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 got 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, has studied Medicine with a specialization in Family Practice and is now taking a master’s in International Community Health. We love cooking and sharing life around a good meal, and love the wonderful multiplicity of fantastic people that is OiC!
Our son Oliver was born in Oslo summer 2013. He spends his time trying to understand the world and all it contains, and naming it all in Portuguese, English and Norwegian.
Pastor Maicon Steuernagel
Hi, my name is Etelney Barbosa Junior. I am volunteer assistant pastor at OiC. My wife and I moved to Oslo in January 2017. I am Brazilian and Maria is from Norway. I had worked with Youth for Christ for several years back in Brazil, and when I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of Brazil, we moved to Norway to serve at OiC.
I have studied Law and Theology in my home country, and now I am a master student at MF-Norwegian School of Theology, as well as studying the Norwegian language. Maria is also in a master programme at Oslo University, and she is 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 for the time being!