E. Joan Barice, M.D., M.P.H., and author of The Palm Beach Long-Life Diet, practices internal and preventive medicine in Palm Beach, Florida. J. Robert Spangler is the editor of MINISTRY, and, like Dr. Barice, a recent "alumnus" of the Weimar Institute's NEWSTART Center.
Eric Bates, DMin, and Ann Marie Bates serve as family ministry directors for the Carolina Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Eric also serves as lead pastor of the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church in Asheville, North Carolina.
O. A. Battista, Sc.D., is chairman and president, Research Services
Corporation, and president, The American Institute of Chemists. He also
serves as adjunct professor of chemistry and director, Center for Microcrystal Polymer Science, University of Texas.
Kathy Beagles, M.A., is editor and curriculum specialist for the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver
Spring, Maryland, United States.
Torben Bergland, MD, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is an associate director of the Health Ministries department, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.
Alf Birch, D.Min. (retired), has served the Adventist Church as union ministerial director, division and union secretary, union and conference president, pastor, and currently serves as an associate pastor for the Meadow Glade Church
in Clackamas, Oregon.
Paul Bogacs, MSc, is a lecturer and counseling strand convenor, Avondale College of Higher Education, Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia. He is pursuing a PhD focusing on the relationship between faith, spirituality, and mental health.
Genevieve C. Bothe is the executive secretary of the Biblical Research Institute of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. She says she received much inspiration for this article from the book by W. Ross Foley, You
Can Win Over Weariness (Glendale, Calif.: Regal Books, 1978).
Francis J. Braceland, M.D., Sc.D., F.A.C.P., is a graduate of LaSalle College and Jefferson Medical College. He is at present Senior Consultant and Chairman of Planning and Development at The Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut.
Sebastien J. Braxton, MA in Communication, is the CEO of Fiat Lux, a Christian mentorship and creative agency, and The New Life Challenge, a corporate wellness start-up, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States.
Laurie Wright Brown, M. P. H., R. D., is a nutrition consultant in private practice. This article is provided by the Health and Temperance Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Russell Burrill, D.Min., is director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI) and chair of the Department of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Judy Burton, president of the Home and Health Library Association in De Soto, Kansas, creates and publishes family worship and children's witnessing materials. She created the Gideon's Band material used in many children's Sabbath school departments.
Peg Butler has made her home in Adelphi, Maryland, since coming to the United States from the Australasian Division when her husband was elected treasurer of the General Conference at the Dallas session in 1980. This article is adapted from a presentation she gave at a morning worship service for the General Conference office staff.