General Conference

Heather-Dawn Small


Heather-Dawn Small presently holds the position of director for Women's Ministries at the General Conference of SDA. 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 she held the position of Children's and Women's Ministries Director for the Caribbean Union Conference located on the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago for five years.

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."

Raquel Arrais

Associate Director

Raquel Queiroz da Costa Arrais presently holds the position of Associate Director for Women's Ministries at the General Conference of SDA. Raquel Arrais is the wife of Pastor Jonas Arrais who is the Associate Ministerial Secretary at the General Conference and they have two sons, Tiago and Andre, and two daughters' in-law, Paula and Natalia. Raquel grew up in a pastoral family and is a third generation Seventh-day Adventist.

Prior to coming to the General Conference Raquel was Women's Ministries and Shepherdess associate director for the South American Division (2000-2003) and Children's Ministries director (2004 – 2005).

For 20 years Raquel worked as an educator and administrator in Brazil. In 1997 she received her master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University.

Raquel loves reading, walking, playing the piano, and collecting pictures of women's faces. She enjoys spending time with women, ministering to them, and learning from them.

She has a desire to see more women accepting God's call and being involved with the mission of the church.

Her favorite word is courage and her favorite Bible text is Joshua 1:9.

Heather-Dawn Small

Rebecca Timon

Editorial Assistant

Rebecca Timon became editorial assistant in August 2016 after working as administrative assistant to Heather-Dawn since February 2012. Prior to this she worked more than 21 years for vice presidents in the General Conference Presidential office.

Educated in English writing, Communication/Journalism, and elementary education, she created the first Women’s Ministries newsletter for Rose Otis, director of the Office of Women’s Ministries in 1991.

Rebecca loves learning and then sharing what she’s learned. She shares her passion for Bible study with small groups and through seminars about Bible characters. She reads, writes, and scrapbooks when she should be cleaning house, cooking, and exercising. This freedom might be the only advantage of being a widowed empty-nester.


WM Division Directors

Debbie Maloba | East-Central Africa Division

P.O. Box 6434
Kampala, Uganda
Fax:256 (41) 345597
Email: malobad@ecd.adventist.org

Denise Hochstrasser | Euro-Africa Division

Schosshaldenstrasse 17
CH - 3006 Berne
Fax: 41-31-359-1566
Email: denise.hochstrasser@eud.adventist.org
Website:  www.women.eud.adventist.org

Raisa Ostrovskaya | Euro-Asia Division

Krasnayarskaya St, 3
107589 Moscow
Russian Federation
Fax: 7095-786-8155
Email: raostrovskaya@ead-sda.ru

Dinorah Rivera | Inter-America Division

P O Box 830518
Miami, FL 33283
Fax: 305-403-4600
Email: riveradi@interamerica.org

Carla Baker | North American Division

12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Fax: (301) 680-6464
Email: carla.baker@nad.adventist.org
Website: http://www.nadwm.org

Lynn Clouzet | Northern Asia-Pacific Division

Koyang Ilsan P.O. Box 43
Koyang City, Kyonggi-do 411-600
Republic of Korea
Fax: 82-02-974-4495
Email: mkkim@nsdadventist.org
Website: http://nsdadventist.org/web-content/Documents/Womens.html

Marli Peyerl | South American Division

Caixa Postal 02600
70279-970 Brasilia, DF
Fax: 55-613-45-6999
Email: Marli.Peyerl@adventistas.org.br
Website: http://www.portaladventista.com/MM/default.asp (Spanish)
http://www.igrejaadventista.org.br/MM/default.asp (Portuguese)

Erna Johnson | South Pacific Division

Locked Bag 2014
Wahroonga, N.S.W. 2076
Fax: 612-9489-0943
Email: ErnaJohnson@adventist.org.au
Website: http://spd.adventistconnect.org/womens-ministries

Caroline Chola | Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division

Route 1 Corporate Park
29 Regency Road
Irene, Pretoria
Fax: 263-477-6128
Email: cholac@sid.adventist.org

Pramila Masih | Southern Asia Division

Post Box 2, HCF
Hosur 635110,
Tamil Nadu
Fax: 91-43-442-2090
Email: premilamasih@rediffmail.com

Helen Gulfan | Southern Asia-Pacific Division

P O Box 040
Silang, Cavite 4118
Fax: 63-46-974-1059
Email: hgulfan@ssd.org
Website: http://www.ssd.org/departments/childwmn/ CFW/WM/index.html

Clair Sanches | Trans-European Division

119 St. Peter's Street
St. Albans, Herts. AL1 3EY
Fax: 44-1727-86-6312
Email: csanches-schutte@ted-adventist.org

Omobonike Adeola Sessou | West Central Africa Division

22 Boite Postale 1764
Abidjan 22, Cote d'Ivoire
Fax: 225-22-44-2341
Email: omobonikes@yahoo.fr