Middle East and North Africa Union Mission
(Attached to the General Conference)
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Entered: 10/26/2011
Last Updated: 6/13/2018


(Attached to the General Conference)

(Formerly known as the Greater Middle East Union Mission)

Organized 2012; renamed October 2012; reorganized 2015

Territory: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara*, Yemen, and the northern half of Cyprus; comprising the Egypt-Sudan, Gulf, and West Asia Fields; and the East Mediterranean, and North Africa Regions. (*Western Sahara is a contested area not universally recognized as a separate country or region).

Editor's Note: Credentialed Employees are not being listed in the 2018 Yearbook for divisions, unions, conferences, missions/fields, regions, or field stations.

Statistics (June 30, 2017): Churches, 53; membership, 3,938; population, 548,207,000 (online statistics).

Contact Information:
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(updated: 5/9/2018)
StreetAddr Ferdous Street
Ferdous Street
MailAddr P.O. Box 90-2026
Jdeidet El-Metn
P.O. Box 90-2026
Jdeidet El-Metn
Phone 961 (1) 690-290 961 (1) 690-290
Fax 961 (1) 690-490 961 (1) 690-490
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President, Richard E. McEdward.

Secretary, Tibor Szilvasi.

Treasurer, Michael A. Wixwat.

Vice President for Mission and Media, Denis Sand.

Middle East and North Africa Union Mission Oversight Committee (based in Silver Spring, Maryland):

Magdiel E. Perez Schulz, Chair; Claude J. Richli, Secretary; Guillermo E. Biaggi, Cheryl Doss, Jonathan M. Duffy, Myron A. Iseminger, Gary D. Krause, Peter N. Landless, Geoffrey G. Mbwana, Duane McKey, Hensley M. Moorooven, Derek J. Morris, Karen J. Porter, Heather-Dawn K. Small, Artur A. Stele, Homer W. Trecartin, J. Raymond Wahlen II. Ex Officio Members: Richard E. McEdward, G. T. Ng, Juan R. Prestol-Puesan, Tibor Szilvasi, Ted N. C. Wilson, Michael A. Wixwat.


Departments do not operate in the usual way in the Middle East and North Africa Union Mission. Liaisons are listed under Ministries and Services.


ADRA/MENA. Ferdous Street, Sabtieh; Beirut; Lebanon. Telephone: 961 (1) 690-290. Mobile: 961 (78) 801-063. Coordinator, Gunther Wallauer. E-mail: show. Website: www.adramena.org.

ADRA/Lebanon, and Syria. Khoury Center, 4th Floor, Above Byblos Bank; Dekwaneh, Beirut; Lebanon. Telephone: 961 (1) 693-709. Mobile: 961 (76) 804-304. Fax: 961 (1) 690-490. Director, Nagi Khalil. E-mail: show; show.

ADRA/Sudan. Street 41, House No. 8, Block 12/M; Amarat, Khartoum; Sudan. Mailing: P.O. Box 3030; Khartoum; Sudan. Telephone: 249-912-349-734. Fax: 249-183-472-744. Director, Paul Howe. E-mail: show.

ADRA/Tunisia. City Residence, Apt 306C, Lac 2; 1530 Tunis; Tunisia. Telephone: 216 (71) 919-394. Fax: 216 (71) 919-409. Director, Jerry Peter da Silva. E-mail: show.

ADRA/Yemen. P.O. Box 19404; Behind Cinema Hadda; Sana'a; Yemen. Telephone: 961 (1) 260-529. Fax: 967 (1) 260-528. Director, Ephraim Palmero. E-mail: show; show.

Ministries and Services:

Adventist Volunteer Services, Tibor Szilvasi.

AMR, Centers of Influence, and Global Mission, Denis Sand.

Children's Ministries, Family Ministries, and Women's Ministries Liaison, Amal Fawzy.

Communication, Chanmin Chung.

Education Liaison, Leif Hongisto.

Health Ministries, and Special Needs Ministries, Adelcy Wallauer; Associate, Marcia McEdward; Assistant, Lorelle Boutros.

Literature Ministry, Translation, and Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Liaison, Michael Eckert.

Ministerial Association, Richard E. McEdward, Tibor Szilvasi; Shepherdess International Liaison, Kathie Lichtenwalter.

Prayer Ministries, Melissa Miranda.

Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Liaison, Richard E. McEdward.

Public Campus Ministries, Tentmakers, and Waldensian Students, Brian Manley.

Spirit of Prophecy, Michael Eckert.

Stewardship Liaison, Kheir Boutros.

Youth Ministries Liaison, Melanie Wixwat.

System Codes: EntityID: 32980; OrgMastID: AH1111; AdmFieldID: GMEU.