Elmer Cardey

(1884-1973). Pioneer, missionary, evangelist, administrator. A native of Wisconsin, he studied at Bethel Academy in that state and at Emmanuel Missionary College in Michigan. In 1906 he went to the Bay Islands in Central America. The Bay Islands Mission was the first to be organized in the Inter-American Division, and Elder Cardey became its first president. He returned to the United States, and in 1911 worked in the Atlantic Union, where he launched the first Bible correspondence course in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. He engaged in evangelistic work in New York state and served as chaplain of the New England Memorial Hospital for four years. For a time he served as president of the Southern New England Conference and then went to Lincoln, Nebraska, for pastoral work. In 1936 he...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.