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Jelena Sivulka

Jelena Sivulka
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Jelena Sivulka hails from Serbia, where she was born and raised. She obtained her master's degrees in psychology and theology from her homeland. Thirty years ago, she embraced Christianity, igniting a passion for ministry alongside her husband Greg. Together, they have been instrumental in church planting efforts, humanitarian aid distribution, and partnerships with organizations like Joni and Friends, dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. Jelena's professional journey as a clinical psychologist has seen her serving in various capacities, including schools, social centers, and medical clinics throughout Serbia. She is the visionary founder and director of the nonprofit organization Hana's Hope. Currently, Jelena is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in Mental Health and Theology at the University of Bucharest, while also overseeing counseling schools in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Central to her academic and personal pursuits are topics concerning suffering and the heart of God, particularly in the context of mental health challenges. Jelena is a mother to three children: Benjamin, Sara, and Hana, whose journey with autism has deeply shaped her understanding and advocacy in the field of mental health.


Title Date Type
Soul Care of a Leader - 2024 Soul Care for Leaders Network
Soul Care of a Leader - Workshop
In Search for Answers Regarding Mental Suffering and the Body of Christ - 2024 Pastoral Counsellors Network, 2024 Professional Counsellors Network