Press Releases

David Smith SAU

Southern Adventist University President David Smith to Retire in 2021

David Smith has announced that he will retire in May 2021 at the conclusion of his fifth year as president of Southern Adventist University. Smith has a long relationship with the institution, where he began teaching English in 1981, serving 17 years as professor and then department chair.

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Andrews University Releases Daniel/Revelation Bible Study Journal

In what may be a first for Adventist publishing, Andrews University has released a small book containing only the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation, with study notes, in the form of a study journal. More than 5,000 pastors in North America will receive the book during the next few months.

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U.S. Department of Education Awards $483,900 Title Grant to Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University has been awarded a Title V grant by the U.S. Department of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. Over the next five years, SWAU will receive around half a million dollars each year, for a total of just over $2.5 million.

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It Is Written Online Series Answers in Prophecy Set to Begin Later This Week

Starting October 9, Pastor John Bradshaw, speaker/director of It Is Written, will examine what ancient Bible prophecies say about current world events in Answers in Prophecy, an exciting, new virtual evangelism event from It Is Written. Each presentation will livestream starting at 7 p.m. EDT.

Michael Kruger

Michael Kruger Named ADRA President

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, announced today that its board of directors has unanimously elected Michael Kruger as its new president, effective immediately.

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Guide Magazine Publishes a Special Sharing Issue on the State of the Dead

Guide magazine has produced "Death’s Doom," a 16-page outreach magazine for readers ages 10-14 that uses Guide’s famous storytelling technique along with related sidebars to help kids understand the biblical view of death and the hope we have in a future resurrection.

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Adventist Health Appoints New Leaders to Advance Transformative Vision Through Culture, Mission, and Consumer Health

As Adventist Health continues to advance its 2030 vision to bring health and well-being into reach for everyone, the faith-inspired health system has appointed three experienced executives to its system cabinet to focus on culture, mission, and consumer health, Adventist Health CEO Scott Reiner announced this month.

Kyoshin Ahn

Kyoshin Ahn Named North American Division Secretary

On August 20, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference Executive Committee met virtually to receive the name of Kyoshin Ahn, the recommendation for division secretary, from both the North American Division’s standing nominating committee and executive committee.

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Adventist Health and Synchronous Health Announce Strategic Partnership

On August 18, 2020, Synchronous Health, a behavioral health company that combines the strength of human empathy with artificial intelligence (AI) to increase access and quality of behavioral health services, and Adventist Health, a faith-based nonprofit integrated multi-state health system serving more than 10 million people in more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii, announced a strategic partnership that provides customized behavioral healthcare and well-being solutions to key populations.

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NAD Executive Committee Recommends Name for New Division Secretary

The Executive Committee of the North American Division (NAD) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted on August 18, 2020, to recommend the name of Kyoshin Ahn for the position of NAD executive secretary. Ahn’s name was presented to the executive committee by the nominating committee, which met on Aug. 17.