As editors and staff of Adventist World we do most of our work behind the scenes. Sure, you see our names on the masthead (page 31), but you may not know our faces, or what we do for the magazine. The photograph on these two pages will help you put names to faces and give you a glimpse of our responsibilities at the church’s world headquarters.
Still unsung and unnoticed are the copy editors, graphic designers, translators, press and bindery workers, and delivery people around the world who make sure your copy of Adventist World arrives in your home or church. We honor all our partners who make this global ministry possible.—Editors and Staff.
Left to right:
Kimberly Luste Maran, assistant editor, coordinates the World Exchange portion ofAdventist World, including The People’s Place, and writes or edits occasional feature articles.
Roy Adams, associate editor, is responsible for devotionals, prepares the occasional cover story, and, with other senior editors, supervises the prepress materials for the various issues.
Merle Poirier, operations manager, coordinates production deadlines; communicates with translators, publishing houses, and vendors; and tracks shipping around the world.
Gerald A. Klingbeil, associate editor, coordinates articles dealing with biblical studies, archaeology, fundamental beliefs, Adventist heritage, and the Spirit of Prophecy. Originally from Germany, he has lived and served in four different countries (South Africa, Peru, Argentina, and the Philippines).
Marvene Thorpe-Baptiste, editorial assistant, processes manuscripts for evaluation, informing authors as to their progress. She assists editors in editing/preparing manuscripts for publication, processes honoraria, mails checks and complimentary copies of the magazine.
Carlos Medley is online editor for Adventist World and Adventist Review magazines. He oversees the department’s eight Web sites, searches for supplementary Web materials, and works with authors.
Sandra Blackmer, assistant editor, coordinates the Adventist Life and World Health sections of the magazine as well as edits and writes feature articles.
Bill Knott is executive publisher and editor-in-chief of Adventist World and Adventist Reviewmagazines.
Wilona Karimabadi is editorial and marketing director for KidsView, Adventist Review’smagazine for children. She works on Adventist World Web sites for English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and writes occasional features.
Claude Richli, associate publisher, develops new international opportunities for Adventist World by working with regional church leaders to create and finance new print and Web editions in more languages and territories. He has served the church in Africa, Europe, and North America.
Rachel Child, executive assistant to the editor, coordinates administrative operations and invoicing to assure an efficient financial system.
Judy Thomsen, correspondence editor, responds to all e-mails, letters, and prayer requests, and coordinates Letters and The Place of Prayer in the magazine. She also assists the associate publisher.
Mark Kellner has served as news editor since 2007. In that role he coordinates news coverage and produces news features, such as the July and November 2009 cover stories.
Alfredo Garcia-Marenko, editorial assistant, records minutes from cover committee and production meetings, makes corrections to manuscripts, and transmits digital files to designers and printers. He speaks both Spanish and Portuguese and has a rich background of leadership in youth ministry.
Stephen Chavez, managing editor, edits columns, serves as liaison with the North American Division, and oversees the flow of material from our editorial office, through the process of graphic design, and on to the publishing house.