Jean Parchment was one of the pioneers for women’s ministry in the Canadian Union. She has served her church in various capacities, including women’s, family, and children’s ministries director for the Ontario Conference in Canada. She is presently retired and lives with her husband in Laurel, Maryland.
Jinwha Park and her husband, Pastor Sung Seon Jae, moved to Japan 12 years ago. They, along with their three children, engage in mission work for Koreans in japan. They rented a small house and began their church with only 14 members. Currently they have 60 members and are planning to build their own church soon. This article is jinwha's testimony.
Carotin Pawlak was born in the wilds of Northern British Columbia where bears and moose roam free. She has had an interesting life of extremes ranging from the -40 degree weather of British Columbia to the sweltering heat of Central America where she lived with her parents when they became missionaries. She has lived in the luxury of Switzerland and the poverty of Poland, and traveled to over 17 different countries, experiencing joys, tragedies, and even kidnapping from the Mount of Olives.
Marinela Peicu is the Shepherdess Coordinator for the Oltenia Conference in Craiova, Bucharest, Romania. Her husband, Virgil, is President of the Oltenia Conference, They have two children: Abigail, 18, and Rnres, 14. Marinela is a nurse at the Neurogycall Hospital in Craiova. She loves the outdoors, curling up with a good book, and popcorn, and knowing that she is useful in ministry.
Mitali Perkins is the author of Ambassador Families: Equipping Your Kids to Engage Popular Culture and has also written for Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Campus Life, With, Prism, Wary Cry, U.S. Catholic, and other periodicals. She also writes fiction for young adults, including Monsoon Summer and The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen. Mitali is married to the Reverend Rob Perkins, senior pastor of Newton Presbyterian Church in Massachusetts, and they have twin sons.
Sandra Peterkin is married to Pastor Vincent Peterkin, and they have three adult children and one grandson. Since 2007 Sandra has been employed as a medical social worker with the Southern Regional Health Authority in the parishes of St. Elizabeth and Manchester, Jamaica. She has also held numerous leadership positions in churches, including lay Bible instructor, family life director, health and temperance director, women's ministry director, Sabbath school teacher, and Shepherdess leader. Currently she is directing the activities for a two-week women's ministry revival at the Mandeville Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Tabitha J. Phiri is a pastor's wife; she and her husband have been in the ministry for 13 years. They have two boys, Crux and Peace. She trained at Solusi College and graduated with a Ministerial diploma. She has worked as a district pastor and girls' dean. Presently she serves as Translator, Associate Sabbath School and Children's Ministries Director in the East Zimbabwe Conference in Africa.
Excerpt from Diapers, Pacifiers, and Other Holy Things by Lorraine Pincus, ChariotVictor Publishing. She contributes to many Christian magazines, speaks at conferences, and leads Hearts at Home Ministries marriage seminars with her husband.
Tim Poirier is vice director of the Ellen G. White Estate in Silver Spring, Maryland. He and his wife, Merle, have two daughters and one grandson. This article originally appeared in the January 3, 2017, issue of the Adventist Review.