ASTR Staff

David Trim, Ph.D.

Director of the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research

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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.

Roy Kline

Assistant Director for Archives and Records Management

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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, Society of American Archivists, and ARMA, International.

Rowena J. Moore

Editor of the Yearbook and Assistant Director

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Rowena Moore began her denominational career at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital (Illinois) as an administrative assistant in Human Resources.  Next, she lived in Uraguay 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.

Kathleen Jones

Editor of the Annual Statistical Report

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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.

Benjamin Baker, Ph.D.

Managing Editor, Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists

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Benjamin Baker has degrees in theology, education and history. He has authored or edited five books and over 100 articles, and was a college professor from 2002-2006. From 2011-2015 he was the Assistant Archivist of ASTR, and in April 2015 was appointed the Managing Editor of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists.

Galina Stele, D.Min.

Research and Program Evaluation Manager

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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.

Gisele Tchamba, Ph.D.

Research Assistant

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Gisele holds a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, a Master’s degree in Community and International Development/Public Health from Andrews University. Gisele recently completed a Ph.D. in evaluation with a concentration in Public Health from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo Michigan. Gisele’s work interests are in evaluation of public health programs, development and education. She has six years of teaching (K-12) grade with the local school districts in Michigan and 4 years of teaching experience at College (Southwestern Michigan College) and University (University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad/West Indies). Gisele likes to design evaluation and research related to public health issues, writing grant and freelance writing. She is currently working on two books projects as well as articles for peer review journals. In the past she worked as a literature evangelist for six years. Gisele has written a book, as well as having contributed to a book chapter with a team. She presents regularly at professional conferences nationally and internationally. Gisele has volunteering experience with several organizations. She is a native of Cameroon in Central Africa and is fluent in both French and English.

Kenrie Hylton, Ph.D.

Digital Records Manager

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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.

Ashlee Chism, MSI

Assistant Archivist

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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.

Patricia Brauer

Office Assistant, Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists

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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.  

Reiko Davis

Administrative Assistant

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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 Office Manager since 2012 and administrative assistant to the departmental director since 2015.

Lisa Rasmussen, M.Arch

Statistical Analyst

Evelyn Torres

Retention Assistant

Joel Nuthalapati

Lead Scanning Technician

Jaya Singh

Scanning and Cataloging Assistant

Magela DeSouza

Records Center Assistant

Rosette Kibukka

Records Center Assistant