Wayne R. Judd

1941 -  

Wayne Judd, a multi-talented brass instrument player, singer, and conductor, has pursued music as an avocation while serving as a pastor, college professor, and as a health-care administrator and consultant.

Wayne was born in Staples, Minnesota, one of four children of Reuben and Irene Judd. He started singing at an early age both at home and in church and took conducting lessons in the eighth grade. He attended high school and Maplewood Academy in Minnesota, where he studied voice and tuba under music teacher Dwight Rhodes. From his earliest years he was a soloist on numerous occasions.

After graduating from MWA in 1959, he enrolled at Union College, where in 1964 he completed a BA in religion with a music minor in both voice and instruments. He found both academy teacher Rhodes and UC music chair Melvin Hill to be inspiring teachers.

Judd completed an M.A. in church history and M.Div. in church history and New Testament at Andrews University in 1965 and 1966, respectively. He later completed an MBA at La Sierra University and did additional work towards a Ph.D. in American religious history at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1984.

He served as an ordained pastor, professor in religion and history at Pacific Union College, and administrator at Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University, and Loma Linda University until 1984. At that time he began working in marketing at the corporate office of the Adventist Health System in Glendale, California.

Five years later, he started serving in the Glendale Adventist Medical Center as an associate director of product development, marketing, and management in behavioral medicine. He also worked as a health care consultant during this time. In 1995, he again worked in the corporate office as a strategic planner and then became assistant vice president for mission and spiritual care, a position he held for sixteen years until his retirement in 2010.

Judd also earned a reputation as a scholar of Adventist history, notably on the subject of the Millerite movement and its effect on early Adventism. He authored numerous textbooks for Bible classes in Adventist Schools.

Throughout his career he has been active as a musician, singing as a soloist and in male quartets and choruses and as a tuba player in bands and ensembles. He served for two years as band director at Mount Vernon Academy in Ohio while teaching Bible classes at the school from 1968 to1970 and at Mountain View Academy in California, from 1970 to 1972. Since 1995, he has led and participated in several musical groups at Adventist Health, including directing the BrAHvo Concert Band and singing with the Ahmen Male Octet, activities that continue in his retirement.

Judd married Audrey Lundquist in December 1963 after having completed requirements for his degree. The Judds who now reside in Roseville, California, have two children and three grandchildren.



Sources: Wayne Judd, September 2011; Union College CORD magazine, Fall 2010, 22; Andrews University Alumni Directory, 2003, 229; The Northern Union Outlook, 20 March 1964, 13; Columbia Union Visitor, 17 October 1968, 17; 1 October 1985, 11.