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Justin Kim

Editor
Pr. Justin Kim serves as the editor for Adventist Review Ministries at the World Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has served as an overseas missionary, local church pastor, and director of multiple departments, most recently being the General Conference Associate Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries. Pr. Kim graduated from a Catholic secondary school; majored in sociology and biology at the Jewish-sponsored Brandeis University; researched at Harvard Medical; studied theology and pastoral ministry at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary; preached in about 30 countries; and is a friend of books and an enemy of cilantro/coriander. He was previously the creator and editor of the young adult Sabbath School inVerse Bible Study Guide and host of the inVerse program on Hope Channel (hopetv.org). He is married to Rachel and the father of two sons.
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Gerald Klingbeil

Associate Editor

Gerald was born and raised in Germany. He brings with him 15 years of teaching and ministry experience in South Africa, Peru, Argentina, and the Philippines. He holds a doctoral degree in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and has served as Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at different Adventist Universities in Peru, Argentina, and the Philippines. Before joining the Adventist Review staff, Gerald served as the dean of the Theological Seminary of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines. Gerald continues to be engaged with academics as Research Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Gerald has a passion for Scripture and has published widely in academic and popular journals, focusing on biblical interpretation, ritual, biblical archaeology, the Pentateuch, and biblical history. He has edited two volumes on the Genesis creation account, published by Andrews University Press and Pacific Press respectively, and edited 28 Ways to Spell Your Faith, a volume containing some of the best articles on fundamental beliefs published in Adventist World. He also served as an associate editor of the Andrews Bible Commentary, a one-volume commentary, and is writing the commentary on the book of Numbers in the new Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary series. Gerald is married to Chantal, an associate director of the Ellen G. White Estate, with whom he enjoys team-teaching seminars on biblical interpretation, Adventist history, the joys and pains of parenting, and others. Together they have three daughters in university, who keep them on their toes and flexible. In his work for Adventist Review Gerald focuses on biblical studies, archaeology, fundamental beliefs, biblical theology, mission, and devotionals.

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ASSOCIATE editor
For over a decade, Sikhu worked in secular campus ministry after receiving her BA in Biochemistry and French. She also holds a MA in Religion with an emphasis in Systematic Theology from Andrews University. Before joining Adventist Review Ministries, she worked as a Senior Editorial Assistant for the General Conference Sabbath School Department. Sikhu, née Sikhululekile Hlatshwayo, was born and raised in Zimbabwe before acquiring her International Baccalaureate Diploma at Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific. As a panelist on Hope Channel’s inVerse Bible discussion show, she gets to engage in her two passions for Bible study and ministry to young adults. Sikhu and her husband, Archie, have four young children, three boys and a girl.
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Greg Scott

Associate Director
Before joining the Adventist Review, Greg spent 30 years in various positions at Adventist World Radio, first serving as the program director at the shortwave radio station on Guam, where he helped establish numerous, radio program production studios in the Asia-Pacific region and train local staff in the art of contextualized, radio program production, then as senior vice president at the AWR head office in Maryland. Currently, as Associate Director, Greg oversees the printing, shipping and logistics of the Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines, manages the printing, vendor, and independent contracts, and coordinates the production of audio content. Greg earned a degree in Mass Media Communication at Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus in Riverside, California. His love of history and natural beauty drives his passion to explore and experience earth’s many wonders. Greg is married to Marilyn, a local church pastor, has a married daughter, and cherishes spending time with his two grandchildren.
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Gabriel Begle

Digital Platforms Director
Gabriel Begle joined the Adventist Review team in early 2019 after working for Hope Channel International for almost a decade. Gabriel is originally from Argentina, and his educational pursuits include ministry, healthcare, and broadcast media. He has worked most of his career as a director of television production for ministries in North and South America and has pastored a couple of churches. Gabriel leads Adventist Review into the digital age: transforming traditional media, and integrating the ministry with the technological times, are both within his portfolio. Annie, his wife, and Alice, their little girl, fill Gabriel's heart with the deepest joy.
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Daniel Bruneau

Director, Experience Design & Innovation
Daniel is passionate about creating bespoke user experiences that are empathetic, innovative and data-driven. He has built and led Experience Design and Innovation organizations in a range of industries including Delta Air Lines, AT&T, Yahoo!, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of London and most recently co-founded an XD innovation studio. His interest in Innovation, Design and its impact on humans began while partnering with NASA for his Ph.D. in Human-Technology Interaction. He and his wife and their two baby daughters live in north Georgia although Daniel originally hails from the UK, just outside London.
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Daryl Gungadoo

Media Lab Director
Daryl was born on the island of Mauritius (Indian Ocean), and grew up as a “missionary kid” in East and West Africa. He studied audio engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His degree in electronic engineering and software engineering is from Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan). Gungadoo comes to the Adventist Review Ministries team from Adventist World Radio (Guam, Italy, England) where he worked in engineering research and development for the past 22 years. He is passionate about inventing technology to facilitate the propagation of the Good News. Part of his experience with MIT Media Labs included working with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project with MIT Media Labs. He has been a pioneer in podcasting, 360 VR, and Radio 2.0. Daryl and his wife, Johannie, have two children: Noah and Anoushka. He enjoys photography, UAV videography, scuba diving, hiking, cultural anthropology, paragliding and ham radio.
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Wilona Karimabadi

assistant editor and Kidsview marketing director
In January 2007, Wilona joined the Adventist Review and Adventist World staff full time as marketing and editorial director for KidsView, the Review's magazine for children. She officially transitioned to full-time assistant editor in addition to KidsView responsibilities in 2011. Wilona holds a B.A. in communication from La Sierra University in California, and a master's degree in nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University. She is married to Hoosh, a marketing and business intelligence executive and they have two young-adult children.
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Beth Thomas

assistant editor 
Since 2016, Beth Thomas has been a freelance writer and editor for Adventist publications at every level of church structure. For the past six years, she has worked with Adventist Review Ministries as an independent contractor responsible for coordinating and editing the Looking Back and Discovering the Spirit of Prophecy features in Adventist World. She was recently appointed to a full-time position as Assistant Editor for both the Adventist Review and Adventist World. Transplanted in Michigan from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Beth is a pastor’s wife and mother of two. She completed her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus on Writing for the Media from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Beth enjoys family time, volunteering, youth ministry and music.

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Kimberly Brown

FINANCE manager

Kim joined the Adventist Review Ministries staff in June 2015. She assists the editor/executive publisher with management direction, relationships with publishing partners, and financial administration. Growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland, she received a B.S. in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), followed by an M.A. in Human Sciences from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Before joining the ARMies staff she worked for the General Conference from 2010 to 2013 at the Ellen G. White Estate, and has also been a boarding academy vice principal, registrar, and girls’ dean. Kim currently resides in Hagerstown, Maryland, and has two adult children. She enjoys spending as much of her free time as possible with her four active grandchildren, Crew, Aven, Reeve, and Adah. She feels especially blessed to be included as a member of the Adventist Review Ministries team.

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Merle Poirier

operations manager

Merle was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. She has worked in various capacities at the General Conference. Beginning in the Health Ministries Department 16 years ago as a secretary, Merle taught herself graphic design, enabling her to transition into other office duties involving PowerPoint presentations, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She spent several years as editorial assistant and graphic designer for the Publishing Department before accepting a position with the Adventist ReviewMerle is one of a team of three who developed KidsView, the Adventist Review for children. She is the main designer of this publication. KidsView has won two prestigious awards for content and design since its beginning in 2002. As operations manager, she is primarily responsible for assuring that the publications get to readers on time. This involves not only our English language publications but also communication with a large number of translators for the Adventist World magazine. Because of her long tenure with the office, 20 years in November 2021, Merle is also the go-to person for finding answers to a number of questions. Merle is married to Tim Poirier, vice-director of the Ellen G. White Estate, and will soon celebrate 40 years of marriage. They have two beautiful grown daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and two precocious grandsons.

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Marvene Thorpe-Baptiste

Editorial Assessment Coordinator
Marvene joined the Adventist Review team in September 2007. After obtaining a degree in elementary education from the University of the Southern Caribbean (formerly Caribbean Union College), she spent several years teaching in Adventist schools in Trinidad and Tobago. She then attended Howard University, pursuing an additional coursework in speech pathology. Having had the experience of working in Washington, D.C.’s Deed and Title arena prior to joining the Review, Marvene employs her unique abstracting and editing skills in the Adventist Review and Adventist World publications in manuscript tracking and obituaries. She is also responsible for ensuring the clean-copy production of written works by various authors and associate editors, as well as processing author honoraria. A member of Burnt Mills Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, she has been a notable soprano in the choir, often lending her voice for leads and solos. Marvene and husband, Valentine, live in Takoma Park, Maryland, and have four children and 3 grandchildren.
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Sharon Tennyson

Marketing Assistant

Sharon joined the team at the end of 2011, upon her family’s return from mission work in Muak Lek, Thailand, where, as a CPA, she taught accounting courses. Working first with the marketing director, she is now involved with the distribution of the print copies of the magazines produced by Adventist Review Ministries. She and her husband Dr. Mack Tennyson (Associate Treasurer for TED, Trans-European Division), live in St Albans, UK. She feels blessed to work with such a creative, talented team and treasures the relationships with fellow SDAs all over the world her work brings her in contact with. Sharon enjoys country walks in England over the vast footpath system, bike riding on single track roads, lap swimming, painting and spending time with her daughters and grandkids spread across the USA.

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Judy Thomsen, correspondence editor

Judy Thomsen, correspondence editor

Judy joined the staff at the end of 2007 for special projects and as correspondence editor. She is from Washington State and is a graduate of Walla Walla University. Judy had experience in a variety of positions including document secretary in the Trust Department (Northern California Conference), associate communication director (Southern New England Conference), and communication director for Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries in the NAD. Though retired now she continues to work for the Adventist Review and Adventist World as correspondence editor. "I feel blessed to continue to communicate with so many readers. Your letters let us know you are reading--and what you like and what you don't! And your prayer requests give us the opportunity to pray for you in our staff worships. I feel like I have friends all over the world.” Judy enjoys people, reading old books, playing the piano, walking, riding her bike, and being with family. Her husband Hal is also retired, and they enjoy spending time with their three grown daughters and favorite grandkids Isabel, Nicolas, Victoria and Savannah.