GC Stewardship Ministries Team
Director of the Stewardship Ministries
Pr Marcos Faiock Bomfim, Director of the Stewardship Ministries of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, was elected on October 11, 2015 in Silver Spring, MD during the year-end meetings. In July 2015, Pastor Bomfim was elected to serve as Stewardship and Family Ministries director of the South America Division at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, after working for five years in different positions in the same division, including Associate Ministerial Secretary, Family and Health Ministries director.
Born in a pastoral home, Pastor Bomfim began his ministry as a pastor in Brazil and served for nine years as a district pastor in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also served as Stewardship Ministries director of the South Brazil Union for five years, following a period of 11 years as Stewardship Ministries director in two Conferences of South Brazil Union. He has 16 years of experience as Stewardship Ministries director at different levels of the church. He also held additional responsibilities as Family and Health Ministries Director in those fields and also at the Union level.
Pastor Bomfim was also the speaker of a nation-wide daily radio program (Novo Tempo em Família – New Time in Family) for ten years and was the host of “Lar e Família” (Home and Family) Program, a thirty minute TV program that airs weekly at the SAD Hope Channel (Novo Tempo/Nuevo Tiempo), located in Brazil for the past two years.
Beyond his pastoral ministry, his other great passion is his family. He is married to Mariluz da Silva Bomfim, educator and also trained as a Family Therapist. Together, they are blessed with two daughters: Luana (28) and Alana (26), both nurses, who are now the 6th generation of Adventists.
Educational training: Bachelor in Theology, M.A. in Pastoral Theology and specializations in Family Therapy.
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Hobbies: reading, writing, gardening, Music (piano, zampoña), sports (running, soccer, basketball, skateboarding, kayak) and preaching through social media.
Associate Director of Stewardship Ministries
Dr. Hiskia Missah was elected as an Associate Director of Stewardship Ministries Department of the Seventh-day Adventist world church in October, 2015. A native of Indonesia, Missah previously served in the GC Youth Ministries Department for nearly a decade from 2006 through 2015.
A second generation Seventh-day Adventist who was raised by a pastor father, Missah has a passion for souls and evangelism. He conducts at least one evangelistic campaign every year, speaks at the National Television Broadcasting and Hope Channel Indonesia, and conducted leadership development seminars and workshops for the young people worldwide. During more than four decades of church service, Missah previously served as church pastor, chaplain, departmental director at the union and division levels, and conference president.
Dr. Missah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Indonesian Adventist University, a Masters degree from Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), and a Doctoral degree in Ministry from the Philippine Christian University.
He is married to Dr. Ellen Missah, and the couple has four children and eight grandchildren. His passion is that the
Church will experience spiritual revival and reformation through lifting up Christ and by being faithful stewards in all aspects of their lives as well as through system benevolence.
Assistant Director Stewardship Ministries
Penny Brink joined the General Conference Stewardship Ministries team in May 2011 as the Assistant Director. Her work for the department will include developing resources and online-ministries, assisting the editor of the Dynamic Steward, and public relations related work.
Penny is a trained pastor who has been working in the media ministry over the last 7 years in the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. Her service for the Adventist Church has included pastoral ministry, mission work in South Korea, Dean of Women at Helderberg College, Television Production for the Hope Channel, and New Media Evangelism Training. She is proudly South African and an alumnus of Helderberg College where she did a B.A. in Theology (Andrews University). Penny is interested in Biblical languages.
She is married to Andre who was elected as Associate Communication Director for the General Conference in July 2010. She loves writing, photography and music. Penny attributes her love for God’s Word, her deep concern for people, an appreciation for beauty, and her desire to spread the gospel, to what her parents instilled in her. As a woman in the ministry, she has come to see her career not as something set, or what she chooses, but as an anticipation of what God has in store for her at each stage of her life, even at each moment, and feels that is it a great privilege to use talents that God gives to His glory.
Editorial Assistant, Webmaster and Administrative Assistant
Johnetta Barmadia Flomo wears many hats in the Stewardship Ministries department. She serves as Editorial Assistant for the Dynamic Steward journal; Webmaster for the department’s website, online ministries and social media accounts; Administrative Assistant to the department and Associate Editor of the department's newsletter, God First.
Johnetta is originally from Liberia (West Africa), the daughter of Gbonima Sando and Evangeline Beatrice Barmadia (both deceased). She is married to John T. Flomo and the two are blessed with seven wonderful children: Janjay, Jedti, Victor, Johnell, Denise, John Jr., and Johanna. In 2016, they welcomed two young adults, Benjamin and Getrude, into their family, bringing their total children count to nine. They are blessed with five grandchildren. Johnetta takes pride in making a vibrant, lovely and cozy home for her family.
Johnetta is a Credentialed Christian Nonprofit (CCNL) leader who holds degrees in French Literature/Linguistics and Education but has accepted the call to ministry. Together with her husband, John and Johnetta are co-founders and leaders of a non-profit organization, NALAA (North America Liberia Adventist Association) comprised of Liberian Adventists and friends of Liberian Adventists living in the U.S.A. and Canada. NALAA works alongside the Seventh-day Adventist mission fields in Liberia to help spread the gospel after 14 years of civil war. NALAA undertakes church building projects, provides Adventist education through scholarships for needy children, helps with church renovations and provides pews for local churches in Liberia.
Johnetta has a passion for editing, graphic design/layout and is currently working on obtaining a Masters of Professional Studies in Publishing with emphasis on Design and Technology (digital publishing).. She has great organizational/planning skills. She is very earnest and compassionate. Johnetta loves the Lord and serving others. She enjoys sharing the good news of God's love and working with women. Her goal is to be the "light" so that others may see Jesus in her. Johnetta looks forward to sitting across from Jesus at the Welcome Table and eating of the Tree of Life.