FYI for February 2008


Behrens to Retire from Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center Presidency

B. Lyn Behrens, Loma Linda University president and Adventist Health Sciences Center chief executive officer, announces she will retire from her positions in March. Behrens took the role as LLU's first woman president in 1990. Up to this print, no replacement has been selected.

Philippines for Christ 2008

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) is organizing speakers and team members for 28 sites in the San Pablo City region of the North Philippines Union Mission during March 14-29. For more information, go to, or call the NPUC ministerial department at 360-857-7037.

Attention, Adventist Filmmakers!

Mark your calendars for April 10-12 and plan to attend the SONscreen Film Festival at Adventist Media Productions' Studios in Simi Valley, Calif. In its sixth year, the event will feature film screenings by Adventist and Christian filmmakers as well as technical workshops and insights from Christian experts on The Gospel in the Trenches of Hollywood. For more information, visit


Editor—Steve Vistaunet

In addition to his position as assistant to the president for communication, which he has held since 1997, Vistaunet is now including editor duties. He holds degrees in both communication and theology, and has two decades of experience in writing, editing, broadcasting and other communication-related fields. He currently serves the Society of Adventist Communicators as the general vice president. As editor, Vistaunet directs the overall content plan for the print and online GLEANER. You can reach him at (360) 857-7045 or at

Managing Editor—Cindy Chamberlin

In addition to her first duty as mom to three boys, ages 10-14, Chamberlin has communication experience at both the Upper Columbia Conference and the General Conference Philanthropic Institute where she compiled the "Giving is Caring" calendar and co-edited the book Accent on Humor: The Wit and Wisdom of Wealth and Philanthropy. A 1994 graduate of Walla Walla University, she has worked on projects for the university, Blue Mountain Television, KVEW Television, Walla Walla Children's Museum, and Washington's 13th legislative district. As managing editor, Chamberlin coordinates content and production flow for each GLEANER. She is available at (360) 857-7046 or at

Intern—CJ Anderson

Anderson graduated from Walla Walla University in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in communication. He joins the team as a two-year intern. Anderson has worked as a legislative intern in Olympia, Wash., and has experience in broadcasting, video, writing, photography and Web content management. He produces the Did You Know? and World News Briefs sections for the GLEANER and will be developing regular online updates at as well as a soon-to-be-introduced GLEANER e-newsletter. You can reach him at (360) 857-7044 or at


Advent Source®

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Northwest Religious Liberty Association

Greg Hamilton, NPUC public affairs and religious liberty director, represents constitutional and workplace concerns for people of all faiths in the Northwest. For legislative advocacy and workplace mediation services, go to for more information.

February 01, 2008 / Intersections