Hi, my name is Maicon Steuernagel and I am the pastor of Oslo International Church. My wife and I came to Norway in the autumn of 2010. We are both from Brazil and came as missionaries through the Brazilian missionary organization, Missão Zero, and the Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS). We became involved with OiC from the very beginning of our time here, and I have been the pastor since autumn 2011.
I have studied Theology and Social Anthropology and share my time between OiC and NMS. My wife, Carolina, is finishing her PhD. We love cooking and sharing life around a good meal, and love the wonderful multiplicity of fantastic people that is OiC!
Our sons Oliver and Benjamin were both born in Oslo and are deciphering how to be Brazilian in Norway as they speak Norwegian at school, English at church and Portuguese with family. We enjoy baking, swimming, and biking with them and are excited to see them grow up in this multicultural environment.
Pastor Maicon Steuernagel
Hi, my name is Etelney Barbosa Junior. I am a volunteer assistant pastor at OiC. My wife, Maria, and I moved to Oslo in January 2017. I am from Brazil and Maria is from Norway. I have worked with Youth for Christ for several years in Brazil and was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Brazil.
I have studied Law and Theology in Brazil and am now pursuing my masters at MF, the Norwegian School of Theology, as well as studying the Norwegian language. Maria has recently completed her masters degree and is a member of our church board.
We both love our church. Among other things we do in our congregation, we love teaching the Word, praying and being involved in our growth group, which is a highlight for us during the week. We are happy to serve the Lord here where He has placed us!