General Conference Women’s Ministries Directors

Heather-Dawn Small

Director

General Conference Women's Ministries
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland USA 20904-6600
1 (301) 680-6636
[email protected]

Heather-Dawn Small presently holds the position of director for Women's Ministries at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Heather-Dawn is the wife of Pastor Joseph Small and the mother of a daughter Dalonne and a son Jerard.

Prior to coming to the General Conference in 2001, Heather-Dawn held the position of Children's and Women's Ministries director for five years for the Caribbean Union Conference located on the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Heather-Dawn earned a master's degree in leadership with emphasis in pastoral care to women. She is presently a candidate for a doctorate degree in Inter-Cultural Studies.

Heather-Dawn loves air travel, reading, embroidery, scrapbooking, and stamp collecting and she enjoys ministry to women. As she travels the world she has three passions – to see more women involved in evangelism, to encourage women to be involved in ministry to others – especially young women, and to share the joy that God has given her in spite of life's many challenges. Her favorite word is JOY and her favorite saying is "Don't let anyone steal your joy."

Premila Pedapudi

Administrative Assistant

General Conference Women's Ministries
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, Maryland USA 20904-6600
1 (301) 680-6636
[email protected]

Being associate pastor and ordained church elder has provided manifold blessings through her work in multiple ministries at various Seventh-day Adventist churches in Maryland, including mentoring and nurturing youth; ministries for adults, women, children, and deaconesses; outreach and evangelism, Pathfinders, and also Sabbath School. Her love of singing, reading, teaching, and preaching are a great resource in serving God.

Her husband, Joseph Kelly, son Praveen, twin daughters Serena and Selena, sons-in-law Samuel and Ebenesar are a great support in her ministry. The excitement about the arrival of her first grandson, born in July 2019, is still fresh!

Premila holds a master’s in business administration, a bachelor’s in business administration, and a bachelor’s in education. Passionate about women’s ministries, her desire is to encourage and empower women to live a God-inspired life. She firmly believes God’s Word in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans that I have for you…”

Rebecca Turner

Editorial Assistant

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

Rebecca Turner became editorial assistant in August 2016 following her position as administrative assistant to Heather-Dawn Small which began in February 2012. Prior to this, she worked for vice presidents at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for more than twenty-one years.

Educated in English literature and composition, journalism, and elementary education, Rebecca created the first women’s ministries newsletter in 1991, simply because her office was situated close to Rose Otis, then director of the office of women's ministries—and because Rebecca was willing to help. That newsletter was not continued. Ardis Stenbakken initiated Mosaic newsletter in 1994. She finds it incredible that one of her responsibilities now is producing the women's ministries newsletter.

Rebecca loves learning and then sharing what she’s learned. She shares her passion for Scripture when she leads small group Bible study and when she writes and presents seminars about Biblical characters. Her favorite Bible text is Lamentations 3:22-23, "Mercies...are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness."

Division Women’s Ministries Directors

Debbie Maloba

East-Central Africa Division
Women's Ministries director

Private Bag
Mbagathi 00503
Nairobi, Kenya
EAST AFRICA
Tel: 254 (2) 514-4400
Email: Debbie Maloba
Website: ecdadventist.org WM page

Oksana Kulaga

Euro-Asia Division
Women's Ministries director

Krasnayarskaya Street 3
107589 Moscow
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tel: 7 (495) 786-8150
Fax: 7 (495) 786-8155
Email: Oksana Kulaga
Website: esd.adventist.org 

Edith Ruiz de Espinoza

Inter-American Division
Women's Ministries director

P. O. Box 830518
Miami, FL 33283-0518
USA
Tel: 1 (305) 403-4700
Fax: 1 (305) 403-4600
Email: Edith Espinoza
Website: www.interamerica.org WM page

Dagmar Dorn

Inter-European Division
Women's Ministries director

Schosshaldenstrasse 17
CH - 3006 Berne
SWITZERLAND
Tel: 41 (31) 359-15-15
Fax: 41 (31) 359-15-66
Email: Dagmar Dorn
Website: women.eud.adventist.org

DeeAnn Bragaw

North American Division
Women's Ministries director

9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565
USA
Tel: 1 (443) 391-7200
Email: DeeAnn Bragaw
Website: www.nadwm.org

Raquel Arrais

Northern Asia-Pacific Division
Women's Ministries director

P. O. Box 43
Goyang Ilsan 10401
KOREA
Tel: 82 (31) 910-1500
Fax: 82 (31) 919-4412
Email: Raquel Arrais
Website: www.nsdadventist.org  WM page

Jeanete Lima de Souza Pinto

South American Division
Women's Ministries director

Caixa Postal 2600
70275-970 Brasilia, DF
BRAZIL
Tel: 55 (61) 3701-1818
Fax: 55 (61) 3345-7778
Email: Jeanete Lima
Website: www.adventistas.org WM page

Jane Gibson

South Pacific Division
Jane Gibson, liaison for Women's Ministries

Locked Bag 2014
Wahroonga, N.S.W. 2076
AUSTRALIA
Tel: 61 (2) 9847-3333
Fax: 61 (2) 9489-0943
Email: SPD Women's Ministries
Website: women.adventistchurch.com

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Margery Herinirina

Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division
Women's Ministries director

P.O. Box 4583
Rietvalleirand 0174
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: 27 (12) 345-7000
Email: Margery Herinirina
Website: www.sidadventist.org WM page

Premila Masih

Southern Asia Division
Women's Ministries director

Post Box 2, HCF
Hosur 635110,
Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu
INDIA
Tel: 91 (4344) 263-800
Email: Premila Masih
Website: www.sudadventist.org WM page

Virginia Baloyo

Southern Asia-Pacific Division
Women's Ministries director

P.O. Box 040
4118 Silang, Cavite
PHILIPPINES
Tel: 63 (46) 414-4000
Fax: 63 (46) 414-4001
Email: Virginia Baloyo
Website: www.ssd.org WM page

Karen Holford

Trans-European Division
Women's Ministries director

119 St. Peter's Street
St. Albans, Herts AL1 3EY
England
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: 44 (1727) 860-331
Fax: 44 (1727) 866-312
Email: Karen Holford
Website: ted.adventist.org WM page

Omobonike Adeola Sessou

West-Central Africa Division
Women's Ministries director

22 Boite Postale 1764
Abidjan 22, Cote d'Ivoire
WEST AFRICA
Tel: 225 (22) 44-0-97
Fax: 225 (22)44-23-41
Email: Omobonike Sessou
Website: wad.adventist.org WM page

Nickey Shum

Chinese Union Mission
Women's Ministries director

12/F Citimark, 28 Yuen Shun Circle
Siu Lek Yuen Shatin
HONG KONG
Tel: 852-2838-3991
Fax: 852-2834-3991
Email: Nickey Shum
Website: wwww.chumadventist.org

Amal Botrous

Middle East and North Africa Union Mission
Women's Ministries liaison

P.O. Box 90-2026
Jdeidet El-Metn
Metn
LEBANON
Tel: 961 (1) 690-290
Fax: 961 (1) 690-490
Email: Amal Fawzy

Cristina Sandulache

Israel Field
Women's Ministries director

Seventh-day Adventists
6 Lincoln
Jerusalem 91000
ISRAEL
Tel: 972 (2) 625-1547
Fax: 972 (2) 625-1319
Email: Cristina Sandulache