On July 1, 2023, Amir Gulzar began his ministry as the executive secretary/treasurer for the Wisconsin Conference.
Gulzar grew up in Pakistan where he attended Seventh-day Adventist institutions of education, earning a BBA in marketing (1996) and BBA in accounting (1997) from Pakistan Adventist Seminary. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Philippine Christian University (2000) and his PhD in international finance from the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (2018).
During his career, Gulzar has served in many capacities in educational institutions throughout the Adventist denomination. From 1996–2002, he served at Pakistan Adventist Seminary in the roles of head of the business department, instructor in the Business and Computer Science department as well as executive director of the Community Learning Center. Following these appointments, Gulzar moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo where he served at the Adventist University of Lukanga from 2003–2019. During his time there he served as a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Business and Computer Science department, project manager for income-generating projects, and head of the business department before becoming the vice-chancellor/president.
In addition, Gulzar is a published author having written one book and numerous journal articles. He is fluent in English, French, Urdu and Punjabi. He also attended the Institute of World Mission, located in Thailand, on two different occasions.
In 2020, Gulzar was invited to be the business manager at the Milwaukee Seventh-day Adventist School in Wisconsin, where he served until his recent call to be the executive secretary/treasurer for the conference. The Milwaukee School has been blessed and the conference is grateful for his service there and looks forward to his ministry in this new role.
Gulzar and his wife Shabnam have three children, Nathan, who is attending Andrews University, and Nathalie and Natasha, who are attending Wisconsin Academy.
He replaces Brian Stephan who retired after 43 years of denominational service.
Laurella Case is the Wisconsin Conference Communication Coordinator.