General Conference Women's Ministries
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland USA 20904-6600
1 (301) 680-6608

Galina Stele, D.Min., has served the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research since 2012 as a research and evaluation manager. Born in Russia (and growing up mostly in Kazakhstan), Stele has traveled the world to serve the Adventist Church in various positions including professor of theology at Zaoksky Theological Seminary in Russia, coordinator and general editor of Shepherdess and Living Church in the Euro-Asia Division, and director of the Euro-Asia Division’s Institute of Missiology.

Galina was the first woman to graduate with a doctorate of ministry from Andrews University in 1996 and is a widely published author. Her special interests are human-subject research, small groups, church member and youth retention, and family matters.She loves being involved with evangelistic events. She is in demand as speaker for evangelistic series, Weeks of Revival, women's and youth congresses, and Total Member Involvement (TMI) events.

Galina's nine years of experience at the division level as Shepherdess Coordinator included many combined events with Women's Ministries. Her practical theology, in-depth Bible study, and love for small groups will fit in well with Women's Ministries goals, objectives, and resources. Her organizational and leadership skills are already a blessing for the world church. 

In her free time, Galina enjoys reading and writing, gardening, cooking, assembling puzzles, and spending time with family, Galina is married to Dr. Artur Stele, General Conference Vice President, and they have an adult son and a grandson.