About SDA-HPERA

Established in 1981, the Seventh-day Adventist Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Association (SDA-HPERA), is the professional organization representing physical education, recreation and athletic programs in the North American Division, as well as the world field, of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. All individuals employed in the area of health, physical education, recreation and athletics, as well as individuals interested in the same, are welcomed into membership.

SDA-HPERA used to publish a newsletter three times a year: fall, winter & spring through 2008. Click here to access back issues. To subscribe to the low-volume SDA-HPERA email list-serv, send your name, email, and institution information to the executive director by clicking here. This list-serv is a vehicle for sharing information relevant to the members of our organization such as upcoming webinars, conferences, etc. and for asking questions of other members of the list-serv.

The association meets at an annual convention, usually held the day before the Society of Health And Physical Educators (SHAPE) holds its national convention. When convenient, the SDA-HPERA convention is held on the campus of a Seventh-day Adventist college, university or academy.

The 2016–2017 Executive Committee back to top

President
Randy Lonto

Randy Lonto Ruth Murdoch Elementary School lonto[at]andrews[dot]edu

Past President
Bob Paulson

Bob Paulson Pacific Union College rpaulson[at]puc[dot]edu

President Elect
Doug Zimmerman

Doug Zimmerman Escondido Adventist Academy dzimmerman[at]eaaschool[dot]org

Secretary
Tedd Webster

Tedd Webster Great Lakes Adventist Academy twebster[at]glaa[dot]net

Convention Manager
David Branum

David Branum Greater Boston Academy dbranum[at]greaterbostonacademy[dot]org

Executive Director
Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas La Sierra University rthomas[at]lasierra[dot]edu 951-785-2082

Past Presidents and Secretaries back to top

Year President Secretary
2016 Bob Paulson Matt Lee
2015 Robert Benge Curtis Kuhlman
2014 Ric Schwarz Randy Lonto
2013 Alvin Fuentes Jeremy Perkins
2012 Brian Sather Jeremy Perkins
2011 Ron Schafer Doug Zimmerman
2010 Ric Spaulding Bob Benge
2009 Nestor Osorio Mike Boyd
2008 Rod Bussey Krystal Hauff
2007 Joe Perrone Laura Benn
2006 Greg Davies Gregg Morrow
2005 Greg Davies Gregg Morrow
2004 Delmar Lovejoy Steve Adams (Rob Thomas acting)
2003 Tim Windemuth Joe Perrone
2002 Nancy Petta Brian Sather (Barbara Harsany acting)
2001 Tim Willsey Rick Schwarz
2000 Don Morgan Heather Neal
1999 Ric Gatling Curtis Kuhlman (… acting)
1998 Barbara Harsany Gary Eggers (… acting)
1997 Rob Thomas Troy Beans
1996 Frank Martinez Ron Reading (Ric Spaulding acting)
1995 Bob Kalua Wally Fox
1994 Debbie Morgan Rob Thomas
1993 Phil Garver Jim Hanson
1992 Stan Detweiler Lydia Chong
1991 Roger McFarland Barbara Harsany
1990 John Pangman Sheri Hall (Bob Reynolds acting)
1989 Stacy Nelson Wally Fox
1988 Gary Hamburg Helen Weismeyer
1987 Vernon Scheffel Barbara Friesen
1986 Bill Napier Barbara Frieson (completed Cavanaugh’s term
1985 Bill Napier Sandy Cavanaugh
1984 Walt Hamerslough Debbie Morgan
1983 Walt Hamerslough Debbie Morgan
1982 Steering Committee Chair presided Bob Reynolds
1981 Association organized Bob Reynolds