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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, Ph.D., is a retired lecturer, Valley View University, Oyibi, Accra, Ghana.

Abbey, John×

Acevedo, Cesario×

Cesario Acevedo

Acevedo, Melvin Geovany Ramírez×

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.

 

Acosta, Rafael×

Acquaah, George Emmanuel×

George Emmanuel Acquaah

Addisu, Mengistu×

Mengistu Addisu

Adeleye, Ezekiel Atolagbe×

Ezekiel Atolagbe Adeleye

Adeogun, Joshua×

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.

Adjei-Ephraim, Isaac×

Isaac Adjei-Ephraim

Adrien, Vyambwera Isse-Muvunga×

Vyambwera Isse-Muvunga Adrien

Agbaeze, Fanny Uloaku×

Fanny Uloaku Agbaeze

Agbedigue, Enyonam Kokoutsè×

Enyonam Kokoutsè Agbedigue

Agboado, Stephen Yaw×

Stephen Yaw Agboado

Agbojo, Gabriel×

Gabriel 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.

Agharanya, Obioma×

Obioma Agharanya

Aguilar, Daniel Chacon×

Daniel 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.

Aguillón, Karen Alfaro de×

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.

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

Ajibade, Onaolapo×

Onaolapo Ajibade

Akinpelu, Oluseun Abel×

Oluseun Abel Akinpelu

Akintunde, R. O.×

R. O. Akintunde

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.

Allcock, Lynette×

Lynette Allcock

Allen, Edward×

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.”

Almazán, Moisés Espinoza×

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.

Almeida, Caiky Xavier×

Caiky Xavier Almeida

Alvarado, René Martínez×

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.

Amaike, Chikwendu×

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 travelling. He is married to Blessing and has two children: Flavour and Fortune.

Amoah, Rockson Kwadwo×

Rockson Kwadwo Amoah

Amponsah-Gyan, Evans×

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).

Amponsah-Mensah, Philip×

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.

Anderson, Bruce N.×

Bruce Anderson,  B.A. (Pacific Union College), M.S. (Ohio State University), M.D. (Loma LInda University). Internship Stanford University Hospitals.  Residencies Harding Hospital; Ohio State University Hospitals Child Psychiatry fellow.  Captain, MC, US Army 1975-1977.  Staff psychiatrist Hinsdale Hospital 1970-78, St. Helena Hospital 1978-present.  President 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.

Anderson, Eric×

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.

Anderson, Lynette×

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.

Anderson, Richard×

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.

Andrade, Angelisa×

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

Ann-Penning, Grace×

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.

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

Argueta, Fabián Natareno×

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.

Arias, Ney Julián Devis×

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.

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.

Arrieta, Osvaldo×

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.

Arroyo, Ever Guenther García×

Ever Guenther García Arroyo, M.A. (Universidad Adventista de Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon Mexico) is president of the Guatemala Union Mission and has served the church for more than 32 years in Peru, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Guatemala as department director, secretary, and president, and also as financial manager for the Universidad Adventista de Centroamérica.

Aráuz, Héctor Isaac Alvarado×

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.

Arévalo, Vicente Nafri Machado×

Vicente Nafri Machado Arévalo, M.B.A. (Montemoleros University, Nuevo León, Mexico), works for the ICT department in Union Salvadoreña Adventista since 2011. Arevalo is a principal elder and coordinator in the Centro de Influencia Escalon in Mision Central Salvadoreña. He is devoted to church planting in the capital of El Salvador.

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.

Assienin, Salomon G.×

Salomon G. Assienin, 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.

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.

Atalido, Zoila Alvarado de×

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.

Avila, Yohana Carolina Méndez×

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.

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.

Ayestas, Evert Vásquez×

Evert Vásquez Ayestas, M.A. (Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania), serves as district pastor, area coordinator, and communications and public campus ministry director in Northwest Honduras Conference. He has worked in Central Honduras Conference and Atlantic Honduras Conference as field secretary and personal ministries director. He is married to Wendy Lizeth Reyes González.

Ayiah, James Panford Kwame×

James Panford Kwame Ayiah

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

Baker, Benjamin×

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.

Balderstone, Audrey×

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.

Baldwin, Annette×

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.

 

Balk-Geerlings, Joanne×

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.

Balyage, Yona×

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.

Bamishaye, Adekunle Olufunsho×

Adekunle Olufunsho Bamishaye is the secretary/treasurer of Ondo Mission, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Banda, Moses M.×

Moses M. Banda, M.A. (Zambia Open University, Lusaka, Zambia), B.A. in theology (Rusangu University), serves as president of East Zambia Field of Seventh-day Adventists. He is an ordained minister and has served in various positions for 20 years. He is married to Eness with whom he has two children.

Baptiste, Niyonagize Kibibi Jean×

Niyonagize Kibibi Jean Baptiste

Barbosa, Wellington×

Wellington Barbosa

Barham, Nigel×

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.

Barreto, Tatty×

Barrett, Nevail×

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.

Bastos, Liliane×

Liliane Bastos

Bautista, Víctor Manuel Martínez×

Víctor Manuel Martínez Bautista

Bayona, Faith S.×

Faith S. Bayona

Bell-Joseph, Marilyn×

Marilyn Bell-Joseph

Benesi, Givemore×

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.

Benitez, Daniel×

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

Berbawy, Samir×

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. 

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.

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.

Bhaggien, Jacob×

Jacob Bhaggien

Biazzi, Elisa×

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.

Biloff, Jacqueline×

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.

Birch, Alexa×

Alexa Birch is a psychology major at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. She lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Blair, Anna×

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.

Blakeney, Maxwell×

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.  

Blas, Saúl Hernández×

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.

Blythe, Adlai×

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.

 

Bodenmann, Reinhard×

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.

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.

Borges, Michelson×

Michelson Borges

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.

Botacio, Mireya Estela Rodríguez×

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.

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.

Boyle, Patrick×

Brady, Rodney×

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.

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. 

Brown, Nathan×

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).

Browne, Barbara-Gene×

Barbara-Gene Browne

Browning, Ann×

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.

Bruinsma, Reinder×

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. 

Buddoo-Fletcher, Dyhann×

Dyhann Buddoo-Fletcher, B.A. Mass Communication (Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica), is the administrative assistant to the president at East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Dyhann is currently pursuing an M.A. degree in integrated marketing and communication at the University of the West Indies. She is actively involved in the Communication department of the church in Jamaica and has written stories for the local newspapers and various church websites and publications.

Budnick, Renate×

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.

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.

Burton, Rebecca×

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/.

Butler, Terry×

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.

Bwambale, Bonny×

Bonny Bwambale

Byaki, Kamiza John×

Kamiza John Byaki

Byrd, Alita×

Alita Byrd, MA (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 US, South Africa and Europe. She is married with four children.

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.

Cacique, Yasmalí Teresa×

Yasmalí Teresa Cacique, 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.

Cafferky, Michael×

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.

Cajobe, Gerardo L.×

Gerardo L. Cajobe, M.Min. (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines) is the executive secretary of Central Luzon Conference.

Campbell, Alwyn×

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. 

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.  

Carey, John, Sr.×

John Carey, Sr.

Carvalho, Ivo Ribeiro de×

Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho

Carvalho, Marcelo Augusto de×

Marcelo Augusto de Carvalho

Casillas, John×

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. 

Castañaza, Gerson Neftalí Marroquín×

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.

Castilho, Julia×

Julia Castilho

Ceballos, Pablo E.×

Pablo E. Ceballos

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.

Chand, Shekhar×

Chartier, Gary×

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.

 

 

Chavez, Jorge Eduardo Carbajal×

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.

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.

Chhakchhuak, Judson×

Judson Chhakchhuak is from Mizoram, Northeast India. He holds a Master of Arts in Religion degree with an emphasis in the New Testament from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree from the Adventist University of the Philippines.

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. 

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.

Chism, Ashlee×

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.

Chit, Morris×

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

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.

Chou, Li-Chuan×

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.

Chou, Ying-Pi×

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.

Choufani, Jimmy×

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.

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/.

Chávez, Samuel Antonio×

Samuel Antonio Chávez

Clouten, Keith×

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. 

Cocom, David Manuel Pacheco×

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.

Coombe, Raymond×

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.

Cosier, Debbie×

Debbie Cosier, M.Ed. (Macquarie University). 

Costa, Hélio Coutinho×

Hélio Coutinho Costa

Costello, Teresa×

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.

Coulson, Malcolm×

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.

Cozens, Merle×

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.

Crocombe, Ruth×

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, Hipólito Gómez×

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.

Cruz, José Seth Luis×

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.

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

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 Educatin, 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 Southern Mindanao Mission, General Santos City. He is currently enrolled at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines and is pursuing a degree in Doctor of Ministry.

 

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.

Darius, Fábio Augusto×

Fábio Augusto Darius

Das, Mita×

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.

Davidson, Bresean×

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.

Delhove, Peter×

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.

Devine, Lester×

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.

 

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

Dittes, Albert×

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.

 

Dixon, Kiera×

Kiera Dixon is a history major student at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.

Doak, Gak Ngaw Nyoat×

Gak Ngaw Nyoat Doak

Dollar-Bill, Belle×

Belle Dollar-Bill

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

Douglas, Neroli×

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.

 

Down, Michelle×

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.

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.

Dunn, Colin×

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.

Dunstan, Lee×

Grenville Dunstan, B.Ed. (Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia), is manager of Christian Services for the Blind and Hearing Impaired (CSFBHI). Australian born—and better known as Lee—he has served the church for some 45 years: first as a teacher then as editor of the SPD and associate editor of the North American Signs of the Times magazines respectively until 2018. He has authored a number of books and numerous Signs of the Times articles.

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.

Díaz, José Luis Bouchot×

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.

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.

Edmond, Sénèque×

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

Ekpendu, Ikechi Chidi×

Ikechi Chidi Ekpendu

Elofer, Richard×

Richard Elofer

Elroy, Samuel Wiltshire Mc×

Samuel Wiltshire Mc Elroy is a district pastor in North Mission of Costa Rica and director of ADRA Costa Rica. Wiltshire has served the church for ten years as field secretary, and as director of the Youth and Spirit of Prophecy departments. He is currently (2020) studying for a pastoral master’s degree at the Adventist University of Central America in Costa Rica.

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.

Erickson, Charlotte×

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. 

Escobar, Fernando A. Meza×

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.

Eslava, Elder Aurelio Rubio×

Elder 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.

 

Espinoza, Héctor R. Armenta×

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.

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.

Eti, Chigozi×

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.

Eyembe, Ruth×

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

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. 

Fargo, Basim×

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.

Fendall, Ramesh×

Ramesh Fendall

Ferguson, Dulce×

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.

Fernandez, Nelson×

Nelson Fernandez

Ferreira, Everson de Carvalho×

Everson de Carvalho Ferreira

Ferreira, Luvercy Penedo×

Luvercy Penedo Ferreira

Ferreira, Otoniel×

Otoniel Ferreira

Ferreira, Renato×

Renato Ferreira

Ferri, Carlos Alberto×

Carlos Alberto Ferri

Fleitas, Carlos Rafael Schupnik×

Carlos Rafael Schupnik Fleitas, M.A. (Andrews University, Silver Springs, Maryland), worked in Venezuela for 30.5 years as a minister, pastor, department director for youth, communication, and evangelism. He was also executive secretary, field president, and religious liberty department director (ad honorem) in both Venezuelan unions. He is the author of a denominational history book about the work in Venezuela, Aquí Obró Dios, coauthor of a book on Pathfinder honors, author of articles for the magazine, Prioridades, and author of devotionals for the radio in Colombia and Venezuela.

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.

Fortin, Denis×

Francis, Joan A.×

Joan A. Francis

Fransisca, Maria×

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

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.  

French, Wayne×

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.

Frungus, Jacob×

Fuentes, Carlos Antonio Fres×

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.

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.

Galenieks, Eriks×

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.

Galenieks, Ēriks×

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.

Gallego, Jonathan×

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.

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.

García, Guenther×

Guenther García

Gattmann, Heinz-Ewald×

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.

Gavarrete, Katty Marilyn Urrutia×

Katty Marilyn Urrutia Gavarrete has served for 14 years as director of the library at the Adventist University of Central America (UNADECA). She has also taught at the School of Business Administration at the same university. Since 2016 she has been secretary and cashier of the South Central American Union. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and is currently finishing her degree in library science.

Gayle, Sandra×

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. 

Gillis, Alwyn×

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.

Gitonga, Nathan×

Nathan Gitonga

Goldstone, Ross×

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.

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.

Gomide, Jonathan×

Jonathan Gomide is a theology student at the Adventist Seminary in Northern Brazil (SALT Faama).

Gomide, Samuel×

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

Gooding, Lela×

Lela Gooding, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.

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, Laura×

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).

Graz, John×

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, Ian×

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.

Greenwell, Richard×

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. 

Greer, Savonna×

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.

Gross, Renato×

Grubb, Warren×

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.

Gudmundsson, Lourdes Morales de×

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.

Guedes, Leonidas Verneque×

Leonidas Verneque Guedes

Guedes, Leônidas Verneque×

Leônidas Verneque Guedes

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.

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.

Guimarães, Milena×

Milena Guimarães

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.

Gun’ko, Vitaliy×

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).  

Gustavsson, Ingrid×

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.

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 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.

Gómez, Alejandro Meza×

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.

Gómez, Milton Alberto Castillo×

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.

Hachalinga, Passmore×

Passmore Hachalinga, D.Min., is the director of the Ellen G. White Research and Heritage Centre at Helderberg College of Higher Education in Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a D.Th. from the University of South Africa and a DMin from Andrews University. 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 several published articles and book chapters. Hachalinga is married to Sithembile M. Hachalinga.

Hadley, MaryAnn×

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.

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.

Hallock, Brennan×

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.

Hammond, John×

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.

Hammond, Rachel×

Rachel Hammond was a senior at Union College majoring in elementary education at the time of this writing in 2019.

Han, SukHee×

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 U.×

Yohanna U. Harry

Hay, David×

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).  

Heinz, Daniel×

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).

Heise, Lyell×

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.

Henry, Ronnie×

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.

Hernández, Fredy×

Fredy Hernández

Hernández, Gamaliel Méndez×

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.

Hernández, José Gabriel Gámez×

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.

Hernández, Juan Emerson×

Juan Emerson Hernández, 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.

Hernández, Marcos Edgardo Velásquez×

Marcos Edgardo Velásquez Hernández, MA in theology (Venezuela Adventist University, Yaracuy, Venezuela), is married to Diolys Sabrina and has two sons.  

Hernández, Ricardo Torres×

Ricardo Torres Hernández, M.A. (Universidad de Montemorelos, Montemorelos, NL, México), has served the church for 32 years as district pastor; director of the youth, Sabbath school, communications, and stewardship departments; and led the ASI chapter. He is married to Silvia M. Medina Pérez and has two children.

Hernández, Samuel Hernández×

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.

 

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.

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.

Hla, Connally×

Hobbs, Stan×

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.

Hochstetler, Shane×

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.

Hon, Kelvin×

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.

Honorato, Joyce×

Joyce Honorato

Hook, Milton×

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.

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.

Housseyni, Karambe×

Karambe Housseyni

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, King-yi Eugene×

King-yi Eugene 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).

Huang, Hui-Ting×

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.

Hudson, Greg×

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.

Hughes, Lionel×

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.

 

Humble, Graeme×

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.

Höschele, Stefan×

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).

Iheoma, Kennedy C.×

Kennedy C. Iheoma

Inapan, Renito C.×

Renito C. Inapan

Irizarry, Efrén Pagán×

Efrén Pagán Irizarry

Isaac, Thomas×

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.

Jacques, Nkinzingabo×

Nkinzingabo Jacques

Jean, Eudritch×

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.

Jensen, Sven Hagen×

Sven Hagen Jensen, M.Div. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA) has worked for the church for 49 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.

Jerome, Birikunzira×

Birikunzira Jerome

Jerome, Ngabo Birikunzira×

Ngabo Birikunzira Jerome

Jeske, Lorena M.×

Lorena M. Jeske, a retired nurse of 48 years has spent the last 31 years serving public health in county and state government. She has a B.S. in nursing from Walla Walla (1963) and a M.A. in Nursing from the University of Washington (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.

Jesse, Velda×

Jiao, Daniel×

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.

Jiménez, Abraham Sandoval×

Abraham Sandoval Jiménez, D.Min. (SDA Theological Seminary of Inter-America), is the executive secretary of the Inter-Oceanic Mexican Union. He has served as district pastor, Sabbath school and personal ministry director, and administrator at the mission, conference, and union levels. He is married to Martha Lopez Flores and has three children and three grandchildren.

Jiménez, César Gómez×

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.

 

Jiménez, Lemuel Olán×

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.

Job, Destiny×

Johansson, Nathalie×

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.

Joo, Minho×

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.

Joseph, Jerome×

Joseph, Yvionne×

Yvionne Joseph was a junior elementary education major at Union College at the time of this writing.

Kabangut’se, Victor P.×

Victor P. Kabangut’se

Kachamba, Norman×

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.

Kaiser, Denis×

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.

Kaluhala, Denise×

Denise Kaluhala

Kaluhala, Robert×

Robert Kaluhala

Kamba, Seth×

Kamei, Graceson×

Graceson Kamei

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.

Kan, Johnny×

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.

Katete, Abby×

Abby Katete, M.A. in Human Resource management (Open University of Tanzania) is a frontline pastor. He is married to Janeth with two children.

Kayigema, Jacques×

Jacques Kayigema

Kayongo, Ndala×

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.

Kazagata, Tizihwa×

Tizihwa Kazagata

Kemboi, John×

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.

Kilonzo, Gadi×

Kingston, Kent×

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.

Klenk, Gunther×

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.

Koh, Katherine×

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.

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.

Kouleete, Matthieu×

Matthieu Kouleete

Kross, Nick×

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.

Krupskiy, Vladimir×

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. 

Krüger, Samuel Valdir×

Samuel Valdir Krüger

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.

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.

Kyusa, Kahindo×

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.

Kyusa, Muhindo×

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.

Lagos, Adan Ramos×

Adan 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.

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.

Lall, Surendra×

Surendra Lall is president of Eastern Uttar Pradesh Section and grandson of Piyare and Babra Lall.

Langhu, Koberson×

Koberson Langhu

Larez, Amado Enrique Marcano×

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. 

Lasu, Richard×

Laurent, Kasay Bisogho×

Kasay Bisogho Laurent was rector of Adventist University of Lukanga (Griggs extension) from 1994 to 1996.

Lawson, Ronald×

Ronald Lawson, Ph.D. (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia) is professor emeritus of Urban Studies Department, Queens College, CUNY.

Leal, Cláudio Romero×

Cláudio Romero Leal

Lee, Michel Sun×

Michel Sun Lee is a Ph.D. candidate 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.

Leitma, Grant×

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). 

Leito, Israel×

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. 

Lemke, Lester×

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.

Lemke, Mel×

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.

Lemos, Ágatha×

Leong, Fai×

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.

Lewis, Clinton×

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.

Lima, Dorival Duarte de×

Dorival Duarte de Lima

Lima, Paulo×

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. 

Lima, Wendel×

Lisupadang, Imanuel×

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.

Lo, Bruce W.×

Bruce W. Lo is the ESDA assistant editor for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division.

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.

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.

Lockton, Harwood×

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.

London, Samuel×

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.

Long, Kerrie×

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.

Lounsbury, Lynnette×

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. 

Low, Sharyn×

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.

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. 

Ludescher, Gerd×

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.

Lukinga, Sadiki Abraham×

Sadiki Abraham Lukinga

Lundby, Miranda×

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.

 

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.

López, Gianni Enmanuel Junco×

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.

López, Luis Alonso Aguillón×

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.

López, Matías H.×

Matías H. López

Machamire, Paminus×

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.

Mafwimbo, Wilfred Katondo×

Wilfred Katondo Mafwimbo

Maglipas, Reynaldo L.×

Reynaldo L. Maglipas is pursuing a doctorate of ministry (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies). He worked as a church and district pastor at Central Luzon Conference in the Philippines. Currently, he serves as the associate pastor of Philippine International Church at Adventist University of the Philippines. He is married to Sunbeam Love and has three children.

Maher, Ranya×

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

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.

Mancilla, Jacob Rodriguez×

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.

Manners, Bruce×

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.

Manrique, David×

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.

Mansaly, Jacques×

Jacques Mansaly

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.

 

 

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.

Marambi, Jeremy Mwenda×

Jeremy Mwenda Marambi

Marie-NoëlleBosdedore×

Marie-NoëlleBosdedore, 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.

Marques, Igor Emanuel de Souza×

Igor Emanuel de Souza Marques

Marrero, Luz Minerva González×

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.

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, Jean-Michel×

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

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.

 

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.

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.   

Mayani, George×

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.

Mayer, Burkhard×

Burkhard Mayer is a pastor and coordinator of evangelistic programs and seminars in the Northern German Union. He lives with his family near Lübeck.

Mazariegos, Gudiel Roblero×

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.

Mbayi, S.×

S. Mbayi, M.A. in missiology (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A), is president of North-West Kenya Mission.

Mbyirukira, James×

James Mbyirukira

Mbyirukira, Shema×

Shema Mbyirukira

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.

McArthur, Benjamin×

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.

McClintock, David×

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.

McEdward, Rick×

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.

McGarrell, Faith-Ann×

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.

Mdendemi, Lutengamaso×

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.

Melbourne, Bertram×

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.

Melbourne, Cavel×

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.

Mercado, César Hernández×

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.

Meyer, Roland×

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).

 

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.

Mika, Farida×

Miller, Helen×

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.

Miller, Leon×

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.

Mirilov, Branislav×

Branislav Mirolvo

Mirilov, Marica×

Marica Mirolov

Mmbaga, David Azael×

David Azael Mmbaga

Mngumi, Hudson×

Modoran, Gheorghe×

Gheorghe Modoran, Ph.D., is a retired university lecturer of church history. Modoran lives in Romania.

Mohono, Daniel Chacha×

Daniel Chacha Mohono

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.

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.

Monteiro, Karl×

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.”

Montes, Jefferson Ayala×

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.

Montiel, Camilo Sánchez×

Camilo Sánchez Montiel is a former secretary of Central Tabasco Conference.

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.

Morales, Abel Felipe López×

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.

Moreno, Yerko Samuel Viana×

Yerko Samuel Viana Moreno has a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Viana serves as executive secretary of the Southern Bogotá Conference, Colombia. He has served the church for 32 years as a district pastor and departmental director. He published a book entitled History of Adventism in Bogota, as well as other articles. He is a fourth-generation Adventist and is married to Blanca Patricia Hernández Díaz with whom he has three children.

Morgan, Douglas×

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.

Morgan-Cole, Trudy×

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.

Morton, Lindsay×

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.

 

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.

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.

Mshana, Nathaniel×

Nathaniel Mshana

Msholla, Daniel Misana×

Daniel Misana Msholla

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.

Mueller, Harald×

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.

Muhune, Joseph×

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.

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.

Murdoch, Daryl×

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.

 

Murmu, Patras×

Museti, Korosso×

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.

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.

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

Mwambeta, Kossam×

Kossam Mwambeta

Mwanandewe, Aron Philimon×

Aron Philimon Mwanandewe

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.

Mwinga, Alwyn×

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.

Mwita, Alexander×

Alexander Mwita

Méndez, Brandi Israel Méndez×

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.

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.

Namoradze, Sergo×

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.

 

Nascimento, Dayane×

Dayane Nascimento

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.

Ncube, Linos×

Linos Ncube, M.A. (University of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare), is a lecturer of religious studies, and chief security and safety officer at Solusi University. In the past, he served as an education officer and assistant chaplain for the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service. After retirement, he worked as a chaplain and teacher at Ambassadors Advent Academy, Harare, and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Open University.  

Ndaruhekeye, Isacka Vitus×

Isacka Vitus Ndaruhekeye

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.

Nembhard, Judith×

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.

Neumann, Matti×

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.

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.

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.

Nlend, Emile A.×

Emile A. Nlend

Nsabiyaremye, Jethron×

Jethron Nsabiyaremye, D.Min. (Adventist Universty of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) and a licence in geography (Burundi University). Dr Nsabiyaremye has served as president of the SDA 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.

Nufio, Luis Trundle×

Luis Trundle Nufio, M.A. (Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania), is the executive director for ADRA Honduras. He has worked as a district pastor and as director of Maranatha Adventist School in Comayagua. He collaborates as a member of the program advisory committee for ADRA International and is a member of the board of directors of the Federation of NGOs and Microfinance Network of Honduras.

Nunukwe, Anyalebechi×

Anyalebechi Nunukwe

Nweke, Victor×

Nyamakababi, Azza B.×

Azza B. Nyamakababi

Nyaundi, Nehemiah M.×

Nehemiah M. Nyaundi

Nyekwere, Dave×

Nzumbi, Musa Erasto×

Musa Erasto Nzumbi

O'Neill, Chloe×

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. 

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.

Obot, Napoleon×

Ochorokodi, Japheth×

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

Ogah, Christopher Osimhen×

Christopher Osimhen Ogah

Ogayo, Luka×

Luka Ogayo, M.A., is an ordained minister. 

Ogouma, Tony×

Okeny, Paskwale Pacoto×

Paskwale Pacoto Okeny

Okpechi, John×

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

Oliveira, Jetro Meira de×

Jetro Meira de Oliveira

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

Oliver, Barry×

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.

Olomojobi, R. O.×

R. O. Olomojobi

Omeonu, Chimezie A.×

Chimezie A. Omeonu is the president of Clifford University.

Onwutuebe, Nwokedi N. C.×

Nwokedi N. C. Onwutuebe

Onyenweaku, Nnamdi×

Nnamdi Onyenweaku

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.

Ordorica, Enrique Ignacio Bernal×

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.

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, Enoc Iglesias×

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.

Ose, Kaumba Mugoye×

Kaumba Mugoye Ose

Osei, Kingsley×

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-Tutu, Frank×

Frank Osei-Tutu

Oshundele, Olawale×

Olawale Oshundele

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.

Otero, Marvin Gómez×

Marvin Gómez Otero, M.A. (Central American Adventist University, Alajuela, Costa Rica), is the director of youth ministries, education, and chaplaincy in the South Central American Union Mission. He has served the church as a district pastor and department director in Nicaragua for 30 years. He authored and published La historia de un pueblo. He is married to Esther Fley and has three children.

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.

Owolabi, Akinola×

Akinola Owolabi

Owusu, Festus×

Festus Owusu is the administrative secretary of Ashanti Central Ghana Conference.

Owusu-Mensa, Kofi×

Kofi Owusu-Mensa

Oyeleke, Openla×

Openla Oyeleke

Oyewunmi, Adejoke O.×

Adejoke O. Oyewunmi is professor of law, University of Lagos, and legal adviser, Lagos Atlantic.

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.

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×

Paiva, Dálcio da Silva×

Dálcio da Silva Paiva

Palmer, Nicola×

Panayotov, Ventsislav×

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.

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.

Parchment, Orville×

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.

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. 

Parker, , (Martin)×

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.

Parklea, Joseph×

Joseph Parklea

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×

Jairo Parra, 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.

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, completed studies at Spicer Memorial College in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He worked as an evangelist, assistant pastor, translator, bookkeeper/accountant, secretary/treasurer, assistant union treasurer, union treasurer, and manager of Kinsaung Publishing House from 1969 to 2010.

Paul, Kakule Mithimbo×

Kakule Mithimbo Paul was rector of Adventist University of Lukanga from 2006 to 2014.

Paul, Kalumu×

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, 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

Payne, Stephen×

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.

Peicu, Virgiliu×

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.”

Pereyra, Roberto×

Roberto Pereyra

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

Petrescu, Valeriu×

Valeriu Petrescu, Ph.D., is a pastor at the Muntenia Conference in Romania. He has served as at various positions at the Romanian Union

Pettibone, Dennis×

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, Sergio Olivares×

Sergio Olivares Peña

Pešelis, Andris×

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.

Phetchareun, Khamsay×

Khamsay Phetchareun is a native of Laos and a naturalized Australian citizen. He was the first Lao ordained Seventh-day Adventist minister in 1996. Phetchareun served as a pastor in Greater Sydney Conference and Northern Australian Conference. He taught theology at Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand, and was the head of theology department at Fulton College, Fiji Islands. He was the ADRA associate director in Myanmar. Since 2011, Phetchareun serves as the Lao Attached Region supervisor and trainer.

Phillips, Dion E.×

Dion E. Phillips is professor of sociology at University of the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands.

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

Pichot, Marcel×

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.

Piez, Steve×

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.

Pignon, Tom×

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.

Plata, Dixie×

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

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.

Polley-Kwofie, Kojo×

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.

Pomaleu, Nathan×

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.

Praestiin, Julie×

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.

Preciado, César Augusto Fagua×

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.

Price, Kevin×

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.

Priestley, Robyn×

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.

Pullins, Fred×

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.

Pérez, Hector Julio×

Hector Julio Pérez

Pérez, Israel Robles×

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.

Pérez, Jesús Tiburcio×

Jesús Tiburcio Pérez, M.Th. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), served as a district pastor for 17 years in the former Hidalgo Veracruz Conference and served for 12 years as director of the Sabbath school, personal ministries, ministerial secretary, Adventist family ministry, and religious liberty departments in Central Veracruz Mission. He is married to Lorena Hernández Chávez and has a daughter.

Pérez, Jorge Alberto García×

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.

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.

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.

Quinto, Nadeth×

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.

Rabach, Odek×

Race, Paul×

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.

 

 

Radley, Rose-Marie×

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.

Rakotondratsimba, Vonona×

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.

Ramos, Cecilia×

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.

Ramschie, Cornelis×

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.

Ramírez, Eddy Orlando Hernández×

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.

Ramírez, Noel Jiménez×

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.

Ramírez, Orlando A.×

Orlando A. Ramírez

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.

Rankin, Paul×

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.

 

Ranzolin, Leo×

Rasi, Humberto M.×

Humberto M. Rasi

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.

Redfield, Daun×

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.

Reid, Jyremy×

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.

Reyes, Fredy Eufronio Ortega×

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.

Reyes, Teófilo Alexis Silvestre×

Teófilo Alexis Silvestre Reyes, Ph.D. (Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico), is currently executive secretary and ministerial director of the Dominican Union Conference. He has served in the Eastern Dominican Conference as a pastor; director of youth ministries, stewardship, and communications; ministerial secretariat; and president. He is married to Orpha de la Cruz and they have three daughters.

Reynaud, Daniel×

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.

 

Richardson, Colin×

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.

Richli, Claude×

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.

 

Rickett, Carolyn×

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.

 

Riley, Sabrina×

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.”

Rimoldi, Tiziano×

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.

Rivera, Mario Alberto Cruz×

Mario Alberto Cruz Rivera

Rivera, Nicoli R.×

Nicoli R. Rivera, B.A. in theology (Mountain View College), is currently (2020) pursuing a master’s degree in New Testament at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). In 2017, he worked as a youth pastor in Jimenez.

Robinson, Eze×

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.

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).

Rodrigues, Lucas Vítor Alves×

Lucas Vítor Alves Rodrigues Sena

Rodríguez, Adán Cortés×

Adán Cortés Rodríguez is the secretary of Central Tabasco Conference.

Rodríguez, Danilo Céspedes×

Danilo Céspedes Rodríguez 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.

Rodríguez, Juan Pablo Rairán×

Juan Pablo Rairán Rodríguez, 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.

Rodríguez, Sandra Itahéh Vanegas×

Sandra Itahéh Vanegas Rodríguez

Roennfeldt, Ray×

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.

Rogers, David×

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.

Rojas, Doris Nila Samojluk×

Doris Nila Samojluk Rojas

Romero, Jenaro Jiménez de Castro×

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.

 

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.

Rosario, Jeffrey×

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.

 

Rozama×

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.

 

Rubio, Luis×

Luis Rubio, M.A. pursuing doctoral studies, 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.

Ruiz, Juan Pablo Cárdenas×

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.

Ruiz, Pedro 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.

Rukara, Erisa×

Sahly, Donald×

Salas, Ricardo 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.

Salazar, Janier Antonio Puerta×

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.

Salustiano, Alexandre Aciole×

Alexandre Aciole Salustiano

Samoylenko, Alexander I.×

Alexander I. Samoylenko, B.A. in theology (Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Zaoksky, Tula Region, Russia), M.B.A. (Zaoksky Theological Seminary), served as a Bible worker from 1982 to 1988, and was ordinated to pastoral ministry in 1988. He served as Youth Ministries director of the Podolskaya Conference/UUC (1989-1993), Adventist Mission director of the Eastern Ukrainian Conference/UUC (1993-1995), senior pastor for the Cherkassy Region (Ukraine) (1995-1996), president of the Dnieper Conference/UUC (1996-2003), and Ministerial Association secretary in Transcaucasia (2003-2006). From 2006 to 2013, he performed pastoral duties and was involved in community service in different conferences. Since 2013 Samoylenko has been serving as a retired pastor.

Samoylenko, Viktor×

Viktor Samoylenko, B.A. in theology (Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Zaoksky, Tula Region, Russia), began to serve the Church as a pastor in 1994 and became a regional pastor in 2012. Since 2016 he has been the executive secretary of the Central Conference/UUC.

Sang, Godfrey K.×

Godfrey K. Sang is a historical researcher and writer with an interest in Adventist history. He is the co-author of the book On the Wings of a Sparrow: How the Seventh-day Adventist church came to Western Kenya

Santos, Carlos Alberto Paguada×

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.

Santos, Denison dos×

Denison dos Santos

Santos, Nesias Joaquim dos×

Nesias Joaquim dos Santos

Santos, Ronivon da Silva dos×

Ronivon da Silva dos Santos

Sarmiento, Fredy Rene Funez×

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.

Sauvagnat, Bernard×

Bernard Sauvagnat, Dr ès Sciences religieuses, is a retired professor of New Testament, Faculté adventiste de théologie, Collonges-sous-Salève, France.

Sawambo, Diamantino Abílio×

Diamantino Abílio Sawambo B.A. (Montemorelos University, Mexico), serves as the Publishing, Spirit of Prophecy and Communication director for the Southwest Angola Union Mission since 2015. He previously worked as a district pastor and assistant lecturer at Huambo Theological Seminary. He is now studying for a Master of Arts in Biblical-Theological Studies (MABTS) at the Adventist University of Africa in Kenya. Pastor Sawambo also worked as a journalist for the  “Folha8” independent newspaper in Angola.

Schaefer, Richard A.×

Richard A. Schaefer, B.A. (La Sierra College). Director of Community Relations, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 1976-2000. Historian, Loma Linda University Health, 2000 to the present. President, Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce, 2008-2010. Commissioner, City of Loma Linda Historical Commission, 2008-2020. Schaefer’s numerous books include LEGACY (heritage of Loma University Medical Center), Service is Our Calling (50th anniversary of Loma University School of Dentistry), A Century of Caring(history of Loma Linda University School of Nursing), Glory of the Vision (history of Loma Linda University School of Medicine), and Protons: A Beam of HopeCREATION: “Behold It Was Very Good.” Schaefer is a prolific author, public relations professional, and public speaker who has presented and represented Loma Linda University history for over 50 years

Schneider, Susana Alicia Tabuenca de×

Susana Alicia Tabuenca de Schneider

Scholtus, Silvia C.×

Silvia C. Scholtus

Senne-Aya, Michael A. T.×

Michael A. T. Senne-Aya, D.Min. (Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya) has been the pioneer president of the Edo Conference in the Western Nigeria Union Conference since 2012. He previously served as the last president of Edo-Delta Mission before its formal reorganization into two separate conferences.

Sepulveda, Ciro×

Ciro Sepulveda, Ph.D., is a retired professor and former chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. He is the author of several books, including On the Margins of Empires: A History of Seventh-day Adventists and Ellen White on the Color Line: The Idea of Race in a Christian Community.

Severino, Alex Moreira×

Alex Moreira Severino

Shapiama, Angel Jesús Torrel×

Angel Jesús Torrel Shapiama

Shikder, Shimu Karolin×

Shimu Karolin Shikder

Shimbe, Devotha Magere×

Devotha Magere Shimbe, M.A. in education (UEAB, Kenya) and  B.A. in education (Spicer Memorial College, India). Shimbe currently serves as Education and Religious Liberty director of the Southern Tanzania Union Mission. She has previously served as Education, Children and Women Ministries director of the East Central Tanzania Conference for eight years, a tutorial assistant at the University of Arusha, Tanzania, and a primary and secondary school teacher in Adventist institutions in Tanzania.

Shipton, J. H.×

Shipton, W. A.×

Shoemaker, Heidi A.×

Heidi A. Shoemaker, B.A. in psychology (University of Michigan-Dearborn), has served as communication director for the Ohio Conference since 2013. Before serving in Ohio, she was communication director for the Dakota Conference. A communication and ministry professional with experience across non-profit, private and public spheres, Heidi has a demonstrated history to lead collaborative initiatives, which positively impact visibility, strategic direction, and reputation among conference constituents and the public.

Shultz, Dan×

Dan Shultz, emeritus professor of music, Walla Walla University, has researched and written extensively about Seventh-day Adventist music history and musicians. His publications include A Great Tradition–a history of music at Walla Walla University, and the Adventist Musicians Biographical Resource–an encyclopedia with biographies of over 1100 Adventist musicians. He founded the International Adventist Musicians Association, serving as its president for ten years and editing its publications and website for over thirty years. Shultz and his wife, Carolyn (nee Stevens), live in College Place, Washington.   

Shwe, Saxon×

Saxon Shwe, M.A. in religion (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States), B.A.A. (Spicer Memorial College, Puna, India), is president of Ayeyarwaddy Mission in Myanmar Union Mission. He is married to Salome Tin with a son and a daughter.

Sibora, Elias Josiah×

Elias Josiah Sibora

Siby, Robert×

Robert Siby, M.Div. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA), currently (2020) serves as Campus Ministry director and chaplain at Universitas Klabat. Prior to his current engagement, Siby served as church pastor for seven years. He worked in the area of Human Resources in a mining industry (1992-2008) before joining church ministry. He is married to Lovimaci (Kawuwung) Siby who currently serves as secretary to the dean of Student Services Universitas Klabat. They have three children.

Silva, Andréia Raquel da×

Andréia Raquel da Silva

Silva, Daniella Cristina dos Santos×

Daniella Cristina dos Santos Silva

Silva, Nerivan Ferreira da×

Nerivan Ferreira da Silva

Silva, Wellington dos Santos×

Wellington dos Santos Silva

Silvestrin, Rebeca×

Rebeca Silvestrin

Simbah, Jibil×

Jibil Simbah began his ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Mission of Sabah in May 2002 following graduation from Mountain View College in Philippines. He is currently the executive secretary of Seventh-day Adventist Mission of Sabah.

Simmons, Ella Smith×

Ella Louise Smith Simmons, Ed.D. (University of Louisville); Honoris Causa Doctor of Pedagogy (Andrews University) is completing her third term as a general vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She provides leadership education, administrative consultation, coaching and evaluation, with spiritual guidance to Church leaders worldwide and to several General Conference departments. She chairs the Seventh-day Adventist International Board of Education and chairs the University Council (Board) of the Adventist University of Africa and the Board of Trustees of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. She is married to Nord Simmons, a retired teacher and business owner.

Simons-Williams, Carol Ann×

Carol Ann Simons-Williams is the daughter of Douglas Barnett Simons.

Singo, Jonas×

Sinitsin, Aleksander V.×

Aleksander V. Sinitsin, M.A. in religion (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), was baptised during John Carter’s evangelistic program in 1993. Sinitsin began his pastoral ministry in Volgo-Vyatskaya Conference in 1995. He served as a Sabbath School/Personal Ministries director of Volgo-Vyatskaya Conference from 2010 to 2014. Sinitsin is the president and Communication director of Volgo-Vyatskaya Conference (September 24, 2014-). Sinitsin participated in over 100 programs created by 3ABN

Sirami, Desmond×

Desmond Sirami, M.A. in education (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines), is the director of the Sabbath school and personal ministry departments of Papua Mission, Indonesia. He was a member of 1000 Missionary Movement and served as a missionary in the Philippines. He was an English and Bible teacher at Doyo Baru Academy, Papua, Indonesia, and director of Papua Adventist Academy and Papua Adventist School of Theology. He is married to Elihama Villanueva Okan and has three children.

Skrzypaszek, John×

John Skrzypaszek, D.Min. (Australian College of Theology) is the director of the Ellen G. White/SDA Research Centre and a lecturer at the Avondale University College. Before his current role, he served as a Ministerial secretary and Personal Ministries director. Polish by birth, Skrzypaszek takes a keen interest in heritage, spirituality, and identity studies. His research aims to explore the relevance of heritage for life’s journey in the 21st century. He has authored 19 peer-reviewed publications and 15 magazine articles. He is married to Brenda and has two sons.

Soka, Igin John×

Igin John Soka

Solademi, Simeon Oludele×

Simeon Oludele Solademi

Solano, Oscar Mario Camacho×

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.

Solis, Juan Caicedo×

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.

Song, Paul S.S.×

Paul S.S. Song was born in Korea. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Seoul, he started to serve Korean Union Conference as assistant for departments and moved to Northern Asia-Pacific Division. Since 2015 he has been serving as the associate secretary of the NSD. He received an M.A. in theology from Sahmyook University, Korea, and since 2018 he has been studying in a doctor of ministry program at Andrews University.

Sonter, Allen×

Allen Sonter, Ph.D. (University of New England, New South Wales, Australia). Sonter retired (1994) as the principal and business manager of Pacific Adventist College (now University), Papua New Guinea. An Australian by birth, Dr. Sonter has served the church as teacher, principal, education director and college administrator. In retirement he has managed a development project for the Adventist School and Glenvale Church in Toowoomba. He is married to Margaret MacLennan, with three adult daughters and one son, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sousa, Rodolfo Figueiredo de×

Rodolfo Figueiredo de Sousa

Souza, Magela de×

Magela de Souza, M.A. in religious education (Andrews University), B.A. in theology (Northeast Brasil College), was born in Brazil and has served the Church as professor of religious education, chaplaincy coordinator, and elementary school teacher and principal. 

Souza, Rudiney Coelho×

Rudiney Coelho Souza

Spalding, Betty Carol Patterson×

Betty Carol Patterson Spalding, MMUSED, MMUS (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), has lead orchestras and choirs along with lessons in violin, viola and piano, for 40 years. She worked in western Canada, U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Jamaica. She has taught in music conservatories and also started music conservatories in the music departments. As a genealogist, she has written family history.

Sparke, Ronald J.×

Ronald J. Sparke, M.A. in educational administration (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), retired from secondary teaching at Avondale School Cooranbong in 2008. An Australian by birth, he has served the church as a principal, deputy principal and part-time lecturer at Avondale College Cooranbong. He is married to Lyn with a son Adam, daughter Suzanne, and two grandchildren: Morrison and Dorian Martin. 

Stacey, D. Graham×

D. Graham Stacey, Ph.D. (Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, the United States) retired in 2018 as the associate dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Loma Linda University. Graduate qualifications in family therapy, clinical psychology and bioethics, enriched by experience as pastor, psychologist, lecturer and administrator – permitted a full career in Australia and the United States. Published research on the statistical analyses of student performance has given way in retirement to research of family history.

Stafford, Gordon×

Gordon Stafford lived in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands for 36 years and worked as a minister pilot, district director, area supervisor, president, and college principal. On returning to Australia, Stafford established and was principal of the Mamarapha College for Aboriginal students in Western Australia for 17 years. He is married to Ruth and they are retired in Perth, Western Australia.

Standish, James Darcy×

James Darcy Standish runs a firm focused on complex legislative issues, and serves as president of the Byington Center. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgetown University, his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and his bachelors degree from Newbold College, England. He’s served at the South Pacific Division, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and as executive director of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He is married to Dr. Leisa Morton-Standish, North American Division director of Elementary Education. They have three children.  

Staples, Russell×

Russell Staples, Ph.D. (Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey), is emeritus professor of World Mission at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Steed, Michael Vernon×

Michael Vernon Steed, M.Hlth. Sc. (PHC), (University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia), retired in 2018 as Nurse/Counsellor from Hunter New England Addictions and Mental Health, New South Wales, Australia. As a South Australian by birth, Mr Steed has been employed in government and private health sectors around Australia. He also served the church as a nurse, Adventist College teacher and administrator at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Avondale College Faculty of Nursing and Health, and Mamarapha Adventist Aboriginal College.

Stefaniv, Vasiliy P.×

Vasiliy P. Stefaniv, M.A. in practical theology and leadership (Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Zaoksky, Tula Region, Russia), has served in Siberia for 23 years, first as a pastor, and then as executive secretary for the West Siberian Conference (before 2002), and Central Siberian Mission (2002-2015). Since 2015 he has held the office of the president of the West Siberian Mission (Tyumen) and is pursuing a master’s degree in religious studies at the Omsk State University (Omsk).

Stefánsson, Jón Hjörleifur×

Jón Hjörleifur Stefánsson, M.A., is a Ph.D. candidate, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Steger, Carlos A.×

Carlos A. Steger

Steley, Jennifer Faye×

Jennifer Faye Steley, B.Ed. (Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW Australia) was born in Sydney Australia and taught in SDA secondary schools in the Solomon Islands and Auckland New Zealand before teaching at St Leo’s Catholic College, Wahroonga, Australia. Later she was employed in Human Resources at Adventist Aged Care, Wahroonga. Since retirement in 2010, she has been part of a number of church sponsored overseas ‘fly’n’build’ projects. Jennifer has 2 adult sons, Jared and Daniel.

Stokes, Roger×

Roger Stokes, B.A. in theology (Avondale College, Australia), was born in Accra, Gold Coast (Ghana), where his parents served for nearly two decades. He and his parents emigrating to New Zealand in 1956. Stokes served in New Zealand, Fiji and Beirut, Lebanon (as manager of Middle-East Press) before returning home to Sydney, Australia, in 1984 where he worked at the Sydney Adventist Hospital. He retired to the Central Coast of New South Wales in 2004.

Stratford, Robert I.×

Robert I. Stratford graduated with diploma in accounting and took up an appointment with Sanitarium Health Food Company in Tasmania. In 1969 he became the accountant of the Greater Sydney Conference. From 1971-1973 he was the accountant and assistant auditor of the Trans Tasman Union Conference followed by secretary-treasurer of the Fiji Mission. Stratford served in Melbourne as the Book and Bible House manager until 1980. From 1980 to 1990 he was the secretary-treasurer and stewardship secretary of the Tasmanian Conference (F.C.P.A.). In 1990 he became part of the General Conference Auditing Service where he served until retirement in 2004.

Strayer, Brian E.×

Brian E. Strayer, Ph.D. (University of Iowa). Strayer taught history at Jackson (MI) Junior Academy, the University of Iowa, Southern Adventist University, and Andrews University for 41 years. He has written 10 books, 120 scholarly and professional articles, 40 reviews and critiques in French and Adventist history and directed three Adventist heritage tours of New England.  He writes a weekly column (“The Past Is Always Present”) in the Journal Era and shares Adventist history at camp meetings, schools, and churches.

Suanzanang, Kenneth H.×

Kenneth H. Suanzanang worked as a teacher, evangelist, ordained pastor, school principal, ADRA director, district administrator, mission president, and union communication/public affairs and religious liberty/legal director. He retired in 2009. His wife, Lian Za Dim, and their three children live in Yangon, Myanmar. Suanzanang continues to be active in his church. Under Suanzanang’s leadership, a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Health and ADRA was signed on July 20, 1993, and the Declaration of Ownership of Trade Marks of the Adventist Church–the logo and typeface–was registered on August 28, 2007. He received an Award of Merit from Adventist World Radio in December 2009 and the General Conference Communication Department’s NET Award in May 2011. Suanzanang has written one book, The Gospel Echo from Genesis

Sumun, Christie Emma×

Christie Emma Sumun, MCM (Griggs University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA), is a Seychelloises living in Mauritius. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Christian studies at Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand, she worked as an assistant chaplain for two years. At the time of writing the article she was an administrative secretary of the Seychelles Mission. She is happily married to her Mauritian husband.

Suniaga, Benjamín×

Benjamín Suniaga, B.A. in theology (Venezuela Adventist Theological Seminary), M.A. in pastoral theology with emphasis on mission, has worked as district pastor, Evangelism, Personal Ministries, and Publishing Ministry’s director, Ministerial secretary. He is currently (2020) East Venezuela Conference executive secretary. He is married to Andreina Loreto, and they have two sons.

 

Surridge, John Charles×

John Charles Surridge is the second son of Ronald Herbert Surridge and Rachel Norma Surridge (nee Phillips). Born in London, he spent the formative five years of his childhood in West Africa with his missionary parents. After obtaining a first degree in electronics, Surridge attended Newbold College, and then served as a minister in Wales. He has also served as communication director and executive secretary of the British Union Conference.

Surridge, Rachel Norma×

Rachel Norma Surridge (nee Phillips) was the second daughter of E. B. Phillips. She was born in Kendu, Kenya. Rachel qualified as a teacher. In 1952 she married a young minister, Ronald Herbert Surridge, and together they served as missionaries in Nigeria and Ghana. Rachel taught in Adventist schools in British Union Conference and gave secretarial support to her husband when he served as Irish Mission president and North England Conference president.

Suum, Thang Suan×

Thang Suan Sum is a doctoral student at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Cavite, Philippines.

Svrček, Luděk×

Ludek Svrcek is the Education director of the Czecho-Slovakia Union Conference.

Sánchez, Alfonso Humberto Acosta×

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. 

Takasanakeng, Edison×

Edison Takasanakeng, Master of Public Health (Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Philippines; B.A. in theology, Universitas Klabat, Airmadidi, Manado, Indonesia) served at Northern Islands Mission as a church pastor for 11 years, executive secretary for 2 years, and mission president for 8 years. He was associate editor at Indonesia Publishing House for 4 years, and now (2020) serves as NDR-IEL coordinator for East Indonesia Union Conference. He is married to Johana Bawole and lives at Matungkas, Minahasa Utara, Indonesia.

Tambama, Lloyd×

Lloyd Tambama, B.A. (University of Zimbabwe, Mt pleasant, Harare), is a geography and religious studies teacher at Nyazura Adventist High School since 1995. As an employee of the Ministry of Education, he heads the geography and divinity departments. He also serves as a lay preacher. He has written two Adventist heritage books: Reaping the Fruits of Sacrifice (2008), and History of Zimbabwe East Union Conference (1910-2017), (2018).

Tanabose, Lawrence Pita×

Lawrence Pita Tanabose, M.A. (Avondale University College, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia), retired in 2013 as the secretary of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Sydney, Australia. A Solomon Islander, born of missionary parents in Papua New Guinea, Pastor Tanabose has served the Church as a pastor, evangelist, departmental director and administrator. In retirement, he served as the president of the Solomon Islands Mission until taking up residence on his home island of Choiseul. Tanabose is married to Rosina with three adult children.

Tanasale, Imanuel×

Imanuel Tanasale began his pastoral ministry in Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, in 2007. He graduated in 2010 from Klabat University, Philippines with an M.A. in Ministry. At the time of writing, he was a pastor and teacher at Ambon Academy. 

 

Tanbaunaw, Paul×

Paul Tanbaunaw, Ph.D., is a professor of Religion and is currently serving as vice president for Academic Administration at Myanmar Union Adventist Seminary.

 

Tanda, Fanuel×

Tandidio, Swineys×

Swineys Tandidio is an ordained minister and currently serving as the director of the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department as well as the Director of the Adventist Youth Ministry Department of Minahasa Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Manado, Indonesia. He is married to Marline Sepang, and they are blessed with two children.

 

Tarburton, Shirley×

Shirley Tarburton, M.Litt. (Distinction) (University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 2008 after 40 years teaching church-school (mainly high school but including eight years at university). An Australian, she has taught in four mission fields, Australia, and New Zealand. She has authored five books and co-authored one on church history, biography and family history, as well as several magazine articles. She is married to Dr. Michael Tarburton with two adult children and four grandchildren.

 

Tasa, Piuki×

Piuki Tasa, B.A. in theology (Pacific Adventist College, Papua New Guinea), is a Solomon Islander by birth. Pastor Tasa has served the Adventist Church in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea as a pastor, evangelist, teacher, departmental director, manager, and administrator. In retirement he has served as the area manager of literature evangelists for Western Solomon Islands region. He was married to Davinia until her death and they had 3 daughters and 1 son with 8 grandchildren. He is now married to Judy Meoki from Efogi in Papua New Guinea. They live in retirement in the Viru area of the Solomon Islands.

Tasker, David×

Taweeyanyongkul, K.×

K. Taweeyanyongkul

Tayali, Josiah×

Taylor, John Wesley, V×

John Wesley Taylor V holds bachelor’s degrees in health science and in religion, master’s degrees in educational administration and in instructional technology, and doctorates in educational psychology and in curriculum and instruction. He has served as teacher and administrator at Andrews University, Montemorelos University, the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, and Southern Adventist University. Since 2010, he serves as an associate director of Education at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Teixeira, Carlos Flavio×

Carlos Flavio Teixeira

Teka, Abraham×

Abraham Teka is the executive secretary of the South Ethiopia Field of SDA.

Tembo, Peter×

Peter Tembo, ACCA finalist (UK) is currently working as executive secretary and chief financial officer of the North Zambia Field in the Northern Zambia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Before he joined denominational employment in 2008, Tembo worked in the private and public sectors for seventeen years.

 

Tetteh, Emmanuel Tawiah×

Emmanuel Tawiah Tetteh, B.A. in theology (Valley View University, M.A. in global community development (Southern Adventist University, USA), is currently (2020) the country director for ADRA Gambia and the church pastor for Lamin SDA Church. He is married with one child.

Thangalimodzi, Charles Wilfred×

Charles Wilfred Thangalimodzi, M.A. (Lampeter University, Wales, United Kingdom), serves as executive director for Malawi Adventist Media (Hope TV and Adventist Radio). Since 1998, Thangalimodzi has served as a church pastor, Youth, Personal, and Children’s Ministries director in Central Malawi Conference. Prior to this, he studied for a B.A. in theology at Newbold College in Berkshire, the U.K. He also earned other qualifications from educational institutions in Malawi and the United Kingdom. For his publication, see:

http://n10308uk.eos-intl.eu/N10308UK/Common/Pages/GetDoc.aspx?ClientID=MN10308UK&MediaCode=65847369

Thebe, Christopher N.×

Christopher N. Thebe, D.Ed. (University of South Africa) currently serves as a district pastor in Bulawayo, West Zimbabwe Conference. As a trained educator and ordained pastor, Thebe has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a teacher, pastor, and lecturer and administrator at Solusi University, Zimbabwe. He has published several articles and one book, A Formative Assessment Model for Self-Regulated Learning (LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2019). He is married to Rhoda with four children and five grandchildren.

Thiele, Jillian×

Jillian Thiele, E.Ed. (La Sierra University, Riverside, California, USA) an Australian, started her career as a primary teacher and principal before entering the tertiary field of education in Papua New Guinea from 1993-2016. She served at Sonoma Adventist College, East New Britain for seven years, and Pacific Adventist University, Port Moresby, for 17 years in the roles of administrator, academic dean, and lecturer. She authored 14 articles and presented 28 academic papers, served on various editorial committees, and supervised post graduate masters students. She is married to Dr. David Thiele with an adult son and daughter and three granddaughters.

Thompson, Courtney L.×

Courtney L. Thompson is an assistant professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of the South. She completed her doctorate in American Studies at Purdue University and her undergraduate degree in English at Hampton University where she studied abroad for one year with Advanced Studies in England (ASE) in Bath, England. Her current research examines political discourse in Black women’s writings, specifically the relationship between Black women’s progressive politics in the United States and democratic reform.

Thompson, Nii Lante×

Nii Lante Thompson

Thorpe, Alayne×

Alayne Thorpe, Ph.D., is the dean for the College of Education & International Services at Andrews University. She also serves as the University’s dean of graduate studies. Alayne has a long history in distance and higher education, both as an administrator and a faculty member, including roles as vice president and interim president of Griggs University at the time of its transition to Andrews. 

 

Tipple, Stuart×

Stuart Tipple, L.L.B. (Canterbury University) practices as an attorney and Celebrity Speaker. Tipple is a New Zealander living in Australia. He has served the church on numerous committees and boards. During his career he has received awards for his pro bono work, named the London Times Lawyer of the Week, won the Young Lawyers essay prize and the Law Society’s Presidents Medal. He is married to Cherie with two adult children and two grandchildren.

Tjeransen, Tor×

Tor Tjeransen is the director of the Communication Department of the Norwegian Union. Prior to that assignment, he was the president of the same union from 2000-2010. Tjeransen has the majority of his theological training from Newbold College and obtained an M.Div. degree from Andrews University in 1985.

Toledo, Eldyn S.×

Eldyn S. Toledo, an alumnus of Central Philippine Adventist College, is the vice president for Student Services. He earned his Master’s degree in Ministry with an emphasis in applied theology at International Institute of Advanced Studies and his Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling at Central Philippine University, Philippines. At the time of writing (2019), he is pursuing Doctor of Ministry at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines.

Tompkins, Andrew×

Andrew Tompkins is currently assistant professor of Mission and Intercultural Theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States. Tompkins has served as a teacher, pastor, and professor in India prior to his work at Andrews University.

 

Tonetti, Márcio×

Márcio Tonetti graduated in Social Communication from UNASP, Campus Engenheiro Coelho (SP), and holds a Master's degree in Mission and Ministry from Universidad Peruana Unión. Tonetti is associate editor of Brazilian Adventist Review.

Tornalejo, Adlai Wilfred M.×

Adlai Wilfred M. Tornalejo is a theology instructor at South Philippine Adventist College, Digos Davao del Sur, Philippines. He finished his Bachelor of Theology from Mountain View College, Valencia, Bukidnon, Philippines in 2016. He earned an M.A. in religion in church history and theology from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in 2018.

Tornalejo, Remwil R.×

Remwil R. Tornalejo is an associate professor in the Historical-Theological department of the International Institute of Advanced Studies Seminary (AIIAS). Tornalejo has a B.A. in theology from Mountain View College, Valencia, Philippines, and M.P.S., M.Div., and M.Th. degrees from AIIAS. He had served as a pastor, Literature Ministry Seminary dean and instructor at the South Philippine Union Conference. He had served as chair of the theology department of the South Philippine Adventist College. Tornalejo completed his D.Theol. from Theological Union (ATESEA). He is married to Marilou Manatad. They have four children.

Torrejón, Pablo Millanao×

Pablo Millanao Torrejón

Torres, Yonara Taiane×

Yonara Taiane Torres

Townend, Calvyn×

Calvyn Townend, B.A. (Avondale College, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia). Townend retired in 2015 as general manager of Adventist Media Centre, Sydney. A New Zealander by birth, Townend served as a pastor, evangelist, departmental director and administrator. In retirement he has done evangelism in Papua New Guinea, and Sarawak, Malaysia, and leadership development throughout the Pacific. He has authored one book and edited many newsletters. Townend is married to Dawn with three children, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Trazo, Daniel Go×

Daniel Go Trazo is the president of the Central Visayan Conference, Talisay City, Cebu.

Trecartin, Homer×

Homer Trecartin, M.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is the director of Global Mission Centers for the General Conference. Previously, he served as secretary/treasurer of Middle East Union.

Trim, Marye×

Marye Trim, Ph.D. (Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England), retired in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer in Australia, England, India and Thailand, also at the University of Western Sydney and Loughborough University. A New Zealander, married to Pastor John B. Trim with five adult children, she supported his pastoral and leadership roles for over fifty years. Trained in journalism and creative writing, she has published books, stories, poems and inspirational articles world-wide, also 21 significant academic publications.

 

Tuapin, Dionisio Valdez×

Dionisio Valdez Tuapin, Jr. is a registered librarian and a licensed professional teacher in the Philippines. He finished a degree in education, with specialization in library and information science at the Adventist University of the Philippines. He is currently working at Leslie Hardinge Library, AIIAS, Silang, Cavite. His previous work employment was at South Philippine Adventist College. He is married with two children. His passions are researching about Seventh-day Adventist history and trail running.

Tudares, Yankely Jiménez×

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.

Turk, Katherine×

Katherine Turk is a senior student at Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska. She is studying English, writing and speaking, and secondary English language arts.

Tuvako, Robert Elinihaki×

Robert Elinihaki Tuvako

Tuwai, Iliapi×

Iliapi Tuwai, B.Sc. Honors (University of Wales, UK) has been working as country director for Adventist Development & Relief Agency Fiji since 2014. Tuwai started his working career as a laboratory technician and then as an executive officer at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, before he left for the UK for his studies. Upon his return to Fiji, he worked as a civil servant for the Ministries of Fisheries Agriculture for 12 years, and later joined local and international NGO’s focusing on coastal rehabilitation with community-based management for 8 years. He is married to Akanisi with three adult daughters.

Témich, Epifanio Cajal×

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.

UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –×

The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Meyer Rosa, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, and Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani.

 

 

Ubi, Stephen Bernard×

Stephen Bernard Ubi

Uchegbue, Umezuruike O.×

Umezuruike O. Uchegbue

Udoh, Bassey E. O.×

Bassey E. O. Udoh

Umoh, Aniekan Jonah×

Aniekan Jonah Umoh

Umoru, Jacob E.×

Jacob E. Umoru, Ph.D., is president of Lagos Atlantic Conference.

Umuremye, Jolay Paul×

Jolay Paul Umuremye

Ungani, Christopher×

Christopher Ungani

Vaihola, Mere Latu×

Mere Latu Vaihola, MED (Avondale College, Australia) currently the associate education director for Trans Pacific Union Mission, Fiji. Born of missionary parents Naimila and Tesimale Latu, she has served as a teacher and administrator for Beulah College and Mizpah Adventist High School and looked after education, women and children ministries in Tonga. She is married to Siosaia Vaihola who is also a teacher. Mere has special interests in writing about the history and developments of education in Tonga, specifically Beulah College.

Valentine, Gilbert M.×

Gilbert M. Valentine, Ph.D. has served internationally in teaching and senior administrative roles in Adventist higher education in Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and North America. He has written extensively in Adventist studies and has authored several books, including biographies of W. W. Prescott (2005) and J. N. Andrews (2019). The Prophet and the Presidents (2011) explored the political influence of Ellen White. He has also written for the Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (2013).

Varela, Christian Alejandro×

Christian Alejandro Varela, M.A. in theology, is a pastor in the Central Argentina Conference. He has written academic articles and book chapters. Varela is married to Vanesa Quiroz Cornejo and they have three children.

Vataman, Elena×

Elena Vataman, M.A. in journalism (Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, Donetsk, Ukraine), is director and radio producer of the Vinnitsa Regional Media Center (Nadiya Media Group). She has been working in the field of journalism and media since 2016.

Vega, Francisco J.×

Francisco J. Vega, D.Min., is a retired president of the West Puerto Rico Conference. He also served as administrator, district pastor, departmental director, and radio manager for the Church in Puerto Rico. He is married to Milca Sánchez Vargas and has three children.

Veitch, Linette×

Linette Veitch, (nee, and works as, Lock), Ph.D. (University of Technology Sydney) is a semi-retired academic now associated with the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre, University of Technology Sydney. Born in Australia to missionary parents, Lin has spent most of her professional life as a nurse/midwife academic with a major emphasis in curriculum and educational development in Australia, South Pacific and South East Asian countries. Most of her publications come from this area of her work. She is married to Dalton and has two adult children.

 

Velásquez, Rubén Carballo×

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.

 

Vertylo, Lev P.×

Lev P. Vertylo, B.A. in ministry (Zaoksky Theological Seminary, Russia), M.A. in religion (Andrews University, U.S.A.), graduated from the Donetsk S.S. Prokofiev Conservatory with the specialty of “Live Performer, Orchestra Singer and Music Master.” He was teaching music for 11 years. Vertylo served the Church as a pastor (1988 to 1995), in the UUC headquarters and the Ukrainian Adventist Center of Higher Education (1995-2010), the president of the Eastern Ukrainian Mission/UUC (elected in 2014), and the president of the Eastern Dnieper Conference/UUC (elected in February 2019). 

Vieira, Adilson da Silva×

Adilson da Silva Vieira

Villaruben, Shaomae Dale P.×

Shaomae Dale P. Villaruben is the secretary to the president and to the education department at Central Visayan Conference in Bulacao, Talisay City, Cebu. She is married to Evin M. Villaruben and has two children.

Ville, Paul de×

Paul de Ville, Math.Ed.D. (Curtin University, Perth, Australia) retired in 2013 as principal of Carmel Adventist College, Western Australia. He has worked for the Adventist Church in Australia, New Zealand and the United States over two decades as a teacher, principal, academic librarian, and academic registrar. He has previously served in senior management for government agencies and tertiary institutions in Australia, specialising in information management, medical records and libraries. He is married to Katrina, has an adult daughter and son, and seven grandsons.

Villegas, Juan Carlos Leones×

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.

Villeneuve, Claude×

Claude Villeneuve, Ed.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michingan, the United States). Now retired, Villeneuve has been teacher and school principal in North Africa, Madagascar, and Cameroun. Villeneuve was the superintendent of education for the West Central African Union and officially confirmed by a state ministerial decree. He was also the president of the French Adventist University and chaired various academic departments. He received the Seventh-day Adventist Award of Excellence in Education from the General Conference.

Villeneuve, René×

René Villeneuve was born in Madagascar. He holds a theology diploma from the Adventist Seminary in France, two B.A. degrees in philosophy from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the University of Grenoble in France. Now retired, he worked for thirty-nine years as teacher and director in Adventist schools in Collonges-sous-Salève, France, Switzerland, and Madagascar.

 

Vogel, Kenneth×

Kenneth Vogel, M.A. Hons. Leadership and Management (Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, NSW, Australia), serves as the associate secretary of the Australian Union Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Pastor Vogel has served the Church as a pastor, church planter, missionary pilot (Papua New Guinea), college principal and teacher, departmental director, conference president, and union conference secretary. He has authored The Fighter, a biography of the conversion of Paul Piari. Pastor Vogel is married to Marlene. They have a son and a daughter and four grandchildren.

Vogel, Winfried×

Winfried Vogel, Th.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States) has served as pastor and lecturer in Old Testament and Practical Theology at different colleges and seminaries in Europe. He was president of Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria for fifteen years. Currently, he is editor and producer at the SDA European Media Center located in Germany and hosts a weekly talk show on biblical topics. Vogel has published two books and numerous articles.

Voorheis, Alice R.×

Alice R. Voorheis, M.Ed. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) retired as director of education, Gulf States Conference, Montgomery, Alabama, served as the president of Adventist Heritage Ministries, 25 years as editor of AHM Bulletin, and as a contributor to The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia.

Vyhmeister, Shawna×

Shawna Vyhmeister holds a Ph.D. in education, and is a professor and research director at Middle East University where she works with her husband. Vyhmeister and her husband, Ronald Vyhmeister, have lived and worked in Africa, Asia, South America, and the United States. Their two adult sons and their wives live in the United States. Her hobbies include music, writing, travel, birding, diving, reading, cooking, learning languages, and playing games. Her greatest joy is working for the Lord, especially if it involves young people.

Waal, Kayle B. de×

Kayle B. de Waal, Ph.D. (University of Auckland) is head of the School of Ministry and Theology at Avondale University College in Cooranbong, Australia. A South African by birth, Dr. de Waal has served the Church as a pastor, evangelist, and university lecturer. He has authored 5 academic books and more than 20 book chapters and journal articles. He is married to Charmaine and they have two young adult children.

Wade, Loron T.×

During a career that spanned 40 years in 11 countries Loron T. Wade was an educator, pastor, teacher of pastors, evangelist, and theologian. Now retired, he dedicates a major portion of his time to editorial and writing work.

Wah, Lay×

Lay Wah, M.A. in education (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), is currently the principal of Yangon Adventist Seminary and has worked as a teacher, as an Adventist volunteer to South Korea, as a project manager in Thailand, and for ADRA Myanmar. He is married to Mya Yee Win and has two sons.

Walemba, Nathaniel Mumbere×

Nathaniel Mumbere Walemba, D.Min. (Andrews University, Berrien Spring, Michigan U.S.A.), retired in 2015 as executive secretary of the East-Central Africa Division (ECD) of Seventh-day Adventists. In retirement, he is assistant editor of this encyclopedia for ECD. A Ugandan by birth, Walemba has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in many capacities having started as a teacher, a frontline pastor, and principal of Bugema Adventist College in Uganda. He has authored several magazine articles and a chapter, “The Experience of Salvation and Spiritualistic Manifestations,” in Kwabena Donkor, ed. The Church, Culture and Spirits (Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 2011), pp. 133-143. He is married to Ruth Kugonza and they have six children and fourteen grandchildren.

Wallwork, Su’a Julia×

Su’a Julia Wallwork is the country director for ADRA Samoa. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, since 2015. Wallwork grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but in her adult life, strayed for 35 years. Her parents never stopped praying for her, and she believes God answered their prayers, and that is why she is blessed to be where she is today – in the Master’s Service.

Ward, James×

James Ward, Associate Diploma Applied Science (South Bank Institute of TAFE, Qld) is an Australian by birth. Now retired, James worked as a nurse in Australia and Kenya, a paramedic in Victoria and Queensland, and with ADRA in Bougainville. He has been involved in health work with Pacific Yacht Ministries since its inception in 2002. He is married to Michelle (nee Down).

Ward, Martin×

Martin Ward, M.A. in English (Andrews University, Michigan) retired in 2000 as lecturer at Pacific Adventist University in Papua New Guinea. An Australian by birth, Ward has spent most of his working life as an educator and librarian in overseas countries. In retirement he spends his time volunteering in various capacities in the community. He is married to Olga and they have four children, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

Ward, Olga×

Olga Ward, M.A. (La Sierra University, California), retired in 2000 as lecturer at Pacific Adventist University in Papua New Guinea. Born in New Zealand of Australian parents, Ward has spent most of her working years as an educator in overseas countries. She currently occupies her time volunteering in various capacities. She is married to Martin and they have four children, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ward, Roselyn×

Warren, Mervyn A.×

Mervyn A. Warren, Ph.D., is a professor in the Religion Department at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama. He has served as a department chair, dean, vice president, provost, and interim president. He is the author of several books including, Oakwood! A Vision Splendid, Sprucing the Tree Up Close from the Inside: Saga of Oakwood University Presidents 1896-2015 and They Called Him Rabbi: A Biography of Calvin E. Moseley, Jr.

Watson, Brad×

Brad Watson, Ph.D. (Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). Watson is a Senior Lecturer at Avondale Seventh-day Adventist College of Higher Education, Australia. An Australian by birth, Watson is editor of Child Sponsorship, Exploring Pathways to a Brighter Future. He co-wrote, When God Expects Adventure, by pastor Lester Hawkes and has authored three books for teens: Finding David, David’s Revenge, and David’s Triumph. In his role at Avondale he enjoys a close working relationship with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. He is married to Fiona and has three adult children.

 

Waya, António V.×

António V. Waya, M.A. (IPT, Paris, France), serves as director of the Museum of Cultures at Licungo University in Mozambique. He previously served as a New Testament lecturer at Mozambique Adventist Seminary in Beira from 1997-2011. He also served as a senior pastor during the same period. Waya earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theology at the Adventist University in France from 1992 – 1997. He has published articles in Adventist Review and Signs of Times.

Webster, Gary×

Gary Webster, M.A. Religion (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States) is currently the director of the South Pacific Division Institute of Public Evangelism and president of the Tasmanian Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. An Australian by birth, Webster has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a literature evangelist, pastor, evangelist, college teacher and administrator. He was editor of Archaeological Diggings magazine (2012-2016), a publication of the Adventist Media Network, Sydney, Australia. Webster is married to Merilyn with two adult daughters.

 

Webster, Mark A.×

Mark A. Webster, M.A. in international development and administration (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, the United States), was born to missionary parents in Papua New Guinea. He has since served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia, South Korea, Laos, Nepal, the United States and Thailand where he is currently (2020) the executive director for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s Asia Regional Office.

Webster, Ruth×

Ruth Webster, B.Ed. Primary (Avondale College, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia) retired in 2012 as the Assistant Head of Primary of Avondale School in Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia. Ruth Webster served for 28 years in Seventh-day Adventist primary schools in both Australia and New Zealand, as a teacher, personal assistant, and in administration. She is married to David and has two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Weidemann, Erika×

Erika Weidemann is a doctoral candidate in history at Texas A&M University. While a missionary kid in Guam and the Philippines, she developed a fascination for population movements; her doctoral research examines ethnic German immigration to North America in the post-World War II period. Erika has published in the Society for German American Studies’ Yearbook and has a forthcoming book chapter in European Mennonites and the Holocaust (University of Toronto Press).

Welch, Pedro L. V.×

Pedro L. V. Welch

Wells, Simone×

Simone Wells is a student at Oakwood University majoring in Social Science Education.

Wheeler, Gerald×

Gerald Wheeler, M.A. in religion (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan) and M.A.L.S. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan), served the church for more than 47 years as an editor, first at Southern Publishing Association in Nashville, Tennessee, then at the Review and Herald Publishing Association, Hagerstown, Maryland, after its merger with Southern. He retired as head book editor. Wheeler has written numerous articles and books, including biographies on James White (2003) and Stephen Nelson Haskell (2016). He contributed to the first revised edition of the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia (1976) and The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (2013) and continues to edit for denominational publishing entities.

Whitty, Matthew×

Matthew Whitty, B.A. in education (Burman University), M.A. in international development and management (Lund University), has taught Adventist middle schools in Hamilton, Ontario, Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, and has served with ADRA in Rwanda, Yemen, Nepal, and Timor-Leste. 

Wiafe, Joseph×

Wiklander, Bertil×

Bertil Wiklander, Th.D. (O.T. exegesis, Uppsala University, Sweden), M.A. (history, religion, archaeology, Lund University, Sweden), Diploma in Education (Malmö Lärarhögskola), M.Th. (Lund University, Sweden). Retired since 2014. Bible Commission research assistant by appointment of the Swedish government (1975-1980), principal at Ekebyholmsskolan (1980-89), SDA ministerial ordination (1984), Swedish Union secretary and president (1989-95), TED president (1995-2014). Author of Prophecy as Literature (1984), Ordination Reconsidered (2015), contributed to Andrews Bible Commentary.

Wilby, Karen Esther×

Karen Esther Wilby (nee Broberg) was born in Denmark but spent most of her childhood abroad with her missionary parents. She was trained as a nurse at The Peace Memorial Hospital in Watford, England, qualifying in 1956, and as a midwife in London and Reading, qualifying in 1958. She spent the early half of the 1960s working part-time as a midwife in West Africa. She worked as a matron in a nursing home in Scotland for 7 years and as a district nurse in Denmark for 10 years until retirement in 2002.

Wilke, Karsten×

Karsten Wilke, Dipl. Theol. (Friedensau Adventist University, Germany), serves as pastor with the Berlin Central Conference in Germany where he lives with his wife and children. He is ardently interested in the history of Christianity and Adventism, particularly in China. His diploma thesis discussed “Contextualization in the Face of the Chinese Popular Belief” (2006).

Wilkinson, Lola Hill×

Lola Hill Wilkinson, Diploma of Nursing and Midwifery Education (N.S.W. College of Nursing, Sydney, Australia) retired in 1998 from Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga, Australia. An Australian, Lola has served the church in mission hospitals in East Africa and Papua New Guinea. In retirement she keeps busy volunteering in the retirement village where she lives and in her local church. She has authored several articles published in Australasian Record. She is happily married to Ray.

Wilkinson, Raymond×

Raymond Wilkinson, Ed.D. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, USA) was born to missionary parents and grew up in Fiji. He was educated at Longburn College, Massey University New Zealand, and Avondale College Australia. With wife Ruth, his Church service involved teaching and educational administration in the South Pacific Islands. He retired 1994 but since then has enjoyed volunteer service in the islands. Now married to Lola, Raymond has four adult children and eight grandchildren.

Williams, DeWitt S.×

DeWitt S. Williams, Ed.D. (Indiana University) lives in Maryland after 46 years of denominational service. He pastored in Oklahoma, served as a missionary in the Congo (Departmental and Field President), and Burundi/Rwanda (President, Central African Union). He served 12 years in the General Conference as Associate Director in both the Communications and Health and Temperance Departments. His last service was Director of NAD Health Ministries (1990-2010). He authored nine books and numerous articles.

Williams, Joshua×

Joshua Williams is the grandson of Mrs. Dixon. He currently serves as an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama.

Willy, Kalimwabene Sezibera×

Kalimwabene Sezibera Willy is the director of Education, South Kivu Field, North-East Congo Union Mission.

Wilson, Donald Richard×

Donald Richard Wilson, MBBS (Sydney University, Australia), trained in general surgery in Australia and England, then specialized in cardiac surgery at Loma Linda University, CA, USA. Qualifications include FRACS, FRCS Eng., FACS, and American Board Certification. Dr. Wilson practiced cardiac surgery at St. Helena Hospital, California for 25 years and now assists with heart surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, and teaches clinical anatomy at 2 medical schools. He is married to Marg and they have 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 13 grandchildren.

Windewani, Thedd Jones×

Thedd Jones Windewani, B.A. in theology (Universitas Klabat Indonesia), M.Min. (AIIAS), is currently the president of West Papua Mission. He is married to Anny S. Sumajouw and they have two daughters.

Wiredu, Alexander Abu Gyimah×

Alexander Abu Gyimah Wiredu

Wixwat, Melanie Riches×

Melanie Riches Wixwat, B.B.A. (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon with her husband Michael, the treasurer for Middle East and North Africa Union (MENA). She is personal assistant to the president and the executive secretary of MENA in addition to working as assistant to the regional editor for the ESDA project. One of her hobbies is studying Arabic and this has led her to be involved with one of the local Arabic Adventist Churches in Beirut.

Wogu, Chigemezi Nnadozie×

Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu, MTS, is a Ph.D. student at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and a research associate at the Institute of Adventist Studies in Friedensau Adventist University, Germany. At Friedensau, he manages the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventist research project for some parts of Europe. Wogu is a junior member of the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion. He is co-editor to Contours of European Adventism: Issues in the History of the Denomination in the Old Continent (Möckern: Institute of Adventist Studies, Friedensau Adventist University, 2020).

Woodard, Brody×

Brody Woodard, B.A. in theology (Ouachita Hills College, Amity, Arkansas) and B.A. in religious studies (Griggs University, Berrien Springs, Michigan). Woodard has done work with TMI (Total Member Involvement) in Romania and serves as a pastor in the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Currently (2020), Woodard is pursuing his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Wright, Barry J.×

Barry J. Wright, Ph.D. (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia). Wright retired in 2009 and has served the church as a teacher and high school administrator (1972-2004), finishing his time as an ordained Pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In retirement, he has continued to serve in both teaching and pastoral ministries. An Australian by birth, he is married to Margaret and has three daughters, 15 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.   

 

Wright, Graham×

Graham Wright (deceased February 13 2020), M.B.A. (University of Sydney), retired as health services management consultant and company director, was employed by the church until 1985 in finance roles, the last as a chief financial officer at Sydney Adventist Hospital. He served the church as a local church officer, voluntary hospital board director, chairman of a conference aged care service, and two term member of a conference executive committee. He and his wife Lois had a son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

Yamoah, Kofi Gyimah×

Kofi Gyimah Yamoah is the executive secretary of Central Ghana Conference.

Yaragwiller, Almodad Amos×

Almodad Amos Yaragwiller, B.A. in theology (University of Arusha, Tanzania), is currently the director of Communications at North East Tanzania Conference. Before his current position he served as a frontline pastor. He likes internet evangelism. He is an Android developer and has published several apps on Google Play Store including “Imani za Msingi” (Fundamental Beliefs). Almodad is married to Sarah and they have one son.

Yañez, Marco×

Yezhkov, Viktor V.×

Viktor V. Yezhkov, M.A. in theology (Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan), graduated from the Udmurt State University, majoring in history. He served as a volunteer missionary and a leader of the church in Zlatoust (1995-1996). He was a pastor in Miass and Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk Region (1996-2000), in Udmurtia, including city Izhevsk (2000–2005), in Magnitogorsk and Chelyabinsk Region (2005–2011), and in Orenburg and Orenburg Region (2011–2014). Since 2014 Yezhkov has been serving as secretary of the Ural Conference/WRUC.

Yohanna, Manoah D.×

Manoah D. Yohanna

Yorio, Darren×

Darren Yorio is a Papua New Guinean by birth. He is a former programs director of ADRA Papua New Guinea (2012-2013). Currently (2020), he work in the Planning and Relationship of ADRA Papua New Guinea. He is married to Pauline Yorio, and they have three children.

Young, Voncile Hilliard×

Voncile Hilliard Young attended Far Eastern Academy and Pacific Union College. She is retired and had served as a missionary in Taiwan and Singapore for 16 years and pastored in the Northern California Conference. She married Samuel Wayne Young and has three children.

Youngberg, John B.×

Dr. John B. Youngberg served 25 years at Andrews University, where he chaired the Religious Education department. He and his late wife Millie authored 35 books, served 2,700 couples in Marriage Commitment Seminars, directed Family Life International for 25 years, founded WIN! Wellness, co-authored by their son, Wes, and translated into 31 languages, and trained leaders in six continents.

Youze, Abraham Reid×

Abraham Reid Youze holds a master's degree in education and is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Eastern Africa Baraton. He is currently the Education and Communication director for South East Tanzania Conference.

Yunak, Dmitry O.×

Dmitry O. Yunak graduated in Finance and Economics from a Soviet secular educational institution and completed a six-year course of Theology at an underground SDA Theological Institute (Moldova, USSR). In the Soviet times, he served as a pastor, administrator, and bible/history professor in the underground Theological Institute. In 1990, he was appointed as Treasurer and Publishing Ministries Director for the USSR Division. After the Euro-Asia Division was organized in 1991, Dmitry O. Yunak served as ESD auditor and under treasurer. He was the author of a dozen of SDA history books and scores of other publications. He owns a major SDA history archive.

Yusuph, Zegge×

Zegge Yusuph, J.P., M.A. (University of Dar es Salaam), a certified public accountant, serves as the treasurer of South East Tanzania Conference. Before then, he served the church in Tanzania as an accountant, insurance coordinator, assistant treasurer, and associate treasurer.

Zaitsev, Eugene×

Eugene Zaitsev is director of the Biblical Research Institute and the Institute for Bible Translation at the Euro-Asian Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Zakari, Kassoule×

Kassoule Zakari

Zamorano, Jaime Medrano×

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.

Zhukalyuk, Nikolay A.×

Nikolay A. Zhukalyuk, pastor, writer, historian, and professional journalist. After his service in the Soviet Army, he devoted himself to church ministry. Over a period of thirty-five years in the Soviet period, Zhukalyuk carried out pastoral ministry and was one of the unofficial leaders of the SDA Church in the USSR. Zhukalyuk was the first president of the Ukrainian Union Conference. He established and served as a general manager and editor-in-chief of the Dzherelo Zhyttia Publishing House. He is author of 15 books, including books on the history of SDA Church such as Afflicted, Tossed With Tempest. At present, Zhukalyuk is serving as chief editor for the translation of the Bible into contemporary Ukrainian language.