Chanda Nunes, a TEAM recipient, was elected on February 24, 2022, to serve as the first black female Executive Secretary in a state conference in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division. She was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2018
She comes to this position from serving as the first black Senior Pastor of the Pacific Union College church, located in Angwin, California, in the Pacific Union Conference. She has also served in several other pastoral positions in Alberta Conference, Canada; Northern California Conference, California; and Kansas-Nebraska Conference, Kansas.
Nunes graduated from what is now Burman University (then Canadian University College) with a degree in Religious Studies and minor in Biblical Languages in 2003. She received her Master of Divinity (MDiv) at Andrews University.
Carlos Camacho, Nevada-Utah Conference President states: “God called Elder Chanda Nunes for such a time as this. Let me say again. God called Elder Chanda Nunes and we were obedient to Him. . . . Nevada-Utah is committed to reflecting and celebrating the diversity of our conference, our world, and the kingdom of God with gifted and faithful leaders of all races, male and female.”
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