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Bergold, Edgard Ernesto (1932–2019)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

First Published: November 10, 2021

Edgard Ernesto Bergold, pastor and administrator, was born on October 19, 1932, in Taquara in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The son of Hugo Bergold and Maria Rocher Bergold, Edgard had two older siblings, Hary and Edith, and the youngest one, Lily Elsa.1

Born into a traditional Adventist family, the education he received in the Adventist school network contributed significantly to his Christian development. He began elementary education at the Taquara Academy in his hometown, completing it at the Brazil College (today UNASP-SP). There, he also attended high school and graduated in Theology in 1956. A year before his graduation, he married Brunhilde Hoyler Bergold (1930-1980) in the, the daughter of Pastor Jorge and Martha Hoyler, in the city of Bauru in the state of São Paulo. Together, they had three children: Mary and Edgar Walter by birth, and Carol, by adoption.2

Edgard joined the ministry in 1957 when he accepted a call to serve as a licensed minister in the Paraná Conference3; there, he was ordained to the ministry in 1961.4 The following year he was appointed to work at the Santa Catarina Mission, where he served from 1962 to 1968 while leading the Educational and Temperance departments.5 Afterwards, he was the dean of men at Brazil College from 1969 to 19706 and, in sequence, was transferred to the Mato-Grosso Mission, where he served as secretary-treasurer in 1971 and led the departments of Education, Youth, and Temperance from 1972 to 1973.7 Then he served the Paraná Conference from 1974 to 1979 where, for the last two years, he directed the departments of Christian Stewardship and Spirit of Prophecy.8

At the East São Paulo Conference, he led the Spirit of Prophecy and Stewardship departments from 1980 to 1982.9 There, he met his second wife, Edna de Oliveira Bergold, two years after Brunhilde passed away. They were married on July 6, 1982, in the church in the Brooklin district in the city of São Paulo. The couple adopted two daughters, Sueli and Michelle. In 1983, Edgard accepted a call to serve the South São Paulo Conference, where he worked for nine years as a pastor and associate director of the Ministerial Department from 1983 to 1991.10 Then, between 1992 and 1996, he served as a pastor for the São Paulo Conference, which is based in the Campo Belo district.11 Edgard retired after 39 years of ministry in December 1996.12

After his retirement, Pastor Bergold moved near the Brazil College’s campus Engenheiro Coelho, and there he volunteered at the local church, where he served as treasurer and Stewardship and Sabbath School director for many years. He passed away on April 28, 2019, at the Bom Samaritano Hospital in the city of Artur Nogueira in the state of São Paulo due the respiratory and cardiac complications following a surgery he underwent in the city of Campinas. The funeral ceremony was held at the Brazil College church’s campus Engenheiro Coelho, and he was buried in a family cemetery in the city of Artur Nogueira.13

Edgard Bergold served the SDA Church in Brazil for nearly 40 years and is remembered as a skilled administrator and district pastor. During his ministry, he worked in four states: Paraná, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso, and São Paulo. He also contributed in evangelism while serving as a pastor in Capão Redondo district in the surroundings of Brazil College by helping to establish groups of Adventists in the nearby Valo Velho district that later were organized into churches.14

Sources

“Edgard Ernesto Bergold.” Revista Adventista 114, no. 1348 (August 2019): 47.

Márcio, Tonetti. “Há um Século Formando Pastores,” Blog Revista Adventista (Online), December 8, 2015. Accessed March 10, 2020. http://www.revistaadventista.com.br/blog/2015/12/08/ha-um-seculo-formando-pastores.

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association. Various years. https://www.adventistyearbook.org/.

Notes

  1. “Edgard Ernesto Bergold,” Revista Adventista 114, no. 1348 (August 2019): 47; Edna de Oliveira Bergold, interview by Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 19, 2020.

  2. “Brunhilde Hoyler Bergold,” Revista Adventista 76, no. 1 (January 1981): 37; Márcio, Tonetti, “Há um Século Formando Pastores,” Blog Revista Adventista, December 8, 2015, accessed March 10, 2020, http://www.revistaadventista.com.br/blog/2015/12/08/ha-um-seculo-formando-pastores.

  3. “Parana Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1958), 157.

  4. “Parana Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1962), 174.

  5. “Santa Catharina Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1963), 191; “Santa Catharina Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1969), 221.

  6. “Brazil College,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1970), 305; “Brazil College,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1971), 314.

  7. “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1972), 236; “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1973/1974), 236.

  8. “Parana Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1975), 241; “Parana Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1980), 272.

  9. “East São Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1981), 280; “East São Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1983), 304.

  10. “South São Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1984), 312; “South São Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1992), 270.

  11. “São Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1993), 255; “São Paulo Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1996), 274.

  12. Edna de Oliveira Bergold, interview by Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 19, 2020.

  13. “Edgard Ernesto Bergold,” Revista Adventista, 47; Edna de Oliveira Bergold, interview by Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 19, 2020.

  14. Edna de Oliveira Bergold, interview by Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 19, 2020.

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UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Bergold, Edgard Ernesto (1932–2019)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. November 10, 2021. Accessed May 24, 2024. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=7IDE.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Bergold, Edgard Ernesto (1932–2019)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. November 10, 2021. Date of access May 24, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=7IDE.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center – (2021, November 10). Bergold, Edgard Ernesto (1932–2019). Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved May 24, 2024, https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=7IDE.