Christian Salcianu is the newly elected Principal for the Adventist Discovery Centre (ADC).
Salcianu was born in Romania and said he developed an interest in the Bible at 16 when he enrolled at a military academy. As he discovered the Sabbath truth, he decided at the age of 20 to be baptised into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. After graduation from the military academy, he decided to quit his career in the army, and two years later, he enrolled in the Theological Seminary of the University of Bucharest.
He holds a BA in Theology from the University of Bucharest. With further studies, he earned an MA in Religion from Andrews University in 2011. He later pursued and earned an MA in Leadership in 2020 at Newbold College of Higher Education.
Salcianu's experience include serving as editor-in-chief with the Romanian Adventist Church publishing house and subsequently did his internship at the Belgian-Luxembourg Conference. He was ordained while pastoring in the Irish Mission. He applied his servant leadership training to develop the Adventist Community Services in Dublin and the Discover Truth Ministry. With his new calling to lead the ADC, he believes in God's call: "Go, stand, ...speak to the people all the words of this Life." (Acts 5:20)
Salcianu and his wife Claudia have been married for over 20 years, and they have a beautiful daughter, Iris, aged 17 years.