ABOUT US

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.

What We Do

We deliver relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, we are able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capability for sustainable change.

We are the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

In Europe we are present in 30 countries.

Where we work

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 130 countries around the world. Our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.

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Our Leadership

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João Martins

Executive Director

His passion is to fight inequalities and to
stand up for justice of all children of God. With
his gentlenature he is looking for ways to
provide support and care to people working
across the Europe and to thus become change
agents in their local environments. Sunny
weather is his “almost best” friend (yes, he is
from Portugal). ☀ 

MAJA AHAC

HEAD OF ADVOCAY

She dreams of a day when all people have equal
opportunities to pursue happiness. Her way of
doing things is sometimes a little bit different,
but never boring. She is addicted to colors.

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THOMAS PETRACEK

HEAD OF PROGRAMS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

He supports the ADRA network with his abundant knowledge, vast experiences, gentle
nature and positive attitude. Sweets make him
happy. Very happy. 🍰

Executive committee

ADRA's europe Executive committee

President: ADRA TED – Rafaat Kamal

Vice-President: ADRA International – Michael Kruger

Treseaurer: EUD – Norbert Zens

Secretary: ADRA Serbia – Igor Mitrovic

ADRA Belgium – Cristina Modoran

ADRA Denmark – Jens Versterager

ADRA Germany – Christian Molke

ADRA Norway – Geir Olav Isle

British Union Conference – Ian Sweeney

Romanian Union – Emil Jigau