Richard A. Sabuin
Richard A. Sabuin, Ph.D., graduated in 1991 from the Adventist University of Indonesia with B.A. in Theology. He then completed his Master of Ministry degree (2001), and Ph.D. in New Testament (2006) at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), Philippines.
His service in the Seventh Day Adventist Church began in Kalimantan Mission, Indonesia (1992-1998), where he served in various responsibilities including as a local church pastor, a district pastor, and an associate director of the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries. Then for three years he served as an associate editor at the Indonesia Publishing House (1998-2001).
In 2006 he joined the AIIAS Seminary as a professor, before he was appointed as the chair of the Biblical Studies Department (2009), and the Seminary Dean (2011). At the NSD quinquennial session, November 2015, he has been elected as the Education Director and the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director of the Division.
Pastor Sabuin and his wife, Paula Moniaga, MPH, have two children: Alef is now serving as an accountant at Japan Union Conference, and Richla is now studying in college, major in English Communication.
Dr. Akeri Suzuki, Honorary Associate Director of SS/PM and Former Executive Secretary of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, is an ordained minister who had served in the Japan Union Conference as Ministerial Association Secretary, Sabbath School/Personal Ministries, Children's, Health Ministries, Evangelism Director, Pioneer Mission Movement Coordinator before he was elected as Executive Secretary of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division at the 2005 General Conference Session. After his retirement in 2015 at GC Session, He is now serving as Honorary Associate Director of SS/PM, NSD.
Dr. Suzuki finished his Bachelor's degree in Theology at the Saniku Gakuin College in Japan, took his Master's degree in Religion at the Far Eastern Theological Seminary in Philippines, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry at the Andrews University. He came to NSD with rich experiences in pastoral, theological, and union departmental leadership.