Albert J. Patt is a practicing physician and surgeon in Battle Creek, Michigan. A graduate of Andrews University, he received his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He served for a time as Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at Loma Linda University and as Professor of Otolaryngology at Christian Medical College, as well as with the staff of our Shanghai Sanitarium and Hospital.
Donna Patt writes from Wildwood, Georgia. She is director of the Veg-a-Weigh Program and has helped hundreds find God's solution to their weight problem since going from size 22 1/2 to size 10 dresses herself.
John C. Peckham, MDiv, is a PhD candidate in systematic Theology at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States, and also pastors Seventh-day Adventist churches in Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Scottsburg, Indiana, United States.
Perry F. Pedersen is lay activities and Sabbath school secretary of the Columbia Union Conference. He is a graduate of Union College and has served in the Wyoming, Minnesota, Northern Union, and Central Union conferences.
Timothy Perenich, at the time of this writing, was pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion with emphasis in
Church History, at the Andrews University Seventh-day
Adventist Theological Seminary, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States.
Milton L. Perry, at the time this article was written, was pastor of the Yuba City, California, Seventh-day Adventist church. He is currently pastoring the Miranda, California, Seventh-day Adventist church.
Michael Petricko is chaplain and acting health educator at the Ardmore Seventh-day Adventist Hospital in Oklahoma. Prior to this he served as pastor in the Texas and Texico conferences and as pastor-chaplain at the Hays Memorial Hospital in Texas.
Joseph B. Pierce is a pastor-evangelist in the Texas Conference, presently with the Rosenberg, Richwood, El Campo district. A graduate of La Sierra College, he holds the M.A. degree from Andrews University. Hehas also served as pastor-evangelist in the Ecuador Mission and the Southeastern California Conference.
Ronald W. Pies, MD, is professor of psychiatry, lecturer on bioethics & humanities at SUNY Upstate
Medical University, Syracuse, New York; and clinical professor of psychiatry, Tufts University School
of Medicine, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
John Pitts, a minister of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., has held pastorates in London and Liverpool, England; Montreal, Canada; Bloomfield, New Jersey; and Nassau, Bahamas. He holds the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of London and is a graduate in theology from Spurgeon's College, London.
William N. Plymat is a retired board chairman of the Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Com pany and a retired State senator of the Iowa legislature. He is presently serving as an ex ecutive director of the American Council on Alcoholic Problems.
Flavio Prestes III, MDiv, ThD candidate, serves as adjunct professor of biblical studies at the
Adventist University of São Paulo, Brazil, and is assistant to the general editor of the Seventh-day
Adventist International Bible Commentary.