In its December 8, 2022, session, the General Conference (GC) Executive Committed elected Sikhululekile “Sikhu” Daco as an associate editor of Adventist Review Ministries (ARMies). Daco, who since 2017 served as senior editorial assistant at the GC Sabbath School and Personal Ministries (SSPM) Department, will fill a position left vacant when Lael Caesar retired July 1.
Daco, who was born in Zimbabwe, has a bachelor’s degree with a double major in French and chemistry from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, United States, and a Master of Arts in Religion from Andrews University Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
For years, Daco has served in the Center for Adventist Ministry to Public University Students (CAMPUS) in Michigan, and at Andrews University InMinistry Center. She has also served as editorial assistant at Andrews University Press, and assistant director of the Public Campus Ministry Department at the Michigan Conference.
In her role at the GC’s SSPM Department, Daco worked on manuscript preparation, proofreading, and editing. Her role also included content editing and art design, as well as designing and executing social media strategy. Daco also produced content for manuscript and marketing copy and co-produced a TV show.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join such a historic publication that continues to be pivotal in advancing the mission of the church as we anticipate the Second Coming,” Daco said after her election was confirmed. “To join [ARMies] at this juncture in earth’s history is both terrifying and exhilarating. Terrifying when I consider the weight of the responsibility and exhilarating when I consider the possibilities.”
Newly elected ARMies executive editor Justin Kim said he is very excited to have Daco on board as one of ARMies’ associate editors. “She will bring a fresh perspective with her unique cultural background, public speaking, evangelistic experience, keen theological awareness, and her involvement with young adult ministries. I eagerly look forward to how the Lord will utilize her gifts and skillsets to the international ministry of [ARMies],” Kim said.
Daco also expressed that she hopes the uniqueness of her background and experiences may lead to innovative approaches to the work of [ARMies] while remaining faithful to biblical truth.
“I am still a Seventh-day Adventist because I have found it to be the most intellectually, emotionally, and socially coherent system of belief,” Daco said. “I have a passion for articulating our faith in a relatable way to young adults, particularly those attending secular institutions of higher learning.… I am confident that God will use my life to further the proclamation of the three angels’ messages through my work with [ARMies]. I’m excited to join the team.”