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Institute of Ethical Leadership

Beyond the Bottom Line

This conference is designed to enrich your professional experience and instill a desire to go Beyond the Bottom Line and reach for excellence. We provide denominational leaders with an opportunity for continued professional growth and peer-to-peer networking in a collegial environment rich with content to motivate, challenge, and inspire attendees.

2022 Beyond the Bottom Line

Date & Location: March 27-29, 2022. Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80202.

Theme: Transformative Leadership: Thriving in a Changing World

Who Should Attend: Financial officers and stewardship leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist unions, conferences, health systems, universities, and high school academies of the North American Division.

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Tammie Jo Shults: Captain Shults is a former Southwest Airlines pilot and the captain of the crippled Southwest 1380 flight, which made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an unexpected engine failure and rapid depressurization. Through her fierce determination, Captain Shults demonstrates the building blocks necessary to lead and manage a crisis even under severe pressure. Through her insight, Captain Shults has motivated thousands of individuals to transform adversity into strength, and strength into the courage to take action.

Del Toro

Israel Del Toro: In 2005 while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro was following routine orders when his Humvee rolled over a buried pressure-plate mine and exploded. The blast severed most of his fingers and left him in a coma for nearly three months, with burns covering the majority of his body. He was given a 15% chance of survival, but Del Toro defied the odds. In 2010 he became the first 100-percent combat disabled Air Force technician to re-enlist, proving once again what one can achieve with steadfast tenacity and determination.


Jon Engstrom: a 22-year veteran with a major U.S. metropolitan police department where he serves as the technical lead for the agency’s Criminal Intelligence and Cyber-Crime Sections. Jon instructs internal department teams as well as outside organizations in the areas of Operational Security for Covert Operations, Countering Electronic Surveillance, Cyber-Crime Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence. With a certification in ethical hacking, he focuses on incorporating an attacker’s perspective into investigations and operational security.

  • Leadership and Change
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial statement footnotes
  • Working capital and liquidity
  • Effective church and school audit programs
  • Stewardship
  • Trust services
  • Academies – being here tomorrow
  • Risk management
  • Diversity in accounting
  • Regional conferences: history/purpose
  • Recruiting accountants for church work
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Investments
  • Ethics

We will be following state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 at this event. We will continue to monitor situations and communicate closer to the conference date on steps we are taking to improve your safety.

The Institute of Ethical Leadership is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors Identification # 133967 


To offer the highest quality continuing professional education designed to encourage excellence in financial management to the treasury leadership and support staff of Conferences, Academies, Adventist Book Centers and Institutions within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists


  • To join theoretical concepts with the practical administrative operational perspective 
  • To seek broad input from denominational, corporate and inspirational professionals in order to provide the highest quality and most valued content
  • To retain a grass roots governance structure that operates independently and cooperatively with the Treasury of North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
  • To focus on content that is relevant and filled with cutting edge thinking
  • To provide professional growth which meets the standards of the continuing education requirements of the National Association of State Boards of
  • Accountancy and not on communicating the policy and operational tasks of the North American Division
  • To reach the broadest base of the constituency through the rotation of the seminar locations throughout the territory of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists


This professional initiative is operating as a collaboration of an academic institution, currently Southern Adventist University's Institute of Ethical Leadership, with the North American Division Treasury.

For Additional Questions

Institute of Ethical Leadership
Phone: (423) 236-2764
Email: leadership@southern.edu