Speakers for Camp Meeting

Guest Speakers







Associate Editor, Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


Gerald A. Klingbeil enjoys languages, cross-cultural encounters, and creative people. He also likes talking (and writing) about the power of ritual. He has spent more than 15 years as professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern studies at Adventist universities in South America and Asia, after earning his D.Litt. degree from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 1995. Gerald was born and raised in Germany and is currently serving as associate editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines. He is also a research professor at the Theological Seminary at Andrews University and has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of academic and popular articles, dictionary and lexica entries, and book chapters. He makes sure that his wife Chantal reads everything he publishes and loves to team up with her for presentations and team-preaching. Gerald and Chantal just recently experienced the empty nest syndrome but are happy to report that their daughters are just a phone-call away and always happy to come home.



Associate Director, Ellen G. White Estate
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


Chantal J. Klingbeil loves bouncing around ideas and dreaming up new ways of reaching the next generation of Adventists with the Good News of Jesus’ soon coming. Born and raised in South Africa, she has worked as high school teacher, university professor, TV host, and serves now as associate director of the Ellen G. White Estate at the General Conference. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in linguistics at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Chantal enjoys team-teaching and team-preaching with her husband Gerald and together they just finished writing a new Adult Sabbath School Study Guide focusing on “Resting in Jesus.” Their three teenage daughters, Hannah, Sarah, and Jemima keep her young and on her toes.



Retired Director of Global Mission Centres
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists


Homer Trecartin recently retired from the General Conference’s Office of Adventist Mission where he was the director of the Global Mission Centres. He has served as a pastor, teacher, administrator, and missionary in a number of places around the US and the world (including working with Pastor Michael Collins in the Middle East). He and his wife Barbara long for Jesus to come and believe that will be soon. While they wait, they enjoy nature, bird watching, their three children and seven grandchildren, reading, and various hobbies.







Assistant Director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries 
North American Division


William Cork is Assistant Director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries for the North American Division, with responsibility for the Great Plains Region, consisting of the Mid-America and Southwestern Union Conferences (since 2014).  He spend 20 years as a chaplain in the US Army Reserve and the National Guard. He has also served as campus minister and a church pastor. He graduated from Atlantic Union College, began graduate study in church history at Loma Linda, and received his M.A. in church history and his M.Div. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Bill and his wife, Joy, live in Houston, TX, and have two young adult children, Andrew and Aimee.






Senior & Young Adult Director
Southern California Conference


Pastor Iki Tolu Taimi is a Tongan born native and was raised in Los Angeles, California. He finished his undergraduate degree in biblical studies at La Sierra University, he went straight into ministry for the University and then accepted a call from the Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 2006.  While planting a church he was asked to assist in saving another church and ended up merging the two into what is now, GARDENA GENESIS COMMUNITY CHURCH, where he was the lead pastor, 15 years, creating community partnerships and outreach engagements with the mayor, police department, and community services.

In June 2019, Iki accepted the assignment of Senior Youth and Young Adult Director for the Southern California Conference. As a Conference Administrator he works with all regions to train, equip, and retain Senior Youth and Young Adults in the SCC. He advocates for innovation, progress, and social issues.

Between the ministry at his church, the conference, school, and being a sought after speaker, his favorite role is… the ministry of being a dad. He is married to Melanie and together they have a 2 children