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​New Zealand national John Paap was a gifted educator who taught in two countries: at Healdsburg College and Pacific Union College in the United States and at the Avondale School for Christian Workers in Australia.

​Pacific Adventist University (PAU) is a coeducational senior boarding university situated in Koiari Park, approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. An institution of the South Pacific Division, it has served since 1984 as the senior tertiary institution for the Pacific Island nations of the South Pacific. It has schools of business, education, theology, humanities, and science.

Pacific Yacht Ministries (PYM) was a small, not-for-profit, self-supporting ministry, operated and supported by volunteers, recognized by the South Queensland Conference and South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It operated out of Queensland with its base in Brisbane. It provided transport, logistics and support to health staff employed by the Vanuatu Government Health Service in Northern Vanuatu. PYM was registered as a company and had charitable status.

​Jesse Pallant was born in Emu Bay, Tasmania, Australia, on September 3, 1862, to Joseph Pallant (1814–1909), a sea captain, and Mary Ann Tonkyn. The family moved to New Zealand by 1875 where a sister, Mary Pearce Pallant, and a brother, Frank Wanbrow Pallant, were born. While the circumstances leading to Jesse becoming a Seventh-day Adventist are not known, his mother and sister Mary when 12 years of age were baptized by A. G. Daniels, who was then working in New Zealand. Mary was to later become one of the first nurses to graduate from the Summer Hill Sanitarium in Sydney, Australia, precursor to the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital.

​Cyril Stewart Palmer was a teacher, principal, minister, missionary, and administrator in the Australasian (now South Pacific) Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for forty-two years.

Pastor Nelson Palmer was a career pastor, missionary, and Bible teacher in the Australasian and the Trans-Africa Divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church from 1941-1984. In retirement he and his wife Betty continued their service as volunteers in Vanuatu and Lord Howe Island.

​William Palmer was an early convert to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tonga. He engaged in translation work and was, for a short time, the director of the Tongan Mission.

​Barnabas Pana was one of the first ordained Solomon Islanders, and he worked over 40 years as a missionary among his people and was integral to the translation of the Marovo Bible.

Papa’aroa Adventist College is located at Titikaveka, on Raratonga, Cook Isands. It offers classes from elementary level to grade 10. It is administered by the Cook Islands Mission, a mission organization in the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference, South Pacific Division.

Papua New Guinea is located between 0 and 10 degrees south of the equator, to the north of Australia.

​The Papua New Guinea Union Mission, established in 1972, is the administrative body of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which has oversight of the entities and activities of the Church in Papua New Guinea.

​Arthur Frederick Parker was a pastor who gave over 41 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Together with his first wife Muriel, he served in New South Wales and the Solomon Islands. With his second wife Dorothy, a physician, he served in the Solomon Islands and Victoria, Australia.

​Edith (Ward) Parkin was a pioneer of Adventist Education in Australasia. As one of the earliest graduates of Avondale School’s teachers’ training course, Ward made a significant contribution to church school work through the establishment of primary schools in New Zealand and briefly in her work on Nulla Nulla Mission in New South Wales, Australia.

​On September 26, 1881, Frederick Parkin was born in Williamstown, Victoria, the son of British immigrants George and Esther (Williamson) Parkin. As a young man, he accepted the Seventh-day Adventist faith and attended the Avondale School for Christian Workers, completing six subjects between 1900 through 1903.

Keith Samuel Parmenter, after holding a number of pastoral, evangelistic, and administrative roles, served as the secretary and then president of the Australasian Division.

Highly esteemed author and editor Robert (Bob) H. Parr served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific for 37 years in full-time employment as educator, pastor, and church administrator, and in retirement as part-time writer and prison chaplain. He is best known for his 14 years as editor of the Australasian Record, the 16-page church weekly, and the Signs of the Times, the church’s outreach journal, during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Cyril and Marie Jean Pascoe worked for the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church for 33 years, mostly as missionaries in Papua New Guinea, and then spent a further 12 years as self-supporting missionaries in the South Pacific, which enabled them to work in areas closed to the SDA Church.

Martin Pascoe and his wife, Joyce, were Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) missionaries in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for more than 27 years.

James Pascoe served the Adventist Church for over 30 years in various capacities, including president of South New Zealand and Victoria Conferences.

William Henry Pascoe was a pioneer Seventh-day Adventist pastor, missionary, evangelist, and church administrator in New Zealand and Australia from 1901 to 1954.