Mary Ellen Bates was an early proponent of family ministries in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She encouraged the General Conference to establish the Home Commission department and was affectionally known as “the Mother of the Young Mothers’ Society,” a precursor of the Home and School Association.
David J. Bieber, an Adventist educator and administrator, was born November 14, 1910, in Tolstoy, South Dakota, to John Bieber and Katherine Trefz (1881–1918; 1876–1973). At birth he was given the name David Bieber. He later added the middle initial of J., but it does not represent a particular name.
Erwin Earl Cossentine was an Adventist educator and administrator. He was born in a cabin on his father’s homestead in Eagle Bend, Minnesota, on August 23, 1896.1 The second of George Whitfield and Myrtle Mable Allen Cossentine’s (1858–1919; 1872–1952) six children, Cossentine’s siblings included an older brother, Ray Forest (1893–1925), and four sisters, Verna S. (1900–died before 1910), Margaret E. (1902–1980), Aletha Mabel (1906–1999), and Myrtle Mand (1913–2007). Roy Monroe Cossentine (1892–1973), missionary to China and professor at Walla Walla and Pacific Union colleges, was Cossentine’s first cousin.
Edith Ellen Armstrong was a Bible instructor in the Lake Union for close to four decades.
Everett Newfon Dick was an Adventist historian, educator, administrator, and fundraiser.
Chloe Vennie Foutz was a prominent Adventist librarian and founding member of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL).
Ray Warren Fowler was an Adventist educator who served as principal of two academies and president of two colleges in addition to his years of teaching.
Charles Eugene Freidline, a prominent Adventist educator and chemist, was born October 5, 1937 in San Francisco, California, the eldest of two children born to Lawrence Logan Freidline and Catherine Mae McQuillan (1904-1994; 1908-1993).
Minon Hamm was an Adventist educator in the Inter-American and North American Divisions.
Harvey Clarence Hartman, an Adventist educator and administrator, taught in numerous academies and served as an administrator at several Adventist academies and colleges.
David Glenn Hilts—better known as D. Glenn Hilts—was an Adventist educator and librarian.
Lewis Azariah Hoopes an Adventist minister, educator, and administrator, was born on April 20, 1859, in Westland Ohio.
Earl Albert Leonhardt, an Adventist educator and mathematician, was born April 18, 1919, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
James White Loughhead (Lawhead) was an Adventist educator and administrator in the United States of America.
Myrl Manley was an Adventist educator in the North American Division and the Southern Asia Division, and he founded the World Mission Institute.
The Seventh-day Adventist Medical Cadet Corps (MCC) is a program of the General Conference originally intended to prepare church members for noncombatant military service in the event of compulsory enlistment.
Harvey Arch Morrison, an Adventist educator and administrator, was president of Union College and Washington Missionary College, General Conference education secretary, and business manager of the Review and Herald Publishing Association.
Beatrice Neall was an Adventist missionary, educator, editor, and author. Her publications included two books, Bible study programs, and many articles. As one of very few Adventist women of her generation to hold a doctorate in religion, she was called upon to serve on a number of General Conference commissions including the Sanctuary Review Committee and the Commission on the Ordination of Women.
David Dee Rees, an Adventist educator, editor, and author, was born in Indiana on May 4, 1871.