FYI November 2008
NPUC Welcomes Sundin
Robert Sundin is now serving as the North Pacific Union Conference undertreasurer, filling the position vacated by Mark Remboldt, who became NPUC treasurer.
Sundin has an undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and a master's degree from Boise State University. He spent the last 10 years serving as treasurer for the Northern New England Conference. He is joined by his wife, Kathy, a dental hygienist. The Sundins have two daughters, Michelle and Janelle.
Kinsey Joins VOP
The Voice of Prophecy has named Fred Kinsey its new speaker/director. Kinsey succeeds Lonnie Melashenko, who spent 17 years in the role before taking a vice president position at Kettering Hospital.
"I'm honored to follow the broadcasting pioneers who established and grew the VOP over the years," Kinsey says. "There is a world that needs this message, and I look to God for His help in sharing it."
In addition to his new responsibilities, Kinsey will continue in his role as assistant to the president for communication in the North American Division.
Former Oakwood President Dies
Gerald J. Millet, the fifth president of what is now Oakwood University and a former associate secretary of the Adventist World Church education department, died Sept. 7 at his home in Huntsville, Ala. Millet, 95, was president of Oakwood College from 1954 to 1963, a period in which enrollment doubled, the number of faculty increased to 55, and 13 new buildings were constructed. In 1970, he was the first African-American elected in the church's education department, and in 1990 he was awarded the department's highest honor, the Medallion of Honor.
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In the October "Did You Know" section of the GLEANER we mistakenly attributed a quote from the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus, to the scriptural book of Ecclesiastes. Instead of reading "Ecclesiastes 38:4" (which does not exist), it should have read "Ecclesiasticus 38:4."