Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Communication & Community Engagement

Tetz Ray Tetz, director
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Elder Ray Tetz began as the union’s director of Communication & Community Engagement in November 2015.

Tetz is well-known in Adventist communication circles and served as vice president for Strategic Communication and Corporate Development at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) from 1986 to 1995. For the past two decades, he has successfully operated a privately-owned consulting and media production company that has served dozens of Adventist organizations and ministries in the North American Division and the General Conference. He worked with the Pacific Union as a media consultant since early 2012.

Tetz began his ministry in the Southern California Conference — serving as a pastor, Bible teacher and youth director before his term of service at ADRA, so returning to the Pacific Union is a homecoming for the Tetz family. Mrs. RosAnne Tetz is a teacher, writer and editor.

They have two adult children. Son Andrew is a graduate of Andrews University, and is a part-time media producer and graphic designer (and world-class yo-yoer) focused on the growth of the toy company he cofounded, 44RPM Toys. Daughter Catherine is pursuing doctoral studies in English literature at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.


Alicia Adams, associate director, Recorder editor
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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. "I'm fortunate!"



Butler Sali Butler, afternoon secretary / classified ads
Phone: 805-413-7280

Sali Butler came to the Communication Department in 1999 to manage classified ads and display ad billing for the Recorder.
Thomsen Joyce Thomsen, morning secretary
Phone: 805-413-7282