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1ADVENTIST WOMEN OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Women's MinistriesGeneral Conference of SDA
2Women have always played an important part in the work of the church, even in biblical times. In the history of the Adventist church, women have served in almost all capacities, filling a wide variety of roles. It is important that we take note of their accomplishments, to encourage us to persevere and to inspire future generations to take up the tasks their forebears faithfully carried.
3Each of these women is important in her own right Each of these women is important in her own right. She is also a representative of the thousands who have labored and worked in each of the fifty-year periods of Adventist church history as indicated in this brochure. Still today, distinguished women are often unknown and unnoticed.
4There are thousands of other women who could, and should, be mentioned, but we trust that the example of these women may be a blessing as you too use your gift for God.
5When a great and decisive work is to be done, God chooses men and women todo this work, and it will feel the loss ofthe talents if both are not combined.-Ellen G. White, Evangelism p. 469
61844 - 1894 Martha D. Byington Amadon - 1834 - 1937 First Dorcas Society president; taught in one of the firstchurch schools.Lottie BlakeFirst African-American Seventh-day Adventist womanphysician. Established school of nursing at OakwoodCollege. Helped to treat Ellen White.Maud Sisley BoydBible instructor, colporteur, educator. First singlemissionary to Europe. Served also in Africa andAustralia.
7Nellie H. Rankin Druillard - 1844 - 1937 Financier, treasurer. Helped found RiversideSanitarium, Madison College, and Emmanuel MissionaryCollege. Missionary to South Africa.Maria L. HuntleyPresident, Tract and Missionary Society which later becameChurch Ministries and Publishing departments.Addressed the 1888 General Conference Session.Katherine (Kate) LindseyPhysician Founder of first nurses training school at BattleCreed Sanitarium Missionary in South Africa.
8Annie Rebekah SmithEarly hymn writer and editor. While the James Whitestraveled, she published the Advent Review and SabbathHerald.Ellen G. WhiteEarly leader and prophetess of the Seventh-day AdventistChurch. Author of 126 books and complications.
9Ai ArakiBible worker and church leader in Japan. Although blind,she led and preserved her church throughout World WarII, the only congregation to remain in tact.Gertrude BrownPhysician. Worked with J. Harvey Kellogg. Pioneeredmedical work in British Isles; established sanitarium, Crieff,Scotland.Georgia Burrus BurgessEducator and frontier missionary in India for 40 years,ministering especially to women
10Lora E. ClementAssociate editor and editor of Youth’s Instructor for 41years.Eva DykesMusician and educator. First Seventh-day Adventistwoman to receive a Ph.D. in the United States.Sarepta Myrenda Irish HenryTemperance activist, personal evangelist and writer.Established first Women’s Ministry. The GeneralConference voted her a ministerial license.
11Anna L. Ingels Hindson - 1862 – 1933 - Editor, union youth department secretary, secretary treasurer, and missionaryin Australia.Louise KleuserBible worker, pastor, evangelist, editor, and seminaryprofessor. Conference educational secretary and Associatein the G C Ministerial Association.Anna KnightFirst African-American woman missionary. Served inIndia and US as educator, nurse, conference and uniondepartment secretary.
12Ana StahlNurse and educator. Missionary in South America,instrumental in starting Indian church schools. Worked there with her husband for 29 years.Marinda (Minnie) Day SypePastor, evangelist, licensed minister for 54 years.Conference departmental director.
131944 - 1995 Ana Rosa Alvarado Cuban pastor, evangelist, educator and musician for 45 years.Nancy BasshamThai educator and first Family Lifeand Women’s Ministries Director inthe Asia-Pacific Division.Lyn BehrensAustralian physician. First womanpresident of Loma Linda University.
14Del DelkerContralto soloist for the Voice ofProphecy radio broadcast. Has made70 recording and 32 solo albums.Chessie HarrisEducator and humanitarian. More than1200 children have received care at theHarris Home.Jessie HalliwellMissionary nurse who, with herhusband, supplied the only medicalcare to thousands along the AmazonRiver for 38 years.
15Betty HolbrookChairperson of first Women’sMinistries Advisory. Director ofGeneral Conference Home andFamily Service.Juanita KretschmarHumanitarian, prayer warrior andspeaker. Started New York CityVan Ministry and Good NewsNetwork.Elsa LuukkananFinnish evangelist and pastor.
16Rose OtisFirst Director of General ConferenceWomen’s Ministries Office andDepartment; General Field Secretary forthe General Conference. Vice Presidentfor North American Division and TexasConference.Margarete PrangeGerman pastor and evangelist. Member of the 1989 Women’s Commission.Leona RunningProfessor of ancient languages at the SDATheological Seminary for more than 40years
17General Conference Department of Women’s Ministries