Director of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
David Trim was born in Bombay, India, to missionary parents and spent his childhood in Sydney, Australia. Educated in Australia and England, he earned a BA in history from Newbold College and PhD in history from King’s College in London. Trim was on the faculty of Newbold College for a decade, and held the Walter C. Utt Chair in History at Pacific Union College. He has also held visiting fellowships at the Huntington Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. A prolific author, Trim has edited or co-edited ten books, and his other publications include over 150 articles and chapters in scholarly journals, popular magazines, and books. He has served as Director of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research since 2010.
Assistant Director for Archives and Records Management
Roy Kline has an undergraduate degree in business administration and a graduate degree in hospital management. Having worked within private sector healthcare administration for 25 years, he accepted a call to the mission field of the Southern Asia SDA and served six years as CEO of Scheer Memorial Hospital, Kathmandu and Aizawl Adventist Hospital, Mizoram, India. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, ASDAL, Society of American Archivists, and ARMA, International.
Editor of the Yearbook and Assistant Director
Rowena Moore began her denominational career at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital (Illinois) as an administrative assistant in Human Resources. Next, she lived in Uruguay and Brazil where she was an administrative assistant to an officer of the South American Division. In December 1977 Moore began working in Secretariat at the General Conference as an administrative secretary and occasional recording secretary at Annual Councils and GC Sessions. Since 2002 she has been the Editor of the SDA Yearbook and Assistant Director of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research.
Research and Program Evaluation Manager
Born in Russia, Galina Stele has served the church in various capacities, including as a professor of theology at Zaoksky Theological Seminary (Russia); coordinator and general editor of Shepherdess and Living Churchfor the Euro-Asia Division; and director of the Euro-Asia Division’s Institute of Missiology. In 1996 she was the first woman to graduate with a doctorate of ministry (DMin) from Andrews University. A widely published author, Stele joined the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in 2012 as the Research and Program Evaluation Assistant and became Research and Evaluation Manager in late 2015.
Managing Editor, Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists
Dragoslava Santrac earned a PhD in Old Testament from North-West University, RSA/Greenwich School of Theology, UK, and MA in Biblical Languages and Old Testament from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. As a teacher of biblical studies in the past fifteen years, Santrac taught at Belgrade Theological Seminary, Serbia, and University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad, and continues to serve as an adjunct professor of religion at Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD. Her background includes experience in editorial positions with South-East European Union, TED, and the BRI of the GC. She has authored several books and articles on Old Testament theology, the book of Psalms, and biblical studies.
Digital Records Manager
Kenrie Hylton began his career at his Alma Mater, Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Jamaica, where he earned a BSc in Information Science. Here he served in a number of information technology based roles including being the Chair for the Computer & Information Sciences Department. He earned an M.Sc. degree in Applied Computer Science from Columbus State University, and a PhD in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. He joined the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in 2015 as the Digital Records Manager.
Research Center Manager
Ashlee Chism earned a BA in English from Southern Adventist University and a Master of Science in Information, specializing in Archives and Records Management, from the University of Michigan. Previously, she was a student librarian at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. She has written several articles and is a member of the Society of American Archivists and ARMA International.
Editor of the Annual Statistical Report
In a career spanning four decades, Kathleen Jones has held positions as an administrative assistant, accountant, and business and education executive. Joining the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in 1996, since 2000 she has served on the staff of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research as Assistant for General Statistics and Editor of the Annual Statistical Report.
Office Assistant, Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists
Patricia Brauer joined the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in October 2015 with a strong background in administrative support. She worked for the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. for 28 years in various administrative support positions. For the past six years she was a member of the Clinical Trials team at Frederick Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Therapy Center in Frederick, Maryland.
Manuela was born in East-Germany as the oldest of five children to an Adventist pastor couple. She worked in the field of Education for over 20 years in various positions from educating children, being the Director of Great Kids Academy an Adventist early childhood institution to being the Office Coordinator at the Union College PA Program. She managed employees, students, lecturers, records, websites, and social media accounts. She also created curricula and coordinated different projects. Following God’s calling for her and her family, has brought her to many interesting locations all over the world and now to ASTR.
Reiko Davis studied the Science of Office Administration at Southern Adventist University. For several years she worked as an Information Systems Coordinator until she joined the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in 2009. She has been the Departmental Secretary since 2012 and administrative assistant to the departmental director since 2015.
Records Center Assistant
Magela de Souza was born in Brazil and has served the Church as professor of religious education, chaplaincy coordinator, and elementary school teacher and principal. She holds an MA in Religious Education from Andrews University and a BA in Theology from Northeast Brasil College. She joined ASTR in 2012 and helps the team to digitize documents and other records relevant for the memory and history of the Church.
Historical Research Specialist
Michael Younker completed his Ph.D in Theology, Philosophy, and Adventist Studies from Andrews University in 2019. He also has a BA in History, and is completing an MA in Islamic Studies from Middle East University. Previously, he has been a chaplain and taught courses for Middle East University in Lebanon, as well as taught courses for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, both on campus in Michigan, and at off-campus locations such as Cernica, Romania. He has also supervised online courses for the Seminary in the Church History and Theology departments. He is a consulting editor for the online ministry The Compass Magazine, and the managing editor for the Journal of the Adventist Theological Society (JATS). He joined ASTR in 2019 as an Educational/Historical Research Specialist.