A life of service in Adventist education


A spirit of leadership

Reflecting on his years of service, he knows that God has led him every step of the way, preparing him for the next journey and his role as a leader.

He also acknowledges that his service was greatly enlightened by mentors and advisors who shared sage advice and entrusted him with responsibilities that stretched his capacity and enhanced his skills.

“Meeting that trust with persistent hard work and lots of prayer has yielded some success,” Plubell says. “Most importantly, it has allowed me to remain fully engaged throughout my career in Adventist education ministry.”

A strong advocate of teamwork and coaching others, he learned the value of sound management and connecting with his fellow educators.

“Together there is more that encourages, equips and empowers. Together makes the effort to educate more joyful. of the love and redemption of Jesus.


Asked about his main accomplishments, Plubell shares two that stand out.

He had the privilege of being a writer and president of the Journey to Excellence initiative (often abbreviated as J2E). The J2E is a wealth of information and resources that encourages and equips Adventist educators to continually improve their ministry. He advocates for innovation and professional development that will result in exemplary and vibrant Adventist schools that effectively minister to the youth of Christ.

The second worked on two generations of accreditation instruments. Accreditation is an important part of Adventist education because it ensures that Adventist education is accountable for continuous improvement processes and best practices in pedagogy and administration.

During his career, he has participated in and chaired over 100 campus accreditation visits.

Plubell has seen the transformation of technology throughout his career and its impact on education. At the beginning of its educational service, the personal computer was introduced recently. He eventually embraced and spearheaded computerized grade reports and the transfer of school records and student reports to computer systems. Things only turned around from there, with online education courses also becoming a reality, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Always an accomplished leader, he always strived to be a collaborative partner in ministry, seeking to accomplish the many urgent and important tasks together.

He strove to keep the focus on the ministry and the spiritual and educational growth of the student.

“We are not just a schooling option for families,” he says, “We are a ministry with an Adventist worldview and a vital redeeming message for these times.”


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