA program. Since the General Conference appointed you, they need to release you.
General Conference of SDA
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Please remember to request to be released as soon as your plans are finalized and you know you are no longer able to serve overseas. Requesting prompt release will open up more spots in the program for others to join.