February 26, 2003

 

ADVENTIST WORLD CHURCH PRESIDENT VISITS UNION CAMPUS

 

Dr. Jan Paulsen, president of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist Church will speak on the campus of Union College Friday evening, March 7, 7:30 p.m. and for the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church morning services on Saturday, March 8, 9:15 a.m. and noon. The Friday evening and Saturday morning events will take place in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 4015 S. 49th St.

Norwegian-born Paulsen has been president of the Adventist church since his election in 1999. As an ordained minister, Paulsen has served his church as a pastor, Bible teacher and principal in Europe and Africa and as general secretary and education director of the Trans-European Division, headquartered in England. In 1983 Paulsen became president of the Trans-European Division where, after the collapse of communism, he was influential in strengthening and expanding the Adventist church.

Following early education in Norway and Denmark, Paulsen earned a bachelor’s degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., a master’s degree from Washington Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C., and a bachelor of divinity degree from the Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews. Most recently, he earned a doctor in theology degree from Tubingen University in Germany. Paulsen is the author of the book entitled When the Spirit Descends.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church comprises a family of more than 21 million believers in 205 countries around the world.