Dr David Birkenstock Tribute
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr David Birkenstock, longest serving president of Helderberg College.
He served as the Rector, as it was known then, of Helderberg College from 1979 until 1995. He also served as the Dean of the Graduate School and the President at AIIAS. His last work assignment was as the Director of the EG White Centre for the Southern African Indian Ocean Division, before he and his wife, Mrs Veronica Birkenstock, retired to Annerley.
Today we remember a principled man, a man who above all else served his God and brought glory to Him, who spent his life serving the Lord through Adventist education, equipping men and women to serve their Lord. And then, when all others were enjoying their retirement, serving as Director of the EG White Centre on the Helderberg College campus, sharing his immense wisdom, knowledge and warmth with all those he came into contact with each day. A life indeed well lived! May our Lord Jesus comfort especially Dr Birkenstock’s family who mourn the loss of this great man today.
We honour Dr David Birkenstock’s commitment to Adventist education and will be forever grateful for his dedication and service.