Artur Stele

Artur Stele

General Vice President, GC

Artur A. Stele was elected as a general vice president for the Seventh-day Adventist world church at the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on January 30, 1961 in Kaskelen, a city in southern Kazakhstan.

He graduated from Almaty Medical College in Kazakhstan in 1979 with a degree in pharmacy and served in the German military from 1979 to 1981.

In 1986, Stele received a bachelor’s degree in theology from Fridensau University in Germany. That same year Stele married Galina, the first woman to graduate from Andrews University with a doctoral degree in ministry.

The couple has a son named Alexander, who currently works for Hope Channel and the treasury department in the Euro-Asia Division. Stele earned his master’s degree and doctorate in theology from Andrews University in 1993 and 1996.

Stele’s denominational service includes time spent as academic dean and president for Zaokski Theological Seminary, as well as president of the Euro-Asia Division. Stele is fluent in Russian, German and English.

Thomas Lemon

Thomas L. Lemon

General Vice President, GC

Thomas L. Lemon began his career as a pastor in Maryland and later pastored in Texas. In 1996, he accepted a call to serve as assistant to the president of the Rocky Mountain Conference. He then was ministerial director in Oregon (2002-2006) and president of the Minnesota Conference (2006-2009) before accepting the position of president for the Mid-America Union Conference.

Lemon has served as a member of boards of directors for a number of higher education and health-care institutions, as well as media and outreach ministries.

During his tenure as president of Mid-America Union, Lemon’s stated areas of focus were evangelism, education, and health care.

Lemon earned his bachelor’s degree in theology at Southwestern Union College (now Southwestern Adventist University) in Keene, Texas, and a master of divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Lemon’s wife, Jan, is a career educator. The couple has two adult children and four grandchildren.

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Ivan Williams

Ivan Williams

Director, NAD Ministerial

Ivan L. Williams, Sr. is passionate about pastoral ministry and soul winning. He serves as the director of the Ministerial Department for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The NAD ministerial team serves and supports more than 4,200 pastors and more than 100 ministerial directors and associates in Bermuda, Canada, the United States, and the Guam-Micronesia Mission. Prior to this, he served as the ministerial director for the Northern California Conference.

Williams was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. At the age of 13, while working in an evangelistic meeting, Williams sensed God’s call to ministerial service through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In preparation for full-time ministry, he subsequently pursued educational training at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, where he graduated with degrees in Communications and Theology. He also graduated from Andrews University Theological Seminary, in Berrien Springs, Michigan, with a Master of Divinity degree, and from Claremont School of Theology, in Claremont, California, with a Doctor of Ministry degree. His project-dissertation dealt with pastoral burnout and renewal in Seventh-day Adventist ministry.

Williams’ pastoral ministry has spanned more than 24 years at many churches in the South Atlantic, Southeastern California, and Northern California Conferences. Dr. Williams serves on numerous boards and committees inside and outside of the Church striving to make a difference for Christ.

In addition to pastoral ministry, Williams also served eight years as a chaplain for the California State Assembly in Sacramento, California.  He currently serves as a United States Air Force Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Maryland Air National Guard, and is the co-host of the “Ministry in Motion” broadcast which can be seen and heard on television and radio.

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Anthony Kent

Anthony Kent

Associate Ministerial Secretary, GC

Anthony Kent was elected to the General Conference in 2005. Anthony’s ministry experience includes pastoring local churches, church planting, public evangelism as a union and division evangelist, as well as Ministerial Secretary for the South Pacific Division. He has also developed a Ministerial Internship Development and Training syllabus. Anthony’s specialty is offering continuing education and professional growth opportunities for pastors. He hosts MINISTRYinMOTION a practical professional TV program for clergy and local church ministers. Currently he is pursuing a PhD through the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) in the New Testament, specifically Luke-Acts. Anthony is happily married to Debora and they have two daughters Chelsea and Georgia.

Primary responsibilities

  •  Worldwide coordinator for continuing education
  •  Host, Ministry in Motion
  •  Director, P.R.E.A.C.H. program
  •  Ministerial internship development.

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Claudio Consuegra

Claudio Consuegra

Director – NAD Family Ministries

Claudio Consuegra joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1976. At Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Maryland, he met and married the former Pamela Napier, the associate director of the Family Ministries Department for the NAD. Prior to being elected family ministries director for the North American Division, Claudio served as ministerial, evangelism, communication, ethnic ministries, and family ministries director as well as the Vice President for Administration for the Minnesota Conference. For three years he and Pam hosted a national call-in talk show on LifeTalk Radio.

During his career as a pastor, Claudio has been a law enforcement chaplain (CMC) and critical stress management specialist. After 9/11, he was deployed at Ground Zero, serving also after the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse.

Claudio holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University), a master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family counseling from Radford University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree, with an emphasis in family ministries, from Andrews University.

He and Pamela have been married for more than 35 years and have two daughters, Diana and Hadassah, and sons-in-law, Greggory and Andrew.

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Pamela Consuegra

Pamela Consuegra,

Director, NAD Family Ministries

Pamela grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, and she is a graduate of Shenandoah Valley Academy. Pamela has served as an Adventist teacher, principal, and, prior to coming to the NAD, she served as superintendent of schools for the Minnesota Conference. She and her husband, Claudio, have a rich background in the area of family ministries having worked as a husband/wife team in numerous conferences and hosting a live call-in show for LifeTalk radio called “Love for a Lifetime” for over 3 years.

Pamela holds a B.S. degree from Columbia Union College in the area of education, an M.S. degree from Radford University in curriculum and instruction, and a Ph.D. in leadership from Andrews University. She has been married to Claudio for over 35 years and has two daughters, Diana, an English teacher, and Hadassah, a general surgery resident. Pamela and Claudio also have two sons-in-law, Greggory, a speech language therapist, and Andrew, a navy aircraft technician.

Pamela’s strong background in curriculum development will be beneficial as additional materials and curriculum is developed in the area of family ministries. Claudio and Pamela are passionate about building strong, healthy marriages and families for God’s Kingdom and are very excited about serving the North American Division together as a team.

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