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Herbert and Vera White both began serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church before their marriage, Herbert White as a colporteur and Vera Zeunert as a primary school teacher. For forty-two of the next forty-three years of service, Herbert White served the church in leadership responsibilities with Vera White providing daily support at home, and sometimes accompanying him to distant towns, islands, and countries.

​Julia Ann White was an Adventist physician and educator. She was the first female physician at Loma Linda Sanitarium who developed the initial nursing training programs at both the Loma Linda and Glendale Sanitariums.

Julius White had experience as a businessman before he accepted the position of president of the New England Sanitarium. He then served four years as a missionary in China, 1916-1920. On his return to America he ministered in northern California followed by a return to work with the New England Sanitarium and finally a role with Madison College, Tennessee.

​Mary (Kelsey) White, the first wife of William C. White, served as an editor, treasurer, and missionary.

​Seabert White served as a missionary in China for seven years and then returned to his home country, Canada, to minister in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

​William Byington White’s primary contribution to the Seventh-day Adventist Church lies in his thirty-three years (1887-1920) of service as a president of four conferences (South Dakota, Nebraska, Indiana, and Montana) and four union conferences (Pacific, North Pacific, Atlantic, and South African).

​Joseph (Jacob) Wibbens was a pioneer missionary, worker, and pastor in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Harold Bulmer Priestly Wicks was a missionary to the Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. His first wife, Madeline, was a devoted missionary who died of a stroke in the Cook Islands. Gwendolen served with Harold in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia.

Robert J. Wieland was a pastor, author, musician, and missionary. He is best known for his controversial interpretation of the 1888 General Conference session in a manuscript co-authored with Donald K. Short, "1888 Re-Examined." This work in time led to the creation of the independent ministry, the 1888 Message Study Committee.

​As a church pastor and evangelist, Charles Wiest served in the East Pennsylvania, West Michigan and Colorado conferences. As a conference president, he led the Mississippi, South Wisconsin, Indiana and Kansas conferences.

​Kembleton Samuel Wiggins was a charismatic Barbadian evangelist, pastor, teacher and counselor for over thirty-five years, serving in the eastern Caribbean and the United States. In the late 1960s he developed innovative methods of public evangelism that introduced insightful social and psychological concepts that transformed the conducting of evangelistic crusades.

Sherman E. Wight’s term of service to the Seventh-day Adventist church spanned more than 50 years, most of them as president of local and union conferences in the United States.

​Gösta Alfred Wiklander served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for about 75 years in different capacities: office worker, canvasser, canvassing leader in the publishing ministry, pastor-evangelist, Bible correspondence school director, communication director, public affairs and religious liberty director, conference and union president, executive committee member of the Trans-European Division, principal, researcher, and author.

​Edwin Wilbur was trained as an educator, printer, nurse, and minister. Susan was a nurse, educator, and colporteur. Together the couple would go as pioneer missionaries to China serving as the denomination’s first official missionaries in mainland China. Edwin’s name in Chinese was: 邬尔布 (Pinyin Wūěrbù) and Susan’s Chinese name was: 邬秀珊 (Pinyin Wūxiùshān).

Francis M. Wilcox was a minister, author, editor, and administrator. He became one of the most influential Seventh-day Adventist leaders of the first half of the 20th century, primarily through his 33 years (1911-1944) as editor of the denomination’s flagship periodical, the Review and Herald (later renamed Adventist Review).

​Lyle Wilcox served as an educator in California, Washington, and Idaho before he and his wife, Hazel, gave 36 years of mission service in China, the Philippines and Malaya.

Milton C. Wilcox devoted more than fifty years to the Adventist cause, most of them as an author and editor of books and periodicals, most notably, Signs of the Times (1891-1913).