Editor, Elder's Digest; Associate Ministerial Secretary
Jonas Arrais is Associate Secretary of the General Conference Ministerial Association for Elders, Deacons, Deaconesses, Retirees, Ministerial Resources, and Editor of Elder’s Digest, a journal for church leaders that is translated by the World Divisions into 15 languages, thus reaching more than 220,000 elders, pastors, and other local church leaders worldwide.
Jonas is a native of Brazil. He brought with him a wide experience in pastoral and administrative ministries. His ministerial experience of more than thirty years includes serving some of the largest churches in Brazil and working for five years as Associate Ministerial Secretary of the South American Division. He holds a Bachelor degree in Theology, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University.
He conducts training seminars for pastors, elders, deacons, and deaconesses worldwide. He is the author of the books A Positive Church in a Negative World and Wanted: A Good Pastor, translated into various languages. Jonas is married to Raquel, who works as Associate Director of the General Conference Women’s Ministries Department. They have two married children—Tiago and Andre—who are also pastors. Jonas speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English.