ASTR Staff


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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.


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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, ASDAL, Society of American Archivists, and ARMA, International.


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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 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.


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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.


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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.


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Alejandra Castillo

Research Assistant

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Alejandra Castillo earned a BA in English Literature from Andrews University. She worked as an administrative and research assistant throughout undergrad and co-authored several articles at a non-profit research organization which focuses on relations between the United States of America and Latin America. Castillo is currently preparing for a career in law and foreign policy.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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 Departmental Secretary since 2012 and administrative assistant to the departmental director since 2015.


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Lisa Rasmussen, M.Arch

Statistical Analyst


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Muriel Bello

Statistics & Yearbook Clerk

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Muriel was born on the Samar Island in the Philippines. She has worked at Griggs University and International Academy and Andrews University as part of their enrollment and records team. She also worked at Inova Women’s & Children’s Hospital. In addition to her work with ASTR, she is involved in various ministries at her church and with Washington Adventist University’s campus ministry. She is currently studying communications at the University of Maryland.


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Joel Nuthalapati

Lead Scanning Technician

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Joel was born in Hyderabad, India as a third generation Adventist. He has lived in Muscat, Oman, and Toronto, Canada before moving to Maryland, USA. Here he earned two bachelor degrees; Biology B.S from Howard University (Specialty in Molecular and Cellular Biology), Theology Religion B.A. He is currently studying for a Masters in Pastoral Studies at Oakwood University, and works as a lay pastor for the Allegheny East Conference. He joined ASTR in 2013 as the Lead Scanning Technician.


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Jaya Singh

Scanning and Cataloging Assistant


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Magela DeSouza

Records Center Assistant

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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.


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Rosette Kibuuka

Records Center Assistant


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Alan Hecht

Librarian


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Anne Muganda

Library Assistant