Arthur Zehetmeyr

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Zehetmeyr, Arthur Guilherme (1918–1981)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

Arthur Guilherme Zehetmeyr, canvasser and publishing leader, was born in 1918. He married Ophélia Zehetmeyr, and from this union Edemar and Eclair were born. He became a canvasser for the Adventist Church in 1955.1 In 1958 he accepted a call to be a full-time canvasser in Rio Grande do Sul Conference where he worked until 1963.2 In subsequent years he served as director of the Publishing Department (1964-1967),3 of Radio-TV Ministries (1966-1967), and of the Mato Grosso Mission.4 After that he served as director of the departments of Publishing (1968-1971)5 and Temperance (1968-1971) of the Santa Catarina Mission.6

In 1972 he returned to serving the Rio Grande do Sul Conference as director of the Publishing Department.7 While working in that position he was ordained to the ministry on January 27, 1973.8 He remained a publishing leader until his retirement in 1976, after nearly 21 years of service to the Adventist Church.9

Arthur Zehetmeyr died on September 22, 1981, in the city of Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul, at the age of 63.10 His dedication to the publishing work made him a leader to be remembered for his important contribution to Church growth in southern Brazil.

Sources

Ardoval Schevani. “Notícias Catarinenses – Como Vai Santa Catarina?” Revista Adventista, year 65, n. 1, January 1970, 30-31. Accessed November 22, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

“Arthur Guilherme Zehetmeyr.” Revista Adventista, year 77, n. 77, January 2013, 33. Accessed April 26, 2016, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

Ary Raffo. “Santa Catarina em Destaque.” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 8, August 1967, 26. Accessed November 22, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

“Congresso de Colportagem em Carazinho.” Revista Adventista, year 70, n. 7, July 1975, 8. Accessed November 22, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

Osório Santos. “Informativo Nacional - Oito Mil Adventistas Reunidos na Maior Campal da História do Rio Grande do Sul.” Revista Adventista, year 68, n. 6, June 1973, 22-25. Accessed November 22, 2017, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/.

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, various years.

Notes

  1. “Arthur Guilherme Zehetmeyr,” Revista Adventista, year 77, n. 1, January 1982, 33.

  2. “Rio Grande do Sul Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1959), 163; “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1964), 204; “Arthur Guilherme Zehetmeyr,” Revista Adventista, year 77, n. 1, January 1982, 33.

  3. “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1965/1966), 207; “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1968), 212; Raffo, Ary, “Santa Catarina em Destaque,” Revista Adventista, year 62, n. 8, August 1967, 26.

  4. “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1967), 210; “Mato Grosso Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1968), 212.

  5. “Santa Catarina Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1969), 221; “Santa Catarina Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1972), 237; Schevani, Ardoval, “Notícias Catarinenses – Como Vai Santa Catarina?” Revista Adventista, year 65, n. 1, January 1970, 30.

  6. “Santa Catarina Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1970), 227-228; “Santa Catarina Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1972), 237.

  7. “Rio Grande do Sul Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1973/1974), 237; “Rio Grande do Sul Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1976), 259.

  8. “Arthur Guilherme Zehetmeyr,” Revista Adventista, year 77, n. 1, January 1982, 33; Santos, Osório, “Informativo Nacional - Oito Mil Adventistas Reunidos na Maior Campal da História do Rio Grande do Sul,” Revista Adventista, year 68, n. 6, June 1973, 23; and “Congresso de Colportagem em Carazinho,” Revista Adventista, year 70, n. 7, July 1975, 8.

  9. “Arthur Guilherme Zehetmeyr,” Revista Adventista, year 77, n. 1, January 1982, 33.

  10. Ibid.

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