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OSIMS / Introduction / Team

The team of the OSIMS brings together professionals from different locations with different backgrounds.

Anne-Marie Kool

Professor of Missiology, Director OSIMS, Vice-president CEEAMS


Anne-Marie Kool (Hungary/Croatia/The Netherlands) works as Professor of Missiology and head of the Osijek Institute for Mission Studies under the responsibility of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe. She is also Associate Professor at the Baptist Theological Academy in Budapest, Hungary and serves as vice-President of the Central and Eastern European Association for Mission Studies. Since she arrived in Hungary 30 years ago, Anne-Marie has been affiliated with several institutions of higher education, including teaching and researching on church and mission related topics and supervising master and doctoral students in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. For her PhD, Anne-Marie has researched an unknown chapter in mission history, the Hungarian protestant foreign mission movement. More recently, she is involved in researching the Roma (Gypsy) (Christian) communities in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Julijana Mladenovska-Tešija

PA to the Director


Julijana is the PA to the Director and lecturer in Philosophy at the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia. PR specialist (London School of PR), and research coordinator and evaluator (EU projects). She has more than 15 years of experience in the civil sector and five years of experience in marketing and campaigns. Julijana is a PhD student of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. She holds a BA in Philosophical Anthropology from the ‘Sts Cyril and Methodius’ University, Skopje, Macedonia and MTh in Theology and Nonviolence from the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia. Julijana’s research interests are: faith and identity, Christ and nonviolence, gender equality, civil and faith activism, politics and PR, areas in which Julijana has published several books and articles.

Krisztina Oláh

Marketing and PR specialist and Communications Coordinator CEEAMS


Krisztina is from Budapest, Hungary. She is the communication coordinator for CEEAMS. Krisztina is a marketing professional who works as a freelancer on business and non-profit projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics with specialization in Marketing from the University of Miskolc, Hungary and a Master in Business Communication from the John Carroll University, USA.

Krisztina is involved in the Reformed Church in Hungary where she initiated and coordinates a women’s group in her local church. She is involved in activities of Christian Leaders and Businessmen Association and the Global Leadership Summit’s Hungarian affiliate. She has started the Doctor of Transformational Leadership program at the Bakke Graduate University. Krisztina’s research interests are: Christianity and business leadership, women as leaders, Central-Eastern European ethics and urban mission.

Speranca Tomin

Interpreter and OSIMS Research Assistant


Speranca comes from Osijek, Croatia. She is a proofreader and a translator and works for different organizations in Croatia like the Croatian Baptist Aid. She is currently also working as a research assistant in a CEEAMS project. She is the editor of the Croatian Baptist Women’s magazine Bilten (Psihoorijentir Centar).

Speranca holds an MA in History and Croatian Language and Literature, and Certificates in Christian Counseling from Psihoorijentir Centar from Belgrade. Speranca’s interests are: publishing, faith and identity, gender equality, and Christian counseling.

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