Roseville, CA April 6, 2021
For Immediate Release
Bonnie Dwyer, editor of Spectrum magazine and executive director of Adventist Forum, has announced that she will retire at the end of 2021.
Bonnie has served as editor of Spectrum for 23 years, and during that time Spectrum transformed into a place for art and poetry, and developed a must-read website as well as social media engagement. In addition, Bonnie has overseen innovative reporting strategies at General Conference sessions and independent investigative reporting on relevant church matters at numerous levels of the organization around the globe. “Bonnie has always encouraged transparency, accuracy and fairness in reporting,” says Carmen Lau, board chair of Adventist Forum. “She has mentored and supported myriad writers, artists, journalists, poets and academics and has tirelessly promoted an independent press.”
Bonnie wrote her first article for Spectrum in 1976 when she was a senior journalism major at La Sierra University. As an investigative reporter, and then news editor, she wrote many more articles over the following twenty years. She was named editor of the journal in 1998, taking over from Roy Branson, who was one of the organization’s founders in the 1960s.
A special committee convened by the Adventist Forum Board has begun the search for a new journal editor and executive director. In December, the Adventist Forum Board approved a new strategic plan which will be used to guide the search to ensure that its priorities and key initiatives will be embraced by Bonnie’s successor. “We are confident that our values-driven search will identify a great candidate to edit Spectrum and provide leadership for the many activities of Adventist Forum,” says Carmen Lau, board chair of Adventist Forum. “The Adventist Forum Board welcomes thoughts and ideas from its supporters during this transition, as well as prayers for the success of this search process.”