New leaders of Adventist news


Wahroonga, New South Wales

Jarrod Stackelroth has been named editor of Adventist Record magazine.

I’m very humbled and excited by this opportunity. God has led every step of the way and I’m excited to see where He leads Record now.

The announcement was made on Monday during a staff meeting at Adventist Media in Wahroonga (NSW).

Mr Stackelroth has served on the Record team for almost 10 years. During that time, the magazine has evolved from a black-and-white periodical to the full-colour version found in Adventist churches across the South Pacific today. Mr Stackelroth also made the transition from Warburon (Vic) to Wahroonga (NSW) when the magazine’s editorial team was shifted in November 2009.

“I’m very humbled and excited by this opportunity,” said Mr Stackelroth, who most recently served as associate editor of Record. “God has led every step of the way and I’m excited to see where He leads Record now.”

Mr Stackelroth takes over the role left by James Standish, who announced he is taking a leave of absence from denominational employment in the South Pacific Division (SPD) in May.

Aside from his role as Record editor, Mr Standish also served as director of Communication and Religious Liberty and Public Affairs for the SPD.

Record copyeditor Tracey Bridcutt will take over some of Mr Standish’s duties as head of editorial for Adventist Media, including managing the editorial team and helping the Church with media relations and crisis management.

Mrs Bridcutt brings with her a wealth of news and media experience, having worked in the industry for almost 30 years, including 24 years with News Corporation in which she held editor roles with two community newspapers. She has worked with Adventist Media since 2009 in a part-time role.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Adventist Media team with the aim of inspiring church members to become part of the Church’s discipleship movement and to raise the profile of the Adventist Church in the wider community.”

Adventist Media CEO Kalvin Dever said he is “excited to have someone with Tracey’s experience and vision to lead the editorial team, particularly as we continue to be more deliberately involved in the online world of social media.” 

Speaking of Mr Stackelroth’s promotion, Mr Dever believes “Jarrod’s experience, dedication and deep connection with Jesus have prepared him well to take the next step to be the editor of Record.”

“At Adventist Media we are continuing to build a team united in spreading the good news of Christ’s return.”

The role of Communication director is still being considered by SPD leadership.