The following are the PASS officers for 2014 - 2016:
President - Lewis Eakins, Chief of Police, Oakwood University
Vice President - William Marcisz, Administrative Director of Security, Florida Hospital
General Conference Director at Large - James Vines, Director of Security & Safety, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
North American Division Director at Large - Kyoshin Ahn, Associate Secretary, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
Secretary - Edwin Monges, Director of Safety & Security, Washington Adventist University
Sergeant at Arms - John Marshall, Director of Security, Loma Linda University
Treasurer - Brian Worden, Plant Services Foreman, Review & Herald Publishing Association
Chaplain - Paul Muniz, Chief Safety and Security Advisor, ADRA International
Immediate Past President - Dale Hodges, Director of the Office of Campus Safety, Andrews University
(Back Row, L-R) John Marshall, Sergeant at Arms; Paul Muniz, Chaplain; Dale Hodges, Immediate Past President; James Vines, General Conference Representative.
(Front Row, L-R) Edwin Monges, Secretary; Lewis Eakins, President; William Marcisz, Vice President
Not Shown: Kyoshin Anh, North American Division Representative
Dale Hodges is currently the director of campus safety at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. In this position, he is responsible for the security and safety operations for the campus which include a dispatch operations center, patrol activities, emergency planning, investigations, Clery reporting, surveillance system management, physical security, and all compliance requirements including NFPA, MIOSHA, and life safety.
Dale began his career in law enforcement in 1986 while serving as a member of the US Army’s Military Police Corps. He has worked in corrections, criminal patrol, SWAT operations, accident investigations, drug enforcement, criminal investigations, including a serial killer task force. Dale also participated with the emergency response and evacuation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Lewis Eakins, CPP, has over 37 years of law enforcement, security consulting, and private investigations experience. He has served as a police officer with the Huntsville Police Department, as a Captain with the METRO Transit Police in Houston, Texas, and as the Assistant Chief of Police at Texas Southern University also in Houston, Texas. He is board certified in security management by ASIS International, and currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Homeland Security Policy & Coordination. Presently, Mr. Eakins serves as the Chief of Police of the Oakwood University Police Department. He is responsible for overall police services, emergency management, fire safety, and security systems. Finally, Mr. Eakins is the former Vice Chairperson of the North Alabama Chapter of ASIS International. ASIS International is the pre-eminent professional organization for the private security industry with over 37,000 members worldwide. Mr. Eakins teaches Ethics at the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy, and he is an adjunct instructor at Oakwood University where he teaches courses in Emergency Management.
William Marcisz, JD, CPP, CHPA - Administrative Director of Security, Florida Hospitals
Edwin Monges, CFI - Secretary
James M. Vines Jr. is the current Director of Safety & Security at the Adventist World Headquarters located in Silver Spring, MD and has worked in the industry for over 25 years. In this position he is responsible for the security operations for the General Conference of SDA complex which also houses the North American Division of SDA, Adventist Risk Management (ARM) and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).
Other duties include directing surveillance system management and physical security. He also is tasked with coordinating all security for each General Conference Session, which is held every 5 years with an average attendance at each over 55,000 constituents.
James earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Southeastern University and worked in the banking industry at several major DC area financial institutions for 12 years. He currently sits on the board of directors of the newly formed Professional Adventist in Safety and Security (PASS) and is currently studying to sit for the prestigious Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification in Security management, which is credentialed by the world-renowned ASIS International Security organization. He also holds the Special Police Officer (SPO) designation authorized by the governor of the state of Maryland.
John Marshall - Sergeant At Arms
Kyoshin Anh - North American Division Representative
Brian Worden is the Plant Services Foreman at the Review and Herald Publishing Association. The Review and Herald is the oldest institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it supports the Church’s mission by providing print and electronic materials to the world. During his time at the Review and Herald he has held positions in the Pressroom and Warehouse Manager. His professional career also includes Home Improvement Store management, Storage Facility management, and Residential management. His educational background includes undergraduate study in Business Management. Brian has also been active in the community. He currently is the Treasurer for Professional Adventists for Safety and Security (P.A.S.S.) an association of safety and security professionals within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and serves on the Hagerstown Community College Scholarship Tribute Committee, a group that has raised over a million dollars for college scholarships. He has also served as a member of the Mt. Aetna Adventist Elementary School Board, and held the position as Church Youth Leader. In his free time Brian enjoys carpentry, construction, and riding his motorcycle.
Paul Muniz is currently serving as the Director of Agency for Safety & Security of ADRA International, a humanitarian and development faith base organization. His professional career has varied with positions as a Law Enforcement Officer, Emergency Management Coordinator, Youth Advocate, Community Organizer, Pastor, Chaplain, and Trainer. His educational background includes undergraduate work in Biblical Leadership at Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) and graduate level work at Andrew University Theology Seminary, with an emphasis in Chaplaincy. He has served as pastor of Spanish and English speaking congregations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In addition to his full time responsibilities with ADRA Paul is currently the Chaplain for Professional Adventists for Safety & Security (P.A.S.S.) an association of safety & security professionals within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Prior to going into full-time ministry Paul spent twenty years as a law enforcement official holding positions as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator, D.A.R.E. Teacher, Juvenile Detective, Sergeant of Police, and Chief of School Police. The emphasis of his professional law enforcement career was in the areas of crime prevention and reduction, and supervision and management.