Seventh-Day Adventist Church


Gerry Chudleigh, director (b. July 26, 1943 - d. July 4, 2015)

After graduating from La Sierra and Andrews Universities, Chudleigh pastored for two years in the Washington Conference. In 1969, he began conference youth leadership, serving as youth director in the Oregon, Texas and Southeastern California conferences.

In 1984, he became vice president for marketing and communication for Pacific Living Centers, the retirement living division of Adventist Health, headquartered in Roseville, Calif. When Adventist Health phased out their retirement division in 1988, Chudleigh moved to Faith For Today as development director. He soon added manager and director of public relations to his job description.

Chudleigh served as associate director of the Church Resources Consortium for the North American Division from 1997 through 2002 from a rented office in the Pacific Union office in Westlake Village. In October 2002, he became communication director of the Pacific Union. He handled communication strategy, public relations, and crisis management, and is well-known for his exceptional news photography skills and his contributions to the discussion on the ordination of women to the gospel ministry.

Chudleigh passed away July 4, 2015, after a year-long battle with non-smoker's lung cancer. His wife, Mary, was associate director of development at It Is Written television ministry in Simi Valley, Calif., until her retirement in early 2015.

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Alicia Adams, associate director, Recorder editor

Alicia Adams joined the Recorder staff in late 2002 as managing editor, and became editor in March 2004.

Adams graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1997 with bachelor’s degrees in News Editorial Journalism and Religious Studies, with a minor in Public Relations. From Southern, she went to the seminary at Andrews University where she completed a master’s degree in religion with an emphasis in Mission Studies and a minor in Christian Ministry. She also focused on international missions, including coursework in anthropology and teaching English as a second language.

Before joining the Recorder staff, Adams edited the Amazing Facts magazine, Inside Report, for two years and worked for two years as a graphic designer for a public firm in Sacramento.

She grew up in Niceville, Fla., with her parents, Richard and Mary Alice (Wheeler) Goree, but loves the diverse people and geography of the Pacific Union.

When Adams is not editing the Recorder, she and husband Ken are busy raising two beautiful children and wishing they had more time and money for tropical scuba diving vacations.

“I love my job,” says Adams. "My team is great, my colleagues are inspirational, and my task is never a bore. I'm fortunate!"

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Sali Butler, classified ad manager/p.m. office secretary

Sali Butler came to the Communication Department in 1999 to manage classified ads and display ad billing for the Recorder.

Sharon Edwards, office secretary

Sharon Edwards provides support for the Communication and Church Support Services departments.