Statement on the Passing of Arne P. Nielsen

   Life Stories | Posted on June 3, 2024

We are very sad to report the passing of Arne P. Nielsen, PhD, who in addition to his leadership role at the North American Division (NAD) was an advisor to the Andrews University Board of Trustees and chair of the Griggs International Academy (GIA) Board. He was also a graduate of Andrews, both at the undergraduate and doctoral levels.

The NAD has released the following statement:

Official Statement on the Passing of Arne P. Nielsen
North American Division Office of Education

We are sad to share that Arne P. Nielsen, North American Division vice president for education, passed to his rest this morning, June 3, 2024, after several days in the intensive care unit dealing with complications from an acute illness.

The family asks for privacy at this time as they grieve this very unexpected loss. Please pray for the Nielsen family. More information will be shared later.

In November 2018, Nielsen was voted to serve as the division’s vice president for education; previously he served as NAD director of secondary education and accreditation.

Again, please respect the family’s privacy and surround them with your prayers.

G. Alexander Bryant, DMin
President, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists