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Alex Neagoe (CV)
President of the Areopagus Centre and CRISDU Areopagus Association
Alex is co-
At Areopagus Alex coordinates the Master Degree Program "The Practice of Spiritually Oriented Social Work", in collaboration with the West University of Timisoara.
He is a senior lecturer in the Social Work Department at the same university.
His most important publication is "The Trial of the Gospel: An Apologetic Reading of Luke's Trial Narratives", published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002. Alex is one of the pastors of Bethel Baptist Church in Timisoara, where he is in charge of the educational department. He is married to Nuti and they have two children, Tania Carmina and Elias Cadmiel. He likes sports, tourism and playing the guitar.
Silviu Rogobete (PhD, Brunel, UK) (CV)
Founding Member and President of General Assembly of Areopagus Centre and CRISDU Areopagus Association
Silviu Eugen Rogobete holds a tenured Professorship at West University of Timisoara, following a seven-
Together with a group of friends, in 1997 Silviu established the Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture in Timisoara and in 2001 they established the Regional Center for Social Integration and Human Development. Upon his return from his diplomatic appointment in South Africa, Silviu also established the Ubuntu Center for African Studies, a center for research which he directs as part of the West University of Timisoara. Since September 2013, Professor Rogobete supervises PhD students in Political Science at the West University of Timisoara, recently being appointed as Director of its Doctoral School of Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science.
Silviu E. Rogobete is a member of distinguished academic associations such as: American Political Science Association, Tyndale Fellowship – Cambridge, Langham Scholars Fellowship – London.
In 2016, Professor Rogobete received the honouring title of Associate Professor Extraordinary of Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Ileana Rogobete, PhD (University of Cape Town) (CV)
Director of the Areopagus Institute of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Ileana Rogobete is a founding member of the Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture, being part of its staff from the beginning in 1997. In the department of language and culture that she coordinated, Ileana organized Romanian cultural awareness courses and taught Romanian to foreigners. Later in 2000, she started working with disadvantaged youth in group therapy, with families and couples and also with teenagers and young adults. She coordinated for three years the department of counseling and psychotherapy at CRISDU Areopagus, as well as the project for the HIV positive youngsters and their families. In 2006, Ileana had a significant role in the establishment and accreditation of the Areopagus Institute of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, where she currently is acting as a director and family therapist, clinical trainer and supervisor. In 2011, she received her PhD from the University of Cape Town with a thesis on political trauma and recovery. Living for six years in South Africa, she had the opportunity to develop a multicultural clinical experience by working as a lecturer, researcher and family therapist with people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. She is married to Silviu and they have two children: Andrei (24 years) and Ralph (20 years).
Adelina Rasadea (CV)
Adelina Rasadea has been the accountant of the Areopagus Centre since the beginning of its functioning. She graduated in 1997 from the Faculty of Economic Sciences, specializing in Foreign Trade. Adelina was married to Victor in the spring of 2000 and they have three children. Adelina likes working in a team and she is a very dynamic person. Her hobbies are skiing, swimming and traveling. Right now she is on mathenity leave for their third child.
Emma Goldiș (CV)
Office Manager, Coordinator of Language Department
Emma has been a part of the Areopagus team since November 2003. She started as a Romanian Language teacher and Public Relations Officer. At present she is the Office Manager of the Areopagus Center and she coordinates the Romanian Language and Culture Department. In the summer of 2003, Emma obtained a degree in English and Public Relations from the Babes-
Lăcrămioara (Lacrisa) Novac
Coordinator of Biblical Counseling Department
Lăcrămioara (Lacrisa) Novac holds a BA and a Masters degree in Social Policy from the University of Bucharest. She also holds an MAR with emphasis in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary, PA, USA. She has been the project coordinator of the Tyndale NT Commentary Series in Romanian and has translated various books and booklets and articles in the areas of theology, practical theology & biblical counseling and discipleship. Currently, she is involved at the Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture as coordinator of the Biblical Counseling Department, directing the two year training program in biblical counseling launched in December 2011. Lacrisa enjoys working with students & teachers and people in general, reading, classical music & concerts, beautiful gardens/parks and traveling.
Gabriela Povian (CV)
Social Department Coordinator
Gabriela joined Areopagus in the autumn of 2014 as social worker. He obtained a degree in social work from the Faculty of Sociology and Psychology, West University of Timişoara and currently she is attending the MA program -
Gabriela coordinates the social department of the Areopagus Regional Center for Social Integration and Human Development (CRIS-
Gabriela is a sociable, cheerful and optimistic person, passionate of literary composition, music and travel. She is married to Sorin and they have a daughter Andrada.
Economist, Romanian Language Teacher
Florin Vidu (CV)
Florin joined the Areopagus team in December 2001. He teaches computers, administers the computers network and offers IT support. Florin is married and has one child. His interests are technology, reading and classical music.
Daniel Gheorghe Oprean