Linda Mei Lin Koh, Ed.D.
Linda was born and raised in Singapore. Prior to her appointment to the General Conference Children’s Ministries Department, Linda served for nine years as director of Children’s, Family, and Women’s Ministries of the Southern Asia Pacific Division, based in the Philippines. She obtained her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Andrews University, Michigan, USA, and has 24 years of teaching experience behind her, ranging from elementary to the college level.
She is happily married to Oliver Koh, former Associate Education Director of the Southern Asia Pacific Division. They have two grown sons, Terrence and Marvin, and five grandchildren. She enjoys working with children and people from all walks of life. She has served as a resource person for the Singapore government, giving talks and conducting seminars on child development, parenting, and family life relationships.
She enjoys writing and has co-authored the book, God Loves Me 28 Ways with Charles Mills. She has also contributed numerous articles for several magazines in Singapore, such as Motherhood, Teens, and Families Today. She also writes for the Adventist Review, Adventist World, Elder’s Digest, Vibrant Life, Kids Ministry Ideas, and other church publications.
Tanya serves as the administrative assistant at the General Conference Children’s Ministries Department. Her passion for children led her to work for this department. Before coming to GC Children’s Ministries, she worked at the North American Division in the Retirement department. She obtained her B.A. degree in Religion and Pre-Law from Washington Adventist University, Maryland, U.S.A.
In 2014, she received her Masters in Children and Family Ministry from Bethel University, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Tanya feels that God has led her to the Children’s Ministries department for a great purpose and hopes to bring a young and fresh perspective in this area of ministry. She hopes to use her gifts and training to serve the children in our church.