John Peckham (PhD, Andrews University) is associate editor of Adventist Review Ministries and research professor of theology and Christian philosophy at Andrews University. John was born in New York and grew up in Massachusetts and Indiana. John pastored in the Indiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists before being called to teach in the Religion Department at Southwestern Adventist University, where he received the Educator of the Year Award in 2012. In 2013, John was called to teach at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, where he received the Daniel A. Augsburger Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016 and the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award in 2019. John has published widely in academic and popular journals and has written numerous books, most recently God with Us: An Introduction to Adventist Theology (Andrews University Press, 2023). Other books John has written include: Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture (Baker Academic, 2021), The Doctrine of God: Introducing the Big Questions (T&T Clark, 2019), Theodicy of Love: Cosmic Conflict and the Problem of Evil (Baker Academic, 2018, honorable mention, WORLD Magazine accessible theology book of the year), Canonical Theology: The Biblical Canon, Sola Scriptura, and Theological Method (Eerdmans, 2016), The Love of God: A Canonical Model (IVP Academic, 2015, winner of the 2015 Readers’ Choice Award), and The Concept of Divine Love in the Context of the God-World Relationship (Peter Lang, 2014). John is married to Brenda, a Registered Nurse, and they have one son, Joel, their pride and joy. John’s passion is studying and proclaiming the beauty and truth of biblical theology and the incomparable love of God that it manifests.
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.
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 Review. Merle 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.
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.
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.