Daniel Duda, DMin

Daniel Duda is currently President of the Trans-European Division in St. Albans, England. He served as the Education Director at the Division from 2005 - 2022 and Field Secretary and Adventist Mission Director from 2015- 2022. Between 2005 and 2016, he was also the Ministerial Secretary of the Division. When he left Newbold for the TED in 2005, he was a Principal Lecturer in Biblical & Systematic Theology in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College of Higher Education in Bracknell. His doctorate is from Andrews University.

Prior to coming to Newbold in 1998, Daniel Duda served as a pastor, evangelist, Theology lecturer and Ministerial Secretary in the Czecho-Slovakian Union. He has also worked in Russia as Head of the Theology Department and Academic Dean at Zaoksky Theological Seminary (now Zaoksky Adventist University).

Daniel enjoys studying the Bible and sharing the results of his studies with others. He is a frequent speaker at camp meetings in Western, Central and Eastern Europe. His other interests include cars, computers and photography. He is married to Viera and they have two adult sons, Marek and Roman.

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Graham Maxwell, PhD

Arthur Graham Crowder Maxwell was born in Watford, England, on July 18, 1921. He came to America in 1936 and lived in Los Altos, CA. He graduated from PUC with a BA in 1943, with a double major in Ministerial and Biblical Languages. He received his MA in Biblical Languages from PUC in 1944. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament in 1959 from the University of Chicago Divinity School. He wrote his thesis on Elements of Interpretation in the Translation of the New Testament (especially in the book of Romans).

He met Rosalyn Helen Gildersleeve at PUC, and they married in 1943. They had three girls, Lorna, Audrey, and Alice, who went on to give them seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graham began teaching Greek at PUC in 1942 while still a student and then taught full-time there from 1944-1961. He was Chairman of the Division of Religion at PUC until moving to Loma Linda in 1961. He taught at Loma Linda University for the next 27 years, and for 15 of those years, he was Director of the Division of Religion. In 1988 he retired from LLU as an Emeritus Professor of New Testament.

Graham is known worldwide for his picture of God. During his doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, he spent a great deal of time read- ing with increasing admiration the writings of Ellen G. White and followed her advice to read the entire Bible as a whole in the setting of the Great Controversy over the character of God. He found that the Bible contains a simple and complete system of theology and philosophy. Upon his return to PUC, he set to work immediately to make courses available such as Biblical Philosophy and Biblical Theology (the picture of God in all 66 books). These courses took him to Loma Linda University, where he taught these subjects to medical and dental students and to the many churches around Southern California.

By the time of his retirement in 1988, he had conducted the year-long courses over 139 times with groups varying in size from a dozen to over 700!

In the early 1970s, some of his friends began recording these classes and his talks at churches, meetings, camp meetings, and weeks of prayer. These recordings are still being requested and sent out all over the world.

Graham also began teaching a Sabbath School class in 1943, starting with the Young Marrieds class at PUC, with more than 300 attending every Sabbath. In Loma Linda, he began teaching a Sabbath School class in Burden Hall in 1961 (later in Prince Hall), with over 500 attend- ing. He continued to lead his popular Sabbath School class for more than 60 years, and they have been recorded and shared with believers worldwide since 1972.

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Jon Paulien, PhD

Jon Paulien is a Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for Understanding World Religions at Loma Linda University. Formerly (2007-2019) he was Dean of the School of Religion. He is the author of over 30 books and more than two hundred articles, scholarly papers (Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago Society for Biblical Research, and others), and other publications. Jon is a specialist in the study of the Johannine literature in the New Testament (Gospel of John and Book of Revelation) and the intersection of faith with contemporary culture. He also takes special delight in seminars and presentations to non-specialists who can make practical use of the material in the real world. When not at work, Jon enjoys being with his wife Pamella, and their three children and three grandchildren. He also enjoys travel, golf, and photography when time permits.

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