Meet the Staff

Almir Marroni | Director

Almir was born in Brazil to a third-generation Adventist family. After finishing his studies in Theology at Brazil Adventist University he has served the church for more than 35 years, 30 of which as Publishing Department director at conference, union, division levels and now at the General Conference.

Prior coming to the General Conference he served as South American Division vice president for four years. He is married to Wiliane Marroni and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and one grandson. Almir’s passion is inspiring young people to accept God’s call to mission.

Stephen Apola | Associate Director

He has served as a district pastor, conference and union Publishing department director in Kenya. Prior to joining the GC team, he pastored in Indiana Conference as he completed his MA in Communication at Andrews University.  His passion is helping people understand understand the character and love of God.

He has 20 years of experience in ministry with over 14 in Publishing. Stephen is married to Peris and they are blessed with four children.

Adriana Duarte-Rodrigues | Editorial Assistant

Viviene Martinelli | Editorial Assistant

Naomi Coutsoumpos | Editorial Assistant