August 13, 2010
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Darlene Jacobs, Director of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Agency on Native American Ministries (SEJANAM) at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, recently announced her resignation in order to accept a position as Director of Robeson Church and Community Center in Robeson County, N.C.
Her new position is full-time in an ecumenical setting, devoted to the celebration of all ethnicities. Robeson Church and Community Center was established in 1969 and coordinates community and social assistance services in cooperation with local congregations.
“Darlene has done an exceptional job for six years as the Director of SEJANAM,” said Jimmy L. Carr, Executive Director of Lake Junaluska. “After SEJANAM became incorporated into Lake Junaluska during the SEJ reorganization plan, we worked tirelessly to perfect the organization and to strengthen Lake Junaluska’s ministry. Darlene will be greatly missed by the staff, the SEJANAM Advisory Council, and persons from around the Jurisdiction and the General Church.”
The Ministry Committee of Lake Junaluska, working closely with the Board of Directors of Lake Junaluska and members of the SEJANAM Advisory Council Executive Committee, are taking time to study the needs for the future before filling the position.
Jacobs received her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from UNC at Pembroke and her Master’s degree in applied sociology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She has been the director of SEJANAM for six years.