In addition to areas of responsibility mentioned below, the secretariat department is responsible for a variety of recordkeeping matters.
1. Human Resources
2. Membership Records
3. Constituency Meeting
The Conference Constitution and Bylaws state: "The Secretary shall work under the direction of the Executive Committee and shall act as vice-chairman of the Executive Committee. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the minutes of the Conference constituency meetings and of the Executive Committee meetings, to furnish copies of these minutes to all members of the Executive Committee and to the officers of the Lake Union Conference, to collect such data as may be desired by the President or by the Executive Committee, and to perform such other duties as usually pertain to the office."
The responsibilities of the Secretary of the Illinois Conference of Seventh-day Adventists include:
The Conference Secretary works closely with the Conference President and Conference Treasurer in the management of the Conference, and reports to the Conference Executive Committee and the Constituency. The Secretary also counsels and cooperates with the Lake Union Conference, North American Division, and General Conference leadership (these represent three levels of church administration in the Seventh-day Adventist church).
John Grys, Executive Secretary
Shona Cross, Administrative Assistant