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.

Peter Chiomenti, M.A.

Assistant Director for Archives and Records Management

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Peter Chiomenti has undergraduate and graduate degrees in history, and has teaching experience at both the high school and college levels. He worked for 10 years as a proofreader/copy editor after which he joined the GC Archives in 1991. Since 1995 he has been an Assistant Director, and his current title is Assistant Director for Archives and Records Management.  He is a member of the Society of American Archivists and he is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Maryland chapter of 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 Assistant

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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 Church for 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.  An accomplished author, Stele joined the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research in 2012 as the Research and Program Evaluation Assistant.

Reiko Davis

Departmental Secretary

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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.

Lisa Rasmussen, M.Arch

Statistical Analyst

Eucaris Galicia

Database and Research Assistant

Jaya Singh

Scanning and Cataloging Assistant

Magela DeSouza

Records Center Assistant

Rosette Kibukka

Records Center Assistant

Joel Nuthalapati

Lead Scanner