Honour Roll of women in pastoral, chaplaincy, and theological education ministries in the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

This web page is a work in progress.

It is our intention, commencing March 2018, to develop as full a list as possible to honour women throughout the SPD who have been, or who still are in specific pastoral roles. We will commence with those in pastoral ministry, chaplaincy, and theological education.

We will note
first name
(maiden name if appropriate)
last name
the date when contracted ministry in these three categories first commenced
commissioned pastors will be acknowledged with the title Pr
doctorates will also be acknowledged


We do not plan to include other details which would call for ongoing updating. Rather, this list will be a permanent honour roll of women who have served and/or are still serving in ministry in our region. The list will be presented alphabetically by last name. It will include women from each of the four regions (Unions) of the Adventist Church in its South Pacific Division.

If you notice blanks in any details, including missing women, possible comissioning, date of first contracted/employed ministry service, we would love to hear from you. We need details of any women you are aware of, who have served or are still serving in any of the above three ministry categories. You can assist by providing these details to Women in Ministry at the email address: lyell.heise@avondale.edu.au

Thank you for your interest.

Here is the commencement of our list below, noting again our qualifiers
1. The list is not complete, and further names and details and corrections are urgently sought.
2. Women in other areas of ministry will be acknowledged elsewhere.
3. While in the development stage, and to assist in obtaining more information/corrections, we will include below the last known location by conference or institution (according to our information last updated 2015) where the women served in ministry, chaplaincy, or theological education.
4. In its final version, this list will be prepared with professional layout and care


Hannah Andrykanus, VIC
Rosemary Andrykanus, VIC
Sarah Arati, Cook Islands
Lynae Baea, PNG
Lyiata Ballangarry, NNSW
Cheryl Bird, Avondale College
Berthlyn Bule, Vanuatu
Pr Joy Butler, South Pacific Division
Pr Dr Helena Butova, VIC
Keira Bullock, NNZ
Elena Button, NNSW
Camila Ito Capel, NNSW
Pr Bethany (Holland-Lillehagen) Chapman, NNSW
Soman Chu, GS
Janet (Augustinsen) Cook, SA
Pr Chrissie Cooper, VIC
Pr Kylie (Ward) Cullinan 2000, New Zealand Pacific Union
Nerolyn Daboyan, PNG
Jody (Donovan) Eddy, VIC
Nancy Enopa, PNG
Jacinta Epok, PNG
Martha Esao, PNG
Elsie Fakasori, Solomon Islands
Julie Fehlberg, Sydney Adventist Hospital
Pr Carole (Grave) Ferch-Johnson
Sharyn Harrington, South Queensland
Theresa Henry, PNG
Karen (Chilcott) Horsley, VIC
Dr Wendy Jackson, Avondale College
Beulah James, NNSW
Kara (Dale) Johnsson, SQ
Kerina-Lee Joy, VIC
Winnifred Japson, PNG
Hazriel John, PNG
Mirriam John, PNG
Dalcy Kaituu, Solomon Islands
Brenda Kamba, PNG
Janis Kanelis-Loftus, Sydney Adventist Hospital
Alice (Teko) Kaupa, PNG
Sue (Redman) Keck, GS
Sandra Kelly, WA
Lina Kera, PNG
Pr Jinha Kim, VIC
Pr Dr Agnes Kola, PNG
Pr Dorolyn Laloyer, Vanuatu
Jen (Betham) Lang, NNZ
Miranda Leijser, WA
Annalise Lindsay, SQ
Ana Lolohea, Greater Sydney
Mele (Bidwell) Lolohea, Greater Sydney
Misinale Lolohea, Tonga
Pr Nalissa Maberly, Sydney Adventist Hospital
Sarah (Wheelan) McMurtry
Susan (Fodor) Magaitis, NNSW
Taunese Marsh, Greater Sydney
Pr Romina Masih, SNZ
Beth (Nichols) McMurtrie, NNSW
Sylvia Mendez, VIC
Dale Mikiwai, Fiji
Leticia Moreno, WA
Kathleen Morimai, PNG
Karen (Miller) Muirhead, NNSW
Nan Shwe Myat Kyaw, VIC
Alice Nathan, PNG
Karyn Newson, NNZ
Nellie Oa, PNG
Pr Lili (Radziszewski) Panozzo, VIC
Pr Marilyn Pasione, NNZ
Pr Lyndelle (Knight) Peterson, Greater Sydney
Angela Pone, PNG
Ashika (Chand) Prasad, Fiji
Jocabed Pomaleu, PNG
Pr Alina (Coccetti) Van Rensburg, SQ
Barbara (Vaughan) Reynolds, WA
Pr Kelly (Fry) Richards, SQ
Ainsley Robson, WA
Clansi (Roy) Rogers, SNSW
Kelera Rokeva, Fiji
Annie Ruthven, SA
Wendy Saluni VIC
Tracey Saylor, WA
Pr Dr Danijela Schubert, PAU
Lea-anne Smith, NA
Pr Dr Drene Somasundram, Avondale College
Lindy Sperring, VIC
Robyn (Chisolm) Stanley, VIC
Sussie Stanley, Sonoma College, PNG
Pr Moe (Ioane) Stiles, VIC
Danuta (Markosz) Stockwell, NNSW
Faye Stothers, VIC
Ruth Tae, PNG
Lynn Tapa, PNG
Crystal (Shearer) Taylor, WA
Lynelda Tippo, NNSW
Emiy Toa, Vanuatu
Connie (Merritt) Toga, VIC
Pr Daniela Trajkov, VIC
Jessica Trevithick
Robyne Trim, NNSW
Amy Turner, WA
Melissa Vakaloloma, Fiji
Pr Piroszka Vranyakne-Feith, WA
Debbie (Hamilton) Watanabe, SNSW
Pr Sally (Hall) Watson, NNSW
Lolet Worwor, Vanuatu

Naomi (last name not known), Kiribati
Jocelyn (last name not known), PNG


Updated March 25, 2018