Frank M. Hasel, PhD

Born and raised in Germany, Frank has lived in England, the United States, and Austria. His current work takes him around the globe. He enjoys the cultural diversity and beauty of the people he has met in more than 50 countries. Frank enjoys the company of good friends, delights in reading poetry and engaging literature, is inspired by beautiful acts of gentle kindness and likes hiking, exploring nature and outdoor activities.

Frank studied theology in Germany, England, and the United States, where he received his Ph.D. in Religion in the area of Systematic Theology from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. For him learning is a lifelong activity.

Frank served as an ordained pastor in Germany and was a theology teacher, dean of the theology department and director of the Ellen G. White Study Center at Bogenhofen Seminary, Austria, before he came to the United States in 2016. He currently works as an associate director of the Biblical Research Institute at the World Headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson’s forty-plus years in ministry have seen him serve at all levels within the church. Despite his current position as union president, Johnson strongly believes, “To be a church pastor, caring for people is the highest calling one can have.” He adds, “We’ve spent close to 30 years in congregations – and that’s where the action is at.”

As president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC), a position which he has held since 2010, Johnson represents the union on 28 boards and committees with the North American Division and General Conference. He serves as chairman on 22 committees within the SDACC, such as SDACC Board of Directors, ADRA Canada, It Is Written Canada, Burman University Executive Committee, and SDACC K-12 Education.

Despite the significant time spent in committees, Johnson’s focus is on building working relationships between various church entities. The union serves as a resource for local conference officers. And it looks after matters pertaining to higher education, legal issues of national interest, Canada-wide support of employees such as retirement and health benefits, to name a few.

Johnson and his wife, Becky, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

Mike Lemon

Mike and René Lemon are the new speakers for It Is Written Canada. They are both teachers, 100% organic, non-GMO, sweet and sour lemons. René is the sweet one. They love sharing Jesus with others and have worked in ministry and education positions in Canada for the last 20 years; before that, they worked in South Africa. They have come to It Is Written Canada from Fountainview Academy in BC, where they have ministered for 12 years. We have two amazing daughters.

Jon Paulin

Dr. Paulien received his bachelor’s degree in theology from Atlantic Union College, which included a year abroad studying in West Germany.  His MDiv degree in 1975 and his PhD in the New Testament in 1987 were both earned from Andrews University.

Early in his career, Dr. Paulien was a church pastor in New York and Michigan before attending graduate school. After teaching at Adventist Seminary at Andrews University for many years, he came to Loma Linda University in 2007 as Dean of the newly formed School of Religion. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Adventist Society for Religious Study, and the Chicago Society for Biblical Research.  He has also served on numerous committees and study projects within the Adventist Church and professional organizations.

Dr. Paulien is a well-respected bible scholar and a prolific writer. He was written dozens of book reviews and has been published on topics relating to the history of the Adventist Church and book of Revelation. He is a specialist in the Johannine literature in the new Testament (Gospel of John and the book of Revelation), and the intersection of faith with contemporary culture. Many of his books have been translated into different languages.

Outside of academia, Dr Pauline enjoys begin with his wife and their three children. He also enjoys travel, golf and photography

Gary D. Krause

Gary Krause was elected as Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2010. He serves as the Director of Adventist Mission, which oversees the Global Mission Study Centers, church planting, and mission promotion.

Krause holds a Bachelor’s in Education from Avondale College and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Newcastle in Australia. He earned a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and is a Ph.D. candidate in Practical Theology, focusing on Seventh-day Adventist urban ministry, from the University of Queensland. He grew up in the mission field and served in Australia prior to coming to the General Conference.