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Emil J. Åhrén was a preacher, editor, and author from Sweden.

Ingrid Jenny Elisabeth Albiner was a Seventh-day Adventist teacher, evangelist, chaplain, writer, and author from Sweden.

​Missionary, physiotherapist, and nurse, Hanna Bergström served in Dogba and Koza, Northern Cameroon, between 1931 and 1953, together with her husband Ruben Bergström.

David Emmanuel Carlsson was a pastor, youth leader, conference president, Bible teacher, and author.

Carl Oskar Carlsson was an evangelist and educator in Sweden.

​In 1931 the Scandinavian Union was divided into two administrative units: the West Nordic Union, which consisted of Denmark and Norway, and the East Nordic Union, which consisted of Finland and Sweden. Finland and Sweden shared a long history, both secular and within the Adventist church.

​Ekebyholm Mission School began when the Nyhyttan Mission School was relocated; it had the same aim and was to serve the East Nordic Union’s Swedish speaking members, mostly from Sweden but with some from Finland. The school had two tiers: a general education, and a theological seminary. The theological seminary was to provide the two countries with pastors and Bible workers as well as staff for its institutions.

Hultafors was originally built as a tourist hotel in 1907, but had not been overly successful, even when it was operated as a health resort by previous owners. Yet its geographical location provided good communication, thanks to the railway opened in 1909 which provided access to the country’s second city, Gothenburg, 56 kilometers away, and to the nearby middle-sized city of Borås.Situated in a hilly woodland landscape, with several lakes, it provided an ideal place for Adventist holistic treatment. The first ten years had in total 10,000 guests.

​A Swedish-American pastor, Gustaf Lindsay served the church as a teacher, youth leader, treasurer, and president.

John Gottlieb Matteson (b. Johannes Gottlieb Mathiesen) was a minister, editor, and pioneer missionary in Scandinavia.

Missionären was a Swedish periodical published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1897 to 2021.

​Gustav Edward Nord was a Swedish- American pastor/evangelist. He served as a school principal, conference and union president, department leader in the Northern European Division, and leader of the Scandinavian, Russian and Ukrainian departments in the General Conference.

​Nyhyttan Health and Medical Centre was an Adventist health resort in the deep woods of an isolated region in Mid-Sweden. In 1898 when the Nyhyttan property was purchased, the Adventist church membership in the area was around 700, mostly people of lesser means. So it was indeed a venture in faith. It lasted for almost 100 years.

​Situated in a remote and scenic site halfway between Stockholm and Oslo, Nyhyttan Mission School was an Adventist Swedish training institute and seminary from 1898–1932.

Julius Persson was one of the first Swedish missionaries to East Africa. His was a life with different commitments: colporteur, evangelist in Sweden, a multi-task missionary in East Africa, and health worker in Brazil and Germany.

​Julius Christensen Raft was a Danish pastor, evangelist, and administrator. He served as president of the Danish Conference, from 1906 to 1908, and the Scandinavian Union, from 1908 to 1922. He was a field secretary in the European Division from 1922 to 1928, and a field secretary of the Southern European Division until 1932. For many years he was chairman of the Scandinavian Philanthropic Society and owner of Skodsborg Sanitarium, which grew to be the largest health institution within the Adventist Church during his time.

In July 1901 Friedensau, Germany, was the venue for the consideration of changes within the Adventist Church in Europe. A camp meeting began on July 18 during which the 19 delegates from the Scandinavian countries formed what was to become the Scandinavian Union Conference, comprising the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Conferences, and the mission fields of Finland, Iceland, and Greenland.