2019 SDA-HPERA Convention

Monday, April 8, 2019
9am–5pm (registration starts at 8:15am)
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel (Classrooms 4A and 4B)
2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 929-5000
! Note: Please park in the lot far away from the hospital entrance to leave close spaces for patients.
$40 Professionals
$10 Students
2019 Convention Program (PDF)

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Live-Stream Info back to top

We are very pleased that through the support of our convention hosts, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, we are able to offer video livestream the sessions throughout the day. NOTE that there will be a 2-hour break in the middle of the day for our lunch meeting. The livestream will continue during ghat time with a notice that we return at 2pm (eastern) to continue the afternoon sessions.

You may watch and listen on the video livestream at any time throughout the day’s sessions using this same link. Or if needed you may call in using the telephone number provided to listen. Click on the “Join Skype Meeting” and select whether to use the Skype App, or the Skype Web browser to join in.

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Let Us Know You’re Coming! back to top

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Location back to top

AdventHealth Wellness Center Wesley Chapel
2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Note:Please park in the lotfaraway from the hospital entrance to leave close spaces for patients.

Lodging – Hotel Reservations back to top

We have negotiated a special rate for hotel reservations (see below for details on how to reserve at our negotiated rate). The Holiday Inn Express is 3 miles from the meeting location.

Holiday Inn Express
2775 Cypress Ridge Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL

Our special rate is $109/night (local rates are $151–204). It applies to two (2) nights, Sunday & Monday (April 7 & 8), and includes complimentary breakfast.

Unfortunately, the online link for the negotiated $109/night rate expired on March 31. You may still call them, however, to reserve a room in this hotel where many others will be staying at 866-238-4218.

Full Schedule for Monday, April 8, 2019 back to top
(NOTE: All times are listed for eastern time zone)

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel, Classroom 4

8:15aRegistrationRodd Strobel, President-electWalla Walla University
9:00aWelcomeJeremy Perkins, PresidentGem State Academy
9:05aWorship ThoughtSandra DoranNorth Tampa Christian Academy
9:25aIntroductions around the roomJeremy Perkins, PresidentGem State Academy
9:45aKeynote: “Lead to What Matters!”Matt StanfillBattleground High School
10:30aFollow-up DiscussionMatt Stanfill & attendees
11:20a“NASM Programming and Fitness Trends”Alvin FuentesWashington Adventist University
12:00pLunch & Recognitions@ Cantina Laredo
2:00p“Adventist Athletics – It’s a Good Thing!”
2019 Teacher of the Year
Leslie AragonOrangewood Academy
2:20p“Exodus: The Departure (The Road to Interscholastic Sports)”
James L Hanson Memorial Lecture
Greg DaviesSage Valley Middle School
3:20p“Coaching Distinctively Adventist Sports: Volunteer Coach Edition”Rob ThomasLa Sierra University
3:40p“Gamifying PE & Health; and Using Twitter Professionally”Alex AdamsMadison Academy
4:10p“Retention: the Finall Score”studentsOakwood University
“The effects of systemic implementation of the recreational program on student satisfaction and retention in SDA institutions”Jessica Davidson
“The effects of structured recreational programs on the socialization of college students in SDA institutions”Maria James
“Student-athlete retention and their satisfaction with their athletic program”Jordan Colbert
4:50pEvaluation form for the day
Ballot for new officers for the organization
Pass the Gavel
Suggestions for incoming President, Rodd StrobelWalla Walla University

For more information, please download the 2019 Convention Program (PDF)

Awards back to top

Awards will be given to recognize some of our colleagues.

We areverypleased that the following individuals will be recognized at our luncheon:

2019 Physical Education “Teacher of the Year”:
Leslie Aragon, Orangewood Academy
Service Awards:
Laura Benn, Takoma Academy (retired)
Greg Davies, Sage Valley Middle School
Marvin Denney, Walla Walla University (retired)
Tedd Webster, Great Lakes Adventist Academy
Honor Award:
Don Morgan, Middle Tennessee State University

Registration back to top

Registration for the event costs $40 for professionals and $10 for students. Please let us know that you are coming by following the button below and filling out the registration form. We are not collecting money right now, just information. You can give the Registration Fee on-site the day of.

Register Now

2018–2019 Executive Committee back to top

Position Name Organization
PresidentJeremy Perkins Gem State Adventist® Academy
Past PresidentDoug Zimmerman Escondido Adventist Academy
President ElectRodd Strobel Walla Walla University
SecretaryVashon Williams Oakwood University
Convention ManagerOpen Position
Executive DirectorRob Thomas La Sierra University

Past Presidents and Secretaries back to top

Year President Secretary
2024 Randy Lonto Stacey Brackett
2023 Matt Lee Lizzie Mendoza
2022 Alex Adams Calvin Morton
2021 Vashon Williams Kaitlyn Nelson
2020 Rodd Strobel Matt Cantrell
2019 Jeremy Perkins Vashon Williams
2018 Doug Zimmerman Tamara Ritterskamp
2017 Randy Lonto Tedd Webster
2016 Bob Paulson Matt Lee
2015 Bob Benge Curtis Kuhlman
2014 Ric Schwarz Randy Lonto
2013 Alvin Fuentes Jeremy Perkins
2012 Brian Sather Jeremy Perkins
2011 Ron Schafer Doug Zimmerman
2010 Ric Spaulding Bob Benge
2009 Nestor Osorio Mike Boyd
2008 Rod Bussey Krystal Hauff
2007 Joe Perrone Laura Benn
2006 Greg Davies Gregg Morrow
2005 Greg Davies Gregg Morrow
2004 Delmar Lovejoy Steve Adams (Rob Thomas acting)
2003 Tim Windemuth Joe Perrone
2002 Nancy Petta Brian Sather (Barbara Harsany acting)
2001 Tim Willsey Ric Schwarz
2000 Don Morgan Heather Neal
1999 Ric Gatling Curtis Kuhlman (… acting)
1998 Barbara Harsany Gary Eggers (… acting)
1997 Rob Thomas Troy Beans
1996 Frank Martinez Ron Reading (Ric Spaulding acting)
1995 Bob Kalua Wally Fox
1994 Debbie Morgan Rob Thomas
1993 Phil Garver Jim Hanson
1992 Stan Detweiler Lydia Chong
1991 Roger McFarland Barbara Harsany
1990 John Pangman Sheri Hall (Bob Reynolds acting)
1989 Stacy Nelson Wally Fox
1988 Gary Hamburg Helen Weismeyer
1987 Vernon Scheffel Barbara Friesen
1986 Bill Napier Barbara Friesen (completed Cavanaugh’s term)
1985 Bill Napier Sandy Cavanaugh
1984 Walt Hamerslough Debbie Morgan
1983 Walt Hamerslough Debbie Morgan
1982 None (Steering Committee Chair presided) Bob Reynolds
1981 None (Association organized) Bob Reynolds