The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists announces the retirement of Pastor Reinaldo Dracket and his wife, Mrs Nelda Rose Dracket, after 40 years of service in pastoral ministry. Their retirement will be effective from March 5, 2023.
The Dracket team began their ministry in Port Limon, Costa Rica, on January 1, 1983, where they served the district for three years. They were then called to serve at the mission headquarters in Costa Rica as departmental directors in 1986, and during this time, they were blessed with three children.
In March 1988, they responded to a Macedonian call to join the pastoral team in the Cayman Islands mission. They served their first district in Cayman Brac for five years, where the church grew from a handful of members to a vibrant congregation through their evangelism and nurturing.
On January 1, 1993, the Dracket family was transferred to Grand Cayman, where they have been serving until today. They have pastored almost all the churches on Grand Cayman and served in various other capacities, including most of the departments at the conference level. Pastor Dracket served as Executive Secretary of the Cayman Islands Conference for nine years and President for five years. He also served as Youth Ministries director for eleven years. Meanwhile, Mrs. Dracket served as principal of Cayman Academy for three years, Sabbath School director for eight years, and education director for two years.
The Dracket team is thankful for the opportunity to serve God’s people for 40 years. Their greatest hope is that everyone they worked with will be in God’s eternal kingdom when Jesus returns.
The Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists wishes Pastor Reinaldo Dracket and Mrs Nelda Rose Dracket all the best in their retirement. They will always be remembered for their invaluable contributions to the church.
Written by: Devarro Whittaker, Associate Television Producer.