Sabbath School Net ( is operated by lay members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church who volunteer their time so that Bible students around the world can study the Bible online and/or participate in the Bible Study held in Seventh-day Adventist churches (also known as Sabbath School) every seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday), no matter where their location. With the launch of our blog in June 2011, we initiated an avenue of dialogue that is a bit broader than the email discussion lists which were largely focused on the weekly lesson study. Besides providing opportunity to discuss the current lessons, the blog also deals with doctrinal and lifestyle issues that are relevant to Adventists around the world. Currently several individuals volunteer their time and efforts to make the Sabbath School Network a thriving community:

Current SSNET Volunteers

  • Inge Anderson – Publisher and general administrator of the Sabbath School Net. Inge is a wife and mother of five boys, a former high school English teacher and an avid theology student from long before she became responsible for Sabbath School Net. Her favorite verse is Nehemiah 8:10. 
  • Peter Wannemacher
    Peter transformed the manuscript for the quarterly Sabbath School lessons into HTML code for our website  since the third quarter of 2012. We appreciate his promptness and his speed, as well as his willingness to make up for mistakes he didn’t make. They say that a picture is worth 1000 words, and we think that is true for Peter. As you can see from the picture of him and his lovely wife, he is very active in Pathfinders. And the other photo .. well, unicycling seems to be one of Peter’s special talents. 
  • Derek Roux
    Originally from South Africa, Derek  moved to New Zealand in 2006, then moved to Sydney, Australia, in 2014. He’s a civil engineer working for a consulting firm in road infrastructure management.
    He grew up in the Adventist church, and when he joined us, he wrote that he was “discovering a whole new faith,” because he was examining it for himself. 

    Since 2020, Derek has been assisting in the preparation of the weekly lesson  version, particularly in preparing the Inside Story and in proof-reading. He assisted us with the production of the weekly lessons  since 2020. We value his contributions.

  • Maurice Ashton – Helps determine the direction of Sabbath School Net by advising, moderating the blog, contributing posts and valuable comments. He is a New Zealander who has been living in Australia for about 50 years. Married to Carmel, they have two adult children, Brenden and Toni, and two grandchildren. He was a lecturer at Avondale College for the past 27 years and is now (supposedly) retired. He also managed Avondale’s Moodle system (LMS).Maurice is a computer scientist with a special interest in transaction mechanisms in persistent systems, but he has taught in the area of IT. He also has a degrees in Physics and Chemistry and Education. Maurice’s main interests are:

    Maurice first started taking part in SSNET in 1997 and joined the moderating team for the discussion list around 2003, weathering most of the storms and hearing most of the main arguments several times over. He is an active member of the Avondale College Church where he led a small, creative visuals team for 15 years.

  • William Earnhardt

    William Earnhardt

    Moderator for the blog, as well as writing weekly posts related to the Sabbath School lesson. He assures us that he’s not nearly as mean as he looks in this picture. 😉 He writes, “While I have many passions such as friends, golf, kayaking, photography, etc., my greatest passion is God and His great love.” For the last eight years he has kept busy as a Bible Instructor-Lay Pastor at the Tampa First SDA Church, giving personal Bible studies, evangelism seminars, and working with small groups and growth groups,  training people to give Bible studies and hold seminars.
  • Gerald E. Greene 
    Gerald E. Greene

    Gerald E. Greene

    Daily Lesson Editor and manager of our Facebook page. When you study the lessons on our blog, you are seeing Gerald’s work because he publishes the daily lessons.

    He is an active member of the Kettering College Church in the Ohio Conference, USA. He has written Greene’s Bible Study Guide and Bible Study Guide – 28 Fundamental Beliefs: 28 Fundamental Beliefs regarding the 28 Fundamental Beliefs, Spiritual Exercises For Adventists, and Two Questions About Hell and Sunday. He has also republished over 25 out-of-print Seventh-day Adventist books that he feels deserve to be available today. (See Amazon Search for “Gerald E. Greene.” Note that there’s another Gerald Greene who writes quite different books, and some of those books are mixed into this page.) Gerald also manages a number of Facebook Groups for Prayer and Bible Study. 

  • Michael Fracker, author of Weekly Teaching Outlines
    A retired school teacher in the Department of Corrections, State of Michigan, where he taught for  for 35 years, Michael has given hundreds of personal Bible studies and has seen many people baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Michael’s Teacher Outlines with Sabbath School Net readers, because they are ideally suited for people who may not have teaching background but want to make their classes informative and relevant.
    Michael wrote the Teacher’s Helps for the SS Quarterly for the  second quarter 2000. He was a Charter Member of the Michigan Conference Sabbath School Steering Committee for over fifteen years and wrote many articles for Sabbath School Leadership, Teach, and Action Magazines.
    Michael spent time training in personal ministry and  door-to-door evangelism in the US, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan and worked with Calvin Smith for
    Voice of Prophecy Bible School for six months answering difficult questions people asked. He was a lay member on the Destiny Board of Directors in the Michigan Conference with Henry Feyerabend. He also preached hundreds of sermons across the US and Canada and preached over 50 sermons in other countries of the world. He held evangelistic meetings several times in the US and In Cuba with Changing People’s Lives, and twice in the Philippines – once with Voice of Prophecy and once on our own. On a little different note, Michael also led out in church building projects twice in the Philippines in San Vicente and Ft. Magsaysay.

We are indebted to the General Conference Sabbath School Department and Pacific Press for permission to publish the Adult Bible Study Guide online in HTML format and for providing an electronic version of the contents. However, Sabbath School Net is not officially sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Previously Involved Volunteers:

  • Freeman Senzani
    In spite of being a busy geology professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Freeman took the time to prepare  the Lesson Helps which consisted of Bible references and Ellen White quotes for each quarter. You can see these by clicking “Helps” at the top of any lesson.
    Freeman put together the Bible texts and expanded Ellen White quotes from 2012 to the end of 2022. He found Lloyd Taadira to take over for  him and mentored him the last quarter of 2022. We are so grateful for his faithful work. 
  • Joyce Griffith

    Joyce GriffithJoyce was  a woman of many talents, as but the one thing that stood out was that Joyce was a creative wordsmith. We were blessed by both her creativity and writing talents from 2011 to 2020  in the form of “Thought Starters” for Sabbath School lesson discussions — first on our email list for teachers and now on our blog. Check out a few of her “Thought Starters” for yourself. She died too soon in September 2021.

  • Linda Reiss assisted us for three years, from December 2016 to November 2019, by finding appropriate illustrations for the daily lessons on our blog which made our blog so much more attractive.
    She is a retired Medical Laboratory Technologist. She lived in Ohio since 1965 and was a member of the Kettering SDA church for 50 years. She now goes to a small church in Hamilton, Ohio, which has about 50 members and is looking forward to many more. 

    She enjoys reading, Bible study, quilting, cooking, and making new friends.

  • Jane Sirignano

    Jane Sirignano

    Moderator for the blog from early 2013 to late 2020. Since 1974, Jane worked with plant-based foods and nutrition – at a restaurant/bakery, managing a food co-op and natural foods store, and giving presentations   As part of the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP): nutrition workshops;  food shopping tours and rewrote the instructor’s manual with the founder.

    Seminar participants sampling Jane’s cooking

    Since 2005, Jane also worked with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ( as a food and nutrition instructor. She has many certificates in health/wellness and a diploma in nutrition.  Jane raised one son with plant-based foods and good health principles and homeschooled him until he went to college. Jane visits as often as she can with her two grandchildren. She like to take walks, swim, sit at the beach and pool,  and looks forward to getting back on a bicycle again. With the local SDA church, Jane enjoys teaching Bible lessons, presenting sermons, and giving Bible studies.
  • Klaus Freidl from Austria worked with us faithfully from August 2016 to the end of 2023, when the production of the lesson was streamlined via a script. He prepared the templates for each quarter of the weekly lessons, often divided Peter’s file into weekly lessons, proof-read meticulously, published the “Helps” prepared by Freeman Senzani, and did some of the text linking on the mobile lessons, along with Peter Wannemacher. He added his own finishing touches to the lessons which improved their appearance. He accepted more responsibilities in his home church, and his plate became quite full without volunteering for Sabbath School Net. We will miss our interactions! 
  • Tommie Burchard – 

    Tommie Burchard

    was recruited to proofread the online lessons and verify links in February 2013. Since then, her responsibilities expanded to the role of Associate Editor for the Online Sabbath School Lessons. Tommie has a daughter, two sons, two daughters-in-law and two granddaughters. She was involved in her local church as head of the phone/email committee and she also maintained her church group on Facebook. Her home was in rural Tennessee until her death in early November 2016. 
    It was hard to replace Tommie, and we struggled for some time until Klaus Freidl joined our team. Still, I (Inge Anderson) miss Tommie for her feisty spirit and sense of humor, quite apart from the work she did on our web site. See also her Facebook Memorial Page.
  • Andrew C. Anderson III – Email discussion list moderator from Texas, USA, from early 2011 to the end of 2013 when the email list was closed.  (Andrew’s website)
  • Tyler Cluthe from Bozeman, Montana, did the lion’s share of the moderation for the blog for about a year, beginning 2011 and after that, he prepared the Teachers’ helps for publication and did other useful work behind the scenes. Tyler also designed the header image used on this site for several years. He has been sorely missed since his death on November 29, 2015 at the age of 73.
  • Jason Alexis – Technical guru and creative genius who is behind many of our blog innovations was actively involved close to the beginning of the blog in 2011 -2012. 
  • Michelle Malveaux – Faithfully prepared the Daily lessons from the HTML files, finding and inserting suitable illustrations into each one in 2011-2012. (She is now Michelle Malveaux Alexis, married to Jason. 🙂 ) We owe much thanks to this dedicated young couple. 
  • Andrew S. Baker – Discussion list moderator from New Jersey, USA. (Studying the Word of God, Talking Out Loud with ASB are just two of his many websites.)

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