For Immediate Release

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Savannah Carlson
Communication Director
Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Spring Lake Park, MN (July 3, 2023) –Over the past several weeks, the Minnesota Conference Administration and Pastor Adam Breiner have been engaged in varied and amicable discussions regarding Pastor Breiner’s stance on human sexuality and the LGBTQ+ community. These discussions were carried out carefully, sensitively, and considerately by all parties. As a result of differences between Pastor Breiner’s stance and the closely held religious beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it was agreed that Pastor Breiner would resign effective July 15, 2023. The Minnesota Conference is still processing the resignation and will be releasing an additional statement when everything is finalized. The conference administration respects Pastor Breiner’s choice to be true to his convictions and is sincerely thankful for his many years of service.


The Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is the headquarters for a network of Seventh-day Adventist churches and school in Minnesota as part of a global church network of Seventh-day Adventists. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Adventist Church operates 173 hospitals and sanitariums and more than 7,500 schools around the world. Here in Minnesota, our mission is to help people realize they are accepted in Jesus Christ, and come to know, love, serve, and share Him. Our headquarters, located in Spring Lake Park, Minn., employs approximately 40 pastors and Bible workers for more than 110 churches, companies and groups.

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