Retired Trustee Honored With Gateway Service Award

trusteewebphotoTAKOMA PARK, Md. (July 12) –Former president of the East Allegheny Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the Washington Adventist University Board of Trustees, Charles Cheatham, is the newest recipient of the Gateway Distinguished Service Award.

President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D, presented the award to Cheatham at an East Allegheny camp meeting, June 28.

“Charles Cheatham served WAU with great distinction for 12 years. He was a valuable member of the board and the University was enriched by his presence. We wish him well in retirement; it is very well earned,” Spence said.

Cheatham served as a member of the WAU board of from 2000 to 2012. He was a member of the marketing and enrollment and executive committees.

Cheatham, who holds a master’s degree in theology from Andrews University, has done extensive missionary work in Africa, Russia, Europe, India, and the Caribbean.  His numerous roles in the church include those of pastor, director, and executive Secretary.