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Terrie Dopp Aamodt, Ph.D. (Boston University), is professor emerita of history at Walla Walla University. She and her husband, Larry Aamodt, have two adult children, a daughter and a son. Her published writings include Bold Venture: A History of Walla Walla College and Righteous Armies, Holy Cause: Apocalyptic Imagery and the Civil War.
Abara, Patrocinia D.×
Patrocinia D. Abara is the dean of Academic Affairs of Northeast Luzon Adventist School of Technology. She was the director/president of the school in 2004-2012, and again in 2014-2016. She is presently (2020) writing her doctoral dissertation in educational management.
Abbey, Emmanuel Odenkey×
Emmanuel Odenkey Abbey holds a Ph.D. in Project Management (Atlantic International University, U.S.A.) and an M. A. in Religion (Andrews University, U.S.A.). He is former director of Stewardship and Strategic Planning for Ghana Union Conference and lecturer at Valley View University, Accra, Ghana. Founder and president of Abbey Foundation, Ghana, Abbey authored eight books and received eight awards for his work on the development of Adventist music in Ghana.
Abib, Ndombeth Emeryc×
Ndombeth Emeryc Abib
Cesario Acevedo del Villar, M.A., is a retired president of the Dominican Union Conference. He served the church as pastor, stewardship director, publishing director, and conference secretary and president. He is married to Belkis Alcántara García, and they have three children.
Acosta, Alfonso Humberto×
Alfonso Humberto Acosta Sánchez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the Central American Adventist University, and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology from the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary. Alfonso Humberto Acosta Sánchez began his pastoral ministry in 1999 and has worked in the Metropolitan El Salvador Conference, the Eastern El Salvador Conference and the Western El Salvador Conference. He currently serves as Executive Secretary of the Central El Salvador Conference. Alfonso Humberto Acosta Sánchez is married to Delia Glomary España Reyes, and they have two children.
Acquaah, George Emmanuel×
George Emmanuel Acquaah
Bosede Ade-Oshifogun, Ph.D., RN-BC, CNE, is endowed Nursing chair at Andrews University, Michigan, U.S.A. She obtained her doctorate in nursing from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a master’s in nursing degree from Governor’s State University, Illinois. She obtained a master’s in nutrition from the University of Ibadan and a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Ife. She is married to Dr. Olawale Ade-Oshifogun and blessed with two adult children.
Adeleye, Ezekiel Atolagbe×
Ezekiel Atolagbe Adeleye
Adeogun, Caleb, Jr.×
Caleb Adeogun Jr.
Joshua Adeogun is the son of Joseph Adeyemo Adeogun.
Adesegun, Abiodun A.×
Abiodun A. Adesegun, Ph.D. is the dean of the School of Education and Humanities, Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria. Adesegun is also adjunct professor of church history at Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.
Adewuyi, Ola David×
Ola David Adewuyi, B.A. in theology (Andrews University Michigan, USA), is an ordained minister and executive secretary of Osun Conference. He is married to Adeyinka Esther with five children.
Adiele, Wisdom Chukwuemeka×
Wisdom Chukwuemeka Adiele, D.Min. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya), serves as executive secretary of Aba East Conference. He is actively engaged in the medical missionary work and special needs ministry. He had served as ministerial secretary, youth director, chaplain, education director, and children ministries director.
Adil, Jimmy Jiamah V.×
Jimmy Jiamah V. Adil, Jr., RGC, Ph.D., D.Miss., currently serves as the Adventist Mission director and Adventist-Muslim Relations coordinator of the South Philippine Union Conference. He is married to Myrlie Lim-Adil, a registered nurse and a registered librarian who is presently serving as chief librarian of Mountain View College. Their union is blessed with three grown children who are serving the Lord in their respective career paths.
Adrien, Vyambwera Isse-Muvunga×
Vyambwera Isse-Muvunga Adrien
Micah Agalo holds a B.A. in Theology degree and currently is pursuing an M. A. in Leadership at the Adventist University of Africa. He taught at Ranen SDA Secondary School before he became a pastor. He is director of Education, Chaplaincy, Music, and Dorcas departments at Kenya Lake Conference. He is married with four children.
Agbaeze, Fanny Uloaku×
Fanny Uloaku Agbaeze
Agbedigue, Enyonam Kokoutsè×
Enyonam Kokoutsè Agbedigue
Agboado, Stephen Yaw×
Stephen Yaw Agboado
Agbojo, Gabriel O.×
Gabriel O. Agbojo, B.A., studied theology at Babcock University, Nigeria. He worked for two years as a local church administrator and assistant pastor in Nigeria. He is currently a graduate student at Friedensau Adventist University Germany. There he also works as student research assistant for the ESDA project in the EUD.
Alejo Aguilar Gómez, M.Th. (Montemorelos University, Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico) and Ph.D. (International Christian University, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan), was a professor of Old Testament studies at Navojoa University at the time of writing this article. He has written four books and several articles that have been published in magazines such as Adventist Ministry, TheoBíblica, and DavarLogos.
Aguilar, Charles Ed II×
Charles Ed II Aguilar, B.A. in Theology (Mountain View College, Philippines) and New Media (Vancouver Film School, Canada). Pastor Charles serves as ADRA director in Uganda. Before serving in Uganda, he served in the British Columbia Conference in Canada in several capacities including, Communications director, Native Ministries coordinator, district pastor, church planter, school chaplain and youth pastor.
Aguillón, Luis Alonso×
Luis Alonso Aguillón López, B.A. in theology (Universidad Adventista de Centro América [UNADECA]), M.A. in management with emphasis in leadership (Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico), began his pastoral ministry in 2002. He has served as a pastor in El Salvador and Honduras, in different ministries at the local field level, and as president of the Paracentral El Salvador Mission and the Metropolitan El Salvador Conference. He is currently the executive secretary of El Salvador Union Mission. He is married to Secia Karen Alfaro and they have two children.
Aitken, Linzi M.×
Linzi M. Aitken, B.Media.Comm. (Charles Sturt University, Australia), has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1994. She has worked at Sydney Adventist Hospital, the South Australian Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and, after a five-year period working at a digital design agency, returned to the South Pacific Division as communications officer for Risk Management Service. Aitken has authored several articles which have appeared in various Adventist publications. She is married to Brett and they have two young children.
Ajani, Cornelius A.×
Cornelius A. Ajani
Akinpelu, Oluseun Abel×
Oluseun Abel Akinpelu
Akintunde, R. O.×
R. O. Akintunde
Akombwa, Harrington Simui×
Harrington Simui Akombwa, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), currently serves as a vice president at the Southern African-Indian Ocean Division. Since 1980, Dr. Akombwa has served as a literature evangelist, assistant publishing director, district pastor, union publishing director, union executive secretary, field and union president. He is married to Monde Simate and they have five young-adult children.
Alabi-Sessou, Omobonike Adeola×
Omobonike Adeola Alabi-Sessou is currently the Children’s and Women’s Ministries director of the West-Central Africa Division. She is married to Pastor Sessou Selom and they have four children. She holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Adventist University of Africa and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in organizational leadership from the same institution.
Alao, John Kehinde×
John Kehinde Alao
Karen Alfaro de Aguillón, M.A. in educational administration (the University of Montemorelos), has worked as a teacher and director of the education department in the Salvadoran Union since 2009. She also supports the pastoral ministry of her husband Luis Alonso Aguillón. She has two children and she enjoys making clothes for ladies and handcrafts.
Lynette Allcock is a writer and broadcaster from the United Kingdom. She graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelor’s in English Education, and also earned a Master’s in Applied Linguistics from University College London. She has worked as an English as a Second Language teacher, a producer and presenter for Adventist Radio London, and a freelance writer. She loves travel and good stories.
Edward Allen, D.Min., Ph.D., served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor from 1975 to 2005. In that year he joined the faculty of Union College where he began serving as Chair of the Division of Religion in 2017. His areas of interest are the Sabbath and Church History. His doctoral dissertation at Fuller Theological Seminar was on, “Nicholas Bownde and the Context of Sunday Sabbatarianism.”
Almeida, Caiky Xavier×
Caiky Xavier Almeida
Alvarado, Carlos Alonso×
Carlos Alonso Alvarado De Castro, M.P.Th. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is the communication, health ministries, and youth ministries director of Gulf Mexican Conference. He had previously served the church as a district pastor. He is married to María del Pilar Bazán Barrera and has two children.
Alvarado, Héctor Isaac×
Héctor Isaac Alvarado Aráuz has served as departmental director of communications and publishing in the Northwestern Nicaragua Mission. Currently he is secretary treasurer of the South Atlantic Nicaragua Mission. He is married to Alba Elieta Maltez Castro, with whom he has a son.
Zoila Alvarado de Atalido, M.A., is health and family life director of East Venezuela Union Mission and has more than 30 years experience in the health-related profession. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at Montemorelos University in Mexico. She is married to Pastor Jorge Atalido and has two children and two grandchildren.
Álvarez, Daniel Eduardo×
Daniel Eduardo Álvarez Domínguez, M.A. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico), is executive secretary, Stewardship, and Youth Ministries director for Regiomontana Mission. He has also served the church as pastor, department director, and administrator in the Northwest, Gulf, and Northeast conferences. He is married to Yadira Salazar Montes and has two children.
Salatiel Álvarez García, M.P.TH. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico), is the executive secretary and communications director of Soconusco Conference. He has also served as pastor in the central area of the state of Chiapas and in the Quintana Roo Mission in the state of Quintana Roo.
Alvez, Evangeline Tan×
Evangeline Tan Alvez has founded a community volunteer initiative in Thailand, facilitates a daily international prayer call, and is a board member at her local church. She holds a B.A. in communication and has completed the academic requirements for an M.A. in industrial psychology to support her role as media coordinator for Ekamai International School. Recently, she became a trained clinician in psychiatry from Harvard Medical School.
Luis Amador Morales, D.Min. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, PR), has worked for the church for 16 years as district pastor and currently as professor and academic vice-rector at the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary. He is married to Nadia Yanet Carballo and has two children.
Dr. Chikwendu Amaike, director of Jengre Seventh-day Adventist Hospital since 2013, was born in the eastern part of Nigeria; he holds a Medical Degree from the University of Jos, Nigeria and is also a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria in the Faculty of Public Health. His hobbies include reading and traveling. He is married to Blessing and has two children.
Amoah, Rockson Kwadwo×
Rockson Kwadwo Amoah
Kossi-Ekao Amouzou is a Seventh-day Adventist minister. He is the immediate past director of the Seventh-day Adventist Hospital in Tamale, Ghana. Currently, he is the Ministerial secretary and Family Ministries director for the North Ghana Mission. Pastor Amouzou is married to Delali Tendar. They have three children.
Evans Amponsah-Gyan, M.A.B.T.S. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) has worked as a district pastor in Fomena and the Dominase District and as a chaplain of Akomah Memorial Adventist Hospital. Currently, Amponsah-Gyan serves as executive secretary of Ashanti South Ghana Conference, Ashanti, Ghana (2015 to date). He contributed to the Historical Encyclopedia of West Central Africa Division (2018).
Philip Amponsah-Mensah, M.A. (Adventist University of Africa, Kenya), is the current executive secretary of South Central Ghana Conference. Previously, he had served as district pastor in five different districts, having served the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1999.
Anaya, Enrique David×
Enrique David Anaya Pava is the president of East Central Colombian Conference. He is married to Carmen Sofía Pinzón Salazar and has two adult daughters.
Anderson, Bruce N.×
Bruce Anderson, B.A. (Pacific Union College), M.S. (Ohio State University), M.D. (Loma Linda University). Internship at Stanford University Hospitals. Residencies at Harding Hospital; Ohio State University Hospitals Child Psychiatry fellow. Captain, MC, US Army 1975-1977. Staff psychiatrist at Hinsdale Hospital 1970-78, St. Helena Hospital 1978-present. President of Pacific Union College Alumni Association 1982-85. Founding Chair, Walter C. Utt Endowment. President and board chair, Adventist Health California Medical Group. Trustee, Loma Linda University Behavioral Medical Center Operating Board. Medical Director, LiveWell Behavioral Health, Adventist Health, Clearlake.
Eric Anderson is director of the Walter C. Utt Center for Adventist History at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, California. He taught at PUC for 30 years and stepped in as the college’s president in 2017 during a time of transition. Previously, Anderson was president of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas (2005-2014). Anderson earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and has written on Reconstruction in North Carolina, philanthropic support of black education, Progressive Era vice reform, and Adventist history.
Lynette Anderson of Western Australia graduated from Sydney Sanitarium & Hospital in 1966 and from Midwifery at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, in 1968. She served with her husband in Papua New Guinea: six months at Togoba Leprosy Hospital and then 6 years at Ambunti on the Sepik River doing Maternal & Child Health Clinics along 200 miles of the river. Lynette worked for ten years at Healesville Hospital, Victoria, and then nine years at Maitland Hospital, NSW in Special Care Nursery. Lynette is now retired. She is married to Richard Anderson with 4 children and 9 grandchildren.
Richard Anderson, M.A. (Andrews University, Michigan, USA); Graduate Diploma in Information (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) retired in 2010 as assistant librarian, Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, Australia. An Australian by birth Anderson served the Church in India, Papua New Guinea and Australia as a teacher, pastor, College lecturer, principal, and librarian. He is married to Lyn with two adult children and four step children and eleven grandchildren.
Angelisa Andrade, B.S. (Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, Maryland, the United States). Andrade is currently a M.A. graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Washington Adventist University.
Andrews, Vernon E.×
Vernon E. Andrews
Sylvestre Andrianjafiramamy, B.A. (Adventist University Zurcher, Sambaina Antsirabe, Madagascar), serves as manager of Oasis Radio. He served as Publishing Ministry director and district pastor in Androndra, Fénérive Est, Maroantsetra, Mananara, and Ambohimanarina.
Grace Ann-Penning was educated in Australia, Fiji, and Tonga; she then attended Avondale High School and graduated from the Secretarial Course in 1968 at Avondale College. She married ministerial student Geoff Kane in 1969 and had a son & daughter and now seven grandchildren. She has life experience as an author, minister/missionary wife, newspaper editor, farm fine wool manager, business woman, and community leader.
Aragon, Donna Lou A.×
Donna Lou A. Aragon
Aragon, Jessie J.×
Jessie J. Aragon, Jr.
Archer, Karl Anthony×
Karl Anthony Archer, D. Min. (Inter-American Theological Seminary), served as pastor, director of the departments of youth, stewardship, Sabbath school and personal ministries, health and community services, and executive secretary of the North Jamaica Mission. He currently serves as the president of the North Jamaica Conference. He is married to Elesa Natasha Marsh, and they have one son.
Arebun, Joshua Idahose×
Joshua Idahose Arebun
Armenta, Héctor R.×
Héctor R. Armenta Espinoza, Ph.D. (Seminario Teológico Adventista Interamericano, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is a retired pastor who served as department director for personal ministries, publications, family, communication, stewardship, Spirit of Prophecy, health, ACFE, ASI, and ADRA. He also served as a dean of men and professor at the University of Navojoa, and secretary and president of the North and Central Mexican unions. He and his wife Esperanza Sáenz Aragón and have three grown children.
Arnaud, Yangman Avom Armand×
Yangman Avom Armand Arnaud, B.Th. (Adventist University Cosendai), is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has occupied the following offices: chaplain, church pastor, district pastor, stewardship director for the Mission, and currently is the executive secretary of the East Cameroon Conference.
Arnold, George Oyet×
George Oyet Arnold holds a B.A. in pastoral ministry from Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon. Oyet also trained as teacher at Gulu Teachers College, Uganda. Before he joined the pastoral ministry, he taught and served as a school administrator for many years. Oyet served as a pastor in the refugee camps in Uganda and Magwi, South Sudan. Currently he is the director of education, Sabbath school and health departments of Greater Equatoria Field, South Sudan. He is also pastor of several churches under Juba SDA Central Church.
Aromeh, James Onyemah×
James Onyemah Aromeh
Osvaldo Arrieta, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico), is the executive secretary of North Mexican Union Conference. He is an ordained minister and has served for 23 years as a district pastor, department head, and local field administrator. He is married to Rebeca Sánchez Reséndez and has two children.
Dr. Frank Artavia was born in Costa Rica and is a songwriter, singer, and dentist, who has placed his gifts at the service of God. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and preaching, beside his wife Dayana. He served as director of the Costa Rican Adventist Medical Center, Health Ministries director of the Costa Rica South Central Conference, and singing evangelist in several countries. Since October 2017, he has been director of the Adventist Dental Clinic in Bangladesh.
Asafo, Dziedzorm R.×
Dziedzorm R. Asafo is a Ghanaian and an associate professor of Theology at the Valley View University (VVU), Oyibi-Accra, Ghana. He is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is currently a professor emeritus with the School of Theology and Missions at VVU and an external examiner for two other Universities in Ghana. At VVU, he held various top administrative positions and currently the Director of the Quality Assurance Department at the University. His areas of teaching and research include theology, sociology of religion, and research methodology. Professor Asafo has published several journal articles and mimeographs.
Asare, Isaac Oteng×
Isaac Oteng Asare
Asis, Bobby M.×
Bobby M. Asis, a Filipino by birth, is a product of Christian education from elementary to graduate school. He likes freelance writing and carpentry. Currently, as the education director of South Philippine Union Conference, he advocates the importance of Adventist education and excellent Adventist way of teaching.
Asoy, Segundino R.×
Segundino R. Asoy is the Sabbath School and personal ministries director of the South Philippine Union Conference (SPUC). He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.
Atakorah, Peter Ofori×
Peter Ofori Atakorah, Ph.D. (University of Central Nicaragua, Nicaragua) is the principal of Seventh-day Adventist College of Education, Agona-Ashanti. He served a district elder (Jamasi District) and a church elder (Jamasi Central SDA Church) for over ten years, and has been active in preaching and evangelism.
Awoniyi, Joshua Oladele×
Joshua Oladele Awoniyi has been the director of Adventist Medical Centre, Inisa, Nigeria, since 2007. He is married to Aderemi Olukemi Awoniyi and has four children.
Jefferson Ayala Montes, B.Th. (Universidad Adventista del Plata, Entre Rios, Argentina), has served as a pastor in the Bay Islands Conference since 2011 and, from 2013, is the youth and chaplaincy ministries director. He has contributed as an English editor for the scholarly magazine DavarLogos at Universidad Adventista del Plata.
Ayayo, Roseline Atieno×
Roseline Atieno Ayayo holds a diploma and B.A. in theology, PGDE, MPH. She has worked as a teacher and literature evangelist, and volunteered services under hospital chaplaincy in Nairobi, Masaba, Kenyatta, and Mathare hospitals as a crisis and post-trauma counselor. She has served under Sabbath School, Communication, Voice of Prophecy, Family, Children and Women’s Ministries Director at Ranen Field from 2000 to 2010. She was also principal of Ranen Adventist Secondary School from 2011 to 2013, and is currently West Kenya Union Conference Women’s & Children’s Ministries Director.
Ayeni, Emmanuel Olugbenga×
Emmanuel Olugbenga Ayeni
Ayiah, James Panford Kwame×
James Panford Kwame Ayiah
Azurín, Eduardo Bailón×
Eduardo Bailón Azurín
Baafi, John Antwi×
John Antwi Baafi is the executive secretary of Ashanti Central Ghana Conference.
Babalola, David O.×
David O. Babalola
Bacdayan, Israel Haluber×
Israel Haluber Bacdayan, M.Min., M.B.A., is the president of Cavite Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. He enjoys reading, driving, walking, traveling, and collecting books on stewardship, leadership, administration, and prosperity. He is married to Aurea Custodio-Bacdayan, Shepherdess International coordinator of Cavite Mission. They have two sons.
Baffour, Kwaku Okyere×
Kwaku Okyere Baffour
Abraham Bakari is the Communication director of the West-Central Africa Division.
Benjamin Baker, Ph.D. (Howard University, Washington, D.C.) is the author/editor of seven books and 150 articles and is the creator of two websites on Adventist history. He has taught history, religion, education, literature, and English at eight universities.
Audrey Balderstone, M.A. (University College, London, England) serves on a Trans-European Division committee and has formerly served on Union and Conference Executive committees within the British Union Conference. She holds office and is an active member of the Stanborough Park Church. A former president of ASI UK and ASI Europe, Audrey communicates the Gospel through her ministry with Floral Art and is involved with a number of charities.
Annette Baldwin, M.A. in health administration (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) retired in 2011 after serving 45 years at Sydney Adventist Hospital in various roles including nursing executive officer. She supported the Open Heart International program as a volunteer during a period of 20 years, and she led 18 teams undertaking heart surgery in developing countries. In 2012 Annette received a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to nursing and her contribution to healthcare outreach programs in the South Pacific.
Baledi, Chrisostome Baningela×
Baningela Baledi Chrisostome, son of Pastor Baledi Lambert and Lusamba Julie, is a doctor of Oral Medicine (2005). He obtained a master’s in Public Health and Health Economics (2017). He has been working as a dentist at the Kinshasa Adventist Clinic (2006 -), and worked in several departments at his local church. He is married to Tshisebi Jeannette, and they have six children.
Joanne Balk (nee Geerlings), B.A. in theology (Newbold College, Berkshire, U.K.), B.A. in social religious studies (Hogeschool de Horst, Driebergen, The Netherlands), works as director for the ESDA-Institute, the Bible Correspondence School in the Netherlands, and for the Service Center, both based at the Netherlands Union of Churches Conference (NUChC ) office. She is assistant head of the Department for Publications, also at the NUChC. Joanne has worked for the ESDA-Institute since 1990 until the present and her articles and columns are published in various NUChC publications.
Yona Balyage, Ph.D. in education (Central Luzon State University, Philippines), is a professor in Educational Administration and Management. He serves as director of Quality Assurance at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Eldoret, Kenya. He has also served as department head and school dean at the same university. He is married to Eseza and they have three children.
Antônio Bambi, D.Ed. (Atlantic International University, Honolulu, U.S.A.), Ph.D. (John F. Kennedy University, Buenos, Argentina), currently serves as education director for the South Western Angola Union Mission. Pastor Bambi was born on March 8, 1969. He began his pastoral ministry on February 18, 2002, in the South Mission of Angola. From 2003 to 2021 he taught theology at the Faculty of Theology in Huambo and Bongo, Angola. From July 2021 he began to serve as union education director.
Bamishaye, Adekunle Olufunsho×
Adekunle Olufunsho Bamishaye is the secretary/treasurer of Ondo Mission, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Banda, Mariana Soza×
Mariana Soza Banda, B.B.A. (Malawi Adventist University, Lakeview, Ntcheu, Malawi), M.B.A. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya), currently serves as the business manager of the ABC. She was born in October 1964 in Mpanda village, Nsanje district, Malawi. She attended Malamulo Secondary School (1981-1985), and she did her primary school education in Malawi between 1973 and 1981.
Banda, Moses M.×
Moses M. Banda, M.A. (Zambia Open University, Lusaka, Zambia), currently serves as president of East Zambia Field of Seventh-day Adventists. Before earning his Master’s degree in Religious Studies, Pastor Banda received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Rusangu University. He is an ordained minister who has served in various responsibilities for 20 years. He is married to Eness, with whom he has two children.
Franklin Bannet has been director of the Pudukkottai-Thirumayam Region since 2018.
Baptiste, Niyonagize Kibibi Jean×
Niyonagize Kibibi Jean Baptiste
Barde, Emmanuel Dariya×
Emmanuel Dariya Barde
Nigel Barham, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. He is also an emeritus member of the Oakwood University Faculty Senate.
Nevail Barrett, M.A. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is the executive secretary and religious liberty director of Central Jamaica Conference. He has served as a director of Sabbath school and personal ministries and as a district pastor for 14 years and specializes in training seminars for laypeople, graduating over 700.
Batz, Byron Omar×
Byron Omar Batz, an Adventist from birth, is a church elder and works with the communication departments of several church fields in Guatemala. He was educated in Adventist schools and is married to Claudia Rodas and has two daughters.
Baya, Samwel Mweri×
Samwel Mweri Baya is the fifth son of Shadrach Baya Katana.
Birthe Bayer (M.A., Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.) worked for the Adventist Church for over 40 years as secretary at the Northern European Division, editorial assistant, teacher, school principal in Denmark, and educational director for the East Denmark Conference and the West Nordic Union. In her retirement she assisted in the Historic Archives for the SDA church, Denmark.
Bayona, Faith S.×
Faith S. Bayona serves the Central Luzon Conference as an urban church planter in Parañaque City, Philippines. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion degree from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in Silang, Cavite, Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree from Adventist University of the Philippines.
Baysah, John Osward×
John Osward Baysah (M.A., Adventist University of Africa; Ph.D., Newburgh Theological Seminary) is executive secretary and Youth Ministry director of the West African Union Mission. He is an adjunct lecturer at the Adventist University of West Africa. He is married to Dr. Glory I. Baysah and they are blessed with four children.
Hidai Bejarano Galavíz, MPT (Inter-American Theological Adventist Seminary, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) is president of the Chihuahua Mexican Conference. He has been a district pastor, department director for youth ministries, publications, family ministry, communication, and ADRA in the state of Chihuahua. He is married to Evelyn González and has two children: Miguel Idahí and Naara Sofía.
Bell, Heather June×
Heather June Bell (known as June), daughter of Pastor George and Alice Bell, qualified as a teacher and started teaching science in Secondary and Comprehensive schools in Hull and in the West Midlands. After completing an Open University degree in education she became a Deputy Head in a large comprehensive school. Since retirement she has travelled widely, and edited her mother’s three books which are available on Amazon in printed and digital form: Genesis and The Names of God, The Gospels and Paul, and Autobiography of Mrs Alice Bell.
Bendanillo, Luther U.×
Luther U. Bendanillo is the chair of the theology department of South Philippine Adventist College, Matanao, Davao del Sur, Philippines. He holds a master of arts degree in religion, specializing in historical-theological studies, from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. He is married to Sharon Azcuna Bendanillo, an English teacher at the same college. They are blessed with four children.
Benedicto, Marcos De×
Marcos De Benedicto
Givemore Benesi, M.A. (University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe), currently (2020) serves as a lecturer in the faculty of Education and Humanities at Solusi University. He was a high school teacher for 16 years before joining Solusi.
Daniel Benitez, B.A. in theology (River Plate Adventist University, Argentina), was born in Paraguay to missionary parents. He served as a pastor in Paraguay from 2008 to 2015. Since 2015 he has been serving in Morocco with the Middle East and North Africa Union. Benitez is married to Svetlana Frizel Benitez with two daughters.
Benn, Brian W.×
Brian W. Benn is the son of Dr. Bernard Wilfred Benn.
Bennett, A. Lee, Jr.×
A. Lee Bennett Jr., B.A. in media technology/media communication. After graduating from Andrews University, born-and-raised Floridian Lee began an internship in the Florida Conference Communication Department that became a permanent position lasting 25 years until September 2017. He now serves as Print Shop manager in the Service Center and retains a strong interest in factual accuracy of Florida Conference’s history.
Bento, Samuel Ferreira×
Samuel Ferreira Bento
Samir Berbawy, M.A. in mathematics Education (Pacific Union College), was born in Egypt and spent his early years in Egypt and Lebanon. He attended Middle East College (now Middle East University), Lebanon. Berbawy served as president of the Egypt Field from January 2006 to August 2009.
Berg, Marian de×
Marian de Berg, secretarial (Avondale University College, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia) retired in 2017 as administration assistant, Ellen G. White/SDA Research Centre, Avondale University College. A New Zealander by birth she has served the church in South New Zealand and Queensland conferences, South Pacific Division, and Avondale University College. In retirement she enjoys guiding at Sunnyside Historic House. She authored the book Stories from Sunnyside and wrote several articles for Record. She is married to Kevin with 2 adult daughters and 3 grandsons.
Beriye, Nathana Bathuel×
Nathana Bathuel Beriye
Bernabela, Lea M.×
Lea M. Bernabela was born on the island of Curacao and grew up in Bonaire. She is the daughter of Serviliano Bernabela and Josephine Bernabela-Watson. She was an active member in Bonaire, and contributed to the the development of the church in Bonaire in the 1950s-1970s. She worked as a teacher and later school principal of the only public school on the island.
Bernal, Enrique Ignacio×
Enrique Ignacio Bernal Ordorica has been a district pastor, director of the departments of Stewardship, Health, Spirit of Prophecy and Ministerial Secretariat. He has been the president of West Mexican Conference since 2012. He has bachelor’s degrees in theology from the University of Montemorelos and psychology from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara, and a master’s degree in religion from Andrews University (Montemorelos University campus). He and his wife Edéniz Ponce S. have three children.
Berrios, Pedro Alexander×
Pedro Alexander Berrios Huerfano (MPT, Venezuelan Adventist University, Nirgua, Yaracuy) has served the church, since graduating in 1994, as pastor, publications director, stewardship director, education director, ministerial secretary, and music director. Currently, he is a district pastor in the East Andean Venezuela Mission and is married to Yasmin del Valle Delfin Gil.
Bessa, Letícia Daniel×
Letícia Daniel Bessa
Beverly, Olivia D.×
Olivia D. Beverly, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Education, as well as the assistant vice president for Faculty Development and Research at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. She was a friend and colleague of Dr. Malcolm.
Bignall, Ianthe “Yvonne”×
Ianthe “Yvonne” Bignall, M.Sc., Human Resource Management (Florida International University) has been serving as the vice president for University Relations at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) since 2007, providing oversight to functions, such as Human Resource management, corporate communications, marketing, public relations, media services, community relations and strategic partnerships among others. A professional with over thirty years of management experience, Bignall, before joining NCU, held similar management positions in the local higher education and financial services sectors.
Biha, Benjamin Ngalama×
Benjamin Ngalama Biha
Jacqueline Biloff, B.S. in Education (Walla Walla University, Walla Walla, Washington, the United States), ATP, CFII, AGI in aviation, currently serves as communication director of the Dakota Conference. She has written a book and been published in aviation and religious venues. She left her Alaska aviation career when her husband, Neil, was elected president of the Dakota Conference in 2005.
Alexa Birch is a psychology major at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. She lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee.
Devannah Blackwood was a student at Oakwood University when she wrote this article.
Anna Blair is a practicing attorney and part-time instructor of Legal Studies in the Department of History and Political Science at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.
Maxwell Blakeney, M.B.A., has served the Church as accountant, institutional administrator, financial auditor, and ordained minister in different places on every continent, except the Arctic and Antarctic, for 43 years, from 1967 until retirement in 2010. Maxwell Blakeney and his wife Desiree have three children.
Blandford, Gordon E.×
Gordon E. Blandford was born in Boston, MA. Graduated from Atlantic Union College in 1975. Pastored for 30 years. His years of service included work in Maine, New Jersey, and more than 20 years in the Florida Conference. In 1973, he married Kathy Yeary. They have two grown daughters.
Adlai Blythe, M.B.A. in general management (University of Technology) and B.A. in theology (B.Th.) (Northern Caribbean University). Blythe serves as the president of the North East Jamaica Conference in the Jamaica Union Conference. He is a passionate evangelist and also serves as Personal Ministries and Sabbath School director for the conference.
Adrian Bocaneanu (M.A., Andrews University) has worked as a pastor, departmental leader, editor, radio and public speaker, teacher and administrator, including two terms as president of the Romanian Union (1995-2005). In 2007, as director of Hope Channel Romania, he launched the 24/7 broadcast. He retired in 2017 and lives in Atlanta, U.S.A.
Reinhard Bodenmann, Ph.D., is the leader of the Heinrich-Bullinger (Briefwechsel Edition) letter exchange edition at the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He has written several articles and books on reformation history.
Bohole, Jacob Ngussa×
Jacob Ngussa Bohole, D.Min. (Andrews University, AUA campus, Nairobi, Kenya) is the editor at Home Health Education Services in the Northern Tanzania Union Conference. He is married to Salome and they have one adult son. He has served as chaplain, front line pastor, local conference departmental director, and Stewardship director at the Tanzania Union Mission for two terms. He also served as Western Tanzania Conference Executive secretary.
Bol, Ashish Kumar×
Ashish Kumar Bol is the executive secretary of South Bangladesh Mission.
Bola, Fulori Sususewa×
Fulori Sususewa Bola, M.A. in education administration & leadership (La Sierra University, Riverside, California, the United States) and M.A. in teaching (Avondale College, Cooranbong, New South Wales; Australia) retired in 2016 as senior lecturer in Education at Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea. A Fijian by birth, Fulori has served the Adventist Church as a teacher and administrator in primary and secondary schools and as a senior lecturer at Fulton College and Pacific Adventist University. She has authored some twenty devotionals for the General Conference Women's Devotional book. She married Fereti Bola with three adult children and two grand children.
Booker, Robert L.×
Robert L. Booker, B.A. in history (Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska). Booker is a retired ordained minister, having taught at Pine Forge Academy in Pennsylvania for 12 years and served 40 years in department ministry for a total of 52 years of service. Included in the total are multiple number of years served as conference communication director. He is responsible for numerous articles during that time to Message Magazine, The Regional Voice and the Columbia Union Visitor.
Borja, Benedicto R.×
Benedicto R. Borja, Ph.D. in educational administration (Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines), is a licensed professional teacher (LPT) and a professor in the School of Theology of Mountain View College, Mt. Nebo, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Philippines Borja is an ordained minister born in Pastrana, Leyte. He worked as a district pastor in the Negros Oriental-Siquijor Mission prior to his current teaching assignment in the School of Theology at Mountain View College (MVC). He is married to Maria Venus F. Borja and they have three children.
Borja, Ma. Venus F.×
Ma. Venus F. Borja (nee Fernandez), Ph.D. in nursing (Silliman University located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines), is a registered nurse and an assistant professor in the College of Nursing of Ha’il University, Ha’il Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Borja has a B.S. in nursing from Mountain View College (MVC), Mt. Nebo, Valencia City, Philippines, and an M.S. in medical/surgical nursing from Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines. She had served as nursing theories teacher for 16 years and as a research coordinator in the School of Nursing at Mountain View College, Mt. Nebo, Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines. She is married to Benedicto R. Borja and they have three children.
Marie-Noëlle Bosdedore, Diploma (Silk Garden Institute of Training, Quatre-Bornes Mauritius), served as a missionary in the western and eastern African countries for ten years. She is now serving in the home for the elderly since 1997 in her motherland, Mauritius. Her main aim in life is to bring joy, peace and hope to those whom the Lord places within her sphere of influence.
Bosito, Azer Alono×
Azer Alono Bosito, M.A. (the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies - AIIAS, Philippines), is a church pastor of Central Luzon Conference. He is currently working towards a Doctor of Ministry degree from AIIAS. He is married to Rachel Aubrey Sarmiento Bosito who is a head teacher of Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong. They have two girls and a boy.
Bouchot, José Luis×
José Luis Bouchot Díaz, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Montemorelos, N. L., Mexico), is the secretary of Chiapas Mexican Union Conference. He has served in pastoral ministry in the Central Section of Chiapas, as youth pastor of Linda Vista University, and as Sabbath school and youth department director, secretary, and president of Metropolitan Mexican Conference of Central Mexican Union Mission. He is married to Gladiola Sánchez Jiménez and has two children.
Bowe, Derek C.×
Derek C. Bowe, Ph.D., is a professor of English and former chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.
Shawn Brace pastors in Maine and is the author of four books and a columnist for Adventist Review. He received his M.Div., with an emphasis in Old Testament studies, from Andrews University. He is now pursuing a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford, focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American Christianity.
Rodney Brady, M.A. (Avondale College, Australia) has served as the chief financial officer for the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Sydney, Australia, since 2000. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji on conference, union, and division levels. He is married to Kathryn and they have a son and a daughter.
Leonard Brand, Ph.D. (Cornell University, Ithaca NY, evolutionary biology) is professor of Biology and Paleontology at Loma Linda University; in teaching and research since 1969. Brand published over 40 scientific research papers and numerous articles in church publications, and seven books, mostly on creation-related topics. He has received a 5-year NSF graduate education fellowship, Zapara Award for Distinguished Teaching, a best student paper award at national meetings, and a Distinguished Service Award from LLU.
Gail Broeckel graduated from Washington Adventist University. She has many articles archived in the Adventist Review and Columbia Union Visitor. Broeckel has worked at Potomac Conference, Columbia Union College, Adventist Health Care and ADRA. She served on the alumni board of WAU for over a decade.
Brown, George W.×
George W. Brown, M.A., Ph.D.-honoris causa (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is a well-known preacher, educator, and administrator who retired in 1993 as president of the Inter-American Division. He has served the church as pastor, evangelist; college president, professor, dean of men; union and division youth director; and division field secretary. He authored Portraits of Jesus and The Fruit of the Spirit and has written extensively for the Adventist Review and other denominational journals. Pastor Brown and his wife, Carla, live in Avon Park, Florida and have four daughters, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Nathan Brown, M.A. in theology and justice (Kilns College, Bend, Oregon, USA), M.A. in writing and literature (Deakin University, Geelong, Australia), is book editor at Signs Publishing Company, based in Warburton, Victoria, Australia. He has previously served as a magazine editor for the Adventist Church in the South Pacific, and is author or editor of 16 books, including Pastor George: The Story of the First Aboriginal Adventist Pastor (Australian Union Conference, 2010).
Sylton Browne is a former president of the North Caribbean Conference (2005-2017).
Ann Browning trained as a secretary at Avondale College, New South Wales, Australia. An Australian, born in Papua New Guinea of missionary parents, Browning has served the church as a pastor’s spouse, assistant pastor, and counsellor in Australia, the Solomon Islands, Pitcairn Island and Norfolk Island. She has conducted a number of seminars on grief and loss, and on prayer. She is married to Michael with two adult children and eight grandchildren.
Reinder Bruinsma, Ph.D. (University of London), is a retired church administrator, scholar, and author. From September 2011 to early 2013 he served as the interim-president of the Adventist Church in Belgium and Luxembourg. Since then he has returned to his status as a retiree but remains active in preaching, lecturing, and writing.
Buchnev, Vyacheslav V.×
Vyacheslav V. Buchnev, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), B.Th. (Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Zaoksky, Tula Region, Russia), began his pastoral service in 1998. Since 2015 he has been serving as president of the Belarus Union of Churches Conference.
Dyhann Buddoo-Fletcher, B.A. (Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica), is the administrative assistant to the president of the East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She is actively involved in the communication department of the church in Jamaica and has written news stories published in local newspapers as well as various Adventist websites and periodicals.
Renate Budnick has been active in her home community in Hamburg-Altona as a youth leader, church clerk, and organ player. She married Dieter Budnick and strongly supported him in the leadership of the congregation.
Burrows, Andrew Eugene×
Andrew Eugene Burrows, MM, J.P., is the executive secretary of the North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He has a Masters of Ministry degree from Northern Caribbean University. Burrows has served as youth, communication, personal ministries, and stewardship director at both the conference and the union level. He currently pastors the Shiloh and Blessed Hope Seventh-day Adventists Churches and also serves as a volunteer chaplain at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Burrows loves to preach and teach the Word of God. He and his wife, Karen, an elementary school teacher, have three children.
Kenneth Burt, B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom), is a chartered civil engineer and member of the Institute of Civil Engineering recently retiring from 32 years in the water industry. Throughout his life he has been actively involved in youth and Pathfinder work at all church levels throughout the Trans-European Division. Burt is an ordained elder at his local church in the North England Conference and has an interest in church history.
Burton, Kevin M.×
Kevin M. Burton, Ph.D. candidate (Florida State University). Burton did mission work in the Czech Republic and South Korea and served as chaplain at Ozark Adventist Academy. He currently teaches American history at Southern Adventist University and has published several articles on Adventist history. His M.A. thesis is titled, “Centralized for Protection: George I. Butler and His Philosophy of One-Person Leadership.” Burton’s doctoral dissertation explores Adventist political involvement in the abolition movement and Civil War.
Rebecca Burton lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she serves as an administrative assistant for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference and does research projects every chance she gets. A recent project was a website on the history of Seventh-day Adventists in Arkansas and Louisiana at https://arklasdahistory.org/.
Bussey, Barry W.×
Barry W. Bussey, CEO of the First Freedoms Foundation (Canada). He holds degrees in theology, law, political science, and peace & conflict studies. Barry has edited or co-edited four books and has published a growing number of law review articles. You may follow his academic writing at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1667202.
Terry Butler, DrPH (University of California Los Angeles), retired in 2016 as an associate professor of Public Health, Loma Linda University. An Australian by birth, Butler and his wife Dianne have served the church in Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and the U.S. Butler has been a pastor, departmental director, lecturer and researcher. He and Dianne live in Australia and have three children and nine grandchildren.
Byaki, Kamiza John×
Kamiza John Byaki
Byers, Stafford H.×
Stafford H. Byers
Alita Byrd, M.A. (London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England). Byrd, a fifth-generation Adventist, is Interviews Editor for Spectrum and a freelance writer. She has been a staff writer and editor for magazines and publications in the United States, South Africa and Europe. She is married with four children.
Caballero, Ricardo Enrique×
Ricardo Enrique Caballero De Castro is the secretary of East Central Colombian Conference. He is married to Aleyda del Carmen Romero Guevara and has two adult daughters.
Cabason, Ismael P.×
Ismael P. Cabason is currently serving as a professor of theology at the Adventist University of the Philippines in Silang, Cavite, Philippines. He has previously served as a professor of theology at Northern Luzon Adventist College in Artacho Sison, Pangasinan. Just before coming to the Adventist University of the Philippines, he was the ministerial director of the Northern Luzon Mission in Pangasinan, Philippines. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Blas Cabrera Huerta, M.Div. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) has served the Adventist Church in Mexico City and in the Sonora Mexican Conference for 34 years as a district pastor, department head, and administrator. He is married to Rosa Isela Raga and has three children.
Cadalig, Max P.×
Max P. Cadalig
Michael Cafferky, D.B.A. (Anderson University) is retired from the Ruth McKee Chair for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in management, business strategy, entrepreneurship, organizational theory, and business ethics. Dr. Cafferky has authored numerous journal articles and eight books, including Business Ethics in Biblical Perspective (InterVarsity Press, 2015). He also served as editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Biblical Integration in Business for the Christian Business Faculty Association, 2016-2018.
Juan Caicedo Solis, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the president and evangelist of South Colombian Union Conference. He has served the church for 29 years as a district pastor, departmental, local field president, and union departmental. He has written several church materials, including Enriquecimiento familiar and Libertad entre rejas.
Epifanio Cajal Témich, M.A. in Pastoral Theology (University of Montemorelos), has been a pastor for 24 years. He pastored different districts in the South Veracruz Conference for 19 years and also served as stewardship director, ministerial secretary, and executive secretary. He is currently the president of the South Veracruz Conference.
Cajobe, Gerardo L.×
Gerardo L. Cajobe, M.Min. (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines) is the executive secretary of Central Luzon Conference.
Stefano Calà, M.A. (Italian Adventist University), began his pastoral ministry in 2012 in the Italian Union. He and his wife, Maria Barbuscia, have two children.
Camacho, Oscar Mario×
Oscar Mario Camacho Solano, Ph.D. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), is the rector of Universidad Adventista de Centro America (UNADECA) and has served the church for 31 years as a teacher, professor, school principal, vice rector, and as UNADECA’s legal representative. He is married to Marta Soto Ovares and has two daughters.
Annika Cambigue lives in Dayton, Ohio, United States of America. She is currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees in English and communication at Union College in Nebraska.
Camelo, David Uriel×
David Uriel Camelo Ochoa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in theology from the Colombia Adventist University (UNAC) in Medellin, Colombia. He currently serves as a district pastor at the South Bogota Conference and has served the church for ten years as a district pastor. He is married to Yennsy Roció López and has two sons.
Alwyn Campbell, B.A. in library science (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia). Campbell retired from a career in Education in 1998 as the Head Teacher-Librarian at the Sydney Adventist College. He was born in Sydney of missionary parents and engaged in educational leadership in denominational schools and colleges in Australia and Papua New Guinea. He is married to Edna with two adult sons, one adult daughter, and five grandchildren.
Campbell, Heidi Olson×
Heidi Olson Campbell, M.A. in English (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI) is currently a Ph.D. student at Baylor University where she focuses on the impact of climatic disruption on women and religion in early modern England. Campbell taught at the Adventist International Institution for Adventist Studies in the Philippines. She wrote a chapter on Adventist women for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Seventh-day Adventism and contributed to the Ellen G. White Encyclopedia.
Campbell, Michael W.×
Michael W. Campbell, Ph.D., is North American Division Archives, Statistics, and Research director. Previously, he was professor of church history and systematic theology at Southwestern Adventist University. An ordained minister, he pastored in Colorado and Kansas. He is assistant editor of The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (Review and Herald, 2013) and currently is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Seventh-day Adventism. He also taught at the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (2013-18) and recently wrote the Pocket Dictionary for Understanding Adventism (Pacific Press, 2020).
Ndikumana Candide is the treasurer of South-West Burundi Field.
Canopin, Samuel P.×
Samuel P. Canopin, M.Min. with an emphasis in applied theology (International Institute of Advanced Studies [AIIAS], Silang, Cavite, Philippines), serves as a district pastor at Pontevedra-San Enrique, Negros Occidental Conference. He is currently working on his doctor of ministry degree at AIIAS.
Carbajal, Jorge Eduardo×
Jorge Eduardo Carbajal Chavez studied theology at Central American Adventist University and is the department director of youth ministry of Central Guatemala Conference. He has been a district pastor and served the church as a communications department director and as a chaplain. He is married to Michelle Quiej Mayén and has two sons.
Rubén Carballo Velásquez, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Montemorelos, NL, México), has worked as a teacher, chaplain, district pastor, and director for Adventist schools and institutes of the Atlantic Honduras Conference and Central Honduras Conference. He currently serves as executive secretary and education director of Atlantic Honduras Conference. He is married to Yasmin Yolanda Orellana.
Cárdenas, Juan Pablo×
Juan Pablo Cárdenas Ruiz, M.A. in Family Therapy (UPeU, Lima, Peru), currently serves as district pastor in the Upper Magdalena Conference. He has served the church for 18 years as a district pastor and departmental director. He is married to Andrea Marmolejo Osorio and they have two sons.
Carey, John, Sr.×
John Carey, Sr.
Carvalho, Ivo Ribeiro de×
Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho
Carvalho, Marcelo Augusto de×
Marcelo Augusto de Carvalho
Cash, R. William×
R. William Cash, Ph.D. is a retired educator who spent much of his career as an institutional researcher in several colleges and universities. Born to missionary parents in South America and a fifth-generation Adventist, he has had a long-time interest in denominational history. He served from 1995 to 1998 as director of Archives and Statistics at the General Conference.
John Casillas, B.S. in Cytotechnology (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA). Executive Director of GlobalRise: a NGO that is focused on eliminating stunting by improving nutrition of the poorest in developing countries. He was Fellow for the World Bank in Health Information Technology and founder of HIMSS Medical Banking Project that lead convergence of bank and health technologies to improve health.
Casique, Yasmalí Teresa×
Yasmalí Teresa Casique Querales, M.D., is the medical director of Valle de Angeles Adventist Hospital in Honduras. She is a physician with specialties in internal medicine, urgent care, and administration of health organizations. Until 2018, she was a specialist at the emergency room in the Central University Hospital Antonio María Pineda in the city of Barquisimeto.
Castañeda, Jesús Arriaga×
Jesús Arriaga Castañeda
Castillo, Milton Alberto×
Milton Alberto Castillo Gómez obtained his master’s degree in pastoral theology at the Adventist University of Montemorelos (UM, extension of Andrews University), and a bachelor of theology degree at the Adventist Center for Higher Studies (CADES, Alajuela, Costa Rica). He currently serves as president of the Northern Adventist Mission of Costa Rica and is married to María Guadalupe Castillo. They have two children and four grandchildren.
Castrellón, Javier Alberto×
Javier Alberto Castrellón holds a B.A. in Education (Adventist University of Central America), an M.A. in Educational Administration from UMCA University (Costa Rica), an M.A. in Higher Education from Cartago University (Panama), and a Doctorate in Educational Sciences from the University of Panama. He worked as a professor at the Panamanian Adventist Institute, in Chiriquí; director of the Bilingual Adventist School of David, in Chiriquí; director of Education of the South-Central American Union. Currently, he works as director of Education, Communication and Family Ministries at the Panama Adventist Union.
Castro, Jenaro Jiménez De×
Jenaro Jiménez De Castro Romero, M.A. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is president of Del Amanecer Conference. He is a third-generation Adventist, and has served the church for 33 years as district pastor, administrator, and professor. He is married to Eugenia Romero Abad and has two children.
Catangay, Dan M.×
Dan M. Catangay is currently a Junior undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in Theology degree at the School of Religion at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee.
Catier, Amos Isaiah×
Amos Isaiah Catier is secretary of North Central Nigeria Conference.
Cavalcanti, Francisco Abdoval da Silva×
Francisco Abdoval da Silva Cavalcanti Ministerial secretary of the Northwest Brazilian Union Mission.
Ceballos, Pablo E.×
Pablo E. Ceballos
Danilo Céspedes Rodriguez is president of South Pacific Mission, Colombia. Céspedes has served the church for 27 years as district pastor, departmental director, and executive secretary. He is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Family Relations at Peruvian Union University. He is married to Xiomara Aguilar and they have four daughters.
Silas Chabala, D.Min. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya), currently serves as district pastor in Woodlands Conference, Lusaka, Zambia. Previously he served as president of Luapula Zambia Conference, Ministerial secretary for Lusaka Conference, and departmental director and district pastor in Central Zambia Conference. Chabala is married to Reacy, and they are blessed with four children.
Chacín, Gerardo José×
Gerardo José Chacín Sánchez, is currently the business manager at the Instituto Universitario Adventista de Venezuela. He has also served as general manager of Venepan Industries and general manager of Icolpan. He is married to Iraide Mesquita and they have two children.
Chacon, Daniel Enrique×
Daniel Enrique Chacon Aguilar, B.Th. (Universidad Adventista Dominicana, Villa Sonador, Dominican Republic), has served as a district pastor and education board member of Northwest Honduras Conference. He is married to Rosalina Sánchez and has a son.
Chafunya, Brian Stoneck Benard×
Brian Stoneck Benard Chafunya, M.A. (Adventist University of Africa, Mbaghathi, Nairobi, Kenya), currently (2020) serves as the executive secretary of Central Malawi Conference. Chafunya began his ministerial work in 1998 and was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2003. Prior to becoming the conference executive secretary, Chafunya served as a pastor in seven districts within the conference.
Chagas, Eronildes Oliveira×
Eronildes Oliveira Chagas
Chala, Fernando da Costa×
Fernando da Costa Chala
Udayo Chandra served as president of Orissa Section from 2015 to 2019.
Changwe, Ruth Mutale Mweo×
Ruth Mutale Mweo Changwe, Diploma (Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountancy Studies, Lusaka, Zambia), currently serves as an accountant in the Luapula Zambia Conference. Ruth first worked for Chinsali Municipal Council from 1996 to June 1998 when she joined denominational employment. Between 2015 and 2018, she worked as Luapula Zambia Conference chief financial officer. Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Zambian Open University, she is married to Leonard Changwe and has two daughters and a son.
Gary Chartier is Distinguished Professor of Law and Business Ethics and Associate Dean of the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of seventeen current or forthcoming books, including Flourishing Lives (Cambridge 2019) and A Good Life in the Market: An Introduction to Business Ethics (AIER 2019), and of over forty articles in scholarly journals.
Chateaubriand, Guilherme Sérgio P.×
Guilherme Sérgio P. Chateaubriandis director of the departments of Secretariat, Evangelism, Global Mission and Adventist Volunteer Service at South Rondonia Conference.
Chávez, Samuel Antonio×
Samuel Antonio Chávez
Chembo, Lydia Bwalya Lufungulo×
Lydia Bwalya Lufungulo Chembo, B.B.A. (Rusangu University, Monze), is accountant general for the Southern Zambia Union Conference. She attended Rusangu Secondary School (1973-1977) and Lukashya Trades Training Institute (1982-1983). Chembo joined denominational employment in 1977 in the North Zambia Field as a typist. In 1979, she transferred to Zambia Union Mission in the same capacity. There she worked as administrative secretary for several years. She and her husband, Fanuel Chembo, have three children.
Chengula, Joseph Jackson×
Joseph Jackson Chengula, B.A. in theology (the University of Arusha) currently serves as the director of the Publishing, Voice of Prophecy, Spirit of Prophecy, and Global Mission departments at East Central Tanzania Conference. He is married to Suzana Joseph Chengula, and they have four children.
Chew, Eric Teo Choon×
Eric Teo Choon Chew, graduate of Loma Linda University School of Public Health, is currently the health director of the Seventh-day Adventist Conference of Singapore and, since 2010, has been the director of Youngberg Wellness Centre.
Judson Chhakchhuak is from Mizoram, Northeast India. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Religion degree with an emphasis in the New Testament from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, the Philippines. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology degree from the Adventist University of the Philippines.
Chiboola, Cathel Mabuti×
Cathel Mabuti Chiboola holds a B.Sc. degree in Environmental Health from Solusi University, Zimbabwe, and an MPH degree in Public Health from Cavendish University. She is the late Pastor Job M. C. Mabuti’s granddaughter and the late Pastor Mathias P. Mabuti’s daughter. She is married to Harmony Chiboola, and they have three children.
Chimoga, Fordson Vincent×
Fordson Vincent Chimoga, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is Senior lecturer in Theology and School of Humanities and Social Sciences dean at Rusangu University, Monze, Zambia. Some of his published works are as follows: “Miracles versus Science” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology. 2017; “Maintaining Friendship in Dating and in Marriage”. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies. 2018, and one book: Spiritual Formation for Pastors. by Lambert Academic Publishing, 2018.
Chineegadoo, Pierre Linday×
Pierre Lindsay Chineegadoo (B.A., Avondale University, Australia; M.A., St. Paul/Ottawa University, Canada; Ph.D., Australian Catholic University) is assistant professor of Religious Studies, Burman University, Alberta, Canada. He is a member of the International Jacques Ellul Society and Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians. He has worked as a minister in Australia, Canada, and Indian-Ocean mission fields. He enjoys hiking, bird watching, eating tasty, wholesome food, and playing soccer and tennis.
Chiomenti, Peter J.×
Peter J. Chiomenti, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). After 24 years with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, Chiomenti retired in 2015 as assistant director, with an emphasis in records management and archives. For the 10 years prior to that he was a proofreader and copy editor with the Review and Herald Publishing Association. Prior to that he did freelance proofreading.
Ashlee Chism, MSI. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan), currently coordinates the archival collections for the General Conference Archives as the Research Center Manager in the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research.
Morris Chit, M.A. and Ed. S. in education, is the director of education of Myanmar Union Mission and former executive secretary of South East Mission in Myanmar.
Chiu, Joshua C. S.×
Joshua C. S. Chiu was born in Hong Kong, China. After graduating with a B.Ed. (Hons) from the Open University of Hong Kong and an M.Div. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Joshua was first employed as a teacher in a church school of Hong Kong-Macao Conference. Subsequently, he served as an editor and Internet Evangelist in the Chinese Union Mission.
Isaac Chiyokoma, MABTS (Adventist University of Africa, Kenya), has served as chaplain for Rusangu University since 2016. He has also been an adjunct lecturer for the School of Theology and Religious Studies. Previously, Chiyokoma served as district pastor in three territories in Zambia. He is married to Chipo Chimoga, and they have three sons.
Cho, Young Wook×
Young Wook Cho graduated from Sahmyook University (B.A) and Kangwon National University (M.A. in Pedagogy). He served as a teacher at Sahmyook University from 1989 to 2018, and continues to assist the university as a member of the education board. Starting in 2019, he has been serving as principal of Seohae Sahmyook Middle and High School. He edited The Evergreen Tree of Faith.
Choi, Myung Seop×
Dr. Myung Seop Choi graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School and from Chung-Ang University Medical School and the Graduate School of Medicine. He served as adjunct professor at Chung-Ang University Medical School, Korea University Medical School, and Eulji University Medical School. He trained in clinical senior medicine at Harvard Medical School. In Korea, he served as vice president of the Hospital Association of Seoul and president of the International Association of Temperance. He was appointed president of the Seoul Adventist Hospital in 2008, and has served as president of the Busan Adventist Hospital as well since 2014.
Choi, Sung Gu×
Sung Gu Choi graduated from the Department of Theology at Sahmyook University and then completed Dr.Ph. at AUP. Since he first started at the Cheonsung Church in 1990, he has served as a pastor at Gunpo, Gwangmyeong, Naegak, and Anyang Church. He was appointed as the director of Health and Welfare of the West Central Korean Conference (WCKC) in 2007 and the general secretary of the WCKC in 2012. He was appointed as the director of the Jeju Region in 2021.
Chon, Kwang Jin×
Kwang Jin Chon attended Seoul Sahmyook Elementary, Middle and High School and graduated from Sangji University (Department of English Literature and Education) (1985) and Graduate School of Policy Management, Dankook University (Department of Business Administration) (2015). He successively served as Sales director, Former Overseas Sales director (U.S.), and the Sahmyook Foods Bonghwa Establishment manager. He has been working at Sahmyook Foods for the past 31 years and is the CEO of Sahmyook Foods.
Choo, Ruth Cheng Chay×
Ruth Cheng Chay Choo, B.B.A. (National University of Singapore), is a web content developer and has been a member of the board of management of San Yu Adventist School since 2011. She was a journalist with Business Times, Singapore, and a financial analyst and contracts administrator with Esso Singapore Private Limited.
Choon, Kim Jong×
Kim Jong Choon, B.A. in Theology (Sahmyook University), M.A. TESOL (Dankuk University), Ph.D. TESOL (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), joined the faculty of Sahmyook Health University in 2010 where he currently serves as deputy dean of planning and executive director of international affairs. His main areas of work include planning, budget, and external and international business and exchange.
Li-Chuan Chou (Julie Chou), M.B.A. (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines), studied English in Newbold College, United Kingdom, from 1990-1991, and graduated from the Department of Commercial Business at National Open University and the Department of Religious English at Chinese Christian College in Taiwan. After working for several foreign trade companies, Chou joined the Signs of the Times Publishing Association in 1992 as an editor. Since 2010, she held the position of editor-in-chief.
Ying-Pi Chou (Tony Chou), M.A. in public relations and advertising (Shih- Hsin University, Taiwan). After working as an advertising designer for Taiwan Ogilvy & Mather Company from 1991 to 1992, Chou formed and worked for his company from 1992 to 2005. Since 2006 he has been the manager of the Signs of the Times Publishing Association, Taiwan. Chou served also as the associate treasurer of Chinese Union Mission from 2008 tp 2010.
Jimmy Choufani, Ph.D. (Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon). Upon completing his B.A. from Middle East College, he served as a math teacher at Adventist School Mouseitbeh. Other positions included Youth director for East Mediterranean Field and Middle East Union Mission followed by Lebanon Country director for ADRA. He served as church pastor for the Bouchrieh SDA church for two years, and in 2005 was appointed principal of Adventist School Bouchrieh where he is still currently serving.
Chow, Abednigo Yau Shung×
Abednigo Yau Shung Chow, M.Ed. (Avondale University College, Australia), B.A. in Education and Psychology (Asia-Pacific International University [formerly Mission College], Thailand), is an author and historian from the state of Sabah, East Malaysia. His areas of expertise are British Colonial period, World War II, and Adventist history of his home state. He has authored two books, Keningau: Heritage and Legacy in the Interior Residency and Constabulary: Police Forces History of North Borneo and Sabah. He is currently working on his third book on the history of the Sabah Seventh-day Adventist Mission.
Christo, Gordon E.×
Gordon E. Christo, Ph.D. in Old Testament and Adventist Studies (Andrews University). Christo is retired and working on contract as assistant editor of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists and assistant editor of the Seventh-day Adventist International Biblical-Theological Dictionary. He is currently setting up a heritage center for Southern Asia Division. Some of his research on Adventist history can be seen at https://sudheritage.blogspot.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/SUDHeritage/.
Christo, Rosenita M.×
Rosenita M. Christo
Chux-Ojinmah, Linda Onyinye×
Linda Onyinye Chux-Ojinmah
Clarke, Celia Estellita Tun×
Celia Estellita Tun Clarke
Joel Clarke is the principal of Belize Adventist Junior College since 2007.
Keith Clouten, M.L.S. (University of Southern California), retired in 2003 as Library Director of Andrews University. In retirement, Clouten has given volunteer library service to Adventist institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Lebanon, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. He has authored several books and articles in professional journals. He is married to Ngaire with two adult daughters and five grandchildren.
Colongan, Ruvilyn Aceveros×
Ruvilyn Aceveros Colongan is a registered nutritionist-dietitian. She is currently working as a Health Education staff. Besides being a health professional, she is also one of the active members of the Labor-Management Cooperation of the hospital also known as the AHP Ambassadors or Employee Engagement Team representing the welfare of the employees to the administration and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Combie, Valerie Knowles×
Valerie Knowles Combie
Concepción, Francisco Ramón×
Francisco Ramón Concepción, B.A. (Universidad Linda Vista, Chiapas, Mexico) is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Universidad de Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Ramón has served the Church as pastor, department director, and administrator in Upper Chiapas Conference and in North Chiapas Conference. He is married to Herandy Zúñiga Pérez and has two children.
Dana Conopio is Flor and Merla’s granddaughter through their son, Glenn Jordan. She is a nurse with a master’s degree in education who is currently working for the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International Luzon Health project in the Philippines.
Claudio Consuegra (D.Min. in Family Ministries, Andrews University) currently serves as the Family Ministry director for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has a background as a pastor, a conference departmental director, and administrator. In addition, he volunteers in his community as a law-enforcement and hospice chaplain. He and his wife, Pamela, have served in numerous conferences, hosting a live call-in radio program and a parenting series on Hope Channel Television, and have authored numerous journal articles and eighteen books.
Pamela Consuegra (Ph.D. in Leadership, Andrews University) currently serves as the Family Ministry director for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pamela has a background in Adventist education, having served as a teacher, academy principal, and superintendent of schools. She and her husband, Claudio, are passionate about building strong disciple-making families. They have authored numerous journal articles, eighteen books, and the world Sabbath School Study Guide on “Family Seasons.”
Dr. Edwin Cook is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister working with the Hispanic Ministries Department of the Allegheny-East Conference. He earned a Ph.D. in Church and State Studies from Baylor University in 2012 and has served the church in areas of religious liberty. He enjoys nature walks with his dogs.
Pastor Raymond Coombe, B.A. in theology (Avondale College, Cooranbong, Australia), retired in 2010 after 43 years in denominational service in the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An Australian by birth, Pastor Coombe served the church as a pastor-evangelist in New Zealand, a missionary in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and as a Departmental Director in the South Pacific Division office. He is married to Daphne with two married daughters and four grandchildren.
Coon, Glenn, Jr.×
Glenn Coon, Jr. earned a theology degree from Southern Adventist University in 1953 and a master’s in education from Andrews University in 1959. He taught for 18 years in Seventh-day Adventist schools and assisted in organizing the ABC Prayer Crusade. After completing studies at the Medical College of Virginia in 1975 he practiced pharmacy for 11 years. In 1986 he joined the ABCs of Prayer ministry and continued it for twelve years following his father’s stroke in 1987.
Cordial, Jonathan Q.×
Jonathan Q. Cordial
Adán Cortés Rodríguez is the secretary of Central Tabasco Conference.
Félix Cortés Antonio was born in the south of Mexico. His parents were Sebastián Cortés Salinas and María Antonio Rodriguez. He married Catalina Elizabeth Valles, and they have three grown sons. Both dedicated their lives to the service of God for 42 years. She was a nurse and teacher, and he was a pastor, administrator and editor. He has written 12 books, five of which are sold by colporteurs. They retired in 2007.
Debbie Cosier, M.Ed. (Macquarie University).
Costa, Hélio Coutinho×
Hélio Coutinho Costa
Costa, Márcio D.×
Márcio D. Costa, Ph.D. (Andrews University), is a professor of Church History and Systematic Theology at the Theological Seminary in the Paraná Adventist College, Brazil.
Costa, Márcio Donizeti da×
Márcio Donizeti da Costa
Teresa Costello, born in the southwest United States, has served as a missionary in the Pacific under the Far Eastern Division and southeast Asia under the Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) for more than 15 years. With bachelor of arts degrees in English and religion and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, she served in the SSD Communication department from 2012-2017 and is currently (2020) the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists editorial assistant for SSD. With a background in education, journalism, communication, and public speaking, she is a storyteller who enjoys gathering life experiences from those she meets during her travels with her family.
Malcolm Coulson, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) has served as a teacher, school administrator, tertiary lecturer and system administrator. He is currently principal of Hills Adventist College in Sydney, Australia.
Cozens, Matthew (Bert)×
Matthew (Bert) Cozens, B.A., B.Com., B.Ed., (University of Queensland) and his late wife, Norma, served for 41 years in teaching and pastoral ministry in the South Pacific Division, including 21 years as principal of 5 schools in the Pacific Islands. In retirement Bert donated a plaque at the Elsey Cemetery for an Aboriginal lady, “Bettbett sleeps awaiting her Saviour’s return and the gift of eternal life,” which is seen by thousands of tourists each year.
Merle Cozens, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) taught for 41 years in Adventist schools in the South Pacific Division, with her most recent position before retirement being course coordinator and senior lecturer, Faculty of Education, Avondale College of Higher Education. In retirement, Dr. Cozens is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with Avondale College of Higher Education. She has authored and co-authored 20 scholarly articles published in refereed journals and in the proceedings of national and international educational conferences.
Ruth Crocombe lives in Brisbane, Australia. Her research examines the connections between Seventh-day Adventist missionaries and the political and financial elite during the Chinese Republican Period.
Cruz, Mario Alberto×
Mario Alberto Cruz Rivera
Cuadros, Inti Raúl×
Inti Raúl Cuadros Cagua currently (2020) serves as district pastor in the Llanos Conference. He has ministered for 23 years as a district pastor and is currently a biblical doctoral student with an emphasis on New Testament at the Universidad Adventista del Plata, in Argentina. He is married to Lucy S. Angulo and is the father of Isabella and Luciana.
Cuellar, Sergio Celis×
Sergio Celis Cuellar
Cuicas, Johel Antonio×
Johel Antonio Cuicas Alvarado, B.Th. (Seminario Teológico Adventista de Venezuela, Nirgua, Venezuela), has worked for the church for ten years as a district pastor, department director, and administrator. He is married to María Cristina Carrillo and has two children.
Cumberbatch, Roberto Brown×
Roberto Brown Cumberbatch has a bachelor of arts degree in theology from the Adventist Faculty of Theology of the Venezuelan Colombo Institute (ICOLVEN), 1970, Medellin, Colombia; and a master of arts in administration and leadership from La Sierra University, expanded campus, UNADECA, 1995, Costa Rica. He has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor, academy principal, chaplain, and local field president. Currently (2020), he is the secretary of the Honduras Union of Seventh-day Adventists.
Currie, Alexander Shand×
Alexander Shand Currie, Ed.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA) retired in 2001 as assistant to the president of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Sydney, Australia. A New Zealander by birth, Currie has served the Church as a pastor, evangelist, college teacher, director of Theological Education, departmental director at conference and union levels, hospital chaplain, and administrator. In retirement he oversees International Children’s Care Children’s operations in Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines and Solomon Island Educational Support. He has authored significant publications and magazine articles. He is married to Beverley with four adult sons, twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Currow, Stephen J.×
Stephen Currow, D.Min. (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, the United States), is the vice president (academic) at Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia. Trained as a pastor, he has worked in various ministry positions including pastor, lecturer, and administrator in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom. His research interests and publications have been in the areas of congregational life, youth ministry and Adventist mission history. He is married to Narisa and has two adult daughters.
Dabucol, Dante A.×
Dante A. Dabucol is the stewardship/planned giving and trust services director of the Southern Mindanao Mission, General Santos City, and a D.Min. student of Adventist International Institute of Advance Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Dahl, Terje Wollan×
Terje Wollan Dahl, Ph.D. in business administration and M.B.A. (The City College, London, England), and a diploma from BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway. Dahl has served the church in various positions as manager of institutions and treasurer of the Norwegian Union. He is currently (2020) the manager of Norsk Bokforlag, the Norwegian Publishing House.
Daly, Richard A.×
Richard A. Daly, D.Min. (Wesley Theological Seminary, Cambridge), has served within the South England Conference as a pastor for 25 years and presently (2020) is the Communication and Media director of the British Union Conference since 2016. Daly has published several devotional books including, Tragedy to Triumph and The Christian Race and completed a documentary in 2019 chronicling the commencement of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the British Isles.
Dangana, Yohanna M.×
Yohanna M. Dangana, D.Min. (Adventist University of Africa), is the current executive secretary of North-West Nigeria Conference. He is married and has three children.
Ntihabose Dany has worked for the Burundi Adventist Health Services as coordinator of activities for more than a decade.
Enoch Dare, Ph.D., (honoris causa) is a retired school principal. In his active years, he was the principal of the Adventist Grammar School in Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He and his wife have three daughters and three sons.
Daris, Lagu Charles×
Lagu Charles Daris
Darius, Fábio Augusto×
Fábio Augusto Darius
Nirobindu Das has been serving as president of South Bengal Section since 2016.
Davai, Thomas B.×
Thomas B. Davai, M.A. in leadership/administration (Avondale College, Corongbong, New South Wales, Australia) and B.A. in theology (Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea). He is a Papua New Guinean by birth. He is also the former president of the Papua New Guinea Union Mission (2003-2010) and served as local church pastor, Mission and Union Mission departmental director, and local Mission administrator. Currently he is the director of Student Services, at Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea. He was also awarded, by the Queen, a CMG (Order of Saint Michaels and St. George) presented by the Governor General in 2008 for outstanding service to the seventh day Adventist church and the community.
Bresean Davidson is a student at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, double majoring in Print Journalism and Photography. She works as an intern for Oakwood’s Office of Integrated Marketing and Public Relations.
Wladimiro De Los Santos, M.A. in Pastoral Theology, serves as the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries director of Panama Metropolitan Conference.
Delevante, Patrice Natalie×
Patrice Natalie Delevante graduated from Simmons University and the University of Virginia and studied abroad at the Universidad de Valencia in Spain. her research and teaching interests include 19th and 20th century American, Native American, and African American literature and culture, transnational studies and feminist theory. Her work appears in Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History, Race and Ethnicity, American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time, Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, Children and Childhood Studies, Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, among others.
Peter Delhove is currently (2020) serving at the ADRA International head office at the Seventh-day Adventist Church headquarters in Silver Springs, Maryland, USA. He served as ADRA Madagascar Country director from 2004–2019.
Deng, Daniel Ogwok Ojwan×
Daniel Ogwok Ojwan Deng, M.A. in Islamic studies (Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon). Ogwok is an ordained minister and has served as a global mission pioneer, church district leader, field departmental director, and field president. Currently he is the executive secretary of South Sudan Attached Territory. He is married to Akouch Orach, who has supported his ministry for 26 years. They have two sons and three daughters.
Désiré, Yangman Avom×
Yangman Avom Désiré
Originally trained as a secondary history teacher, a career long Adventist educator, Lester Devine, Ed.D., has taught at elementary, secondary and higher education levels and spent more than three decades in elected educational leadership positions in two divisions of the world Church, NAD (1969-1982) and SPD (1982-2005). He completed his forty years of denominational service with a term as director of the Ellen G. White/Adventist Research Centre at Avondale University College in Australia where his life-long hobby of learning and presenting on Adventist heritage issues became his vocation.
Devis, Ney Julián×
Ney Julián Devis Arias has worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 24 years as a district pastor, departmental, administrator, and theology professor. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate in pastoral theology degree from SETAI and works as departmental in East Venezuela Union Mission. He is married to Loyda Fermín de Devis, with whom he has two children.
Esther Díaz Sablón, D. Min.-honoris causa (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) and M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, México), retired as rector of the Cuba Adventist Theological Seminary. She worked for many years for the Adventist Church in positions such as university professor and chaplain, vice-rector and professor of the Adventist seminary in Cuba. She is married to Pastor Juan Guerrero and has two grown daughters.
Dickins, Donald J.×
Donald J. Dickins, M.A. (Curriculum and Instruction), M.Comm. (Marketing), diploma in workplace training & assessment. He grew up in Rabaul with missionary parents and began his church employment in 1972 in Betikama Adventist Secondary School in the Solomon Islands. In 1977 he took up an appointment as principal at Navesau Junior Secondary School in Fiji and in 1981-1983 was the principal of Mt Diamond High School. He spent his last 12 years of his 41-year teaching career as a lecturer and course coordinator in the Faculty of Business, Avondale University College.
Diller, Lisa Clark×
Lisa Clark Diller
Dionisio, Eugenio Di×
Eugenio Di Dionisio
Albert Dittes grew up in Portland, Tennessee, and graduated from Highland Academy. He attended Southern Adventist University and the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. Dittes also earned a second Master's degree in journalism at Ohio University. He served in the pastoral ministry for twelve years. Dittes currently resides in his hometown where he is active in freelance writing and music, playing piano and organ for churches and teaching private lessons. He and his ex-wife have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Kiera Dixon is a history major student at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.
Trang Do has been working in ADRA Vietnam since its inception.
Doak, Gak Ngaw Nyoat×
Gak Ngaw Nyoat Doak
Doloksaribu, Yohanes Verdianto×
Yohanes Verdianto Doloksaribu is a pastor in the Jakarta Local Conference, Indonesia. He has a B.A. in Theology from Surya Nusantara Adventist College, North Sumatera. He finished his M.A. in Religion from Adventist University of Indonesia; and completed his Doctor of Theology with an Emphasis on Church History from the Cipanas Theological Seminary. He has written several articles that have been published in Indonesia and an international journal. He is married to Kristina Simanjuntak. They have two children.
Dolor, Rolando E.×
Rolando E. Dolor is currently serving as a district pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the West Visayan Conference. He is married to Roiny Fajilan Dolor, a church school teacher. They have three sons.
Domocmat, Lowel J.×
Lowel J. Domocmat is professor of theology at Northern Luzon Adventist College, Artacho, Sison, Pangasinan, Philippines. He has served the church for 22 years as field pastor and professor of theology. He and his wife, Maria Carmela L. Domocmat, DNP, have three children. Currently, Domocmat is pursuing a PhD in religion at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Doss, Gorden R.×
Gorden R. Doss was born in the United States and grew up in Malawi. He married Cheryl Brown and they served in Malawi for 16 years, where their two children were born. He earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Doss has taught world missions at the Theological Seminary, Andrews University since 1998.
Dottin, Clive P.×
Clive P. Dottin is currently the field secretary and the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty director of the Caribbean Union Conference. He has served on the Police Service Commission (2006-2009). He assists several non-governmental organizations such as Servol: Roman Catholic Youth Development Programme, Alcoholic Anonymous, and the Loveuntil Foundation which empowers youth in crime-saturated areas. His qualifications include a D. Litt. from the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) for community service, an M.P.H. from Loma Linda University, and a B.A. in Theology from USC. In 2014, he received the National Award of Trinidad and Tobago the Chaconia Silver for his work in rescuing endangered youth from gangs and the drug trade. His publications appear in the Bell Journal and the Youth Horizon.
Neroli Douglas, M. App Sc. Teacher Librarianship (Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia), retired after over forty years of teaching. Currently Douglas is a school library cataloguer. As an educator and librarian in schools across Australia, Neroli influenced hundreds of children. She is married to Pastor Robert Douglas, with three adult children and ten grandchildren.
Down, Kendall K.×
Kendall K. Down, M.A. (Newbold College), a pastor, was brought up by missionaries in India. When sent to Wales, he learned Welsh and is the only Adventist pastor to preach in Welsh. He was responsible for publishing Steps to Christ in Welsh. A life-long innovator, he was the first Adventist to run a correspondence course over the internet and an internet TV channel. Author of more than 20 e-books, he continues his father's interest in Biblical archaeology with the website www.diggings.co.uk.
Michelle Down, M.A. (CSU, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 2018 as director of Library Services at Avondale College of Higher Education. She spent the first 18 years of her life in India before returning to her homeland, Australia. Michelle writes regularly for Guide magazine and in retirement is involved with several volunteer projects, including coordinating an eBook publishing course for seniors.
Duffis, Daniel A.×
Daniel A. Duffis
Duffy, Ruth Elaine×
Ruth Duffy (Lawrence) is the eldest daughter of Joseph and Dulcie Miller. Born in Santo New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and educated at the Australasian Missionary College, Ruth is the mother of two children and one grandchild. Her first husband, Barry Lawrence died in 2008 and she married Robin Duffy in 2013. Ruth is a talented soprano. Her other interests include painting and photography.
Dulan, C. Garland×
C. Garland Dulan, Ph.D., born in Berkeley, California, attended Pacific Union College, Oakwood College, and Union College from which he holds a bachelor’s degree. He also holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of California, Riverside. He is now retired from 40 years of Seventh-day Adventist denominational service, spanning teaching and/or administration at Southern Adventist University, Oakwood University, La Sierra University, and at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Dullaart, Gosem C.×
Gosem C. Dullaart was a librarian at Netherlands Institute for Art History-RKD at The Hague. co-founder and secretary of Netherlands Union Historical Archives (SHANA) (2009-2016) and a member of the supervisory board of Vredenoord (2014-2020). He has published articles on the history of Vredenoord in Het Vredenoordje.
Colin Dunn, B.Ed. (Avondale College, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia). Dunn retired in 2011 from pastoral ministry in the North New South Wales conference, Australia. He is Australian by birth and has served the church as a minister, aircraft engineer, pilot and mission president in the South Pacific Division. In retirement, he supports Adventist Aviation Services – PNG as Quality and Safety management, other project management roles, and local church elder. He is married to Maureen, has one existing daughter and two grandchildren.
Grenville L. Dunstan, B.Ed. (Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia)—and better known as Lee—has served the church and its mission for some 45 years: first as a teacher and missionary in PNG, then as editor of the SPD and associate editor of the North American Signs of the Times magazines respectively until 2018. At the time of his retirement (2020), he was director of the SPD’s Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired (CSFBHI). Australian born and resident, he has authored and edited a number of books in addition to numerous Signs of the Times articles.
Edward Duraisamy is president of Kanchipuram-Chengalpattu Section.
Durán, Juan Carlos×
Juan Carlos Durán, M.A. (the University of Montemorelos), is the current executive secretary of the West El Salvador Conference and director of the Spirit of Prophecy of the El Salvador Union. He has served the Church for 30 years. He and his his wife Arles have two children.
Eager, Hedley John×
Hedley John Eager, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), retired in 1996 as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines. Born in Australia, Eager served in SDA educational roles in Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, and throughout South-East Asia; authored two devotional books, six educational books, and numerous articles for church publications. With wife, Yvonne, he has four daughters, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Sénèque Edmond, Ph.D. (International Institute for Higher Learning, Silang, Cavite, Philippines), is the vice president of student affairs at Haiti Adventist University (UNAH). He has served the church as a pastor, a school principal, a chaplain, a youth, education, and communication director, a professor, and the dean of the theology school.
Egwakhe, Victoria A.×
Victoria A. Egwakhe
Ehioghae, Efe M.×
Efe M. Ehioghae is a professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Thomas Eißner, B.A. in theology (Bogenhofen, Austria) and diploma in theology (Friedensau university, Germany) is currently working as a pastor in Austria.
Ekpendu, Ikechi Chidi×
Ikechi Chidi Ekpendu
Elekwa, Uchechukwu O.×
Uchechukwu O. Elekwa
Emereonye, Ndubuisi Martin×
Ndubuisi Martin Emereonye
Endriga, Danilo R.×
Danilo Endriga, B.A. in history, philosophy, and theology (Adventist University of the Philippines), is the district pastor of Manila District II, at Central Luzon Conference, in North Philippines. He is actively engaged in church planting projects in the urban poor of Tondo, Manila. Before serving in Manila, he was a district pastor and area chairman of Quezon City I. Endriga enjoys advocating and integrating the vital element of discipleship in church management and church planting. He is married to Meldy Ann Villoso with three children.
Eregare, Emmanuel Orihentare×
Emmanuel Orihentare Eregare (M.A., Ph.D.) is the director for General Education Studies and the site director at Adventist University of Africa (AUA), where he also serves as an adjunct professor of church history. He served as a senior lecturer in the Department of History and a pastor at Babcock University, Nigeria. Eregare is married to Bolanle, and they have three children. He has published several books and articles.
Charlotte Erickson has a bachelor’s degree in business and has written articles for several Adventist publications and local newspapers and magazines. She served for several years as the communications director for the Battle Creek Tabernacle. Now retired, she volunteers for Battle Creek Academy (BCA) in various capacities. Charlotte and her husband moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1986, so their two children could attend a day academy. Both children graduated from BCA.
Erskine, Kristopher C.×
Kristopher C. Erskine completed an M.S. in social science at Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in the history of Sino-U.S. Relations at The University of Hong Kong. Erskine teaches American Foreign Policy, topics in the 20th century United States and Chinese history. Erskine has published articles on Sino-U.S. Relations, written a book on the history of Adventist commercial cookie bakers, and is completing a manuscript on the role of non-state actors in the formation of international relations. Erskine is an assistant professor of history and history education at Athens State University.
Esowe, Dimgba Dimgba×
Pastor Dimgba Dimgba Esowe, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.), Ph.D. (University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria) has served as assistant chaplain, senior lecturer at the Religious Studies Department, and vice president for Student Services at Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State, Nigeria. He is married to Ndidi Udochi Esowe, and they have three children.
Moisés Espinoza Almazán, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) is a retired pastor having worked in various fields in Mexico and as a theology professor and dean of the Theological School of the University of Linda Vista, in Chiapas, Mexico. He has written several articles for Enfoque de nuestro tiempo and Prioridades.
Esser, Lisa Marie×
Lisa Marie Esser has been AdventHealth University’s communications and social media manager since 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications & Digital Media from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Estabillo, Gerardo Naval×
Gerardo Naval Estabillo, B.A. in theology (the Adventist University of the Philippines), M.A. in ministry (the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies [AIIAS]), is currently (2020) pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at AIIAS. He served as a district pastor and Human Resources director of Central Luzon Conference (CLC). He is currently serving as the Stewardship director of CLC. He is married to Naomi Bambao Javier and they have three sons.
Anna Estep was a student at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee, when this article was written.
Chigozi Eti, M.A. (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), taught media writing and journalism courses for nine years in the mass communication department of Babcock University and was ordained into the gospel ministry in 2017. Pastor Eti is a widely sought-after speaker and writer in the areas of prayer, spirituality, leadership, and media ministry. He is married to Chioma, a prolific speaker and counselor, and has four children.
Evans, Donna Taylor×
Donna Taylor Evans, Ph.D. in education, is currently retired from her work as a teacher, school counselor, mental health counselor, and author for more than 40 years. Her father was Charles R. Taylor and she has one daughter.
Ewing-Bassett, Marjorie Gertrude×
Marjorie Gertrude Ewing-Bassett is a certified Early Childhood educator (Turks and Caicos Islands Community College in conjunction with the University of the West Indies). Ewing-Bassett is the proprietor of Bassett’s Reading Intervention Clinic (BRIC’S) Academy, a special needs institution. She has been teaching for forty-four years. She has served as the Women’s Ministries director ines local church and the Turks and Caicos Islands Mission (Conference) for twenty-one years and as a church elder for over twenty years.
Ruth Eyembe holds an advanced diploma in medicine (Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza, Tanzania). She is the current director of the department of health, children, and women ministries of Southern Tanzania Union Mission.
Ezra, Mallum Joshua×
Mallum Joshua Ezra
Fagua, César Augusto×
César Augusto Fagua Preciado, M.A. in pastoral theology (SETAI, Miami), currently works as district pastor at the South Colombian Conference. He has served the Church for 32 years as chaplain, district pastor, and ministerial secretary. He is married to Nubia Fuentes. They have two sons and a granddaughter.
Farah, Raja D.×
Raja D. Farah, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.), is a professor of religion at Middle East University, Lebanon. A Lebanese by birth, Farah has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lebanon since 1983 as an ordained pastor, church school teacher and principal, and college/university teacher and administrator.
Basim Fargo, B.A. (Middle East College, Beirut, Lebanon), worked as secretary/treasurer and president of Iraq Field. He is married to Basima H. Nahab. Both helped Iraqi refugees delivering food parcels and visiting families.
Feldbush, Martin W.×
Martin W. Feldbush, D.Min., BCC is retired director of the General Conference Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries Department. A Board Certified Chaplain, he previously served in hospital chaplaincy and spiritual care leadership in Adventist healthcare, as well as in parish ministry. He is a graduate of the seminary at Andrews University (M.Div.), and also McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago (D.Min.). Though officially retired, he remains active as a crisis care educator with Adventist Community Services/NAD. He and his wife Martha, a dyslexia therapist, live near Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.
Dulce Ferguson (secretarial course, Avondale College) retired in 2016 as administrative assistant to administration at the Greater Sydney Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sydney, Australia. Ferguson has served the Church for 48 years in various administrative assistant roles. In retirement she is actively involved in her local church and school mission. She is married to Graham.
Fernando, Andresito P.×
Andresito P. Fernando is currently serving as assistant professor at the College of Theology of the Adventist University of the Philippines, Silang, Cavite.
Ferreira, Everson de Carvalho×
Everson de Carvalho Ferreira
Ferreira, Luvercy Penedo×
Luvercy Penedo Ferreira
Ferri, Carlos Alberto×
Carlos Alberto Ferri
Elías Fley González, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, Mexico), has served the church for 30 years as a district pastor, ministerial secretary, and department director in two of the Nicaraguan fields. He is married to Enna Xiomara Soza and has three adult children.
Fonseca, Selma Carvalho×
Selma Carvalho Fonseca
Fonte, Ric Jason B.×
Ric Jason B. Fonte graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theology from South Philippine Adventist College at Davao del Sur in 2005. With his wife, Ethel Grace Cometa, he has one son. Fonte is currently a district pastor for the Central Luzon Conference in East Nueva Ecija in the northern part of the Philippines.
Denis Fortin is professor of historical theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Since joining the seminary faculty in 1994, he has served in several administrative roles, including dean (2006-2013). Among the most recent of his many publications on Adventist history and theology are One in Christ: Biblical Concepts for a Doctrine of Church Unity (Pacific Press, 2018) and the annotated 125th anniversary edition of the Ellen G. White classic, Steps to Christ (Andrews University Press, 2017).
Francis, Joan A.×
Joan Annette Francis, Doctor of Arts in History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. She served as a professor of history at Northern Caribbean University; Atlantic Union College, and Washington Adventist University (WAU). She also served as director of the Center for Law and Public Policy at WAU (2008-2020). She has written articles for professional and Adventist journals, contributed to the Women in History Encyclopedia, and written the children’s activity book Sabbath Keepers: The African Connection.
Ponnaiah Franklin is a son of a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. He had his higher secondary education in E. D. Thomas Memorial High school in Kudikadu, Thanjavur. He obtained his degree in accounting from Spicer College. After working in various schools as an accountant and treasurer, he is now treasurer of the Dharmapuri Section.
Maria Fransisca lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she is a member at the Jakarta International Seventh-day Adventist Church (JISDAC). She has been serving in the Pathfinder Club and in music ministry. She is an engineer who loves reading about church history. One of her favorite memory verses is in Romans 13:11, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer then when we believed.”
França, Lusmara da Silva×
Lusmara da Silva França
Nichole Fraser, M.Ed. (Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.), is chair of the department of teacher education at the University of Southern Caribbean. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education from The University of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been an educator for 25 years with experience at both the secondary and tertiary levels. She has also served as an English as a Second Language teacher facilitating the learning of English by students from Latin America, the Netherlands, and the French speaking territories in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Frédéric, Kouassi Koffi×
Kouassi Koffi Frédéric holds a master’s degree in Audit and Management Control. He is the secretary/treasurer of the Western Sahel Mission Union since 2016. He was treasurer of the Adventist College of Bouaké (1992-1995), secretary/treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (1996-2002), treasurer of Côte d’Ivoire Seventh-day Adventists Conference (2003-2009), associate treasurer of the Sahel Union Mission (2010-2013), and associate-treasurer of the Western Sahel Union Mission (2014-2015). He was also Trust Services and Stewardship director for the Seventh-day Adventist Mission in Côte d'Ivoire. He is married to Kouakou Ahou Viviane and has a daughter and two sons.
Freeman, Sydney, Jr.×
Sydney Freeman, Jr., Ph.D. (Auburn University, Alabama), is an associate professor of adult, organizational learning and leadership at the University of Idaho. His professional research interests include higher education leadership, faculty development, faculty careers, and higher education. He has published articles in Adventist Today and Spectrum on topics including black Adventist history, Adventist theology, and worship and liturgy.
Wayne French, D.Min., has been in Youth ministry for much of his 42 years of ministry. He was Conference Youth Director for North NSW Conference for 14 years during the years that Storm Co. was started. He did his doctorate in Youth Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary and has recently retired from Avondale College as Chaplain and Lecturer in Youth Ministry for the past 14 years.
Fres, Carlos Antonio×
Carlos Antonio Fres Fuentes, M.A. in pastoral theology, has served as district pastor in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica for 23 years. He has also served as field secretary and director of the departments of Personal Ministries, Sabbath School, Spirit of Prophecy and Family Life. He is currently a D. Min. candidate at Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary. He is married to Ivonne Miranda Rodríguez and they have three daughters.
Frias, Jisty Dana A.×
Jisty Dana A. Frias is currently a graduate student at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), taking Master of Arts in Education Emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL). She taught English to Grades 9 and 11 at the Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) Academy from 2019 – 2020, after passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) and graduating college from AUP with the degree BSEd English in 2019.
Funez, Fredy Rene×
Fredy Rene Funez Sarmiento, M.A. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), has served as a district pastor in Costa Rica and Honduras, Spirit of Prophecy director, field secretary, area coordinator, stewardship and youth ministries director for Honduras Union Mission, and professor of Bible and computer sciences at Instituto Monserrat, among others. He is studying for a PhD in pastoral ministry.
Rorisang Futho, B.A. (Helderberg College of Higher Education, Cape Town, South Africa), currently serves as a licensed minister at Thaba-Tseka District in the Lesotho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Prior to his call to the gospel ministry, Futho worked as a supervisor in the Department of Rural Water Supply and as an educator at Emmanuel S.D.A. High School in Lesotho.
Gaban, Charles S.×
Charles S. Gaban was the secretary of the Sabah Mission from 1975 to 1978. During this same time, he was also responsible for the Education, Youth, and Communication Departments. After completing an EdD from Andrews University in 1982, he returned to Sabah and served as the Sabah Mission president from 1983 to 1994.
Eriks Galenieks, Ph.D. in OT theology and intertextuality (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), taught at the Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, for nine years. His publications include The Nature, Function, and Purpose of the Term Sheol in the Torah, Prophets, and Writings: An Exegetical-Intertextual Study, and several book chapters, dictionary and encyclopedia articles. He edited The Sabbath and the Bible and The Trinity and the Bible.
Eriks Galenieks, Ph.D. in Old Testament theology and intertextuality (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). For nine years he taught various courses at the Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. His publications include The Nature, Function, and Purpose of the Term Sheol in the Torah, Prophets, and Writings: An Exegetical-Intertextual Study, and a number of various book chapters, dictionary and encyclopedia articles. He also edited, The Sabbath and the Bible and The Trinity and the Bible.
Jonathan Gallego, B.A. (Colombia Adventist University Corporation, Medellin, Colombia), is the president of Colombian Islands Mission of North Colombian Union Conference. He began his ministry in the District of Zaragoza, Antioquia, and was ordained in 2009.
Galley, Cherryl A.×
Cherryl A. Galley, Ph.D., is the daughter of Charles Eugene Galley. She is the former dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and previous chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.
Galvani, Gabriel Pilon×
Gabriel Pilon Galvani
Galvani, Maria Júlia dos Santos×
Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani
Gámez, José Gabriel×
José Gabriel Gámez Hernández obtained his master’s degree in pastoral ministry at the Adventist University of Central America (UNADECA, Alajuela, Costa Rica) and his master’s degree in educational management from the Adventist University of Nicaragua (UNADENIC, extension of UNADECA), and a bachelor’s degree in theology from UNADECA. He currently serves as president of the Northwest Adventist Mission of Nicaragua.
Gane, A. Barry×
A. Barry Gane, Ph.D., has served the church on three continents over a period of 45 years. He has been a youth director at union and division levels, a university professor, chaplain, and pastor. Gane has earned two doctorates, both in the area of Youth Ministry and Leadership. He is married to Marilyn and they have two adult children, Daniel and Kymberley, and are blessed to have five grandchildren. He retired in 2015 as the head of the School of Ministry and Theology at Avondale College of Higher Education. Gane continues serving as an advisor to doctoral students and teaches in the areas of both Leadership and Youth Ministry.
Enrique García Portillo, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, México) is the sales manager for ALINSA - Alimentos COLPAC and has served the church as a teacher and department director at Navojoa University. He is married to Lucy Castillo and has two sons.
García, Jorge Alberto×
Jorge Alberto García Pérez has been Central Mexican Union Mission’s executive secretary and ADRA Mexico director since 2016. He also served as district pastor and department director in Metropolitan Mexican Conference, as secretary and president of Azteca Mexican Conference, and as department director of Central Mexican Union Mission since 1997.
García, Paula Rosa×
Paula Rosa García Soto, graduate in literature and in education, emphasis on literature (Universidad de los Andes), was born in San Juan de los Morros, Guárico, Venezuela, to María Soto de García and Julio García Díaz. She is the youngest of their children and has written a biography of her father, Julio García Díaz, entitled Bajo los Cielos de Camaguán…un Atardecer en San Juan de los Morros.
Heinz-Ewald Gattmann, diploma in theology (Friedensau University, Germany) and doctor of theology (University of South Africa), is currently retired. He has authored several books and served over 45 years as church pastor, conference vice president, and president in two German conferences.
Sandra Gayle, Ph.D. (Northern Caribbean University), served the Willowdene Group of Schools as principal and teacher of English Language for a number of years.
Wilfred Geschke, M.D., is the son of Arthur and Frieda Geschke. A 1966 graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he was a hematology/oncology specialist in the Portland, Oregon, area, where he has continued to make his home since retirement in 2014.
Gibson, L. James×
L. James Gibson retired in 2020 after working for the Geoscience Research Institute for 36 years, 25 of them as director. He has degrees in biology from Pacific Union College and Loma Linda University. His main study interests are historical biology and the relationship of science and faith. He has co-edited three books on science and faith, and wrote the book, Origins, to accompany the first quarter 2013 Sabbath School lesson. He currently lives in Colton, California with his wife, Dorothy.
Alwyn Gillis obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Sydney University in 1985. Gillis was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW to practice as a solicitor in 1986 and has been practising in Insurance Law for some 35 years. He is married to Jenny and has two children and one grandchild.
David Glenn, a student of religion and history education at Southern Adventist University, plans to graduate with a B.A. in Religious Education in 2022. David spends his summers serving as assistant director at Camp Au Sable, Seventh-day Adventist youth camp in Grayling Michigan.
Golay, James M.×
James M. Golay
Ross Goldstone, M.A. (Avondale College, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 1998 as Senior Pastor, Avondale Memorial Church, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia. New Zealand born, Goldstone has served the Church as a pastor, Conference Youth Director, teacher, and Sessional Lecturer at Avondale College. He has authored nine books relating to Adventist history, including The Angel Said Australia. He is also co-author of four other books on Adventist history in Australasia. In retirement Ross Goldstone continues to research and write Adventist Church history.
Golola, Moses Luutu×
Moses Luutu Golola, Ph.D. (Makere University, Kampala, Uganda), is a retired educator, having served as deputy secretary of Inter-University Council for East Africa, deputy director of National Council for Higher Education, Uganda, and vice chancellor of Bugema University. Prior to that, Golola served as dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya. He is married to Irene and they have four grown up children.
Gomes, Lucky Elizabeth×
Lucky Elizabeth Gomes holds a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Secretarial Science from Bangladesh Adventist Seminary and College (BASC) and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Prime University. It was during her studies at BASC that she was converted to Adventism. Gomes served as a teacher at Dhaka Adventist Pre-Seminary and School, and Volunteer coordinator for Adventist Mission Department and office secretary for Education, Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, and Stewardship Departments at Bangladesh Union Mission (BAUM). At present, she is a Volunteer coordinator for Adventist Mission Department and Stewardship at BAUM and ASI secretary of Bangladesh Adventist Union Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists.
Gomez, Abdias Enoc×
Abdias Enoc Gomez Moreno
César Gómez Jiménez began his theological studies at the Universidad de Montemorelos, then continued at the Universidad Adventista del Plata, and finished at the Universidad Adventista de Chile. He studied masters and doctoral degrees in ministry at the Andrews University extension at the Universidad de Montemorelos. He was a district pastor, personal ministries department director, mission president, union secretary, and union president. He is married to Erna Haydée Alvarado Poblete and has two daughters.
Hipólito Gómez Cruz, D.Min. (the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary), M.A. in religion (Andrews University’s extension program at Montemorelos University), M.A. in administration (Montemorelos University’s extension program at Linda Vista University), B.A. in theology (Montemorelos University), has been a district pastor in the Tabasco and Mayab Conferences and a departmental director in the Tabasco and Soconusco Conferences. Gomez has held administrative functions in the Oaxaca, West Chiapas, and Soconusco Conferences, and the Chiapas Mexican Union. Gomez and his wife Wilma Ruth Perez Estrada have two children.
Gómez, Jhon Jairo×
Jhon Jairo Gómez Montes, B.Th. (Corporación Universitaria Adventista Colombia, Medellín, Colombia), is a district pastor in Northwestern Bogotá and Boyacá Mission. He has served as a district pastor for six years. He is married to Yessyka Paola Criollo.
Marvin Gómez Otero, M.A. (Central American Adventist University, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is director of youth ministries, education, and chaplaincy of South Central American Union Mission and has served the church as district pastor and department director in Nicaragua. He is the author of the book La historia de un pueblo. He is married to Esther Fley and has three children.
Gomez, Nower A.×
Nower A. Gomez, B.A. in theology (Mountain View College), M.Min. (the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies [AIIAS]), is working on his Doctor of Ministry degree at AIIAS. Presently, he is the Ministerial secretary of Southern Mindanao Mission. He is married to Belle Tolentino Gomez.
Jonathan Gomide is a theology student at the Adventist Seminary in Northern Brazil (SALT Faama).
Samuel Gomide is a freshman in high school, and currently lives in Maine. He has twice lived in the north of Brazil where his father taught systematic theology at the Adventist seminary.
Gonchar, Pavel V.×
Pavel V. Gonchar
González, Luz Minerva×
Luz Minerva González Marrero is currently a public servant of the Government of Puerto Rico. She is the granddaughter of the late Pastor Antonio Marrero Charneco. She has served in various positions at her local church and, like her grandfather, has been blessed with the gift of writing poetry.
Lela Gooding, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.
Gouveia, José André dos Santos×
José André dos Santos Gouveia, B.Th. (Theogische Hochschle Friedensau, Burg/Magdeburg, Germany), is currently serving as president of Angola North-Eastern Mission. He began his ministerial work in Luanda in 1988. He served as lecturer (1995-2008) and director (2004-2007) of the Adventist Theological Seminary in Huambo, while he also pastored Bétel Church. He later earned a degree in Educational Sciences at ISCED - Agostinho Neto University - Huambo/Angola.
Grace, Yip Tsz Kwan×
Yip Tsz Kwan Grace, L.L.B (Bachelor of Laws) and M.A. (English Literature) (the Chinese University of Hong Kong) was raised in Singapore and is currently based in Hong Kong. Since joining Hong Kong Adventist Hospital - Stubbs Road in 2019, she has spearheaded new systems to streamline processes and optimize efficiency. Her research includes the intersectionality between law and healthcare and expanding infectious disease policies. She enjoys hosting dinner parties and occasionally, dog-training. She also likes horse-riding, snowboarding, and skydiving.
Gray, Meredith Jones×
Meredith Jones Gray
Graybill, Ronald D.×
Ronald D. Graybill has an M. Div. degree from Andrews University and a Ph.D. in American Religious History from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked as a university professor, historical researcher, journalist, and editor. He spent 13 years as an associate secretary at the Ellen G. White Estate at the General Conference Headquarters. He is author of numerous articles and books on Adventist history, including Visions & Revisions: A Textual History of Ellen G. White’s Writings (2019).
John Graz, Ph.D. (Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France), retired in 2015. He began his ministry as a pastor in France and held director positions in the departments of Communication, Youth, and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, initiating the “Festivals of Religious Freedom.” He was secretary general of the International Religious Liberty Association, organizing four World Congresses, and secretary of the Conference of Secretaries of World Christian Communions. He wrote and coauthored several books.
Greaves, Norma E.×
Norma E. Greaves
Greene, Alfonzo, Jr.×
Alfonzo Greene, Jr., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.
Greene, Carson L.×
Carson L. Greene
Greene, James (Jim) Arthur×
James (Jim) Arthur Greene graduated from Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) in 1967 with a degree in Accounting. He served the church in various administrative capacities, including treasurer of the East Indonesia Union, vice president of finance at Loma Linda University, Columbia Union College, and the Rocky Mountain Conference, and as executive secretary of the New Jersey Conference. Greene retired in 2014 after over 48 years of service. Jim and co-author Joyce Ann Keslake Greene were married in 1964, a union that was blessed with three children.
Greene, Joyce Ann (Keslake)×
Joyce Ann (Keslake) Greene was born in Massachusetts but grew up in Orlando, Florida. After a period of twenty years in which she married co-author Jim, mothered their three children, and studied at four different colleges, she graduated with honors from Loma Linda University – La Sierra Campus in 1982 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Her professional career included service as director of payroll at Loma Linda University and as associate treasurer of the New Jersey Conference.
Richard Greenwell is currently (2020) the country director of ADRA Vanuatu, which he commenced September 2017. He lives in Vanuatu with his wife Leah, and two children. Richard has worked in finance roles within the church, for ACA Health Benefits Fund, SPD, Greater Sydney Conference, and North New South Wales Conference. Richard previously worked for ADRA Thailand and also served as CEO of Asian Aid, a supporting ministry of the Church.
Savonna Greer, M.A. (California State University, Fresno). Greer has traveled widely and spoken at numerous academic conferences. Previously, she taught at the community college level and currently she teaches Social Studies, Spanish, and Publishing at Fresno Adventist Academy.
Gregorio, Jassen M.×
Jassen M. Gregorio currently teaches English at Tirad View Adventist Academy. She finished her B.S. in Secondary Education (English) at the Adventist University of the Philippines. She is married to Abel Gregorio, a minister by calling. The couple has one daughter named Jassen.
Gillian Grolimund, M.A. in International and Community Development (MICD) (Deakin University), has been the ADRA Lao PDR director since September 2017 and is a committed community development practitioner. She has served in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Lao PDR and has extensive program and project management, HR, and community and stakeholder engagement experience in a variety of sectors including health, agriculture, livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), roads and transport.
Warren Grubb, Ph.D. (University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia), retired in 2013 as professor of microbiology, Curtin University, Perth. Born in Australia, Grubb’s career has been teaching and researching at universities. He has served as a layman on committees from local church to General Conference and been health director in the Western Australian Conference. In retirement, Grubb is an emeritus professor at Curtin University. He has published 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
Guedes, Leônidas Verneque×
Leônidas Verneque Guedes
Abdiel Guerra, business administration, serves as secretary-treasurer of Southeast Panama Mission.
Guerra, Fredy Noel Hernández×
Fredy Noel Hernández Guerra worked as a teacher and principal of Adventist schools in Guatemala from 1986 to 1996. He has been a district pastor, a head of the departments of Personal Ministries and Stewardship and a field secretary in the South Guatemala Mission. He and his wife Esther Cantoral have three children.
Guerra, Luis Alberto×
Luis Alberto Guerra Beitia, MAPM (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the president of West Panama Conference. He has served as a pastor, publications director, youth director, radio director, and executive secretary. He is married to Nilka Araúz and has two daughters.
Guevara, Sandra de×
Sandra de Guevara is the secretary to the president and secretary-treasurer of East Guatemala Mission. She is married to Pastor Eduardo Guevara and has three children. She works alongside her husband in the San Juan Ermita District.
Guingguing, Mamerto Matildo, II×
Mamerto Matildo Guingguing II
Gulfan, Neildren Cuyos×
Neildren Cuyos Gulfan, M.Min. with emphasis on applied theology (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), is currently serving as district pastor in La Carlota City of Negros Occidental Conference in Bacolod City, Philippines. He is pursuing a doctorate of ministry from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. He is married to Emilyn Mateo and has a son and a daughter.
Vitaliy Gun’ko, M.A. in religion, is currently (2019) a Ph.D. student of the Chernovtsy National University. He has served in the SDA Church for 29 years. At present, he serves as a pastor and secretary of the Bukovinskaya Conference/UUC. Vitaliy Gun’ko is the author of scientific articles “Religion and Society” (2018), and “The Reformation in Germany” (2018).
Stephen Guptill was AIIAS president from 2007 to 2019.
Ingrid Gustavsson, M.A. in music education (Andrews University), is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She has worked in West Africa, the United States and Sweden. She is currently employed as a music teacher at the Adventist Academy in Sweden, Ekebyholmsskolan, where she has worked since 1998. She and her husband Bo are actively involved in their local church.
Fausto Gutiérrez Ocaña, M.A. in Family Relations (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), has served the church as a department head in two fields: North Mexican Mission in Chihuahua, and Sinaloa Mexican Conference. Currently he is a district pastor in the North Tamaulipas Mexican Conference. He is married to Margarita de la Rosa Cundafe and they have two sons and a daughter and three grandsons.
Gutiérrez, Kebby Rodríguez×
Kebby Rodríguez Gutiérrez
Daniel Guzmán Santiago, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), is executive secretary for Upper Chiapas Conference. He has served the church as teacher, department director, pastor, and administrator for the conferences in South Chiapas, North Chiapas, Mayab, Tabasco, and Chiapas Mexican Union Conference, as well as Linda Vista University. He is married to Aneira Saviñón Moreno and has two sons.
Guzman, Mary Grace Ladion-De×
Mary Grace Ladion-De Guzman taught at Lipa Adventist Academy for eleven years, the first established academy within the territory of South Central Luzon Conference. She is a licensed science teacher and holds a master's degree in Science Education. She is particularly interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and staff development. Her husband, Marlon De Guzman, is a senior auditor for the South Central Luzon Conference. They have two children. Guzman is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.
Gwebu, Moses Elmon×
Moses Elmon Gwebu, B.Th. (Helderberg College of Higher Education, Somerset West, South Africa), currently the Stewardship director for the Eswatini Conference. He previously served as the executive secretary of the Swaziland Conference.
Passmore Hachalinga, D.Th. (University of South Africa), D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the director of the Ellen G. White Research and Heritage Centre at Helderberg College of Higher Education in Cape Town, South Africa. Hachalinga previously served as district pastor, school chaplain, department director, conference and union mission administrator in Zambia and Angola, and as vice president/ministerial secretary of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. He has authored one book: Echoes From Table Mountain: Experiences of Seventh-day Adventist Pioneers in the Cape – Adventism’s Gateway into Southern Africa and several published articles and book chapters.
Edmond A. Haddad, Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California), M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Southern California), M.S. in Mathematics (University of California at Riverside). He retired in 2009 having served internationally in teaching and administration of institutions of higher learning. His association with Middle East University spans seven decades, including president (1984-1990). He served 15 years (1994-2009) at Loma Linda University as associated dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (formerly Graduate School) and special assistant to the Provost. In retirement, he has volunteered as chair of Loma Linda Broadcasting Network (LLBN) Arabic Channel, president of Middle East Fellowship, and other church-related activities. He is married to Ella Hasso and has one son, two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great grandson.
MaryAnn Hadley served as founding director of the Ellen G. White Seventh-day Adventist Research Center and Adventist Heritage Center at Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Texas, 2004-2009. In retirement, she has volunteered at the Ellen White Study Center and Heritage Room at Weimar Institute in California since 2013.
Hai, Bu Gay×
Bu Gay Hai, M.A. (Pune University, India), is the registrar of Southeast Adventist Seminary. He served for 20 years as a teacher at Southeast Adventist Seminary. He is married to Paw Eh Moo and has three daughters.
Alemu Haile is director of ADRA Ethiopia.
Hall, Stephen Taylor×
Stephen Taylor Hall is an American graphic designer, art director and author. The former design consultant to Southern Publishing Association and director of art for the Review & Herald Publishing Association founded his own publication design firm, Kota Design, in 1994. Hall has won numerous awards from national organizations such as the Society of Publication Designers based in New York. He is the author of The Horse Whisperer: A Love Story, Down Christmas Road with Papa, and the soon to be published, Besieged: Missionary Soldiers for Christ Trapped in China’s Civil War.
Hallasgo, Jobe Grace P.×
Jobe Grace P. Hallasgo teaches at Adventist Academy- Cebu (AAC). Hallasgo is a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics at Mountain View College, Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines. Her work experience was spent mainly as a ministerial spouse as she is married to Harold Hallasgo, a minister, serving at Central Visayan Conference. They have three children.
Brennan Hallock, B.A. (Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska). Hallock works for the Mid-America Union Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska, as designer/managing editor. He also works as a freelance designer and writer (www.brennanhallock.com). His writing has been published in numerous locations, including OUTLOOK magazine, outlookmag.org, nadstewardship.org, Insight Magazine, SIMPLYkc Magazine, and more. His design work has been featured in many locations, and has won him an award for comprehensive design at the Society of Adventist Communicators.
John Hammond, Ph.D. (Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand) retired in 2010 as National Director of Adventist Education, Australian Union Conference, Melbourne Australia. Dr Hammond served the Church for 41 years as a teacher, Principal and, administrator. He is a frequent speaker at Church conventions and has conducted over 110 school Week of Prayer programs and has been featured in over 200 television broadcasts. John is married to Sue with three adult children and five grandchildren.
Rachel Hammond was a senior at Union College majoring in elementary education at the time of this writing in 2019.
Hamoonga, Josephat Mombe×
Josephat Mombe Hamoonga, D.Min. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) is currently serving as Ministerial Association secretary, Sabbath School and Personal Ministries director in the Southern Zambia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He is an ordained minister of the gospel, an experienced church administrator, evangelist, lecturer and writer who has authored and published several articles and books such as Dual Career Marriages, Preaching with Power, and Increasing Your Spirituality.
Hardy, Frank W.×
Frank W. Hardy, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1979) is now retired. He worked at La Vida Mission (Tsaya, New Mexico) 1969-1972, at Southwestern Adventist College 1978-1980, and at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (Silver Spring, Maryland) 1996-2012. He has published two bilingual missionary booklets (Navajo, English): Christ Bíhígíí [Things That Are Christ’s] (Pacific Press, 1978); Jesus Hol Yi’ashgo [Walking With Jesus] (Ellen G. White Estate, 2008). The second is an adaptation of Steps to Christ by Ellen G. White.
Harper, Therlow A.×
Therlow A. Harper, Ph.D. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), is a retired pastor, teacher, and administrator who worked for the Church for 41 years. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA because his father had left Cuba in 1951 to study for his master’s degree in Tennessee. In 1953, they returned to Cuba. Therlow A.’s family moved to Costa Rica where he attended primary school, and later his family moved to Mexico where he completed postgraduate studies. He married Ana Castillo Osuna and they have three children.
Harry, Yohanna Uchopo×
Yohanna Uchopo Harry
Johannes Hartlapp, M.A. in Religion (Newbold College/Andrews University), Dr.theol. (Martin-Luther-University Halle/Wittenberg), served as a pastor in the Westsaxonian Conference (1980-1995) and youth-department secretary in Chemnitz (1986-1990). He was dean of Theology at Friedensau Adventist University (2000-2003; 2011-2015) and head of the church distance learning programme for local church members in Germany (1997-2020). Currently, he serves as a lecturer in Church History at Friedensau Adventist University (1995-present). He is a well-known speaker with an interest in Adventist history during the National Socialism and Reformation period in Germany.
David Hay, B.A. (Avondale College, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 1996 as president of the Central Pacific Union Mission, Suva, Fiji. A New Zealander by birth Hay has served the church as pastor, evangelist, high school principal in Samoa, and church administrator for nearly 40 years in the South Pacific Islands. In retirement he pastured churches in New South Wales. Hay is the founder, editor, and publisher of the Journal of Pacific Adventist History. He authored Samoa 100 Years Plus on Samoan Adventist church history, which includes also the Adventist church history in New Zealand, Australia, and America. He was married to Fay with two adult children, and later, Cecily with one adult child, and has three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Hayward, James L.×
James L. Hayward, Ph.D. (Washington State University), is a professor emeritus of biology at Andrews University where he taught for 30 years. He is widely published in literature dealing with ornithology, behavioral ecology, and paleontology, and has contributed numerous articles to Adventist publications. His book, The Creation-Evolution Controversy: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 1998), won a Choice award from the American Library Association. He also edited Creation Reconsidered (Association of Adventist Forums, 2000).
Daniel Heinz, Ph.D., is director of the Historical Archives of Seventh-day Adventists in Europe located at Friedensau Adventist University, Germany. He did his ministerial studies at Bogenhofen Seminary and further studies at the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University in Vienna. His Ph.D. is in modern church history and Adventist studies from Andrews University. Some of his publications include Church, State, and Religious Dissent: A History of Seventh-day Adventists in Austria, 1890–1975 (Frankfurt am Main, 1993) and So komm noch diese Stunde. Luthers Reformation aus Sicht der Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten (Lüneburg, 2016).
Born in Tasmania, Australia, and raised in a pastor’s home, Lyell Heise trained for ministry at Avondale College, and served for 45 years as a pastor and theological educator in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and the United States. He spent two decades in college church pastorates. Heise concluded his career as director of the South Pacific Division’s Institute of Worship and senior lecturer in theology at the now Avondale University College. He is married to Gaylene and with their two adult children and families, they share a love of music, ministry, and service.
Henriques, Shirline S.×
Shirline S. Henriques, B.S.N. (West Indies College), M.A. (Central Michigan University), has served the Adventist Church in numerous capacities in the past, including ADRA director for the Cayman Islands Conference (CIC) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission director of Women’s Ministries for CIC, grief counselor, and member of the North Caribbean University (NCU)Board of Governors. Henriques was also CEO of Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, and the registrar of Health Practice Commission and 5 Councils. Some of the awards that she has received are Certificate and Badge of Honor – Work in AIDS in Cayman Islands, Presidents Medallion from NCU, and Nursing Pioneer Award from the Cayman Islands government.
Henry, Kenneth C.×
Kenneth C. Henry, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), served as a district pastor of West Jamaica Conference and as a secretary and youth, education, and communication department director for Central Jamaica Conference. He has also served as the youth, education, and communication director for West Indies Union Mission, as a pastor in South England Conference, and as church ministries director of the British Union Mission.
Ronnie Henry, MBA (Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica), is a retired executive secretary of Central Jamaica Conference. He served in the Bahamas Conference, West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University), and Central Jamaica Conference as a district pastor, stewardship and trust services director, and spirit of prophecy coordinator.
César Hernández Mercado, B.A. and master’s level courses in theology and administration (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the executive secretary of Azteca Mexican Conference. He has served as a pastor in Mexico City, treasurer of the national office of ADRA, Mexico, and ACFE Matriz, treasurer of Northwest Conference, legal representative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mexico, and director of the national office of ADRA Mexico. He is married to Mónica Yépez Rodríguez and has two children.
Hernández, Eddy Orlando×
Eddy Orlando Hernández Ramírez has served the church since 1997 as a district pastor, personal ministry department director, field secretary, mission president, and coordinator and president of South Central Region and Northwest Guatemala Region, respectively.
Hernández, Juan Emerson×
Juan Emerson Hernández Martinez, M.A. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is the president, evangelist, and stewardship director of Southern Bogotá Conference. He has served the church for 28 years as district pastor, department director, conference secretary, and union department director.
Miriam Hernández Pérez, Ed.D. (Universidad Interamericana, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) retired as director of education for the Puerto Rican Union Conference in 2015. She also served as university education department director, university graduate programs director, university professor, and elementary school teacher. She is married to Pastor Germán Cortés and has three sons.
Samuel Hernández Hernández, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Montemorelos, NL, México), has served the church for 34 years as a district pastor. He is married to Haydee Gapi Gil and has two children.
Saúl Hernández Blas, B.A. (Universidad Linda Vista, Chiapas, México), serves as a district pastor in the Chontalpa Mission. Previously, he worked at Montemorelos University. He is married to Yazmin Martínez Arias and has two children.
Herr, Denise Dick×
Denise Dick Herr received a B.A. from Andrews University, an M.A. from La Sierra University, and a Ph.D. from Ateneo de Manila University. She taught at Lake Nelson School in New Jersey, Andrews University, and the Adventist University of the Philippines; however, the majority of her career was devoted to teaching and administration at Burman University (1974-77, 1985-2015). She was also a square supervisor, pottery and object registrar, and quality control advisor at the Tal al ‘Umayri, (Jordan) archaeological excavations that her husband, Larry, directed.
LaTasha Hewitt, M.A in English and Publishing- Magazine (Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA) and B.A. in English (Oakwood University). Hewitt serves as the communication director and church ministries coordinator for Allegheny East Conference. She also serves as a freelance writer for various publications.
Heyasa, Leonardo C.×
Leonardo C. Heyasa, Jr. is vice president for Editorial Affairs at Philippine Publishing House (PPH). He was previously an editorial assistant, copyeditor, and Human Resource director at PPH before being called to Adventist Medical Center-Valencia as Human Resource director. He later served there as Public Relations/Marketing director and assistant chaplain. He was the church pastor of Mountain View College prior to his return to PPH. His wife, Jewel, is PPH company nurse and also works as an office secretary. They have two sons.
Higgs, Nathaniel G.×
Nathaniel G. Higgs, Ph.D., is a retired minister, educator, and administrator who worked forty-one years for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is the son of Pauline Emanuel Higgs and the nephew of Lillie Henrietta Emanuel.
Rosalinda Hils D'Gracia has a degree in nursing and is director of SIEMA and director of the Children, Teenagers, and Women Ministries of the Panama Union Mission.
Hindi, William Kabi Oliver×
William Kabi Oliver Hindi has been executive secretary of Greater Bahr el Ghazal Field since 2013.
Hitosis, Joven B.×
Joven B. Hitosis is Ministerial Secretary and Executive Secretary of Southern Luzon Mission. He went to Naga View Adventist College, then to Adventist University of the Philippines where he finished his ministerial course in 1991. He sarted denomination work in Southern Luzon Mission as ministerial intern and was ordained as a minister. He served as the Stewardship and Adventist Mission director and ministerial secretary of the same mission. He also served as a Bible teacher in Naga View Adventist College, Naga, City, Philippines. He served as the Ministerial and Stewardship Director of Southern Luzon Mission prior to his election as the Executive Secretary.
Stan Hobbs, M.Ed., lives in Montgomery, Alabama, where he has served as superintendent of schools and vice president for education of the Gulf States Conference since 2014. An alumnus of Southern Adventist University (B.A., history and religion), Hobbs has worked in Adventist education for 34 years serving at Southern Adventist University, Bass Memorial Academy, and Atlanta Adventist Academy. Hobbs and his wife, Barbara, a clinical documentation specialist, have two adult children.
Shane Hochstetler, B.A. (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi). Hochstetler has previously served as a Bible worker in Washington, Michigan, and Ohio; a graphic designer in Columbus, Ohio, and, later, as a district pastor in Mississippi for five years. He currently serves as the communication director for the Gulf States Conference and seeks to improve the representation of Christ through positive media and marketing.
Holdorf, Ruben Dargã×
Ruben Dargã Holdorf
Holguín, Jaime Bruce×
Jaime Bruce Holguín Guzmán, B.A. (Montemorelos University, Montemorelos, N. L., Mexico) is an ordained pastor and currently a district pastor in the Chihuahua Mexican Conference of the North Mexican Union.
Kelvin Hon, M.B., B.S. 1961 (University of Sydney, NSW, Australia) was born in Tenterfield, NSW, Australia in 1936, the eldest son of Eric and Hazel Hon. He now lives in Sydney NSW, Australia with his wife, Léone. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1961 and had postgraduate training in various hospitals in Sydney and the U.K. He has worked at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, N.T., Hong Kong and later in Family Practice in the Galston-Dural area of Sydney. He also acted as the Medical Officer and Board member for the Adventist Aged Care Facility, Kings Langley, Sydney. He retired in 2017.
Honor, Maribel L.×
Maribel L. Honor
Milton Hook, Ed.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States). Hook retired in 1997 as a minister in the Greater Sydney Conference, Australia. An Australian by birth Hook has served the Church as a teacher at the elementary, academy and college levels, a missionary in Papua New Guinea, and as a local church pastor. In retirement he is a conjoint senior lecturer at Avondale College of Higher Education. He has authored Flames Over Battle Creek, Avondale: Experiment on the Dora, Desmond Ford: Reformist Theologian, Gospel Revivalist, the Seventh-day Adventist Heritage Series, and many magazine articles. He is married to Noeleen and has two sons and three grandchildren.
Stefan Höschele, Ph.D. habil. (Charles University, Prague) served in Algeria from 1993 to 1994 and Tanzania from 1997 to 2003. Subsequently, he taught systematic theology and Adventist studies at Friedensau Adventist University in Germany. His publications include Christian Remnant–African Folk Church: Seventh-Day Adventism in Tanzania, 1903-1980 (Brill, 2007), and Interchurch and Interfaith Relations: Seventh-day Adventist Documents (Peter Lang, 2010).
Hosken, Robert (Bob)×
Robert (Bob) Hosken, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle) is a retired university lecturer, researcher, administrator, and consultant in molecular biology and food technology with over 100 publications. Hosken served the Church at Avondale College and Sanitarium Health Food Company. Hosken and his wife Jeanette were born and married in Western Australia and have three sons and six grandchildren.
Howell, Del Delker×
Del Delker Howell has a bachelor’s degree in office administration with emphasis in English from the Adventist University of Central America. She is currently (2020) the director of women’s ministries and shepherdess international for the Honduran Union. She is married to Pastor Adan Ramos.
Howson, Cheryl Christo×
Cheryl Christo Howson earned a graduate diploma in computer aided interior designing at the Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women in Pune, India. She co-founded an interior design company in Sri Lanka and worked as a copywriter. She contributed to the morning devotional published by Women’s Ministries at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the Shepherdess International Journal magazine, and the Adventist Review. She has written several plays. Currently (2020), she lives in Hosur, India while preparing for a piano exam.
Hsu, Eugene King-yi×
Eugene King-yi Hsu, Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana). His 42 years of denominational service includes teaching at Andrews University, president of Adventist Colleges in Taiwan and Hong Kong, president of Chinese Union Mission, Hong Kong, and general vice-president, General Conference where he retired in 2010. His publications include Political Mobilization and Economic Extraction: Chinese Communist Agrarian Policies during the Kiangsi Period (Garland Publishing, Inc., New York & London, 1980) and “China: The Accomplishments and Challenges” in Jon L. Dybdahl, Editor, Adventist Mission in the 21st Century (Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1999).
Dr. Hui-Ting Huang graduated from Taipei Medical University specializing in gastroenterology, internal Medicine, and endoscopy. He began his practice as the attending physician in Taiwan Adventist Hospital in 1990 and served as its president since 2006. He is active in many health associations, serving as the director or president, including Taiwan Regional Hospital Association, Taiwan Society of Geriatric Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Taiwan Society of Health Promoting Hospital and Health Services, and Taiwan Regional Network, WHO HPH CC.
Greg Hudson, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the senior pastor of the Georgia-Cumberland Academy church in Calhoun, Georgia. He has worked as a registered nurse, and served as a pastor and academy chaplain in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Georgia.
Lionel Hughes, M.A. (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) retired in 2001 as Departmental Head of Religion, Sydney Adventist College. An Australian by birth, Lionel served as a denominational teacher and principal for 40 years across Australia and completed two-year term as Principal of Beulah College, Tonga. In retirement, he served the church as a church elder and as a volunteer pastor. He is married to Joy with two adult daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.
Hughes, Lynette 'Joy'×
Lynette 'Joy' Hughes, B.Ed. (Nepean College of Advanced Education, Sydney, Australia). Hughes retired in 2001 from Wahroonga Adventist School in Sydney, Australia. She taught in both denominational and public schools wherever it was possible during child raising years and beyond. During her teaching career, she led a number of instrumental groups among her students. She is married to Lionel with two adult daughters and a son and four grandchildren.
Victor Hulbert, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), serves as Communication director for the Trans-European Division. His career includes service as a local pastor, Global English Language Service director for Adventist World Radio, as well as administrative roles in the South England and British Union Conference. A frequent contributor to Adventist News sites, Hulbert is also known for his TV programs including In Conversation, Reformation Journey and the WWI documentary, A Matter of Conscience.
Graeme Humble is a consultant missiologist, former field secretary and director of Adventist Mission for the South Pacific Division (retired 2019). His doctorate explored redemptive analogies and contextual theologising within a Pacific culture. He served in Papua New Guinea for 16 years as an area supervisor, mission president, union ministerial association secretary, senior lecturer, and dean of Pacific Adventist University School of Theology. His publications focus on contextualization and missiology.
Reymand Hutabarat is a professor of theology at Universitas Advent Indonesia. He finished his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from AIIAS in 2007. He served as the president of UNAI from 2010 to 2018.
Hwarari, Godwell Gabriel×
Godwell Grabriel Hwarari, M.A. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) is a Seventh-day Adventist minister in the North Zimbabwe Conference. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from Solusi University in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and his Master of Arts in missiology from the Adventist University of Africa in 2013.
Hynum, Christopher Mark×
Christopher Mark Hynum, MD, MPH (Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, U.S.A.) retired in 2018. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a physician, physician supervisor, and as a chief medical officer. He spent two years as a college student at Middle East College, Beirut, Lebanon and five years in Saudi Arabia, working for an oil company. He now volunteer teaches in the Biology Department of Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon.
Enoc Iglesias Ortega, Ph.D. (University of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), is an associate professor at the Adventist University of Colombia and editor of the university journal of studies and research. He has written seven books and has co-authored two others besides having written numerous magazine articles. He has worked for the Adventist Church as university president, academic vice president, and general secretary, as well as university director of admissions and records. He is married to Aura Graciela González Arjona and has two adult children.
Iheoma, Kennedy C.×
Kennedy C. Iheoma
Inapan, Renito C.×
Renito C. Inapan
Tadashi Ino, Ph.D., was born in Tokyo, Japan. After working for a company as an engineer, he became a pastor and also served as a teacher and a chaplain. Currently, he works as a translator in the office of the Japan Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The title of his doctoral dissertation is “Paul’s Use of Canonical and Noncanonical Wisdom Literature in Romans and the Corinthian Letters.”
Irizarry, William H.×
William H. Irizarry Rivera is general manager of Radio Sol 92. He has also served the church as director of Communications of the East Puerto Rico Conference. He is married to Ana Iris De la Cruz Padilla and has a daughter.
John Issa, Ph.D. (University of Saint Esprit – Kaslik, Lebanon), is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Middle East University (MEU), Lebanon. Lebanese by birth, Issa has served the church for the past 30 years in different capacities, teaching language in middle school, program coordinator in AWR-Cyprus, middle and secondary school principal, and faculty member and administrator at MEU. He supervises graduate-student research at MEU in the area of leadership.
Izungo, Jeremiah Theophilo×
Jeremiah Theophilo Izungo, M.A. in leadership (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya), is currently Stewardship director for Northern Tanzania Union Conference. He has served as frontline pastor in West Tanzania Conference, and president of North - East Tanzania Conference. He has written several books in Swahili on stewardship. He is married to Tamari Izungo and they have two sons.
Izungo, William Andrew×
William Andrew Izungo
Jackson, T. James×
T. James Jackson is a history major student at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. Jackson is also an accomplished musician.
Jang, Won Kwan×
Won Kwan Jang, B.A. (Philippines Union College), M.Div. (Sahmyook University), served as a local pastor since 1997 in 7 churches (Bonbu, Namwon-Dongsan, Jeonju-joongang, Jeju-Bonbu, Jeju-Joong ang/president of Jeju mission, Seojoongang and Namsun), and is now serving as president of Southwest Korean Conference.
Darius Jankiewicz is the Field and Ministerial Secretary for the South Pacific Division. Until June 2019 he served as a professor of historical theology and chair of the Theology and Christian Philosophy department at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, U.S.A. Darius holds Ph.D. and M.Div. degrees from Andrews University and a B.A. from Avondale College, Australia. He is married to Edyta (a Family Ministry Specialist for the SPD) and they have two young adult daughters.
Javien, Rico Taga×
Rico Taga Javien
Eudritch Jean: Diploma in Electronic Engineering (Haitian State University), B.A. in Theology (Adventist University of Haiti), and M.T.S. (Friedensau Adventist University [FAU], Germany). Jean worked as an electronic engineer in Haiti for twelve years and shortly served as assistant pastor at the district of Bethanie in the Central Haiti Conference. Currently, he is working as volunteer for the Institute of Adventist Studies of FAU. He plans to pursue doctoral studies in ethics.
Jean-Paul, Mukeba Balanshiya×
Mukeba Balanshiya Jean-Paul (B.A. in Theology from West Congo Adventist University; B.A. in Management, ISES) has served the church as a frontline pastor, departmental director, and in other capacities. He is currently the president of Kasai Field of Seventh-day Adventists. He is married to Biuma Ilunga Alphonsine, and they have 7 children.
Yousef Jem is a pseudonym, used for the safety of the author, whose real name is known to the editors.
Benia Jennings is the Multimedia Ministry coordinator for the Allegheny West Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. A native of the Bahamas, she has served as a religious broadcaster and TV host for the North Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Jensen, Sven Hagen×
Sven Hagen Jensen, M.Div. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA) has worked for the church for over 50 years as a pastor, editor, departmental director, and church administrator in Denmark, Nigeria and the Middle East. Jensen enjoys reading, writing, nature and gardening. He is married to Ingelis and has two adult children and four grandchildren.
Hyun-Cheol Jeong graduated from Ajou University Graduate School of Business Administration and Sahmyook University Graduate School of Health and Welfare. He served as an army captain in South Korea for 11 years, and then worked as a teacher at Dongseong Sahmyook Middle School for 6 years. Since 2001, he has been director of Eden Senior Sanitarium Center.
Jerome, Ngabo Birikunzira×
Ngabo Birikunzira Jerome
Jeske, Lorena M.×
Lorena Jeske, a registered nurse of 48 years with the last 31 years spent serving public health in county and state government. She received a BSN from Walla Walla College (now Walla Walla University) in 1963 and an MN from the University of Washington in 1998. She has two married children and six grandchildren. A longtime church pianist and organist, she has retired near the Blue Ridge Mountains in a one-stoplight town known for the arts and folk music.
Daniel Jiao, D.Min. in leadership (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.), was born in China. He is the executive secretary of the Chinese Union Mission and has previously worked as a director of various departments and a radio broadcaster for Adventist World Radio. He has written over 300 articles in Chinese for Last Day Shepard’s Call, Signs of the Times, and Ministry Magazine. He is married to Charlotte Lai and they have two children. In his free time, he likes to run marathons and spend time with his family.
Noel Jiménez Ramírez, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Montemorelos, NL, México), oversees the Tuxpan 1 district. His pastoral ministry of over 26 years has been in the northern part of the State of Veracruz. He is married to Ana Ruth Grimaldo Pérez and has two children.
Yankely Jiménez Tudares, M.A. (Universidad de Yacambú, Barquisimeto, Venezuela) is a faculty member at the Adventist University Institute of Venezuela. She is the administrative secretary to the president, executive secretary, and treasurer in the West Venezuela Conference (2016-present). She is married to Pastor Yilson Romero, and has a daughter.
Cyrus Jjita holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Uganda Martyrs University, a bachelor’s degree in theology from Bugema University, and a teacher’s certificate from Bwera Teachers College. He is the Health Ministries coordinator of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Rwenzori Field. Cyrus has worked for the Seventh-day Adventist church as a colporteur, chaplain, counselor, and director for Children, Youth, Chaplaincy, and Publishing ministries. He is married to Nabilaha and they have three daughters.
Nathalie Johansson, B.A. (English and History), M.A. (English) (University of Southern Denmark), currently (2019) serves as the management assistant to the Treasury Department the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventists in St. Albans, England. Johansson plans to complete a Ph.D. in Adventist History in the near future.
John, Akintunde Oluwaseyi×
Akintunde Oluwaseyi John, M.A. in computer science (Babcock University, Nigeria), B.A. in information technology (Valley View University, Accra, Ghana), is the first son of late Dr. Reuben Akintunde. Currently he works as webmaster at Babcock University.
John, Lexson Small×
Lexson Small John
Joiner, Victoria L.×
Victoria L. Joiner, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Ccommunications at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. Formerly, she served as the general manager of Praise 90.1 FM WJOU.
Jones, R. Clifford×
R. Clifford Jones
Minho Joo, Ph.D. in missiology (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines), B.A., Sahmyook University, Korea) was born in Korea. Joo taught in Mountain View College in Philippines for two years, served as the 1000 Missionary Movement director for five years, and trained Korean pastors in Adventist Training Center in Korea for two years. Later, he served as an assistant to the president of Northern Asia-Pacific Division, Public Affair and Religious Liberty director, Adventist Mission director, and Pioneer Mission Movement coordinator.
Michele Joseph, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, Lansing, MI) in Information & Media. Joseph writes, edits and manages communication projects through her business, Michele Joseph Creative Solutions. She has written for a variety of publications including newspapers, magazines, books, websites and e-newsletters.
Yvionne Joseph was a junior elementary education major at Union College at the time of this writing.
Juma, Yusuph Ibrahim×
Yusuph Ibrahim Juma
jun., Edvard Miškej×
Edvard Miškej jun.
Junco, Gianni Enmanuel×
Gianni Enmanuel Junco López, M.A. (pastoral theology), is the field secretary of Central Chiapas Conference. He served as a church pastor in Altos Conference and Central Chiapas Conference as well as a director of youth ministries, ministerial secretary, stewardship, communication, chaplaincy, and Sabbath school. He is married to María Antonia de la Cruz Pulido and has two children.
Jung, Geun Tae×
Geun Tae Jung (B.A., Sahmyook University) began his ministry as an intern missionary belonging to the East Central Korean Conference (ECKC) at Youngdong Church, Seoul, Korea. He served as missionary in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, director of Global Evangelism at Southern Union Mission of Euro-Asia Division, and pastor in Korea, including Sahmyook University Church, Korean ACT Association, and Wonju Central Church. From 2016 to 2020 he served as director of the Ministries department, treasurer, and secretary of ECKC. He was appointed ECKC president in December 2020.
Kabangut’se, Victor P.×
Victor P. Kabangut’se
Kabete, Julius G.×
Julius G. Kabete holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from Kenyatta University. He also holds a bachelor of theology from Bugema University. He is the pastor of the Kiriiria District (Tharaka Station), Central Kenya.
Norman Kachamba, M.B.A. (University of Mauritius, Reduit); M.B.A. Finance (Copperbelt University, Zambia); B.B.A. (Rusangu University, Zambia). He is currently working for the ministry of general education as head of the Business Studies department, chairperson for BUSTAZ-Ndola district, and as an adjunct lecturer at Rusangu university. Previously he served as a teacher and principal for Mupapa Adventist Academy, a Copperbelt Zambia Conference owned secondary school.
Kafeero, Israel M.×
Israel M. Kafeero, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is an assistant professor of practical theology at the Adventist University of Africa, Kenya. Previously, he served as executive secretary and as departmental director for the chaplaincy, youth, and children department of Uganda Union. He was also a lecturer at Bugema University’s school of theology and religious studies.
Denis Kaiser, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). Kaiser is an assistant professor of church history at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. He has published numerous articles and book chapters. He was the annotation project editor of The Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts with Annotations, volume 2 (1860-1863), and is a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Seventh-day Adventism and of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventism’s history of theology and ethics section.
Kaminskiy, Mikhail F.×
Mikhail Kaminskiy, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) has been serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a pastor and administrator for 37 years. Mikhail Kaminsky served as ESD executive secretary (1995-2010), ESD Ministerial Association secretary (2010-2015), and currently is the president of the Euro-Asia Division. He also teaches in the Department of Theology at Zaoksky Adventist University. He is the author of a book and many articles.
Johnny Kan graduated from Southeast Asia Union College and began his pastoral ministry in 1993. Currently, he is the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Conference of Singapore.
Kanondo, Vivian Munachande×
Vivian Munachande Kanondo, M.Sc. (Portsmouth Polytechnic University, the United Kingdom) and M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), was born in 1950 at Simanansa Village, Chief Monze, Zambia. He served as fisheries officer for 20 years. Then Kanondo joined the South Zambia Conference to work as farm manager, chaplain, and pastor. He is married to Adrinnie and has three children. In 2015, Kanondo retired and settled at Malende, Monze. He has published The Story of Rusangu Mission, Monze, 2005.
Naphtal Karangwa is the president of West Rwanda Field since 2016.
Katemba, Caroline Victorine×
Caroline Victorine Katemba, M.A. TESL, has served as an associate professor at Universitas Advent Indonesia in the Education department since 1991. She was the vice president for Academic Administrations from 2010-2014. She has served as director for the graduate school and chairperson for the English department. She is a Certified Indonesian National Research Reviewer, granted by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Indonesia. Her husband is Dr. Joshua H.L. Tobing, and they have one son.
Abby Katete, M.A. in Human Resource management (Open University of Tanzania) is a frontline pastor. He is married to Janeth with two children.
Goodwin Kato is studying for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in education at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Gabriel Y. Katrib (B.A., Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon) began his ministry in Syria in the 1950s, first as a teacher, then pastor, and later in 1968 was appointed president of the Syrian Section. He later moved to Lebanon as a pastor and departmental director for the East Mediterranean Field. In 1979, Katrib and his family moved to the United States where he pastored in the Ohio and Pennsylvania Conferences. After retiring in 1995 he continued to serve in the Arizona Conference. Later moving to Loma Linda, California, Katrib served as a speaker and host for the Loma Linda Broadcasting Arabic Network and for the Al Waad Arabic branch of the Hope Channel.
Tonnie Katsekera, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.), currently serves as the Sabbath School director for the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division of Seventh-day Adventists. He began his pastoral ministry in 1987, after graduating from a two-year ministerial training at Lakeview Seminary in Malawi. Since then he has worked as a church and district pastor, conference departmental and university chaplain.
Kawila, Lushinga Eliazer×
Lushinga Eliazer Kawila, M.A. (Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands), has served as director of human resources and administration at Independent Broadcasting Authority since 2017. He holds several other academic qualifications in education, public administration, and law from the University of Zambia. Currently he is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the same university. Having taught at high school and university levels, he has held senior positions in government ministries.
Ndala Kayongo, M.A.PTh. (Adventist University Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) is an ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister who is currently serving as a district pastor in West Zambia Field. He was born on January 1, 1967, and served as a district pastor from 1992-2007, and as the departmental director for Personal Ministries, Youth Ministries, Stewardship & Church Development, Music, Sabbath School, and Family Ministries from 2008-2014, and, recently, as President of West Zambia Field from 2014-2018.
Kesis, Rei Towet×
Rei Towet Kesis, Ph.D. in religion (Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya) is deputy vice chancellor in charge of Student Affairs, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and Applied Theology. He has also served in the University chaplaincy for many years. He is married to Clara and they have two children.
Bongani Khonjwayo, M.Sc. Development Studies (Bath University, Bath, England), is a retired director and head of the KwaZulu-Natal Province office for the Public Service Commission of South Africa, and a long-time executive committee member of the Natal Field and the Kwazulu Natal-Free State Conference.
Khoury, Farid El×
Farid El Khoury, M.A. in religion and archeology (La Sierra University, California, USA), M.Sci. in information and library studies (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK), Ph.D. researcher in archaeology (Lebanese University), is assistant professor of cultural studies and ancient civilizations at Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon, and director of the university library. In 2008 Khoury founded and continues to direct the Heritage & Culture Center at Middle East University, which organizes and sponsors cultural and heritage activities. He has been a guest instructor at Rafik Hariri University, Lebanon since 2009. Farid has participated in various local and international archaeological excavations, organized seminars and youth activities, field trips and sponsored several student clubs. He was the research assistant for the book History of the Lebanese Worldwide Presence: The Phoenician Epoch authored by Antoine Khoury Harb.
Kidder, S. Joseph×
Following more than 20 years of successful pastoral work, S. Joseph Kidder has been teaching at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological seminary at Andrews University for the last 20 years. He travels extensively, teaching people and churches how to have a vibrant and authentic walk with God. Dr. Kidder has written several bestselling books and numerous articles on Worship, Leadership, Church Growth and Spiritual Growth. The main thing about Dr. Kidder is that he loves Jesus and wants everyone to love Him.
Kim, Byeong Rin×
Byeong Rin Kim graduated from Seoul National University College of Dentistry and completed Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training course at Seoul National University Hospital. Since he started working at the Seoul Adventist Dental Hospital (SADH) as an oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental implantologist in 1994, he has devoted himself to the hospital. He served as the head of the training department in 1996 and the head of the dental staff in 1998. He has served as the president of the SADH since 2002.
Kim, Hak Taek×
Kim, Hak Taek earned his B.A. at Sahmyook University and M.A. at Kyunghee University in Korea, majoring in educational administration. He started school ministry at Seo-Hae Sahmyook Academy as an English teacher in 1993. Later, he served as vice principal at Seoul Sahmyook Middle School for 9 years, Donghae Sahmyook Academy for 4 years, Hankook Sahmyook High School for 6 years, and Daejeon Sahmyook Middle School for 4 years. Currently, he is principal of Hankook Sahmyook High School.
Kim, Hye Young×
Hye Young Kim (M.A. in Education, Chungnam National University) is the principal of Hankook Sahmyook Middle School. She has served in three Sahmyook middle schools and three Sahmyook high schools for the past 31 years. She was inaugurated as the 18th principal of Hankook Sahmyook Middle School on September 1, 2019.
Kim, Hyo Jun×
Hyo Jun Kim, B.A. and M.Th. (Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea), served as a local church pastor from 1998 to 2012 in West Central Korean Conference. Currently, he is managing editor of Church Compass magazine in Korean Publishing House.
Kim, Jung Gon×
Jung Gon Kim obtained both elementary and secondary education at the Adventist Education Institutes, earned a B.A. from Sahmyook University and an M.Div. from the Theological Seminary of Sahmyook University. He served as pastor in several local churches, worked as a chaplain of Sahmyook Health University, and was the Youth director of the ECKC. He has been an instructor at the Adventist Training Center since 2012 and the Center's director since 2020.
Kim, Nam Hyuk×
Nam Hyuk Kim graduated from Hankook Sahmyook High School and later from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Seoul. He worked for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and also as a teacher at Seoul Sahmyook Middle and High School. After graduating from Fatima Medical School in 1998, he became a surgeon and worked as a medical doctor at Seoul Adventist Hospital and Green Hospital. Since 2016, he has been serving as director of Eden Adventist Hospital.
Kim, Sam Bae×
Sam Bae Kim (M.Min., Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines) started his ministry at the Western Cheonan Church. He served at Gobuk Church, Chungju Central Church, Galma-dong Church, Daejeon Saehaneul Church, Salem Dongsan Church, and Taean Church. He served as professor at the Adventist Training Center from 2012 to 2015 and pastor at the Domadong Church in Daejeon from 2016. In January 2021 he was appointed president of Middlewest Korean Conference.
Kim, Seong Jung×
Seong Jung Kim graduated from College of Education at Cheongju University with a major in history. He has served in Sahmyook middle and high schools for 32 years. He was inaugurated as the 25th principal of Daejeon Sahmyook middle school on March 1, 2021.
Seong Il Kim graduated from Sahmyook University. He served as a pastor in the East Central Korean Conference and in Adventist Education in Korea and later in several local churches in Washington State from 1997 to 2006. He served as editor of Adventist Weekly News from 2012 to 2015. In 2021 he returned to serve as Adventist Weekly News editor.
Kent Kingston (Grad. Dip. Ministry, Avondale College, Cooranbong, Australia) is editor of the Australian/New Zealand edition of Signs of the Times magazine. Brought up in a pastor’s family in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand, he was a social worker for several years before studying Communication and commencing employment with Adventist Media in 2009. He lives in Australia’s Lake Macquarie region with his wife and two young adult sons.
Kiraz, Sylvia Manoug Nazirian×
Sylvia Manoug Nazirian Kiraz holds an Associate of Arts degree in Office Administration, and is a full time registrar’s assistant at Middle East University, Lebanon. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Sylvia is the oldest of four daughters born to Pastor and Mrs. Manouk and Sella Nazirian. She is married to Raymond Roupen Kiraz, and they have one son. Sylvia loves to travel, cook, entertain, read, and play the piano. She speaks Armenian, English, Arabic, and Farsi.
Alfred Kisku was president of East Jharkhand Region from 2000 to 2008. He has been president of Eastern Jharkhand Section since 2009.
Kisse, Magoma Masenza×
Magoma Masenza Kisse
Gunther Klenk received a pastoral degree in 1973 (Predigerseminar Marienhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany). Although he retired in 2014, he is still engaged in the church in Örtlimatt, Krattigen, and with minor book projects. He served for 19 years as pastor in the Swiss-German Conference and was employed in the Advent Publishing House in Krattigen. For 22 years, he served as editor-in-chief for the health magazine, Leben und Gesundheit, and was responsible for all published materials.
Kock, Edwin de×
Edwin de Kock, M.A. (University of Port Elizabeth, Afrikaans and Dutch Language and Literature), Theo. Dip. (Helderberg College), has qualifications in literature, theology, speech, and education. He worked as an educator, particularly as a college teacher, for more than thirty-five years, in South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. He finished his career as a writing professor at the University of Texas, Pan American, in 2000. During his retirement, De Kock became a full-time writer. His most important English books are Christ and Antichrist in Prophecy and History (2001, 2013), The Use and Abuse of Prophecy (2007), The Truth About 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy (2011, 2013), Seven Heads and Ten Horns in Daniel and the Revelation (2012), and A More Sure Word of Prophecy (2015).
After completing her studies at La Sierra University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of California, Riverside, Dr. Katherine Koh became a faculty member at La Sierra University in 2010, where she teaches courses in the history of the Christian Church, as well as European history in general.
Kollie, Emmanuel G. M.×
Emmanuel G. M. Kollie (Ph.D. in Systematic Theology with a cognate in Theology of the Old Testament; M.A. in Education and Applied Theology with a minor in Computer Science). He is currently the president of the Adventist University of West Africa, in Liberia. Kollie is married to Erhuvwukorotu S. Kollie. They both have four children.
Kollie, Erhuvwukorotu S.×
Erhuvwukorotu S. Kollie, Ph.D. in nursing with emphasis on nursing education and women's health (Loma Linda University, U.S.A.), M.A. in nursing (Loma Linda University), B.Sc. in nursing (Babcock University, Nigeria). Kollie is an associate professor of nursing at the Columbia Union College of Health and Sciences of the Adventist University of West Africa in Liberia. She is a passionate researcher and wishes to impact the discourse for the nursing profession in her country. She is married to Emmanuel G. M. Kollie and together they have three children.
Konadu, Collins Kyei×
Collins Kyei Konadu
Kook, Shurman R.×
Shurman R. Kook, M.A. in applied ethics (Utrecht University, the Netherlands), B.A. in theology (Andrews University, Michigan), is a native of Curaçao and an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kook served the Church in different capacities, including district pastor, Publishing Ministry director, ABC manager, conference vice president, and conference president. Currently, he is the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Dutch Caribbean, covering the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.
Marianne Kordas, MM in Music History, MLIS in Library Science (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and B.A. in Music (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). Kordas is the director of the music library at Andrews University. Her research focuses on women in music, archival documents, and historical epistemology. Journal publications include Better Together: A Collaborative Model for Embedded Music Librarianship (2017) and What We’ve Managed to Transcribe Thus Far: Lessons from the Blythe Owen Letter Transcription Project (2021).
Korea, Sampa Dominic×
Sampa Dominic Korea, B.A. in theology (Valley View University, Ghana), is currently (2020) the Ministerial secretary, Chaplaincy director, and Banjul District pastor of the Gambia Region of SDA. He is married with six children.
Victory Kovach is the current Communication director for the Center for Youth Evangelism. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Southwestern Adventist University in 2018 and married her husband Michael in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys photography, sports, and travelling.
Johannes Kovar, M.A. (Collonges, France), has served as a pastor in Austria. He has been a lecturer in New Testament Studies and Greek for many years and currently is also working for the Ellen White Research Center at Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria. He has published several articles on different topics and also written for the Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (2013).
Emmanuel Kra is executive secretary of Eastern Sahel Union Mission.
Nick Kross, D.Min. (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, the United States) currently serving as the youth specialist for of the South Pacific division of Seventh-day Adventist, Sydney Australia. Dr Kross has served as a pastor, evangelist, seminary teacher, and departmental director. He as authored many articles in church magazines and initiated the World Changers Bibles Project distributing almost 400,000 Bibles throughout the Pacific. He is married to Andrea with three adult children all engaged in ministry.
Krüger, Samuel Valdir×
Samuel Valdir Krüger
Vladimir Krupskiy, M.S.A. in administration and social development (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), began his pastoral service in 1984. From 1993 to 1994 he was serving as secretary-treasurer of Southern Ukrainian Conference/UUC, and from 1994 to 1998 as president of Southern Ukrainian Conference. In 1998 Krupsky was elected president of the Ukrainian Union Conference. In 2010 he was elected secretary of Euro-Asia Division. Since 2015 Krupsky has been serving as president of Caucasus Union Mission.
Krupskiy, Vladimir A.×
Vladimir A. Krupskiy
Ku, Ji Hyun×
Ji Hyun Ku graduated from the Department of Theology at Sahmyook University and the Department of Christian Education at the Graduate School of the same university. He started his ministry in 1996 and became a media ministry expert while working as a Sound PD and production director at the Media Center of the Korean Union Conference. After serving at the forefront of media missionary work for 24 years, he was appointed director of Hope Channel Korea in January 2021 and is in charge of the future of the media mission in Korea.
Kumar, N. Ashok×
N. Ashok Kumar
Santosh Kumar serves as research editor and assistant professor of Religious Studies at Spicer Adventist University, India. His range of interests includes anthropology, contextualization, oral traditions, urban mission, church growth and church planting. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the D.Miss. program at Andrews University, Michigan, USA.
Kumi, Ebenezer Odame×
Ebenezer Odame Kumi is the executive secretary of Mid-North Ghana Conference.
Kuntaraf, Jonathan Oey×
Jonathan Oey Kuntaraf was born into a Buddhist family. He joined the SDA Church at the age of 17. During his 44 years of denominational service, Kuntaraf has served as a pastor, teacher, and administrator. Before his retirement, Kuntaraf served as the director of Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. His wife Kathleen Kiem Hoa Oey Kuntaraf, a physician, served the denomination for 36 years, with her last responsibility as the General Conference associate director of Health Ministries department. The Kuntarafs are partners in preaching, teaching, presenting seminars, and writing books and articles. They have two children.
Kuon, James Tut×
James Tut Kuon
Valentyna Kuryliak, Ph.D., is associate professor of the Department of Philosophy, Theology and Church History of the Ukrainian Institute of Arts and Sciences. Kuryliak is vice-rector for scientific work at the Ukrainian Institute of Arts and Sciences. Kuryliak's scientific interests include history of Protestantism in Ukraine and history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kuryliak is a postdoctoral student specializing in history and archeology at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Kusaga, Toto Ndege Bwire×
Toto Ndege Bwire Kusaga, M.B.A. (CM), (Mzumbe University), serves as the president of Central Tanzania Field of the Southern Tanzania Union Mission. Previously he served as the executive secretary of South East Tanzania Conference, departmental director in Eastern Tanzania Conference for ten years, and a frontline pastor for twelve years.
Kusekwa, Elizabeth George×
Elizabeth George Kusekwa
Kuyenga, Henry Gidion×
Henry Gidion Kuyenga, M.A. in Islamic studies (Adventist University of Africa), is currently (2020) a frontline pastor. Prior to becoming a pastor, Kuyenga served the Tanzanian government as a teacher.
Kwanin, Kwame Boakye×
Kwame Boakye Kwanin, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is currently the president of the Northern Ghana Union Mission, chairman of the Valley View University Council, and chairman of the Ghana Adventist Health Services. He previously served as Ghana Union Conference secretary and president of the South Central Ghana Conference. He pastored in Ashtown, Ahinsan, Akomadan, and Mamobi. Kwanin published a book, Culturally Sensitive Mentoring Approach to Ministry, in 2011.
Kyi, Tin Maung×
Tin Maung Kyi, M.A. in education (Spicer Memorial College, India), is the principal of Central Myanmar Adventist Seminary and has also served as a teacher, registrar, treasurer, and church pastor. He married Tha Lay Paw and has two children.
Kahindo Kyusa, B.A. in theology (the Adventist University of Lukanga), is currently the president of North Kivu Field. Previously he served the same field as executive secretary. He has also been a front line pastor. Kyusa is married to Masika Vahaviraki Evelyne and they have seven children.
Labadisos, Alfred E.×
Alfred E. Labadisos, M.A. in religion with emphasis on New Testament (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), was a missionary member of the 1000 Missionary Movement, Silang, Cavite, from 2006-2008 and a missionary teacher at Chuuk Seventh-day Adventist School, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, from 2013-2015. After his missionary term ended, he went to Thailand and worked as a human resource-generalist at MediaKids Academy, Pathum Thani, Thailand. He is married to Ferndelle Leegh H. Barret.
Cédric Lachenal, Ph.D. (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines), is currently professor and dean of the seminary at the Université Adventiste Zurcher, in Antsirabe, Madagascar. Lachenal is a hymnologist, who specializes in Adventist hymnody. He has worked on church planting projects through orchestra with indigent children in several countries for more than ten years.
Lagabon-Lozada, Lelisa Mariel D.×
Lelisa Mariel D. Lagabon-Lozada graduated from Adventist University of the Philippines. She is the Compliance, Documentation, and Communication officer of the Human Capital Department of Adventist Hospital Palawan. She coordinates the monthly Happiness Programs and Employee Engagement Programs. She lives in Puerto Princesa City with her husband Wendell. She is also a choir directress.
Lagutov, Peter P.×
Peter P. Lagutov currently serves as a pastor for the church, “Rostov-2/RKC" since 2015. In the past he served as pastor in Tbilisi, Georgia, Georgia/Trans-Caucasus Mission, and Rostov-on-Don. He served also as the president of the Georgia Mission/Caucasus Union Mission, the Sabbath School/Personal Ministries director of the Rostov-Kalmykia Conference (RKC), the Ministerial Association secretary and Family Ministries director of the Caucasus Union Mission (CaUM), the Ministerial Association Secretary, and as a person responsible for CaUM Media Ministry.
Surendra Lall is president of Eastern Uttar Pradesh Section and grandson of Piyare and Babra Lall.
Lalrawngbawlla, B.A. in Religion (Myanmar Union Adventist College and Seminary), M.A. in Education (Adventist International Institutes of Advanced Study, Philippines), has worked as an evangelist, teacher, high school principal, and pastor since 1990. He currently serves as director of Publishing Ministry, Spirit of Prophecy, and Voice of Prophecy in Myanmar Union Mission. He and his wife Vanramliani have three daughters and one son.
Koberson Langhu, Ph.D. in church history and systematic theology (the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines), is an assistant professor of church history at Spicer Adventist University, India. He and his wife Sanita have three children.
Lasu, Suzan Christopher Y.×
Suzan Christopher Y. Lasu
Laurent, Kasay Bisogho×
Kasay Bisogho Laurent was rector of Adventist University of Lukanga (Griggs extension) from 1994 to 1996.
Lauron, Victoria G.×
Victoria G. Lauron
Leahu, Robert I.×
Robert I. Leahu
Leal, Cláudio Romero×
Cláudio Romero Leal
Lee, Hoon Jae×
Hoon Jae Lee graduated from Hankook Sahmyook Academy and later from Sahmyook University. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Seventh-day Adventist Seminary at Andrews University Michigan, U.S.A. in 2008, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Theology at Sungkonghoe University. He began his pastoral ministry at the Western Central Conference of South Korea in 2009. He has been a book editor since 2019 and is currently the editor of Home and Health magazine.
Lee, Hyung Jin×
Hyung Jin Lee graduated from the Department of Theology at Sahmyook University and then completed M.Div. at Andrews University in 2000. Since he first started at the Seoul Junior Institution in 2001, he has served as the vice director of the Philippine Training Institute, the director of the Seoul Junior Institution, and the vice director of the Gwanak English Village. Since 2013, he has served as the director of Yongin Institution. In 2019, he was appointed as the director of the SDA Language Institute and is striving for a new leap forward for the Institute.
Lee, Kuk Heon×
Kuk Heon Lee graduated from Sahmyook University (B.A.), Newbold College (M.A.), and Sahmyook University (Ph.D.). From 1990 to 2009, he served as a pastor at Korean Union Conference. In 2010, he joined Sahmyook University as a lecturer and professor at the Theology Department. His research and teaching interests are in Church History. He wrote several books and published several papers on the subject. Currently, he is also the Dean of Planning at Sahmyook University.
Lee, Michel Sun×
Michel Sun Lee is a Ph.D. in Religion in the Americas in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the history of contestations over Sabbath-keeping between religious majorities and minorities in nineteenth and twentieth century America. She also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history from Stanford University.
Lehmann, Richard P.×
Richard P. Lehmann, Ph.D. (University of Strasbourg, France), served as a missionary in Cameroon, Africa. He was academic dean of the theology school at the Adventist University of France and later president of the same institution. He was also president of the Franco-Belgian Union. Lehmann published numerous books, articles, and contributed to Bibles editions. He also contributed to the Handbook of the Seventh-day Adventist Theology, The Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary, and other major publications of the Biblical Research Institute.
Grant Leitma, Ph.D. (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois). Leitma serves as chair/professor of psychology and counseling at Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Maryland. He has been teaching at WAU for 37 years. Leitma completed his B.A. psychology degree as a student of Dr. John Cannon at Columbia Union College (now WAU).
Israel Leito, Ph.D. studies (Howard University, Washington, D.C.) and M.A. (Villa Nueva University, Miami, Florida), is a retired president of the Inter-American Division. He also served at Netherlands Antilles Mission and Central American Union Mission in positions such as district pastor; department director for youth ministries, education, stewardship, communication, lay activities, and Sabbath school; and TV and radio evangelist. At the Inter-American Division, he was department director for youth ministries and communications, and, at the General Conference, he was director of church ministries. He is author of a 2007 Morning Watch devotional titled A través de la Biblia (“Through the Bible”).
Lekundayo, Godwin Kilevo×
Godwin Kilevo Lekundayo, Ph.D. (OCMS, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, affiliated with Wales University, UK) is the president of Northern Tanzania Union Conference. He has served the church as a front line pastor for seven years, Ministerial secretary and Global Mission co-ordinator for three years. He has authored The Cosmic Christ: Towards Effective Mission among the Maasai. He is married to Dorothy and they have two sons and two daughters and two grandchildren.
Lelenguiya, Lazarus Lesaron×
Lazarus Lesaron Lelenguiya is executive secretary of Central Rift Valley Conference, Kenya.
Lester Lemke, M.B.A. (University of New England, NSW, Australia). Retired as executive director of Catholic Secondary Principals Australia in 2014. Born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to the missionaries Ernest and Delys Lemke. Worked in education for 44 years in a range of mainstream and cross-cultural contexts as a teacher, faculty head, deputy principal, principal, regional secondary inspector, assistant secretary for education (PNG) and executive director of the Australian Catholic Principals’ Association based in Canberra, ACT, Australia.
Mel Lemke, D.Min. (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, the United States), currently serves as Ministerial Association director for Education in the South Queensland Conference, Australia. Born in Papua New Guinea of missionary parents, Lemke has served the church as a pastor, conference and union youth director, division Adventist Volunteer Services director, college lecturer, seminary department director, and school chaplain for over a decade. Lemke is an author and international speaker, and has four adult children.
Leones, Juan Carlos×
Juan Carlos Leones Villegas is executive secretary, ministerial secretary, and evangelist for the South Central Venezuela Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. His 21 years of administrative and pastoral experience include supporting youth ministries for 15 years. He is married to Martha Isabel Balaguera and has two children. His goal is to reach the kingdom of heaven with his family.
Fai Leong began his pastoral ministry in Kuala Lumpur in 1980, after he graduated from Hong Kong Adventist College. At the time of writing, he was the president of the Peninsular Malaysia Mission.
Levterov, Theodore N.×
Theodore N. Levterov, Ph.D., is director of the Ellen G. White Estate branch office on the Loma Linda University campus, as well as a faculty member of the Loma Linda University School of Religion. Levterov served as a pastor both in his native land of Bulgaria and the United States before coming to Loma Linda in 2011. His Ph.D. dissertation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary dealt with early Adventist understandings of Ellen White’s prophetic gift.
Liligeto, Wilson Gia×
Wilson Gia Liligeto was born in Papua New Guinea. He is the son of Kuloburu Liligeto, a retired pastor and teacher. Wilson Liligeto attended James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, the International Training Institute in Mosman, Sydney, Australia, and the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, Davao City, Philippines. He is currently the regional youth coordinator for the SDA Church in the Western Sub Office of the Solomon Islands Mission and the deputy director in the Ministry of Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs with the Solomon Islands Government. Liligeto has authored Babata, My Tribe, My Land, My People, and delivered several presentations on local church history and local community/church leadership. He is married to Beverly with five children and seven grandchildren.
Lim, Glinawaty Kay Liwidjaja×
Glinawaty Kay Liwidjaja Lim grew up in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia, and served as a dental director at Medan Adventist Hospital, starting from October 1974, then vice president for Medical Affairs, then as president. In 2018, after 44 years of service, she retired as the president of Medan Adventist Hospital Foundation. She is married to Johan Lim, and they have two adult children.
Lima, Cláudio Antônio Hirle×
Cláudio Antônio Hirle Lima
Lima, Dorival Duarte de×
Dorival Duarte de Lima
Paulo Lima, M.Th. (Faculté Adventiste de Théologie, Collonges-sous-Salève, France) and B.Ph. (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), serves as editor of the Revista Adventista and the Sinais dos Tempos. Lima has published more than sixty articles in the two mentioned journals.
Lindo, Clinton, III×
Clinton Lindo III
Fritz-Gerhard Link, German civil servant in environmental conservation. Lay priest (distance learning Servant for Word, SDA University Friedensau), member and former elder of parish Karlsruhe. Author of a book about history and development of the churches in Conference Baden-Wuerttemberg (1887-2020), of this article in the online encyclopedia and of a commentary on Revelation.
Imanuel Lisupadang began his pastoral ministry in Mamuju in 2001 after he graduated from Manado Adventist College, formerly known as Universitas Klabat Airmadidi Manado. At the time of writing, he is the executive secretary of Luwu Tana Toraja Mission.
Litster, W. Glynn×
W. Glynn Litster, Ph.D. (The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), retired in 1994. Litster was born in Melbourne, Australia, and served as an educator and missionary in the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. His roles included teacher, principal, school supervisor, and education director. Late in his career he researched the history of Sanitarium. During retirement he produced Pacific Islands hymnbooks in 7 languages. He is married to Elva, has two adult children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Joian Llorca is a teacher and administrator in the Spanish Adventist Union (UAE). He worked at the Colegio Urgell in Barcelona for 20 years. He served as director of the Youth Department of the UAE, the Education Department of the UAE, and the Children’s Ministries of the UAE. For 15 years, he was in the management of Colegio Timón and had the privilege of coordinating the construction work and the move to the new building. Currently, he serves at Colegio Timón as a primary school teacher.
Lo, Bruce W.×
Bruce W. Lo is the ESDA assistant editor for the Chinese Union Mission.
Lo, Joseph W.×
Joseph W. Lo, Ph.D., born in Hong Kong of Adventist parents, has a doctorate in nuclear physics. He has worked as a researcher, NASA scientist, university lecturer, automation engineer, petroleum exploration and computer consultant prior to becoming principal of Macao Sam Yuk School. His passion is in youth ministry, Adventist education, and music. Besides being active in lay ministries in the Greater Houston area, he also formed and led a youth orchestra and a gospel singing group.
Lo, Ruth S. L.×
Originally trained as a nurse at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Ruth Siew Lan Lo received a BA in psychology and a MSc in community health from Wollongong University, and a PhD from University of New England. She was a nursing professor and a musician, having taught at Southern Cross University for 12 years and taught piano and theory in United States for nearly 10 years. In addition, she has an interest in Adventist history.
Lobanov, Ivan V.×
Ivan V. Lobanov
Lock, Glynn Lester×
Glynn Lester Lock was born in Mackay, North Queensland. He is third generation missionary to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and is now retired after working in primary, secondary, tertiary and aviation education. He was married to Bette-Joy (Rosendahl), now deceased and mother of his two adult children, Joyanne and Kent, for forty-eight years, six of those in the Solomon Islands and PNG. Lock enjoys visiting family, including three grandchildren, and friends, woodwork, caravanning, gardening, volunteering and participating in music. He now lives with his wife, Lorraine, in Swansea, NSW.
Harwood Lockton, M.A. (University of Newcastle, Australia) taught geography in state high schools in his native England for a decade before moving to Avondale University College, Australia, to lecture in human geography. He established Avondale’s Poverty and International Development major and overseas service trips. He also spent four years leading the international development program for ADRA Australia. In retirement he has been a guest lecturer at Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia, and Pacific Adventist University, PNG, and volunteers at a local foodbank.
Samuel London, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. He is the director of the Oakwood Office for the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. London wrote the book Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). Samuel and his wife Laura reside in Priceville, Alabama.
Kerrie Long (nee Tolhurst) trained in business studies and currently works in accounts for Adventist Senior Living, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia. She was born in Australia into a ministerial family, and married a church finance administrator, Dr Warrick Long, and has lived and worked in many areas of Australia and in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and New Zealand. Long worked for Adventist Schools for 17 years as registrar, and has two daughters and two grandchildren.
Lopes, Fabiana de Almeida Guimarães×
Fabiana de Almeida Guimarães Lopes
López, Abel Felipe×
Abel Felipe López Morales, M.A. in pastoral theology, has served the church as a district pastor and personal ministries director in North Tamaulipas Conference and the Northwest Mission. He is currently the ministerial secretary and director of the departments of evangelism and health of the Northwest Mission. He is married to Elva Alemán Infante and they have two children.
Dimas López, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, México), is executive secretary of Grijalva Conference. He has served the church in several positions, such as teacher and director of elementary education, district pastor, departmental director, secretary, and conference president.
López, Matías H.×
Matías H. López
Pedro López Ruiz, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico). has served the church since 1993 as a pastor, departmental director, secretary and president of various conferences within the Inter-Oceanic Mexican Union Conference. He is married to Bellamira Gómez Gómez and they have 3 children.
Grant Lottering, B.Th. (Helderberg College of Higher Education, Somerset West, South Africa), currently serves as assistant researcher at the Ellen G. White and SDA Research and Heritage Center of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division.
Lynnette Lounsbury, M.Hist. (University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia) is a lecturer in the Arts at Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia. She is the author of two novels and the producer of the award winning Stan Originals documentary “The Meaning of Vanlife” (2019). She lives in Sydney, Australia.
Sharyn Low, B.S.W. (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), retired in 2014 from thirty-eight years social work experience in the community services/child and family services sector. Sharyn pioneered the training services to non-governmental agencies including distance learning training for residential carers, foster carer training, and represented Australia on the International Forum for Child Welfare 1994 to 2000. She is married to Ian with three children and three grandchildren.
Loñoza, Janette Basco×
Janette Basco Loñoza is an experienced educator who serves as the Timor-Leste Adventist International School principal in Dili, Timor-Leste. She graduated from the Adventist University of the Philippines in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Emmanuel, and son in nature and sharing Jesus as a missionary family.
Lucio, Matthew J.×
Matthew J. Lucio, MDiv. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). Lucio currently pastors in Peoria, Illinois, and has previously pastored districts in Tennessee and Iowa. He has presented several academic papers on church history for the Adventist Society for Religious Studies (ASRS), and also hosts the Adventist History Podcast.
Gerd Ludescher, Ph.D., M.D., is currently the medical director of PrimaVita Health Centre in Waldfriede Hospital, Berlin, Germany. He is a specialist in general medicine with additional areas of qualification, which include naturopathy, nutritional medicine-DAEM/DGEM, and sports medicine.
Luengas, Fredy Gustavo×
Fredy Gustavo Luengas Camelo, M.A. (Herbert Fletcher University – Online, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), serves as coordinator of the Risaralda area and district pastor at Central Colombian Conference. He has served the church for 21 years as a district chaplain and pastor. He is married to Lilia Rocío Rincón and has two daughters.
Moses Lugun has been president of North Bengal Section since 2015.
Luis, José Seth×
José Seth Luis Cruz, M.A. (Universidad Linda Vista, Chiapas, México), is a pastor in Coatzacoalcos V district in the south of Veracruz, where he has also served as pastor in 13 other districts: Coatzacoalcos, Coatzacoalcos I, Coatzacoalcos II, Coatzacoalcos III, Insurgentes, Central Coatzacoalcos, Minatitlán, Rodriguez Clara, La Esperanza, Oluta, Acaycan, Ixhuatlán I, and Nanchital II. He is married to María Concepción Martínez González and has two children.
Lukinga, Sadiki Abraham×
Sadiki Abraham Lukinga
Miranda Lundby, graduated with a B.S. in liberal studies from Montana State University—Billings in 2016. She went on to take her M.A. in education from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. Her first encounter with the people of Cambodia was in 2015 when she spent about 7 weeks substitute teaching. She returned again as a student missionary in 2016 with Adventist Frontier Missions. She currently serves as a missionary in the Battambang Province where she is partnering with the Cambodia Adventist Mission to open a boarding academy for grades 7-12.
Lusega, Abel A.×
Abel A. Lusega
Luttrell, Hannah Ko×
Hannah Ko Luttrell spent her childhood in both the United Kingdom and Singapore before attending Andrews University, where she obtained a bachelor’s in journalism and religion. She later acquired a master’s in communications management, and served in various communication roles at the Review and Herald Publishing Association, Loma Linda Broadcasting Network, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and Hope Channel. She has been published in Guide magazine, Columbia Union Visitor, and Adventist Review.
Machado, Vicente Nafri×
Vicente Nafri Machado Arévalo, M.B.A. (Montemoleros University, Nuevo León, Mexico), has served the Adventist church in El Salvador for many years as an active church member and most recently as first elder. He provides special support to the production and information technology departments of El Salvador Union Mission and has assisted in the development of a center of influence in a church of Central El Salvador Conference. He is a dedicated lay evangelist committed to reaching the middle-class population of the country’s capital. He also keeps busy mentoring master and doctorate students mainly in Adventist universities. He is married to Ana del Carmen Ramos and has two children.
Paminus Machamire, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) is currently the vice president of the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. He began his ministry as a district pastor in Zimbabwe where he also served as a departmental director at field and union levels. Later, he served as president of East Zimbabwe Field before becoming the Zambezi Union executive secretary, and later union president in Zimbabwe and Botswana. He published a book, The Power of Forgiveness, with the Africa Publishing House.
Macharia, John Gichuiri×
John G. Macharia, B.A, in Theology (the University of Eastern Africa Baraton), M.A. and D.Min. (the Adventist University of Africa) currently serves as the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries, and Education director at the East Kenya Union.
Maciel, José Alves, Jr.×
José Alves Maciel Jr. served as director of ADRA Angola from November 2016 to May 2021
Linda Mack, MLIS in Library Science (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah), B.Mus. and M.M. in Organ Performance (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). Mack is a free-lance scholar and keyboard performer residing in Denver, CO. She retired from Andrews University in 2012 as Professor Emerita of library science. A former student of Blythe Owen, Mack has championed the composer’s life and works through conference presentations, collaborative recitals, and ongoing work towards a full-length biography.
Anthony MacPherson, Ph.D. (Avondale University College, Cooranbong, Australia) is currently serving as a lecturer in systematic theology at Avondale University in Australia. From 2001 to 2015 he served as a pastor in Western Australia and Melbourne. From 2016 to 2019 he served as Head of Theology at Fulton Adventist University College in Nadi, Fiji.
Madembo, Medeline W.×
Medeline W. Madembo is director of Zimbabwe Central Union Conference Health and Women and Children’s Ministries departments.
Madhu, Sandra Rumi×
Sandra Rumi Madhu (B.Sc. in Nursing, University of Dhaka; M.A. in Public Health and M.S.S. in Clinical Social Work) is a nursing and midwifery educator and principal of Bangladesh Adventist Nursing College. She had worked as a faculty, technical officer and senior instructor at James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, a study nurse at ICDDRB, and a pediatric nurse at Apollo Hospital. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Health Science at the University of Greenwich off-campus in Malaysia. Madhu is married to William Anupom Gomez, and they have one child.
Mafwimbo, Wilfred Katondo×
Wilfred Katondo Mafwimbo
Maglipas, Reynaldo L.×
Reynaldo L. Maglipas hails from Salcedo Eastern Samar, Philippines. He finished his elementary and high school education in his birthplace. He earned his Bachelor of Theology at Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP). After graduation, he worked in the Central Luzon Conference, Manila, Philippines, as a church and district pastor. Currently, he serves as the associate pastor of the Philippine International Church at AUP. He is pursuing a D.Min. at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). He is married to Sunbeam Love E. Maglipas, with whom he has three children.
Ranya Maher, M.A. (Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon), works as an administrative secretary and receptionist of Egypt-Sudan Field, where she had previously worked in the accounting department. She is married to Nagi Halim and has two children. She helps women with Christian counseling in Adventist and non-Adventist churches throughout Egypt.
Mahorney, Barry M.×
Barry M. Mahorney graduated from Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) (B.A. Music Education), and then from LaSierra University (M.A. Administration and Leadership). Mahorney served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in education and pastoral ministry for forty-five years. He is married to Sharryn Hughes Mahorney, granddaughter of China missionaries Alton and Emma Hughes. They have two adult children.
Maitland, Fitzroy S.×
Fitzroy S. Maitland
Makemo, Clifford Otieno×
Clifford Otieno Makemo (B.A. in Theology, Bugema University, Uganda) is a pastor with more than ten years of experience. He served as district pastor and Youth / Communication departmental director of Kenya Lake Conference. Currently, he is the executive secretary of Kenya Lake Conference and is pursuing studies in systematic theology at St. Paul University, Kenya. He and his wife Sarah Kakayi Otieno have four children.
Samuel Makori is a retired pastor who worked closely with the Adventist Youth Movement in Kenya.
Makoye, David Maduhu×
David Maduhu Makoye, M.A. in cooperatives and community development, is the executive secretary of the Northern Tanzania Union Conference. Makoye has served as president of several conferences and a frontline pastor. He has written several books, including Nusuru Ndoa Yako, Afrika na Umaskini, Uongozi Wenye Njozi and Investment in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Context. He is married to Joyce with four grown up children.
Mamac, Nildo S.×
Nildo S. Mamac is an ordained minister, serving as the Publishing Ministries director of South Philippine Union Conference (SPUC). Prior to his current responsibility, he was the associate publishing director for the Literature Ministry Seminary of SPUC. He started his denominational service as a full-time literature evangelist. He was called to serve as a district pastor, and later as ministerial secretary and publishing director of Zamboanga Peninsula Mission. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines.
Johnny Manassian, Ed.D. (Loma Linda University) was born in Iran of Armenian descent. After graduating in 1960 from Middle East College in Beirut, Lebanon, he returned to Iran where he served as dean of men and principal for Adventist Academy and then as Iran Mission Education director. He later moved to Lebanon and served as Youth, Education, and Global Missions director for the Middle East Union and professor of Bible and Education for Middle East College. He published a book, Christianity with a Qur’anic View. He has three adult children and five grandchildren.
Fulgence Mangosongo (B.A. in Theology, University of Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania; B.A.-CED, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania) is serving as a frontline ordained pastor in Western Tanzania Conference and Projects and Development Committee secretary for the same conference. He has served the community as a Community Economic Development officer before joining pastoral ministry. He is married to Shelida Crispo Mukali and has two sons and one daughter.
Born in South Australia, Bruce Manners studied for ministry at Avondale College and served the Adventist Church as a pastor and editor of the South Pacific Division's Record and Signs of the Times. He has had four books published including his Ph.D. thesis (Sociology) Publish or Perish: The role of print in the Adventist community. He retired at the end of 2014 after 40 years of service.
David Manrique, MP, has been a minister in Venezuela since 1996 and a member of Cerca de Ti Venezuela Organizing Committee, since its beginnings in 2013. He has also worked in Youth and Personal Ministries and ADRA for approximately nine years and is the Youth Ministries director of East Venezuela Union Mission.
Manrique, David Alberto×
David Alberto Manrique Rojas
Mansour, Nabil Gabriel×
Nabil Gabriel Mansour, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is a retired pastor living in Australia. During his diverse denominational career, Mansour worked as translator and editor at Middle East Press (Beirut, Lebanon), teacher, dean of men, and church pastor at Nile Union Academy (Egypt), accountant/cashier at the Egypt Field Office and director of the Matariah Mercy Home. During his years of service in the East Mediterranean Field, Mansour taught at Middle East College and, later, at SDA Amman High School.
Emmanuel Manu is the current treasurer of the West-Central Africa Division.
Manumbu, Koheleth Makweba×
Koheleth Makweba Manumbu, M.B.A. (Solusi University, Bulawayo Zimbabwe) serves as an accountant and internal auditor for Home Health Education Service, South Tanzania Union Mission of Seventh–day Adventists. In the past, he served as a treasurer in several secondary schools, a college, a publishing house, and a media centre. He is married to Pendo Michael Kasonde and they have six children.
Manurip, Gerald N.×
Gerald N. Manurip began his pastoral ministry in rural area at West Likupang District North Minahasa and North Mollucass Conference in 1999 after he graduated from Mount Klabat University (Universitas Klabat). At the time of writing, he was the Adventist Mission director of Manado and North Mollucass Conference.
Maquirang, Calev B.×
Calev B. Maquirang is the executive secretary of West Visayan Conference, Corner Jalandoni-Ledesma Sts., Iloilo City, Philippines. He previously served as the director for Health and Communications and Sabbath School and Personal Ministries of the same conference. He is married to Rutchie Gai Saldivia, and they are blessed with two children: Chydz Beryl and Khyl Jacinth.
Marak, Rajiv Paul R.×
Rajiv Paul R. Marak has been the principal of Riverside Adventist Academy since 2014.
Marambi, Jeremy Mwenda×
Jeremy Mwenda Marambi is an ordained minister currently serving the church as the Executive Secretary, Central Kenya Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and a student pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at the Adventist University of Africa, Main campus.
Marcano, Amado Enrique×
Amado Enrique Marcano Larez, M.A., is president of Central Llanos Venezuela Mission. He has 33 years of ministerial experience serving as a pastor, department director, and administrator. He is married to Iveth Virginia González and has three children.
Mariano, Glenn Jade V.×
Glenn Jade V. Mariano is a Filipino Adventist who is married to Glady P. Quilit-Mariano. They are blessed with a daughter. He graduated at AIIAS in 2019 with a Ph.D. degree in New Testament biblical studies. His dissertation deals with the newness of the new covenant in Hebrews 8:7-13. He worked at Central Philippine Adventist College as Bible instructor, and he is now employed at the Adventist University of the Philippines.
Marín, Remberto Sarzuri×
Remberto Sarzuri Marín
Ricardo Marin Salas, M.A. in pastoral ministry (Seminar on Theological Studies of Inter-America – SETAI), B.A. in theology (Universidad Nicaragua), has served as a district pastor in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica and also as a departmental director in those countries. In 2011 he was appointed as a departmental director of South Central American Union Mission. Since December 2014 he has served as executive secretary in South Central American Union Mission.
Mariñas, Jecsoon O.×
Jecsoon O. Mariñas is editorial assistant of Philippine Publishing House. He holds a B.A. in Theology from Northern Luzon Adventist College. He served Northeast Luzon Mission as a church pastor from 2016 to 2019.
Mariñas, Maureen N.×
Maureen N. Mariñas is serving Northeast Luzon Mission in Mabini, Alicia, Isabela, Philippines as the Communications and the Adventist Children’s Ministries director. She has served the church for 18 years as educator and office staff. Currently, Maureen is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Administration.
Marques, Igor Emanuel de Souza×
Igor Emanuel de Souza Marques
Márquez, Juan Carlos×
Juan Carlos Márquez
Marrero, Elias Ivan×
Elías Iván Marrero is the president of East Venezuela Conference. He has served the Adventist Church for 21 years as a district pastor, theology professor, department head, and administrator. He is married to Evelia Yamilet Madrid and has three daughters.
Marroquín, Gerson Neftalí×
Gerson Neftalí Marroquín Castañaza, CPE, is a professional chaplain and ministerial secretary, field secretary, and director of Personal Ministries and Sabbath School departments at the Lago Guatemala Mission. He has served the church for 25 years as a district pastor, field secretary, chaplain, and departmental head in different areas of Guatemala and Honduras.
Marsh, Dorothy Knight×
Dorothy Knight Marsh was born in Soso, Mississippi. After a career as a business owner, she retired to Mississippi and spends her time continuing the Knight Family Legacy. Dorothy Knight Marsh is a published author of the book, From Cotton Fields to Mission Fields, the Story of Anna Knight.
Martin, Carlos G.×
Carlos G. Martin, Ph.D. in Missions and Evangelism (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX). Martin retired after 46 years of ministry in SAD, IAD, NAD, SPD, NPD. He served 19 years as church pastor, taught Missions and Evangelism for 6 years at AIIAS (Philippines), and served 2 years as Ministerial Secretary (NPD). His last position was professor of Missions and Evangelism at Southern Adventist University (Tennessee, U.S.A.), for 19 years. He is actively involved in evangelism.
Jean-Michel Martin, Ph.D. (University of Geneva), is a retired church historian who has taught history in the Adventist University of France in Collonges-Campus Adventists du Salève.
Martínez, Fernando Barreno×
Fernando Barreno Martínez
Germán Martínez, B.A. in Theology (Adventist University of Chile), has been dedicated to the Publishing ministry for more than 25 years. He has served as a colporteur in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the United States. He has also served the church as director of Publications and Spirit of Prophecy in the Chilean Union. Pastor Martínez is currently the director of Publications and Spirit of Prophecy of the Argentine Union.
René Martínez Alvarado, B.A. (Central American Adventist University, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is a district pastor and departmental minister of personal ministries and communications of the Caribbean Mission. He has served the church for 17 years as a district pastor, ministries department director, and area coordinator. He is married to Stephanie Alfaro and has a son.
Martínez, Víctor Manuel×
Víctor Manuel Martínez Bautista
Marundu, Alfred G.×
Alfred G. Marundu
Masangcay, Richard Dean M.×
Richard Dean M. Masangcay is a pastor in the West Visayan Conference. He is a second generation minister. He is married to Emmylou Magbanua. They have two children: Richard M. Masangcay and Ayessa Evani M. Masangcay. He finished his B.A. in Theology at Central Philippine Adventist College, Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Gabriel Masfa, Ph.D., Babcock University
Masumbuko, Shadrack K.×
Shadrack K. Masumbuko
Matamu, Franciskus Kashasha×
Franciskus Kashasha Matamu, B.Comm. in Human Resources (MANCOSA, South Africa), currently serves as the executive secretary of the Namibia North Conference and is studying for a Master of Divinity at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines.
Matevosyan, Armen S.×
Armen S. Matevosyan
Luxson Matomola, MPA (University of Africa, Zambia), currently serves as executive secretary of the Namibia South Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He is also studying for a Master of Education Management at Bethel University, Zambia.
Matte, Daniel M.×
Daniel M. Matte, D.Min. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya), is currently the president of Uganda Union Mission. He previously served as the Uganda Union Mission executive secretary. He also served as president of a field, a departmental director and a frontline pastor. He is married to Sarah Mbambu Matte and they have seven children.
Mattukoyya, Laban Rao×
Laban Rao Mattukoyya
Matucha, Mazara Edward×
Mazara Edward Matucha
Mavura, Togolani S.×
Togolani S. Mavura, B.A. in religion (Bugema University, Kampala, Uganda), is currently a frontline pastor in North East Tanzania Conference. He is married to Anna D. Mgoghwe and they have three children.
Mawa, Clement Joseph Arkangelo×
Clement Joseph Arkangelo Mawa, D.Min. in leadership, currently serves as the president of South Sudan Attached Territory of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Previously, Mawa served as the president of Dreater Equatoria Field of Seventh-day Adventists. He is married to Doreen Okech Arkangelo with a son and three daughters.
George Mayani, CPA(T) is the treasurer of South Nyanza conference in Tanzania. He has served as chief accountant at the University of Arusha, associate treasurer Tanzania Union, chief accountant Tanzania Adventist Press and senior accountant, East Tanzania Conference. He is married to Pendo and they have three children.
Burkhard Mayer is a pastor and coordinator of evangelistic programs and seminars in the Northern German Union. He lives with his family near Lübeck.
S. Mbayi, M.A. in missiology (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A), is president of North-West Kenya Mission.
Mbuga, Mussa Samson×
Mussa Samson Mbuga is the Health Ministries director for Mara Conference. He has served as a clinician at several health facilities. He has served as Front Line Lay Evangelism Programme coordinator. He is married to Elianaeny Naftael Mamchony, and they have three sons.
McAdams, Donald R.×
Donald R. McAdams graduated from Columbia Union College and received a Ph.D. in British history from Duke University. He taught at Andrews University (1967-1975), was president of Southwestern Adventist College (1975-1984), and in the years following served as president of the Texas Independent College Fund, executive president of the American Productivity & Quality Center, president of McAdams, Faillace & Associates, Inc, a productivity management consulting firm, executive vice president of Texas Southern University, research professor at the University of Houston, and 12 years on the Houston school board. As founder and president of the Center for Reform of School Systems (2001-2011), he provided governance training for over 100 urban school boards and wrote four books on urban school governance.
Benjamin McArthur (1951-2017) taught American history at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee, from 1979 to 2017, except for a three-year period from 2009 to 2012 during which he served as academic dean of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. He was both a highly-respected teacher and an accomplished scholar whose publications included The Man Who Was Rip Van Winkle: Joseph Jefferson and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre (Yale University Press, 2007) and A.G. Daniells: Shaper of Twentieth-Century Adventism (Pacific Press, 2015).
McArthur, Emily C.×
Emily C. McArthur teaches at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the United States. She earned a B.A. from Southern Adventist University and a Ph.D. in Victorian Literature from the University of California, Riverside.
David McClintock, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States) is currently the education director for the South Pacific Division. McClintock has been a Bible teacher, deputy of three high schools, principal of six schools and an education director at conference, union and division levels. He is married to Glenda and they have three adult children and three grandchildren, one of whom they will get to know in heaven. McClintock has written two Bible textbooks, several series on CIRCLE about Adventist education and Christian Discipline and co-authored the twelve Transformational Teaching documents presenting an Adventist world view on curriculum.
Rick McEdward, D.I.S. (Intercultural Studies, Fuller Graduate Schools, Pasadenda, California) is a pastor, church planter, and missionary. He spent 11 years pastoring and church planting in the Washington Conference, North American Division. In 2001 he and his wife Marcia moved their family to Colombo, Sri Lanka where they served for four years as missionaries. From 2005-2009 he served as director of Adventist Mission at the Southern Asia-Pacific Division in the Philippines. He later became associate director of the Institute of World Mission prior to his appointment as director of the Global Mission Centers at the General Conference, where he worked for 5 years. In 2016 he and his wife moved to Beirut, Lebanon to take up responsibility as president of the Middle East and North Africa Union. Rick and Marcia have two children.
Faith-Ann McGarrell, Ph.D. (Andrews University) is the Editor for The Journal of Adventist Education. Prior to this appointment in 2014, she served as associate professor of teaching, learning, and curriculum, and the director of the curriculum and instruction program at Andrews University. McGarrell holds a bachelor’s and master’s in English literature, a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, and has taught at all levels, PreK-higher education. Born in Guyana, South America, McGarrell spent her growing up years in Guyana, Trinidad, and the United States.
Henry McNeily III holds an M.B.A. from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. At the time this article was written, he was an M.Div. student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A. Prior to being a student, he served more than 20 years in the United States Army.
Lutengamaso Mdendemi holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and finance from Arusha Institute of Accountancy. Currently he is an accountant at Zoissa SDA Dispensary in Central Tanzania, Southern Tanzania Union Mission.
Jaime Medrano Zamorano is the president of Bajío Mexican Conference. He has served as a district pastor, departmental leader, and administrator of Bajío Mexican Conference since 2007. He is married to Ogla Deniss Tenorio Valenzuela and has two children.
Bertram Melbourne, Ph.D., author, preacher, and scholar, is a professor at Howard University School of Divinity, pastor at Rockville SDA Church, and founder of “Collaborate to Educate Our Sons,” an organization designed to facilitate caring relationships and education for boys and young men. He was chair of the religion departments of Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) and West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University). He is married and has three children.
Cavel Melbourne, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States). Melbourne worked as an educator for over forty years in public schools and in Adventist education in Jamaica and the United States. She currently serves as adjunct professor in the Department of History and Political Studies at Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, Maryland. Melbourne published “The Pathfinder Club in North America: 1911-1966” in the Adventist Heritage.
Melki, Henry Habib×
Henry Habib Melki, Ph.D. (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.) began his career in 1953, working for the Middle East Union. By 1962, he had earned a B.A. in Education from Middle East College (MEC), a B.A. in Arabic from American University in Beirut and a certificate in Business Management from BMC. He taught at MEC, the Lebanese University, Notre Dame University, Balamand University, Jenan University, and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik until he retired in 2015. Henry also played a key role in publishing 15 textbooks in spoken Arabic for Saudi Aramco and the Trilingual Dictionary. A devoted Ameen Rihani scholar, Henry has translated several of the author’s books into Arabic and has edited and discussed over 5,000 essays and theses.
Melo, Fernando Lopes de×
Fernando Lopes de Melo, M.Th. (Peruvian Union University, Peru), from Brazil, currently pastors in the Central Planalto Conference. He was president of Sao Tome and Principe Mission in the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division until 2019. He is studying toward earning a Ph.D. in Theology at Peruvian Union University.
Méndez, Brandi Israel×
Brandi Israel Méndez Méndez is originally from El Salvador. He has a Master’s Degree in pastoral theology from the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary. He has served the church for 18 years in Guatemala as a district pastor. He is a self-published author of Los jesuitas, el remanente y el Cordero and of El santuario bajo ataque. He is currently head of the departments of Sabbath School, Personal Ministry, Member Retention, Christian Stewardship and Evangelism for the West Guatemala Conference. He is married and has a daughter.
Gamaliel Méndez Hernández, M.A. (Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica), is the director of youth ministries, public outreach, family ministries, chaplain, stewardship and ministerial secretary and has served the church as a pastor and departmental secretary of North Veracruz Conference. He is a doctoral student at Northern Caribbean University. He is married to Raquel Romero Escobar and has two children.
Méndez, José Luis×
José Luis Méndez Zetina, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), is retired after having served for many years as teacher and Education department director for the Southeast Mexican Union Mission. He is married to Nohemí Chagoya Rinza and has two sons.
Méndez, Yohana Carolina×
Yohana Carolina Méndez Avila, M.A. in urban primary education, and a licentiate in business administration, has served the church as a cashier and administrative assistant in the Central Guatemalan Conference. Currently she serves as assistant to the president and the secretariat of the Guatemalan Union.
Mendoza, Roberto Moralez×
Roberto Moralez Mendoza
Meting, Jean Pourrat×
Jean Pourrat Meting, Ph.D. (Protestant University of Central Africa, 2018) currently serves as director of Departments at the Cameroon Union Mission, and is a visiting teacher of theology and religious sciences at the Adventist University Cosendai. He has previously served as pastor, director of departments, and executive officer in the Central-South Cameroon Conference. He is married to Mboulet Alliance Marie Louise Bebandwe. The couple has two daughters.
Roland Meyer, Docteur en théologie protestante (Doctor of Protestant Theology) (Strasbourg University, France), was a teacher and a pastor in the Swiss French Conference. He taught systematic theology teacher at the Adventist University of France. His published articles and books include La vie après la mort. Saint Paul défenseur de la résurrection (1989), Le retour à la vie (1997), Paul et les femmes (2013), “Pourquoi Jésus est-il mort sur la croix?” in Servir: Revue adventiste de théologie (2018). Meyer collaborated on the revisions of the Nouvelle Bible Segond (2002) and the Bible en français courant (2019).
Alejandro Meza Gómez, B.S. (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Ciudad Mexico, Mexico), has been a high school teacher at the Educational Center Ignacio Manuel Altamiro in Central Mexican Union Mission for 10 years. He is married to Giselle Martinez Mendoza.
Meza, Fernando A.×
Fernando A. Meza Escobar, Ed.D. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico) is a retired pastor with 38 years of service in the Northwest and Baja California Conferences. He served as district pastor, conference secretary, department director of education and stewardship and conference president. He is married to Elizabeth Sierra and they have two sons.
Meza, Martín Humberto×
Martín Humberto Meza Díaz, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico), is president of North Central Venezuela Conference. For 31 years, he worked as a district pastor in the territory of Venezuela-Antilles Union Mission. In 2019, he became the executive secretary of North Central Venezuela Conference and was later appointed its president.
Mgopa, Daniel Raphael×
Daniel Raphael Mgopa
Mhando, Herry Ndimangwa×
Herry Ndimangwa Mhando, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) is an Adventist pastor, preacher, and evangelist from Tanzania. Mhando served as ministerial secretary of the former Tanzania Union Mission of the Seventh-day Adventists and Church Ministries director of North-East Tanzania Conference. He contributed to the following two books: Herry Mhando: The Man and His Methods of Evangelism and Church Growth and The Glory of Thinking Big. Mhando has also published numerous articles.
Mhoja, Lawi Samwel×
Lawi Samwel Mhoja, Ph.D. (The Open University of Tanzania) currently serves as assistant publishing director, East-Central Tanzania Conference. He has also served as a chaplain in different schools. Mhoja is married to Felista David and they have three children.
Helen Miller, born to William and Nancy Hay and educated in Brisbane, Australia, felt called by God to become a missionary nurse after hearing of health needs in the Pacific. She graduated from the Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital (now Sydney Adventist Hospital) in 1969 with high distinction before proceeding to nurse in the Solomon Islands and Australia and then in New Zealand and Pitcairn Island with first husband Pastor Lewis Barker. Helen’s Master of Ministry (Family Life) degree (2009) reflects her love of study and is used in Toowoomba, supporting her husband, Pastor Keith Miller.
Leon Miller, M.A. (La Sierra University, Riverside, California, USA), retired in 2007 as head of Central Coast Adventist School, Erina, New South Wales, Australia. An Australian by birth, Leon served the Church in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia as a teacher, principal and education director. He and his wife, Sharon, have two daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Millet, Debra Lynn×
Debra Lynn Millet is the daughter of Dr. Garland Jefferson Millet and a senior staff person with Oakwood University’s Office of Integrated Marketing and Public Relations.
Minyono, Valère Guillaume Assembe×
Valère Guillaume Assembe Minyono is an ordained minister from Cameroon. He started serving God as a church elder and teacher. He graduated from the Adventist Seminary of West Africa in Nigeria, with a B.A. in theology, and the Adventist University of Africa, with an M.A. in leadership. He has served as a field pastor, and an officer in the Cameroon Central South Conference, Chad Mission, and Central Africa Union Mission. He has been president of the Cameroon Union Mission since 2013. He is married to Micheline Nyakang Ateba.
Misiani, Samuel Otieno×
Samuel Otieno Misiani studied theology at Bugema Adventist University in Uganda, Spicer Memorial College, Pune, India; and Andrews University, Michigan, U.S.A., where he obtained his M.A. and D.Min. degrees. He also holds an M.A. in Communication from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of the book Sweeter Than Honey. He has served in many different capacities within the Adventist Church and is currently president of West Kenya Union Conference.
Mitra, Mary Milita×
Mary Milita Mitra, B.A. in Elementary Education (Spicer Memorial and College) and M.A. (Distance Learning Center of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang Cavite, Philippines). In 1991 she started working at Dhaka Adventist Pre-Seminary. She is married to Pastor David Dulal Mitra. They are blessed with two sons.
Morris Mlambo, Ph.D. candidate (University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare), currently serves as Highfield District pastor in the North Zimbabwe Conference and Solusi University adjunct lecturer. He holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Solusi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Special Honors degree and Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the Universtiy of Zimbabwe, and Master of Pastoral Theology degree from the Adventist University of Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mmbaga, David Azael×
David Azael Mmbaga
Hudson Eliya Mngumi, B.A. in theology (Bugema University, Uganda), a MABTS candidate (Adventist University of Africa, Ongata Rongai, Kenya), is an ordained minister, currently serving as a front line pastor in North Eastern Tanzania Conference. Previously he served as a school chaplain at Suji for eight years (2006-2014). He is married to Verynice and they have two children.
Gheorghe Modoran, Ph.D., is a retired university lecturer of church history. Modoran lives in Romania.
Thamodaran Mohan was born in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district in Tamilnadu. After his high school education in a government school in Nagercoil, he went on to Spicer College where he completed his studies in theology. At present, he is working as president of the Dharmapuri Section.
Mohohno, Daniel Chacha×
Daniel Chacha Mohohno
Mohono, Daniel Chacha×
Daniel Chacha Mohono
Kgomotso Mokgano (Nee Moremi) M.B.A. (National Institute of Business Management, Kerala, India), currently serves as a Principal Public Relations Officer for the Kanye Adventist Hospital. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications from Helderberg College, in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010. Kgomotso is married to Teto Romeo Mokgano and is a mother to their only daughter.
Molchanov, Sergey B.×
Sergey B. Molchanov, B.A. in theology ((Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Zaoksky, Tula Region, Russia), served as a pastor in cities Kharkov, Berdyansk, Zaporozhe, and Dnepropetrovsk. In 2000 he was elected as Sabbath School/Personal Ministries director, Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries director, and member of the Eastern Dnieper Conference Executive Committee. From 2012 to 2019, Molchanov was serving as president of the Eastern Dnieper Conference/UUC. He coauthored the book How it was in the days of Noah with A. A. Oparin. He wrote articles for the journal Global Affairs Review and participated in preparing a Field School Manual.
Molleda, Nestor Villarias×
Nestor Villarias Molleda worked at the National Steel Corporation as quality assurance supervisor prior to his work at the Adventist Medical Center College as chemistry instructor, dean of student affairs, and human resource director at both the college and hospital. Presently, Molleda is the vice president for operations at the Adventist Medical Center-Iligan. He is a licensed chemical engineer (ChE). He holds a Masters in Environmental Management (MEM), a Doctor in Philosophy, Educational Management (MSN), and is a fellow of the Philippine College of Hospital Administrators (FPCHA).
Mollel, Simon S.×
Simon S. Mollel
Montaño, Victor C.×
Victor C. Montaño, an alumnus of Central Philippine Adventist College, is currently the Dean of the School of Theology. He earned his M.A. in Religion and Ph.D. in religion at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in Silang, Cavite, Phillipines.
Karl Monteiro, M.A. (University of Porto, Portugal), is actively engaged in youth ministry. He served as an elder in his local church and conducted the first research about the Adventist Church in Cape Verde. The title was “What About Adventists in Cape Verde? - A Study Case.”
Montero, Antonio José×
Antonio José Montero Faneite, MPT (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, PR) is married to Deccy Paredes and has two children. Currently he is studying for a doctorate degree in advanced management.
Rene Montoya is presently the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries director as well as the ASI Director of Central Luzon Conference. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. degree at the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies.
Moon, Jerry A.×
Jerry A. Moon, Ph.D., served as chair of the Church History Department in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University (2002-2016) and as editor of Andrews University Seminary Studies (2000-2009). He co-edited The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (Review and Herald, 2013) and co-authored The Trinity (Review and Herald, 2002). His dissertation, W. C. White and Ellen G. White: The Relationship between the Prophet and Her Son, was published by Andrews University Press in 1993.
Lourdes Morales de Gudmundsson, Ph.D. (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island), retired in 2017 and studied Hispanic literature in Argentina, Spain, and México. She has taught at various Adventist universities, published various articles in Adventist magazines, and authored several books, including “The Traveler” based on the life of Colporteur Rafael López Miranda, her grandfather. She is married to Reynir Gudmundsson and has a daughter and two granddaughters.
Roberto Morales Mendoza, M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, Mexico), has served the church as a district pastor in several conferences in Mexico as well as department director, secretary, and president with his most recent position being the secretary of Palenque Mission. He is married to María Dolores García Vázquez and has three children.
Nathan Moravetz, a student at Southern Adventist University at the time of this writing, has served as a student missionary dean and secondary history teacher overseas on the island of Yap. His interest in Adventist history comes from reading books as a child on Adventist pioneers, and spending a summer as a tour guide at the Historic Adventist Village in Battle Creek, MI. An early fascination with space travel inspired his research of Robert Shurney.
Douglas Morgan is a graduate of Union College (B.A., theology, 1978) in Lincoln, Nebraska and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., history of Christianity, 1992). He has served on the faculties of Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland and Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. His publications include Adventism and the American Republic (University of Tennessee Press, 2001) and Lewis C. Sheafe: Apostle to Black America (Review and Herald, 2010). He is the ESDA assistant editor for North America.
Morgan, Kevin L.×
Kevin L. Morgan is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, researcher, and book editor. He has a B.A. in theology and a Master’s degree in homiletics from Southern Adventist University. He studied history at Appalachian State University and has written and contributed to several books on the Sabbath, Ellen White’s literary productions, and Adventist history; he has also written articles published in Ministry and at Academia.edu; he has edited books on various topics.
Trudy Morgan-Cole is a writer and teacher in St. John's, Newfoundland. She is a graduate of the St. John's Seventh-day Adventist Academy and taught English and history there from 1992-1997. She holds a B.A. from Andrews University and an M.A. and M.Ed. from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Morgan-Cole is author of twenty novels, mostly works of historical fiction.
Lindsay Morton, Ph.D. (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) is an Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) and lectures in Literary Studies at Avondale College of Higher Education in Cooranbong, Australia. Dr Morton is on the Board of Advisors for the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies and is an associate editor of an academic journal. Her research explores the relationship between ethics and epistemology in narrative journalism; she has authored or co-authored 16 publications.
Jirí Moskala, Th.D. (Comenius Faculty of Protestant Theology, now Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Czech Republic), Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). Moskala is dean and professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. He has served in various capacities (ordained pastor, administrator, teacher, and principal) in the Czech Republic and authored or edited a number of articles and books in the Czech and English languages.
Moura, Ozeas Caldas×
Ozeas Caldas Moura
Moyo, Allan Dannie Vyson×
Allan Dannie Vyson Moyo, B.A. (Malawi Adventist University, Malawi, an affiliate of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya), currently serves as a pastor in North Malawi Conference. Moyo also serves as an endorsed chaplain for Mzuzu University, and Mzuzu Central Hospital in North Malawi. He has served the church for 32 years in various pastoral and departmental portfolios. He is married to Betty Funani Moyo and they have three children and one grandchild.
Moyo, Edward Eddie×
Edward Eddie Moyo, Ph.D. (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Slang, Cavite, Philippines), currently serves as dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Rusangu University in Zambia. His doctoral degree had emphasis in Old Testament studies. Moyo started denominational work as a literature evangelist. Thereafter he served as district pastor, conference director for Publishing, Spirit of Prophecy, Education and Health Ministries, and later as lecturer and associate director for research.
Moyo, Gibson Samuel×
Gibson Samuel Moyo, M.Ed. (Philippine Union College, Manila, Philippines), was born in Chitapa Moyo Village, Mzimba District, Malawi. After obtaining a Master of Education Administration degree, he served as principal of Malamulo College, Union Education and Youth director, and Union executive secretary consecutively. Having served the Adventist church for forty-six years, he retired in 2005. His last post before retirement was registrar for Admissions and Records at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya.
Cremmar Mpofu, M.A.B.T.S. (Adventist University of Africa, Mbagathi, Nairobi, Kenya), currently serves as executive secretary of the Zimbabwe Central Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists with headquarters in Kwe-Kwe, Zimbabwe.
Mshama, Elisante J., Jr.×
Elisante J. Mshama Jr., B.A. in theology (University Of Arusha, Tanzania) is currently (2020) serving as a front line pastor in South East Tanzania Conference of Southern Tanzania Union Mission. Elisante is married to Subira Mshama and together they have 3 children.
Msholla, Daniel Misana×
Daniel Misana Msholla
Msimanga, Nceku Moses×
Nceku Moses Msimanga, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), currently serves as executive secretary of the Zimbabwe West Union Conference. Holding a Bachelor of Laws, with Honours from the University of Leicester, and an M.A. degree in religion, he served as legal counsel for both the Eastern Africa and Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Divisions, as well as doing significant work in religious liberty both locally and internationally. During his spare time, he enjoys landscaping and farming.
Mtula, Fanuel Kahema×
Fanuel Kahema Mtula
Muchabwe, Mayboy C.×
Mayboy C. Muchabwe, M.A.B.T.S. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya), began his ministerial work in 1999. Since 2015, he has been an adjunct lecturer for Rusangu University and, since January 2016, he has concurrently served the Midlands West Zambia Conference as stewardship director. Previously, Muchabwe served the church as a literature evangelist and rose to the position of district literature evangelist leader. He was also a local church pastor, district leader, and school chaplain.
Mudzengi, Obert Nyahwa×
Obert Nyahwa Mudzengi, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) is currently serving as publishing director of the Zimbabwe East Union Conference. He is also the ASI Coordinator and acting ABC Manager. He previously served as the first president of the North Zimbabwe Conference and, prior to that, he was a lecturer at Solusi University. During his university study years, he was always on the Dean’s List, graduating as the overall best student of his class.
Harald Mueller, J.D., is a judge in the Hannover Amtsgericht. He counsels the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Germany on religious liberty issues and directs the Institute for Religious Liberty at the Friedensau Adventist University, Germany. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Göttingen.
Muneja, Mussa S.×
Mussa S. Muneja, Th.D. (University of South Africa, Pretoria), is a senior lecturer at the University of Arusha in Tanzania where he teaches and serves as director of Research and External Linkages. He is a member of the East Central Africa Division Theological Research Committee. He has written articles for Andrews University Seminary Studies and the Journal of Adventist Missions. He is married to Joyce and they have two daughters.
Mung, Gin Sian×
Gin Sian Mung, BBA, M.Com., MBA, CPA, CGMA, is the youngest of the three sons and seventh child of the twelve born to pu Phung Kai and pi Tel Khan Ning, who were among the first fourteen baptized Zomi Adventists on May 8, 1954, in Chinland. He and his wife, Ciin, have two daughters and a son. Mung is a licensed member of the California Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants with Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. He was Upper Myanmar Mission (UMM) treasurer, education, stewardship, legal affairs, and health director, and MYUM chief accountant. He was the senior accountant and is currently the senior auditor of the Southeastern California Conference.
Munson, Howard A., IV×
Howard A. Munson IV, Ph.D. in U.S. Diplomatic History, with an emphasis on U.S.and Middle East relations, particularly with Turkey. He is chair of the Department of History at Pacific Union College, where he teaches courses on Middle East History and U.S. Foreign Relations, among other topics.
Abel Munyarubega is executive secretary of Southwestern Uganda Field.
Daryl Murdoch, Ph.D. (The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is National Director of Adventist Education for the Australian Union Conference, Melbourne, Australia. An Australian by birth, Dr Murdoch has served the Church as a primary and secondary teacher, school principal, College lecturer, and director of education in a career spanning forty-three years. He has authored many journal articles and book chapters. Murdoch is married to Tiani with two adult sons and two grandchildren.
Murphy, Frederick G.×
Frederick G. Murphy, B.S. (Oakwood College) and both the Master Science of Hygiene (MSHyg) and Master of Public and International Affair (MPIA) (University of Pittsburgh), currently serves as executive director of Life Long Health, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, and as an adjunct professor at Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia State University. Murphy has been affiliated with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sickle Cell Disease Center of Pittsburgh. He has authored and edited articles for several professional and academic journals and is the author of a public health textbook (Spring Publishing, New York).
Korosso Museti, B.A. in theology (University of Arusha, Tanzania), is working on his master’s degree at the Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. He is an ordained minister and assistant lecturer at the University of Arusha. He is married and has four children.
Musico, Johann Fabon×
Johann Fabon Musico (B.A. in English, Adventist University of the Philippines [AUP]) served AUP and Manila Adventist College as NSTP and Communication Arts instructor, respectively. He taught at Holy Infant School of Malolos, a non-Adventist institution, for six years before going back to denominational work as English teacher at Baesa Adventist Academy in 2013, where he currently serves as school registrar.
Mutero, Gideon Munene×
Gideon Munene Mutero, M.B.A. in finance and strategic planning (United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya), has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in various positions within the treasury. He is currently (2020) vice president for Finance at Hope Channel International. Gideon Munene Mutero is son of James Munuhe Mutero.
Mutombe, Ngili Muloko×
Ngili Muloko Mutombe, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the Mampala district leader and a professor of theology at Philip Lemon University in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He previously served as the first president of Philip Lemon University and president of West Katanga Field, North Katanga Mission, and Maniema Mission. He has authored L’Adventiste du Septième Jour: Histoire et Bataille d’Expansion de l’Evangélisation en RD Congo.
Liwakala Muyoba, Ph.D. (Zambian Open University, Lusaka) is an education administrator in Zambia. He has taught history and religious studies at the secondary school level. He has also been a part-time lecturer of history and religious studies at the university level. He is also an ordained elder and lay evangelist in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in West Zambia Field.
Muzychko, Svyatoslav M.×
Svyatoslav M. Muzychko
Javier Muñoz Delgado, D.Min. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Montemorelos University campus, Nuevo León, Mexico), is the president of Mexiquense Mexican Mission. He has worked as a pastor and department director in Mexican Valley Mission, Metropolitan Mexican Conference, and Central Mexican Union Mission. He is married to Nohemí Barrera García and has two adult sons.
Muñoz, Rubén Salamanca×
Rubén Salamanca Muñoz
Mwachi, John Magana×
John Magana Mwachi graduated from the Kenya Science College in Nairobi and is a retired education officer.
Mwakalonge, Elia John×
Elia John Mwakalonge
Mwanandewe, Aron Philimon×
Aron Philimon Mwanandewe
Charles Mwangi-Kithima is the district pastor for the Isiolo District in the North East Kenya Field in the East Kenya Union Conference.
Mwanshinga, Charles R.×
Charles R. Mwanshinga, B.A. in theology (the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Eldoret Kenya) has served the church since 1994 as a global mission pioneer, literature evangelist, and stewardship director for Southern Highlands Conference. Currently, he serves as a frontline pastor in Lake Tanganyika Field in Southern Tanzania Union Mission. He is married to Manael Nyika and they have three sons.
Mwesa, Alex Dex×
Alex Dex Mwesa, B.A. (University of South Africa) is a qualified music teacher. Besides a diploma and, a bachelor’s degree from UNISA, Mwesa holds a post graduate honors’ degree in music from Northwest University, South Africa. He is currently residing and teaching in Botswana. He is a music composer, producer, and education researcher. He has sung professionally with the Heritage Brothers Quartet of Zambia, which toured Sweden extensively. He is married, with three children and a grandson.
Alwyn Mwinga, M. Med. (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia) is the executive director of Zambart, a research NGO based in Lusaka, Zambia that conducts research in diseases of public health importance with an emphasis on Tuberculosis and HIV. Mwinga has worked as a clinician, researcher, and public health professional with a special interest in Tuberculosis and HIV. Other professional interests include the ethics of biomedical research, non-communicable diseases, and nutrition.
Naden, Roy C.×
Roy C. Naden (deceased December 6, 2017), son of Laurence and Gwen Naden, was born in Hamilton, New Zealand, and gained his ministerial education at Avondale College in Australia. He married Jennifer Adrian in 1955 and they began several years in public evangelism (1955-1964). Roy was then called to be the radio evangelist for Australasian Division (1965-1971). He accepted a call from the General Conference to transfer to the U.S. to become producer of the Faith for Today telecast (1971-1975), simultaneously earning a doctorate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Naden became television evangelist for Southern and South Eastern California Conferences (1975-1977), then accepted an invitation from Andrews University to become professor of religious education in both the School of Education and Theological Seminary (1978-1994) until retirement.
Naini, Goliath Maunga×
Goliath Maunga Naini, M.P.Th. (Adventist University of Africa, Bagathi, Kenya), serves as the executive secretary of the Lusaka Conference since 2010. He served as a local church and district pastor from 1994-2006, and as a departmental director from 2007-2009. He is married to Pimpa Champita Naini.
Nam, Si Chang×
Si Chang Nam (B.A. in theology, Sahmyook University; M.Div., Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines) started his ministry at the Bonghwa Church. He worked at Pohang Central Church, Busan Adventist Hospital, and Jinju Central Church. He served as secretary of Southeast Korean Conference (SEKC) from 2012 to 2015, and was appointed SEKC president in 2021.
Nam, Soo Myung×
Soo Myung Nam studied law at Seoul City University. He graduated from the Graduate School of theology at Sahmyook University and obtained his M.Div. degree from AIIAS. He worked as a local pastor and Youth director in Southeast Korean Conference for 21 years. From 2014 to 2020 he worked in Korean Union Conference as an associate secretary. In January 2021 he was elected as president of Korean Publishing House.
Sergo Namoradze, Ph.D. (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines). Namoradze served as a pastor and education department director at the Transcaucasus Union Mission, Tbilisi, Georgia. He has published a number of articles about Protestantism in the Caucasus region and contributed to the Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Dictionary (forthcoming). Currently, he is an applied theology professor at Ukrainian Humanitarian Institute, Bucha, Ukraine.
Fabián Natareno Argueta, Ph.D. (Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala), president of Altiplano Guatemala Mission. He has been a pastor since 1986, is married to Odeeth López Cabrera, and has three children and a grandson.
Nation, Nation Amadi×
Nation Amadi Nation
Nazimko, Valeriy N.×
Valeriy N. Nazimko, B.A. in theology (Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Zaoksky, Tula Region, Russia), served as executive secretary of the Southern Union Mission, and then president and executive secretary of the Kyrgyz Mission. At present, he is a retiree.
Linos Ncube, M.A. in Religious Studies (University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare), currently serves as a lecturer of Religious Studies and Research at Solusi University. He was attested into the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service in 1992, where he also became an education officer and retired after twenty years of service. From 2004 to 2016, he was a part-time lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Open University in Harare in Religious Studies Diploma programs.
Ndaruhekeye, Isacka Vitus×
Isacka Vitus Ndaruhekeye
Ndimukika, Moses Maka×
Moses Maka Ndimukika is currently the executive secretary of Uganda Union Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament Theology from Sahmyook University in South Korea, M.A. in Old Testament Theology from Newbold College in England, and a B.Th. from Spicer Adventist University in India.
Ndola, Zetti Batista×
Zetti Batista Ndola, M.A.P.Th. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi) serves as the Ministerial secretary and evangelism coordinator for South-East Tanzania Conference. He is married to Leticia and the two are blessed with three children.
Neal, David R.×
David R. Neal, B.A in theology (Newbold College) serves as editor of the Stanborough Press, Grantham, England, with the main role of editing the British Union news magazine, The Messenger. David has served the church for 33 years as a field pastor, conference youth director, president of the Irish Mission, and prior to his current role, Stewardship director for the Trans-European Division.
Judith Nembhard, a lifelong educator with three degrees in English, including a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, has taught English at the high school, college, and university levels and has served in administration at all three levels. She has been published in professional journals, secular magazines, newspapers, and religious magazines such as the Adventist Review, Signs of the Times, and Message. She is the author of four books. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she is an involved member of the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church. She has two adult sons.
Matti Neumann, M.A. in theology (Friedensau Adventist University) serves as pastor in the Bodensee (Lake Constance) Region.
Ng, Stanley Wai-Chun×
Stanley Wai-Chun Ng, M.A. in pastoral studies (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), M.B.A. (Andrews University), and B.A. in theology (Hong Kong Adventist College), has served as local church pastor, conference, union and division department director and executive secretary, and union president. Currently, he serves as assistant to the president of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division.
Benjamin Ngalama Biha, M.P.Th. ( Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) is executive secretary of Mara Conference. He has previously served as a frontline pastor and a departmental director. He is married to Loyce Arstariko, and they have a daughter and four sons.
Ngin, Suak Khaw×
Suak Khaw Ngin was born in Chin State, Myanmar; he has been a pastor, teacher, principal, departmental director, and a seminary professor. He holds a BA in Religion from the Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary and a MA in Education from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines. He was ordained to the ministry in 2003. Together with his wife, Pau Za Dim, a son and three daughters, he lives in Myaungmya.
Ngirishi, Eddina Zvidzai×
Eddina Zvidzai Ngirishi, Dip. Information Technology (Business & Computing Examinations, London), worked as dental assistant for the Adventist Orthodontic Services of the Eastern Africa Division in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 1988 to 2007. Since 2016, she has been a dental assistant for the Adventist Dental Services of the Zimbabwe East Union Conference. She and her husband, Pastor Andrew Ngirishi, have two adult children.
Pastor Bering Ngore is currently the president of Ranen Conference.
Ngussa, Baraka Manjale×
Baraka Manjale Ngussa
Ngussa, Steven Bohole×
Steven Bohole Ngussa
Niculescu, Emilian, Jr.×
Emilian Niculescu, Jr. graduated from the Romanian Adventist Theological Institute’s, pastoral theology course. Now retired, he served in the Romanian Union as a pastor, president of the South Transylvanian Conference, and as secretary of the Romanian Union. He has published articles and a booklet, The Prophetic Parables. Niculescu resides in Romania.
Nketia, Kwabena Sarfo×
Kwabena Sarfo Nketia is the administrative secretary of Central Ghana Conference.
Nkoko, Rabson Ntambala×
Rabson Ntambala Nkoko, Ph.D. (The Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), serves as executive secretary of Southern Tanzania Union Mission. Previously, he served as president of Southern Highlands Conference, departmental director at the conference and union levels, and front line pastor in Tanzania. He has published two Swahili books, Sauti ya Mungu katika Bustani and Nafasi ya Mwanamke katika Ibada na Uongozi wa Kanisa, and numerous articles.
Thula Nkosi, B.A. (International Correspondence Institute), is a retired pastor at the Trans-Orange Conference. Nkosi formerly taught at Bethel College and served as registrar. He has authored three books and continues to be actively engaged in research and writing and teaching history and sociology.
Nlend, Emile A.×
Emile A. Nlend
Nogra, Charles L.×
Charles L. Nogra is the incumbent president of Central Visayan Conference. Nogra has B.A. in Theology from Mountain View College, Valencia, Philippines and Master in Public Health degree from Adventist University of the Philippines. He had served as a district pastor in CVC, chaplain and health educator at Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, Health director of CPUC for 13 years and executive secretary of CVC for 8 years. He is completing his Doctorate in Human Resource Management from San Jose Recolitus, Cebu City, Philippines. He is married to Jimmalyn Cabaluna Nogra. They have four children.
Heeryong Noh received bachelor's and master's degrees from Samyook University and Yonsei University and is studying for a Ph.D. degree at Gangneung Wonju University. He served as a teacher for 22 years at Seohae Samyook Academy and Honam Samyook Academy and as vice principal at Hankook Samyook High School and Donghae Samyook Academy for five years. Currently he is serving as the principal of Donghae Sahmyook Middle and High School.
Novoselov, Alexey A.×
Alexey A. Novoselov
Jethron Nsabiyaremye, D.Min. (Adventist Universty of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) and a licence in geography (Burundi University). Nsabiyaremye has served as president of the Adventist Church in Burundi for ten years. Prior to that he had served in other capacities. Currently, he is a frontline pastor in North Burundi Field.
Edison Nsengiyumva is Gahunde’s grandson. He is an ordained minister in North Rwanda Field.
Julien Nsengiyumva is a medical doctor (Burundi University). He also holds an MPH from Catholic University of Louvain. He is currently helping ADRA Burundi resume its operations. Previously he served as a doctor in a hospital, a Health District manager in the Ministry of Public Health of Burundi, and Health-Nutrition coordinator at ADRA Burundi.
Martin Nsengiyumva (M.A. in Pastoral Theology, Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) is currently a frontline pastor in Sororezo District, South-west Burundi Field. In the past he served as executive secretary of West Burundi Mission (2005-2010) and Communication director and Global Mission coordinator in Burundi Union Mission (2011-2015).
Nyaga, Nephat F.×
Nephat F. Nyaga, B.A. in theology (the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton) serves as executive secretary of the North East Kenya Field
Nyamakababi, Azza B.×
Azza B. Nyamakababi
Nyangwencha, Peter Omari×
Peter Omari Nyangwencha (B.A. and M.A. in History; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) is a lecturer, Department of History, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.
John Nyatogo is secretary of Nyamira Conference.
Nyaundi, Nehemiah M.×
Nehemiah M. Nyaundi, Ph.D. in religion (Lund University, Sweden), is a professor of religion at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. Nyaundi is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has authored three published books and several articles. He is married to Alice and they have three adult children.
Nzumbi, Musa Erasto×
Musa Erasto Nzumbi
Chloe O'Neill, a recent graduate from the University of Idaho with a degree in history and religious studies, began her professional career under Dr. Sydney Freeman, Jr. (University of Idaho) and currently works for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research under Freeman and at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights detailed histories of diverse populations, equal opportunity, and community investment. She is an aspiring professor with a focus in equitable development and modern American history.
Trevor O’Reggio is Chair of the Church History Department at the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary of Andrews University. Originally from Jamaica, he obtained his BA in theology from what is now Walla Walla University in 1979, and an M.Div. from Andrews University in 1985. After spending 15 years in pastoral ministry, he earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago in 1997 and a DMin from Gordon-Conwell Seminary in 2006. He has authored several books and journal articles lectured all over the world. He teaches Reformation history, American religious history, and in the area of marriage and family life.
Obaya, Abraham Dada×
Abraham Dada Obaya, D.Min. (Andrews University-Babcock Cohort, Berrien Springs, Michigan), currently works as a publishing director of the West-Central Africa Division. He has worked as a church pastor, district pastor, and publishing director at the conference and union levels. He is married to Dorcas Morolake and has three children.
Japheth Ochorokodi holds an M.Th. degree from St. Paul’s University, Machakos, Kenya. He is currently the executive secretary of West Kenya Union Conference. He has held other positions in the church including serving as a front line pastor. He is married to Vellah Nafula and they have four children.
Ocran, Thomas Takyi×
Thomas Takyi Ocran
Odindo, David S.×
David S. Odindo, B.A. in theology (University of Arusha, Tanzania), has served as a front line pastor for several years in different places of Tanzania. He is married to Adela Baltazary Kayanda and they have four children. Odindo is interested in evangelistic campaigns and preaching the gospel.
Odolopre, Mark Igga Mona×
Mark Igga Mona Odolopre
Odonkor, Nathan Teye×
Nathan Teye Odonkor
Fredrick Ofwono has been president of Eastern Uganda Field since 2016.
Ogah, Christopher Osimhen×
Christopher Osimhen Ogah
Luka Ogayo, M.A., is an ordained minister.
Tony Ogouma is currently the president of the Gabon Mission of Seventh-day Adventists. He has a Master's degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from the Adventist University of Africa. He is married to Grace and they have one daughter.
Ojwanga, George Ezekiel×
George Ezekiel Ojwanga
Okeny, Paskwale Pacoto×
Paskwale Pacoto Okeny
John Okpechi, B.A., studied theology at Babcock University, Nigeria. He worked for one year as a Greek and Hebrew teacher at the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Jos, Nigeria. Later, he worked as pastor for three years. He is currently a graduate student at Friedensau Adventist University, Germany. There he also works as student research assistant for the ESDA project in the EUD.
Okpulor, Ephraim Uzodinma×
Ephraim Uzodinma Okpulor
Lemuel Olán Jiménez holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology and a Doctor of Ministry Degree. He is an ordained pastor with 24 years of service, has been a department director in the area of Publishing and Stewardship. He has written three books and is currently serving as a professor in the School of Theology at the University of Navojoa, in the state of Sonora, Mexico.
Oliveira, Jetro Meira de×
Jetro Meira de Oliveira
Oliveira, Josafá da Silva×
Josafá da Silva Oliveira
Oliveira, Kevin Vinicius Felix×
Kevin Vinicius Felix Oliveira, M.B.A. in Business Management (Centro Universitário FAM, Brazil), B.A. in Theology (Amazônia Adventist College, Brazil), A.A.S. in Finance Management (Centro Universitário FAM, Brazil), is associate pastor at Amazônia Adventist College Church and an assistant of research at the Ellen G. White Research Center (Amazônia Adventist College).
Oliveira, Ronaldo Alberto de×
Ronaldo Alberto de Oliveira
Oliveira, Samuel Wesley Pereira de×
Samuel Wesley Pereira de Oliveira
Oliveira, Sueli Nunes Ferreira de×
Sueli Nunes Ferreira de Oliveira
Barry Oliver, Ph.D., retired in 2015 as president of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Sydney, Australia. An Australian by birth Oliver has served the Church as a pastor, evangelist, college teacher, and administrator. In retirement, he is a conjoint associate professor at Avondale College of Higher Education. He has authored over 106 significant publications and 192 magazine articles. He is married to Julie with three adult sons and three grandchildren.
Oliynik, Mikhail V.×
Mikhail V. Oliynik
Olomojobi, R. O.×
R. O. Olomojobi
Olukaikpe, Matthias N.×
Matthias N. Olukaikpe
Omeonu, Chimezie A.×
Chimezie A. Omeonu is the president of Clifford University.
Vincent Onunga is Communication director for the Central Nyanza Conference.
Onwutuebe, Nwokedi N. C.×
Nwokedi N. C. Onwutuebe
Ooko, Benard Okoth×
Benard Okoth Ooko (M.Sc. in Counseling Psychology) is an ordained minister who currently serves as the Youth and Communication director of Victoria Field.
Opao, Ray and Susa×
Ray and Susa Opao reside at Mountain View College, Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines. Susa holds a PhD in Mathematics Education and serves as the Director of the Center for Quality Assurance of the College. Ray has an MA in Statistics and is faculty member in the School of Arts and Sciences. They have three daughters.
Opara, Onyebuchi Thomas×
Onyebuchi Thomas Opara
Oparin, Aleksey A.×
Aleksey A. Oparin is head of the therapy and rheumatology department of the Kharkov Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Ukraine. Deeply interested in Adventist history, he is the editor of two Russian-language journals, a medical journal and a journal on world issues.
Opundo, George O.×
George O. Opundo is the chief executive officer of Kendu Adventist Hospital, Kendu Bay, Kenya.
Ordóñez, Mireya Rodríguez×
Mireya Rodríguez Ordóñez
Ormsby, Jacob (Jake)×
Jacob (Jake) Ormsby, M.A. in Theology, MMin (Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia). A New Zealander by birth Pastor Jake has served the church as a pastor, hospital and school chaplain, primary school principal, and teacher throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. He has authored several magazine and journal articles. He is married to Evelyn with two adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor recreation, music-especially his wife's piano playing, being a grandad, and travelling abroad.
Ortega, Fredy Eufronio×
Fredy Eufronio Ortega Reyes is currently the secretary of the South Chiapas Conference. He has a bachelor of arts degree from Linda Vista University in Chiapas. He has served the church for 16 years as district pastor and departmental director. He is married to Ingrid Dilen Gómez Isoba and has three children.
Ose, Kaumba Mugoye×
Kaumba Mugoye Ose
Kingsley Osei serves as the general manager of Advent Press, Accra-Ghana. Osei has served the Church in this capacity for fifteen years. He served as the pastor of Alajo Church for eight years. Osei is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in commerce at the Adventist University of Philippines, Manila/Cavite.
Osei-Acheampong, Desmond Tutu×
Desmond Tutu Osei-Acheampong is a Seventh-day Adventist gospel minister. He was a former Publishing, Personal Ministries, and Sabbath School director at Green-View Ghana Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Goaso, Ghana, West Africa. Currently, he is the District pastor at Ashanti Newtown, Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa. Pastor Tutu Osei-Acheampong is married to Lawrencia Tutu Osei-Acheampong. They have two children.
Öster, Yvonne Johansson×
Yvonne Johansson Öster, M.Phil. (University of Lund, Sweden), M.A. in religion (Andrews University), is a retired college teacher and pastor. Her numerous articles on Adventist history include a biography of pioneer missionary Hanna Bergström (Skandinaviska Bokförlaget, 2013) and an anthology of Swedish missionaries (Skandinaviska Bokförlaget, 2019). Johansson Öster also contributed an article about the Adventist church in the Encyclopedia of Swedish Free Churches (Sveriges Frikyrkosamråd och Bokförlaget Atlantis AB, 2014). Currently, she is writing a complete history of the Swedish Adventist church.
Ostrovskaya, Olga I.×
Olga I. Ostrovskaya is the administrative secretary of the West Russian Union Conference. In 1992, she graduated from the Belgorod State University (Belgorod, Russia) majoring in mathematics and informatics. From 2003 to 2019, Ostrovskaya was employed as the office secretary and human resources director of the Southern Conference in the West Russian Union Conference.
Alfayo Otuoma is Personal Ministries director for Central Nyanza Conference.
Ouédraogo, Ben Issouf×
Ben Issouf Ouédraogo, B.A. (Cosendai Adventist University, Cameroon). Ouédraogo is the president of Burkina Faso Mission. He is married to Emma and has a daughter and a son.
Owiyo, Joshua Ondeng×
Joshua Ondeng Owiyo
Festus Owusu is the administrative secretary of Ashanti Central Ghana Conference.
Oyewunmi, Adejoke O.×
Adejoke O. Oyewunmi is professor of law, University of Lagos, and legal adviser, Lagos Atlantic.
Oyuke, Danford Adano×
Danford Adano Oyuke, B.Ed. (The Open University of Tanzania) is the education director of the Mara Conference. He previously served as principal of Busegwe Girls High School (2008-2010). A Tanzanian by birth, he is married to Esther Menya and has one son and two daughters.
(Martin), Dulcie Parker×
Dulcie Parker (Martin) (registered nurse, Sydney Adventist Hospital, and midwifery nursing, Ryde Memorial Hospital, Sydney) was born at “Batuna” Solomon Islands to missionaries Elwyn and Alma Martin. After graduation she married Lewis Parker and spent 10 years in New Guinea, where her husband was a pastor and a pilot for the Adventist mission aircrafts. In 1973 the Parkers returned to Australia, where Dulcie Parker worked as a nurse until 1998. The Parkers have two adult children, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.
Pacahuala, José Chávez×
José Chávez Pacahuala
Pacheco, David Manuel×
David Manuel Pacheco Cocom, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the executive secretary of Campeche Mission. For 36 years, he has served as a pastor and has had departmental and administrative responsibilities in various conferences of Southeast Mexican Union Mission. He is married to Francisca de Paula Pacheco Aguilar and has two children.
Pacheco, Hely Carlos Pantoja×
Hely Carlos Pantoja Pacheco is director of the Secretariat, Christian Stewardship, Adventist Volunteer Service and Communication departments at Central Amazon Conference.
Efrén Pagán Irizarry, DMin (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI) retired as religion department chair at Antillean Adventist University having served 44 years to the church as pastor, department director, and administrator in the West and South Conferences of the Puerto Rican Union Conference. He is married to Gloria E. Alameda Román.
Paguada, Carlos Alberto×
Carlos Alberto Paguada Santos, B.Th. (Universidad Adventista de Centro América, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is president of Central Honduras Conference. He has served as a district pastor and executive secretary of Atlantic Honduras Conference and Central Honduras Conference, among others. He is married to Kenia Argenal and has two children.
Pagunsan, Samson S.×
Samson S. Pagunsan is an ordained minister in the North-Central Mindanao Conference, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. He has served the denomination for 28 years as a district pastor, departmental director, and executive committee member on the conference and union levels. He is married to Daisy Alerta-Pagunsan, a former banker, with whom he has four children, Daissa May, Dairyl Sweet, Daryl Sam and Darnell Scott. Presently, he serves as district pastor at Cagayan de Oro City. He is also pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Paiva, Dálcio da Silva×
Dálcio da Silva Paiva
Pakpahan, Leroy Ferry D. P.×
Leroy Ferry D. P. Pakpahan is a church pastor in the Jakarta Local Conference, Indonesia. He is married and blessed with three children. Occasionally, he is asked to teach some courses for college students, primarily for theological students. Currently, he serves the Jakarta International Seventh-day Adventist Church (JISDAC).
Ventsislav Panayotov was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, in in 1969. He graduated in theology at Friedensau Adventist University in 1997. In the years that followed he served the Bulgarian Union as a pastor, youth director, director of “Stefan Konstantinov” Theological College, and union president. He is married and has two children.
Pandey, Philip Kumar×
Philip Kumar Pandey, B.A. (Bangabandhu College in Gopalgonj district under Dhaka University supervision)
Pantaleon, Dianito P.×
Dianito P. Pantaleon served for twenty-one years as a district pastor of Central Visayan Conference in the territory of the Central Philippine Union Conference and was assigned to the Cawayan Masbate District. He is a member of the CPUC-SPUC cohort of Seminary students and is presently pursuing his D.Min. degree at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Panyako, Tobias Okeyo×
Tobias Okeyo Panyako holds a B.Th. from Bugema University and a post-graduate degree in Leadership from the Adventist University of Africa. He and his wife Everlyne have three children.
Orville Parchment spent forty-two years in ministry in Canada and the United States. He has served as pastor, conference secretary and president, union secretary and president, and most recently retired as the administrative assistant to the president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Orville is married to Norma Jean Parchment and they have two sons.
Pardede, Jayson Hasian×
Jayson Hasian Pardede graduated from the graduate school of theology at Universitas Advent Indonesia (Indonesia Adventist University, Bandung, Indonesia) and obtained his M.Phil. degree from the university. He has served since 2004 as a local pastor and he has worked in the editorial department at the Indonesia Publishing House (IPH) since 2006. In May 2016 he was elected editor-in-chief of the Indonesia Publishing House.
Luis Paredes, M.A., is the executive and ministerial secretary of the stewardship department of East Venezuela Union Mission. He has 23 years of ministerial experience in pastoral, departmental, and administrative work and was president of South Central Venezuela Conference. He is married to Raquel Medina de Paredes and has two daughters.
Paredes, Luis Antonio×
Luis Antonio Paredes Martínez
When she wrote this article, Hannah Park was a third-year student at Pacific Union College, pursuing dentistry and a Health Communication major and Chemistry minor. She is also interested in real estate and has a California Real Estate license..She is the youngest of three siblings and has a twin sister.
Park, Jon Kyorin×
Jon Kyorin Park, M. Div. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.) is a pastor and missionary. He spent 20 years pastoring and administering at Samyook Education (Former SDA Language Institute) under Korean Union Conference. In 2016, he and his family moved to the United Arab Emirates where he serves as executive secretary of Gulf Field. He has three children.
Parke, Kathy Joy×
Kathy Joy Parke, L.P.N. is a 1976 graduate of Bemidji AVTI (now called Northwest Technical College) in Bemidji, Minnesota. Kathy served as a medical office nurse and administrator before retiring in 2016. She currently manages a website devoted to Minnesota Seventh-day Adventist history, www.mnsdahistory.org, and she provides historical displays at Minnesota camp meetings and her alma mater, Maplewood Academy. In assisting the Minnesota Conference with historical projects, Kathy published a history of the conference in 2012, From the Wilds of Minnesota commemorating their 150th anniversary.
Parmenter, Vernon Barry×
Vernon Barry Parmenter, B.A. in theology (Australasian Missionary College/Pacific Union College, USA), retired in 2008 as an associate secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Maryland, USA. An Australian by birth Parmenter has served as a pastor, departmental director at conference and union levels, and administrator at division and General Conference levels. In retirement he continues to preach and is active in his local church and conference. He is married to Zelda and has one son, one daughter, and six granddaughters.
Parra, Jairo Jose×
Jairo Jose Parra Flores, M.A., is the executive secretary, evangelist, and director of personal ministries, publications, and special needs departments of Central Venezuela Conference. He has 15 years of ministerial experience that includes pastoral, departmental, and administrative ministries. He is married to Gladys Andreina Henriquez de Parra and has two children.
Pablo Partida Gómez, M.Th. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo León, Mexico) has served the Adventist Church as a pastor, department head, and administrator. Currently he is a professor at the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary on the Montemorelos University campus. He is married to Miriam Azucena Rodríguez and has two daughters.
Yohanes Paruntu earned his Bachelor of Theology from the Adventist University of the Philippines. He also has earned a Master Arts in Religion with major in theological studies from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). He is currently pastoring a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Pascoe, Wilfred Henry×
Wilfred Henry Pascoe, B.A. Theology (Avondale College, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 2012 after 44 years of service. An Australian by birth, Pastor Pascoe served the Adventist Church as pastor, evangelist, and school Chaplain in the North New South Wales and West Australian Conferences. He also served as president of South West Papua Mission. Pastor Pascoe is married to Michelle (Rampton). They have three adult sons and three adult daughters with 14 grandchildren.
Pau, Do Hen×
Do Hen Pau, born in Myanmar, studied in mission schools and completed his advanced studies at Spicer Memorial College, India. He worked in various capacities from 1969 to 2010 as an evangelist, assistant pastor, translator, bookkeeper/accountant, secretary-treasurer, assistant union treasurer, union treasurer, and manager of the Kinsaung Publishing House.
Paul, Kakule Mithimbo×
Kakule Mithimbo Paul was rector of Adventist University of Lukanga from 2006 to 2014.
Kalumu Paul, M.A. in education, M.Min. and M.A. in religion with emphasis on Buddhism (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies), is the director for the Buddhist ministry of Myanmar Union Mission. He is married to Khin Mar Lwin and has a son and two daughters.
Paul, Mukeba Bakanshiya Jean×
Mukeba Bakanshiya Jean Paul
Peter Paul is director of the Central Uttar Pradesh Region since 2018.
Paul, Timothy Muna×
Timothy Muna Paul, M.A. in religion (Spicer Memorial College, India), has served as a pastor and administrator since 1983. Currently he is president of Myanmar Union Mission. He is married to Daw Cho Cho David and has a daughter and twin sons.
Paula, Deise Elen Alves de×
Deise Elen Alves de Paula
Paulino, Agostinho de Assunção×
Agostinho de Assunção Paulino, B.A. in Theology (University of Montemorelo, Mexico), is currently the president of the Angola East Mission and is pursuing the Master's Degree program in evangelism with a specialty in mission at UNASP Enginheiro Coelho, Brazil. He is married to Hulda José Sabino Caquim Paulino. They have five children.
Pavelko, Daniel D.×
Daniel D. Pavelko
Payne, Brenda Fusté-Bond×
Brenda Fusté-Bond Payne is the great-granddaughter of Frank Starr Bond, one of the first Adventist missionaries to Spain. A native of Spain herself, she moved to the United States during her elementary school days and graduated from Andrews University with a Masters in Architecture. Currently, she lives in Beaverton, Oregon with her husband, Pastor Rodney Payne II, and their two children.
Stephen Payne is special assistant to the president for University & Public Affairs at Andrews University. He has spent nearly four decades serving in a variety of Adventist higher education roles, including vice presidential assignments in enrollment and marketing at three Adventist universities.
Pedersen, John E.×
John E. Pedersen, M.Div. from Andrews University, has worked for the Adventist church for more than 50 years in Denmark and Norway as pastor, chaplain, youth director, conference president, secretary in two unions, and as mission director in Greenland. With keen interest and expertise in church policy he served on constitution and bylaws committees for many years. His chairmanship of the Historic Archives of Seventh-day Adventists in Denmark (HASDA) was combined with his interest in denominational history.
Virgiliu Peicu, Ph.D., is a pastor and author. He lives in Bucharest with his wife, Marinela, teaches ethics at the Adventist Theological Institute, and contributes to the nationwide Hope Channel Adventist TV and Voice of Hope Adventist radio station while working on his next Christian novel. He served as president of Oltenia Conference and as editor-in-chief for the Romanian Adventist Union magazine, “Curierul Adventist.”
Pérez, Hector Julio×
Hector Julio Pérez
Yolanda Pérez González is accounting department secretary of Radio Sol 92. She has also served the church as secretary to the accounting department of the East Puerto Rico Conference. She is married to José R. Robles Aponte and has two sons.
Perry, Graeme Hamley×
Graeme Hamley Perry, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 2008 as dean School of Graduate Studies and associate professor of research design at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. Born and educated in Australia he served as both educator and administrator in schools and higher education. Married to Glenys, they have two sons and a daughter. He currently edits TEACH Journal of Christian Education for Avondale University College.
Pessoa, Yanka de Araújo×
Yanka de Araújo Pessoa
Valeriu Petrescu, Ph.D., is a pastor at the Muntenia Conference in Romania. He has served as at various positions at the Romanian Union
Dennis Pettibone, Ph.D. (University of California, Riverside), is professor emeritus of history at Southern Adventist University. He and his first wife, Carol Jean Nelson Pettibone (now deceased) have two grown daughters. He is now married to the former Rebecca Aufderhar. His published writings include A Century of Challenge: the Story of Southern College and the second half of His Story in Our Time.
Peverini, Néstor Alberro×
Néstor Alberro Peverini
Peverini, Tulio N.×
Tulio N. Peverini
Peña, Antonio Ramón×
Antonio Ramón Peña Muñoz, B.A. in theology (Venezuela Adventist Theological Seminary) and M.A. in pastoral ministry (the Adventist Theological Seminary of the Inter-American Division), began his ministry in 1999 in the Central Venezuela Conference where he served as a pastor and vice-president. He later served in the East Central Venezuela Conference as a pastor and director of Stewardship Ministries then, in the South Central Venezuela Conference as pastor, vice-president, executive secretary, evangelist, Personal Ministries, Sabbath School, Special Ministries, and Religious Liberties director. Antonio Peña Muñoz currently serves as president of the South Central Venezuela Conference President. He is married to Ana Da Rocha and has two daughters.
Peña, Sergio Olivares×
Sergio Olivares Peña
Andris Pešelis, M.A., is a pastor in the Latvian Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He holds a B.A. in religion from Griggs University, an M.A. in geography from the University of Latvia, and an M.A. in leadership from Andrews University. He is the author of a book on the history of the Adventist Church in Latvia and many articles in the Latvian Conference publications.
Khamsay Phetchareun, a native Lao and naturalized Australian citizen, was the first Lao to be ordained an Adventist minister. Ordained in 1996, he has served as a church pastor in the Greater Sydney Conference and Northern Australian Conference, and as atheology lecturer at Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand. He is also the former head of the theology department at Fulton College, Fiji Islands, and a former ADRA associate director in Myanmar. Since 2011, he has served the Laos Region as a supervisor and trainer.
Phillips, Dion E.×
Dion E. Phillips, professor emeritus of sociology, University of the Virgin Islands, is fourth generation Seventh-day Adventist and Adventist church elder for more than 20 years.
Phillips, Glenn O.×
Glenn O. Phillips, Ph.D. (Howard University, Washington, D.C.), although retired, is actively writing, researching, lecturing, and publishing. He was a professor at Morgan State University, Howard University, and the University of the Southern Caribbean. He has authored and published numerous articles, book reviews, and books, including “The African Diaspora Experience,” “Singing in a Strange Land: The History of the Hanson Place Church,” “African American Leaders of Maryland,” and “The Caribbean Basin Initiative.”
Piazze, Luiz Otavio Martins×
Luiz Otavio Martins Piazze
Marcel Pichot was a missionary in the Guinea, West Africa. He is currently the pastor of the New Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland, the United States.
Pierre, Jean Josué×
Jean Josué Pierre, Ph.D. candidate (Haitian State University), serves as dean of the School of Education, Letters, and Arts at the Adventist University of Haiti. Previously, he was president of the Adventist University of Haiti and education director of Haitian Union Mission and produced the Statutes of the Adventist Foundation for Education.
Steve Piez, M.Prof. (Hons), is the former director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministries for the Australian Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Melbourne Australia. Pastor Piez was born in Papua New Guinea to missionary parents and is a naturalised Australian. He has served the Church as a pastor, administrator and teacher. Piez has authored several significant publications and over 50 magazine articles. He is an accomplished guitarist who currently resides in Port Fairy, Victoria with his wife Kym and has two daughters and two sons.
Tom Pignon is the country director for ADRA Philippines where he has lived with his wife Kaylene and their three sons since 2015. Tom has spent over 15 years working for humanitarian organizations in the United Kingdom, Angola, Afghanistan, and the Philippines while supporting humanitarian and development programs around the world. Tom began working for ADRA in 2010 as a programmes officer for ADRA-UK before becoming the program director of ADRA Philippines and later the country director.
Pimentel, Mariju Ilagan×
Mariju Ilagan Pimentel currently (2020) works at a local conference in the northern Philippines. She loves researching about Bible history, lecturing, public speaking, traveling, and writing. She is married to Edwin with one daughter.
Oliver Pinzon Aparicio, M.A. in Pastoral Theology (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), served as a district pastor, region coordinator, and field president. He is married to Marlenis Santos and has two children.
Plenc, Daniel Oscar×
Daniel Oscar Plenc, Th.D. (River Plate Adventist University, Entre Ríos, Argentina), currently works as a theology professor and director of the White Research Center at the River Plate Adventist University. He worked as a district pastor for twelve years. He is married to Lissie Ziegler and has three children.
Poakwa, Emmanuel Dickson×
Emmanuel Dickson Poakwa
Pöhler, Rolf J.×
Rolf J. Pöhler, Th.D., studied theology in Darmstadt,Germany, and earned his doctoral degree at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in 1995. He has worked as a pastor, departmental director, and union conference president. In 1992, he was called to teach at Friedensau Adventist University (Germany). Pöhler became professor of systematic theology in 2009. He is director of the Institute of Adventist Studies in Friedensau. Pöhler has authored and edited several books and many articles. In his retirement, he continues to teach, preach, write and edit.
Pollard, Leslie N.×
Leslie N. Pollard, Ph.D., is the president of Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. He previously served as the senior pastor of the Oakwood College Church and the vice president for Diversity at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California. He wrote the book Embracing Diversity: How to Understand and Reach People of All Cultures (Review and Herald Publishing, 2000).
Pollard, Prudence LaBeach×
Prudence LaBeach Pollard, Ph.D., serves as the vice president for Research and Faculty Development at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. She is married to Dr. Leslie N. Pollard, president of Oakwood University.
Kojo Polley-Kwofie, M.B.A. (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana, Africa), is an author, associate treasurer of South-West Ghana Conference, and member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana. He worked at the Ghana Education Service for 12 years before joining pastoral ministry. He has worked as a district pastor in South Ghana Conference and Mid-South Ghana Conference and as treasurer of Pioneer Ghana Conference. He is married and has five children.
Nathan Pomaleu, a citizen of Papua New Guinea, is a student in the bachelor of arts in theology program at Pacific Adventist University, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Julie Praestiin (Dip. Management, Newcastle University, Australia) commenced her career in public relations in 1979. In 1983, Julie and her husband Axel commenced working for ADRA in Bolivia and Colombia (SA) until 1992. Julie then joined Sanitarium, leading the corporate communications function from 1995, including the management of the heritage archives. Since 2005, Julie has served ADRA Australia as a board member. In authoring Sanitarium’s historical story, Julie’s sees God’s definitive leadership in the health food business.
Prasad, Narlapati Subhakar×
Narlapati Subhakar Prasad
Preez, Ron du×
Raised in a Seventh-day Adventist home in South Africa, Ron du Preez has served in several countries, as pastor, professor, college president, etc. His love of research, especially Scripture, led him to earn three Masters’ degrees, a Ph.D., a Th.D., and a D.Min. Author and main editor of several books, Professor du Preez actively promotes healthy living, motivates many to participate in abundant life in Jesus Christ, and enjoys time with his wife, Lynda.
Kevin Price, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States) and a M.Ph. (University of NSW, Sydney, Australia) has been a church pastor, missionary, director of multiple church departments, hospital chaplain, health educator, researcher and administrator. Up to his retirement in 2017 he was the director of Health Ministries and is now (2020) a health consultant for the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Kevin and his wife Sue have an adult son and daughter and four grandchildren.
Robyn Priestley is a New Zealander who taught at Avondale College in Australia for 40 years. She is a historian with a Ph.D. in early modern family history.
Priora, Juan Carlos×
Juan Carlos Priora
Prodanyuk, Roman A.×
Roman A. Prodanyuk, D.Min. in leadership (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), was ordained to pastoral ministry in 1994. Since 2014 Prodanyuk has been serving as president of the Kiev Conference/UUC.
Ray Puen is a retired minister and the son-in-law of Pastor Chua Banaag. Ray and Leni have served as church planters in seven countries and operated an independent ministry, New Life Mission, in Glendale, California. They often travel overseas to oversee the mission stations. The Puens also established Operation Vanguard, an organization that utilizes prayer to advance the Adventist mission. They have two grown children.
Puerta, Janier Antonio×
Janier Antonio Puerta Salazar, B.A. and M.A. in pastoral theology with an emphasis in youth ministry, has 17 years in ministry and has had worked in five fields as pastor, vice-president of the Southeast Venezuela Conference, Central Venezuela Conference, and East Venezuela Conference, and associate dean of Instituto Universitario Adventista in Venezuela “Venezuela Adventist University Institute’s male residence. He is the current executive secretary, Personal Ministries and Sabbath School Departments’ director of Central Llanos Venezuela Mission. He is married to Armelvis Zulymar Dimas, and they have three daughters.
Fred Pullins is a retired Oakwood University employee. He served in various capacities and most notably as the director for Oakwood Memorial Gardens. He was a close friend of Ms. Trula Elizabeth Wade.
Kervey Punay is the Patient Experience Officer and Training Officer of Adventist Hospital Davao. He is also serving as the pastor of Catalunan Grande Seventh-day Adventist church. He lives and works in Davao City with his wife Richelle and two children. He is passionate about training and educating co-workers, church members, and youth.
Pyo, Yeon Geun×
Yeon Geun Pyo graduated from Honam Sahmyook Academy, and then Sahmyook University. He has an M.B.A. from Honam University (2013). Starting in 1998, he has served as pastor in several churches in Southwest Korean Conference (SWKC), and as a treasurer of the SWKC from 2004 to 2006. He was director of Sunchang Nursing Home from 2017 to 2020. He has been director of Yeosu Sanitarium and Hospital since 2021.
Quimba, Vergilio Denila×
Vergilio Denila Quimba Jr. graduated with a Ph.D. in human resource management and a Ph.D. in educational management. He has been the director’s secretary and human resource coordinator of EIS and a RISDAC board member for the past ten years. He is a licensed teacher in both the Philippines and Thailand. Mr. Kim, as he is fondly called, has a Professional Teaching Certificate from SSD, is married to an educator, Janice, and is blessed with two children.
Quinto, Lowell L.×
Lowell L. Quinto is currently (2020) working at Central Philippine Union Conference in Cebu City, Philippines. He is the coordinator for the Integrated Evangelism Lifestyle in Nurturing, Discipleship, and Reclamation program of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Central Philippines.
Nadeth Quinto is currently working at Central Philippine Union Conference in Cebu City, Philippines. She is the MIZPAH associate editor and the secretary for Communication, PARL and Hope Channel Department of Central Philippine Union Conference.
Quinto, Nadeth B.×
Nadeth B. Quinto
Gluder Quispe, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.) is president of the Peruvian Union University after being dean of School of Theology and School of Graduate Studies, director of Research and director of Ellen G. White Research Center in Peru. He teaches Adventist Studies and New Testament courses. He has written many articles and eleven books, such as The Apocalypse in Seventh-day Adventist Interpretation; Adventist Legacy: Historical Theological Panorama of Adventism; The Remnant and the Dissenters.
Rabezanaka, Pamphile Joyams×
Pamphile Joyams Rabezanaka is currently a Ph.D. student in Missiology at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, Pamphile Rabezanaka was a minister in the North Malagasy Conference and an adjunct lecturer at the Université Adventiste Zurcher Theological Seminary, Antsirabe, Madagascar.
Paul Race, Ph.D. (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) is currently the dean of faculty of Arts, Nursing and Theology at Avondale University College. His association with the Sydney Adventist Hospital spans many years as a registered nurse, nurse unit manager and then as an academic overseeing the nurse training program based at the hospital before he moved into his current role. He is married with two adult children and enjoys an active lifestyle of running, mountain biking and racquet sports.
Rose-Marie Radley was born at Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia, the younger daughter of missionary parents John Clifton Radley and Rose Merle Radley, and then based in The New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) in the South Pacific. From 1950 she trained as a nurse, adding qualifications in mid-wifery and nursing administration. After gaining experience in hospitals in New South Wales, she served as theatre supervisor at North York Branson Hospital in Toronto Canada (1958–1960), director of Nursing Services at Taiwan Sanitarium and Hospital in Taipei (1965–1968), director of Nursing Services at Tsuen Wan Hospital in Hong Kong (1968–1971), deputy matron at Sydney Sanitarium and Hospital in 1972, and finally as matron/director of Nursing Services at the renamed and rebuilt Sydney Adventist Hospital from 1972–1996.
Rairán, Juan Pablo×
Juan Pablo Rairán Rodriguez, B.A. (Colombia Adventist University Corporation, Medellin, Colombia), is a district pastor in Alto Magdalena Conference. He has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for eight years as a chaplain and district pastor. He is married to Jaidy González and has a daughter.
Zoltán Rajki, Ph.D. (Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary), worked as a professor at Hungarian Adventist Theological Seminary, Pentecostal Theological Seminary and Pannon University in Hungary. Currently, he teaches at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary. Rajki has published numerous articles and five books on the history of Free Churches in Hungary.
Vonona Rakotondratsimba, M.A. (Centre National de Télé-Enseignement de Madagascar), serves as journalist, web-manager and editor-in-chief at Oasis Radio. He is a trainer in investigative journalism and broadcasting techniques and an elder of Mahazo Adventist Church, in charge of evangelism, music, and the choir. He has published articles and has won several awards. He is married to Lantoarisoa Randriamanantsoa, with whom he has three children.
Enoc Ramírez López, M.Th. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) has served as pastor for the Metropolitan Mexican Conference and is currently department director for youth and family ministries, chaplaincy, and communication. Is married to Linda Yanet De Jesús Cárdenas and has two sons.
Ramírez, Melvin Geovany×
Melvin Geovany Ramírez Acevedo, B.A. in theology (Central-American Adventist University), has been a district pastor and department head in the North Guatemala Mission from 2010 to 2018. Currently he serves as the head of the departments of ADRA and Communications. He is married to Delmy Lizzeth Carranza Sagastume with two sons.
Ramírez, Orlando A.×
Orlando A. Ramírez, MA (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) is president of West Venezuela Union Mission. He has served the church for 38 years as district pastor, local field departmental director, union field president, and union executive secretary.
Ramos, Adan Hector E.×
Adan Hector E. Ramos Lagos has a master’s degree in family relations from the University of Montemorelos and a bachelor in theology degree from the Adventist University of Central America. He is currently the president of the Honduran Union (2010-2020). He has served also as field president, director for youth, family, and stewardship ministries, and as a district pastor. He is married to Del Howell, and they have two sons.
Cecilia Ramos, B.A. in theology/pastoral ministry (Washington Adventist University). Ramos currently serves at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Donor Relations department. She is active in her local church as an elder and worship leader, and assists with outreach and preaching.
Domingo Ramos Sanjur, B.A. in Theology (Adventist University of Central America, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is the president of Bocas del Toro Mission. Previously, he was a pastor and area coordinator in Bocas del Toro. He is married to Ruth Luciano and has three children.
Cornelis Ramschie, Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines; B.Th. and M.P.Th., Universitas Klabat), is the Education director of East Indonesia Union Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. He served as a church pastor, chaplain, teacher, and executive secretary of Maluku Mission. He is married to Trisne Mona.
Randriamalala, Tahina Joséa×
Tahina Joséa Randriamalala, B.A. (Adventist University Zurcher, Madagascar), is an ordained minister and district pastor in the Mauritius Island Conference. Previously, he served in the South Madagascar Mission, Re-union Island Conference, Mayotte Field Station, and Global Mission Pioneer program. He and his wife, Vaoelisoa Oliarilanto Randrianasolo, have three children.
Paul Rankin, Ph.D. (Avondale College of Higher Education, NSW Australia) currently serves as the Health Director Greater Sydney Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Rankin, New Zealand by birth, is a conjoint lecture in Lifestyle Medicine at Avondale College of Higher Education. He has worked as nurse, pastor, missionary pilot, health educator, administrator, and academic. He is passionate about his family, wife Sonia, and three adult children. He enjoys hang gliding, woodworking, and hiking.
Raranta, Orsly Winston×
Orsly Winston Raranta is currently working towards his master's in religion degree in Biblical Studies at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.
Rasandratana, Edmond Charles×
Edmond Charles Rasandratana, M.A. (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar), is currently retired. After earning a Bachelor of Arts and Master Arts degrees in Malagasy linguistics at the University of Antananarivo from 1982 to 1988, and improving his English knowledge at the American Cultural Center from 1989 to 1990, Rasandratana worked as a Malagasy teacher at the Collège Adventiste Rajoelison Soamanandrariny from 1990 to 1994. He joined the Imprimerie Adventiste Soamanandrariny as chief editor from 1994, until his retirement in April 2018.
Rasi, Humberto M.×
Humberto M. Rasi, Ph.D. (Stanford University). Born in Argentina, Rasi served as faculty and graduate dean at Andrews University, as vice-president for editorial development at Pacific Press, and as associate director and then director of the General Conference Department of Education. He launched the journal College and University Dialogue and founded The Institute for Christian Teaching. Now retired, he directs Adventus 21, a consortium of Adventist universities in Latin America that publishes and distributes academic books.
Rasmussen, Lisa R.×
Lisa R. Rasmussen, M.Arch. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) started her career as an architect and is currently working as a statistical specialist at the General Conference Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research where she assists the editors of the Annual Statistical Report and Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook in the production of those annual publications. Rasmussen has taught a Sabbath School class in her local church for over 20 years.
Rebouças, Daniel Rodrigues×
Daniel Rodrigues Rebouças
Daun Redfield is a copy editor and proofreader who works wherever she is in the U.S.A. A former employee of the Pacific Press Product Development department, she has been copy editing Adventist publications as a freelancer since 2013. When she is not working, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors by foot, skis, bike, or raft with her friends.
Ron Reese has authored close to 150 articles for Adventist publications, including Guide Magazine, Primary Treasurer, Adventist Review and Signs of the Times. He has written biographical articles on Fernando and Ana Stahl and Anna Knight, and a series on the life of J. N. Loughborough for Primary Treasurer.
Jyremy Reid was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2015, he received two undergraduate degrees in Communications from Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. In 2017, Reid earned the Master of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from La Sierra University, Riverside, California.
André Reis, Ph.D. (New Testament, Avondale University–Charles Tuft University, Sydney, Australia). Reis has a B.A. in Theology from the Adventist University of São Paulo and served as a pastor in Brazil and in the U.S. He later completed an M.A. in Music at Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) and a doctoral degree focusing on apocalyptic literature. He has published articles, book reviews and book chapters in church publications. He is currently taking post-graduate classes at Harvard University in the area of Neuroscience and Theology.
Daniel Reynaud, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia). Reynaud is professor of history at Avondale University College, NSW, Australia, where he has taught since 1992 in media, literature and modern world history. He has many publications on Australian war cinema, and on religion and the Australian soldier. He has also published on media in a Christian context, and how to read the Bible from a literary perspective.
Rhenals, Johnny Dosanto×
Johnny Dosanto Rhenals Ortega, M.A.P.Th. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) is president of the Caribbean Colombian Conference. He has previously served as a church pastor, field secretary, field director, director of personal ministries, director of communications, and ministerial secretary. He is married to Tania Rodríguez and they have three children.
Colin Richardson, M.Trop.Hlth. (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia). Richardson retired in 2017 as pastor, South New South Wales Conference, Australia. A New Zealand-born Australian, Pastor Richardson served the church as nurse, teacher, and administrator in Cambodia, Singapore, Zaire, Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, Guinea and Papua New Guinea, before serving 14 years as a pastor in Australia. In 2002 he founded Action on Smoking or Health (PNG). He is married to Merian, and has three adult sons.
Claude Richli is a pastor, church administrator, and former missionary to Africa. He serves as an associate secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He is a second cousin to Dr. Richli and collects stories on him when traveling in the Philippines in the course of his duties as General Conference liaison to the Southern-Asia Pacific Division.
Associate professor Carolyn Rickett is associate dean (Research) and lectures in Communication, Nursing, and Chaplaincy at Avondale University College. Her research in medical humanities and chaplaincy also informs her professional and pastoral contribution to Sydney Adventist Hospital’s spiritual care team.
Sabrina Riley was born in Auburn, New York and raised in Dowagiac, Michigan. She received a B.A. in history from Andrews University and an M.A. in information and libraries studies from the University of Michigan. Riley was a member of Andrews University’s library staff from 1998 to 2003, library director and college archivist at Union College from 2003 to 2016, and is presently a freelance researcher, author, and information professional.
Rilloma, Nestor C.×
Nestor C. Rilloma, Th.D., presently serves as the dean for academic affairs of Manila Adventist College and the incumbent founding president of the Adventist Colleges Research Association (ACRA). He has served the Adventist Church as president of Northern Luzon Adventist College and editor-in-chief of the Philippine Publishing House. He is a graduate of Doctor of Theology in historical-systematic studies from the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary (ABGTS) where he wrote a dissertation titled, “Ellen G. White’s Model of the Person of Jesus Christ from the Framework of the Chalcedon Formula.”
Tiziano Rimoldi, M.A., Ph.D., became professor of church history and law at the Italian Adventist University in Florence, Italy, in 2004. He earned a law degree from the Università degli Studi di Bologna and a PhD from the Università degli Studi di Perugia. He and his wife, Maria Beatrice Copiz, have two children. Rimoldi is the author of Con ordine e dignità. Origini e sviluppo della struttura della Chiesa avventista del settimo giorno.
Abel Rios teaches history at South Plains College and is a Ph.D. student in American Religion at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He has contributed numerous articles, including “Apocalyptic Dissenters: Seventh-day Adventists and Peace Activism in the Nineteenth Century,” in The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750 (2018) and “Recasting Noncombatants in the Media,” in The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America’s Most Controversial War on Everyday Life (2016).
Rivera, Nicoli R.×
Nicoli Rivera, B.A. in theology (Mountain View College, Valencia City, Bukidnon) is the youngest of the four children of Pastor Ultimino Rivera Jr and Rachel Rivera. In 2017 he worked as a youth pastor in Jimenez for one year. Currently, he is a student at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), studying for a Master of Religion degree with a major in New Testament, which he is expected to finish in 2021.
Eze Robinson is executive secretary of Bayelsa Mission, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Robinson-Rumble, Beverly J.×
Beverly J. Robinson-Rumble graduated from Atlantic Union College with a B.A. in English and earned a Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Maryland. She began to work on The Journal of Adventist Education in September 1971, and served as the Editor from 1991-2014. Now semi-retired, she continues to help with production on JAE and Dialogue, volunteers at a butterfly exhibit, and assists in teaching an English as a Second Language class for immigrants.
Gudiel Roblero Mazariegos, Ph.D. (University of Baja California, Mexico), he is the director of research and graduate studies at Linda Vista University, Chiapas, Mexico. He is married to Miriam Rode Barreto Rodríguez and has two children.
Israel Robles Pérez, M.A., D.Min. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is a pastor in Olmeca Conference. He is married to Blanca Leticia Moreno Vega and has three children.
Rock, Calvin B.×
Calvin B. Rock has served the Seventh-day Adventist church for more than six decades as pastor-evangelist, administrator, scholar and author. He has given leadership as president of Oakwood University (1971-1985) and as a general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (1985-2002). He holds a D.Min. and a Ph.D. in religious ethics, both from Vanderbilit University. The most recently published of the several books he has authored is Protest and Progress: Black Seventh-day Adventist Leadership and the Push for Parity (2018).
Jacob Rodriguez Mancilla, M.A. in pastoral theology (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary) currently serves as executive secretary and ministerial secretary of the South Andean Mission. He has served the church as a district pastor for 30 years.
Rodríguez, Mireya Estela×
Mireya Estela Rodríguez Botacio, M.A. in education (Andrews University, Michigan, U.S.A.), M.Sc. in educational administration (Universidad Adventista de Centro America “UNADECA,” Alajuela, Costa Rica), worked as a teacher and director of the School of Education and retired from the Adventist University of Central America. In addition, she was the director and editor of the Episteme Magazine published by the UNADECA School of Education. She and her husband have three children and seven grandchildren.
Ray Roennfeldt, Ph.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.) is presently Vice-Chancellor of Avondale University College in New South Wales, Australia. An Australian by birth, Roennfeldt has worked for the Church for almost 50 years as a nurse, pastor, missionary, educator, and administrator. He is the author or editor of several books as well as journal articles and book chapters. He is married to Carmel, a religious studies teacher, and they have two adult children and one grandchild.
David Rogers, M.Ed. (Avondale College, Cooranbong, Australia) retired in 2018 from the South Queensland Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Australia. David (an Australian) served God in Adventist Education as a teacher, university lecturer and school principal. Twelve of his seventeen years of Mission service were spent at Aore Adventist Academy, Vanuatu. In retirement, he assists Aore on a voluntary basis with its ongoing maintenance needs. He is married to Danielle, with three adult children.
Rogers, Lynden J.×
Lynden J. Rogers, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), is a physicist and currently the head of Science/Maths at Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, Australia, where he has served for 38 years. His principal research interest concerns the interaction between the Adventist/Christian faith and science. He is married to Julie and has three adult children and five grandchildren.
Roig, Miguel Ángel×
Miguel Ángel Roig
Rojas, Doris Nila Samojluk×
Doris Nila Samojluk Rojas
Jaime Rojas Rabelo, who holds a Masters in Ministry with Youth Emphasis, is an administrator and a Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor with 18 years of pastoral experience. He has served as a church pastor, youth leader, and evangelist. Pastor Rojas is married to Irina.
Rolle, Cheryl R.×
Cheryl R. Rolle, Ed.D. (La Sierra University, Riverside, California), is the associate secretary of Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission. She also directs the departments of education, children’s ministries, and communication. She has served as a teacher, vice principal, principal, conference children’s ministries and education director, and counselor of the Pathfinder organization in the Bahamas. Dr. Rolle is also a member of the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools, the College of the Bahamas Council, the Bahamas Family Life and Health Education Advisory Board, and the Advisory Council on Education in the Bahamas. She and her husband, Pedro, have two adult children.
Eliud Román Juárez, B.A., candidate for M.A. (Montemorelos University, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), is the director of personal ministries and Sabbath School for Los Tuxtlas Mission. He has served as conference district pastor, is married to Rosaura Gómez Chaparro, and has two daughters.
Romanov, Vladimir P.×
Vladimir P. Romanov
Romero, Alexis Adrián×
Alexis Adrián Romero Meléndez, M.A.P.Th. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Campus of Universidad Adventista de Central América, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is the executive secretary of the East El Salvador Conference and stewardship director of the El Salvador Union Mission. He served as a Greek professor at Universidad Adventista de Central América. He has written articles for Visión Juvenil, Marcando el Rumbo, and children’s programs of the Inter-American Division. Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral degree in pastoral ministry.
Rosales, Carmine Danae P.×
Carmine Danae P. Rosales is a volunteer of Hope Channel–North Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and a faculty member at Manila Adventist College Senior High School. She holds a B.S. in biology from Southern Luzon State University, Lucban, Quezon, Philippines. She finished a B.S. in secondary education-biological sciences from Leon Guinto Memorial College, Atimonan, Quezon. She has previously served as a SULADS missionary of Socio-economic Uplift, Literacy, Anthropological, and Developmental Services (SULADS) Comprehensive High School for the Lumads in Bukidnon under the South Philippine Union Conference. She is married to Kevin Vincent Rosales.
Rosario, Abraham M. del×
Abraham M. del Rosario is a D.Min. student at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in Silang Cavite, Philippines. He is presently Associate Publishing Director and Director of Literature Ministry in the North Philippine Union Conference. He is married to Lovelyn Acebedo and blessed with three sons and one daughter: Chester, Rylland, Lhowelle, and Kathleen.
Jeffrey Rosario, M.A. (Yale University) is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he focuses on religious dissent in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He is particularly interested in the social and political implications of the Adventist worldview. As a lecturer for eight years at a non-profit organization, he taught theology and religious history for a continuing education program.
Rose, Dwight A.×
Dwight A. Rose, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) has served the Church as an academy teacher and principal in Canada, Lebanon, and Egypt. Since his retirement in 2009 he has served as president of Gospel Outreach Canada. He and his wife, Donna, have three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Roth, Ariel A.×
Ariel A. Roth has served as chairman of the Biology Departments at both Andrews and Loma Linda Universities; subsequently, he served as director of the Geoscience Research Institute, lecturing over the world about creation, and editing the journal ORIGINS for 23 years. He has been active in the evolution-creation controversy in the United States serving the states of California, Oregon, and Arkansas as consultant, keynote speaker, and witness respectively. His publications include some two hundred articles in scientific and popular journals and two books Origins, Linking Science and Scripture (17 languages) and Science Discovers God (28 languages).
Rozama was born at Tahan, Kalay Town, Upper Myanmar. He received a B.A. in religion from Myaungmya Adventist Seminary and an M.A. in education from Adventist International Institute of Advance Studies, Philippines. He has served as a pastor and evangelist, Sabbath School/Personal Ministries director, and executive secretary in the Upper Myanmar Mission. He and his wife Vanlalthani have four grown-up children.
Aurelio Rubio Eslava, M.A. in theology, has served the church as a pastor in Central East Venezuela Conference and the Communication Department director and executive secretary in East Venezuela Conference. Currently, he is the president of Northeast Venezuela Mission. He and his wife Anaximandra Jerez Mendoza have three children.
Luis Rubio Montalban, M.A., now pursuing a doctoral degree in pastoral ministry (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, campus of Adventist University of Central America, Alajuela, Costa Rica), has served the Church for 28 years as a district pastor, high school principal, chaplain, university professor, and administrator of South-Central Costa Rica Conference.
Rubrico, James B.×
James B. Rubrico, B.A., B.Th. in Theology, is an ordained minister. Currently, he is the Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, and Adventist Community Services (ACS) director for the Central Philippine Union Conference (CPUC). He is also head of the CPUC Heritage Center. He served as the former Sabbath School/Personal Ministries, ACS, and Adventist Laymen’s Services director for the West Visayan Conference. He is currently working on his Master’s of Divinity degree. He wrote several articles and books including Reasons of Faith, SDA Reformed Movement Exposed, and Dawn of Hope in Panay. He is married to Llena Z. Rubrico and they have two grown-up children.
Golda Ruckle is currently a sophomore at Southern Adventist University, studying to earn her B.A. in History with a teaching licensure.
Rugemalila, Lucas Nzungu×
Lucas Nzungu Rugemalila
Russell, Malcolm B.×
Malcolm B. Russell, Ph.D. (School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University), was raised by missionary parents in Egypt and Lebanon. He taught economics and history at Andrews University for more than two decades, where he also directed the Andrews Scholars honors program. After 13 years as its academic vice president, he retired from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2016. Russell updated the annual Middle East and South Asia for 26 years, and published research on Middle East studies and economic history. His retirement has included a business professorship at Middle East University and directing the honors program at Union College.
Therence Rwasa (B.A. in Theology, Universite Adventiste Consendai, Nanga-Eboko, Cameroon; M.A. in Missiology, Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) served as a pastor in Burundi from 2000 to 2010. He worked as director of Youth, Communications, and Chaplaincy Departments in West Burundi Field from 2011 to 2015.
Sabri, Jounaid I.×
Jounaid I. Sabri is currently a student for the Master of Arts degree in Religion at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.
Sacdalan, Marlon D.×
Marlon D. Sacdalan is a church Pastor in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines, and the chairman of the Area 3 (Zambales and Bataan) churches. He is pursuing a D.Min. degree at the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies.
Basharit Saddique studied at Pakistan Adventist Seminary and College (PASC) for his middle school, intermediate, and college education. He completed a bachelor of ministry, a bachelor in business administration, and M.A. in political science. He started his M.B.A. studies in 2019. In 2005 he was hired as a daily-wage employee at PASC, and in 2008 he was hired as a regular employee. He served as a teacher, purchasing officer, boys dean, men’s dean, accountant, and dean of student affairs. Currently he is serving as the business manager at PASC. He is married to Rubina Basharit. They have three sons and one daughter.
Salarda, Chrelsa Joy A.×
Chrelsa Joy A. Salarda hails from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. An alumnus of Adventist University of the Philippines, she has worked as a media volunteer and edited several publications for Zamboanga Penninsula Mission. She has taken a break from teaching to focus on her postgraduate study and freelance writing.
Joel Salazar Otañez studied theology at Montemorelos University and has served the church as a district pastor for 32 years. His great-grandfather, Cenobio Salazar, was one of the first Adventists in Eldorado, Sinaloa, making the author a fourth-generation Adventist. He is married to Ana Laura López Angulo and has two sons and three granddaughters. His granddaughters are now the sixth generation of Adventists in the Salazar family.
Saldaña, Carlos Alberto×
Carlos Alberto Saldaña Álvarez is the secretary of Panama Union Mission. He was a district pastor in East Panama Conference, the secretary of West Panama Conference, and the president of Central Panama Mission.
Ismael Saldaña Escobar, B.A. in Theology (Adventist University of Central America, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is the executive secretary of Central Panama Conference. He has served as pastor, ministerial secretary, and family departmental director at Panama Adventist Conference. He is married to Shirley Garita Chaves and has three children.
Nelson Salgado is associate professor of History at Sagunto Adventist College, Spain, and pastor in the Spanish Adventist Union of Churches.
Salomon, Assienin Grah×
Assienin Grah Salomon, M.A in pastoral ministry (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), M.A in history and geography, and communication at Université Félix Houphouêt Boigny, Cocody, Côte d’Ivoire. Salomon has served as teacher, church pastor, and AWR Studio manger in the West-Central Africa Division. He was previously president of Eastern Sahel Union Mission. He is currently president of Central Africa Union Mission.