17 August 2020 | Chanda M. Nunes was formally installed as senior pastor of the Pacific Union College church on Saturday, July 25. She preached at the church for the first time that Sabbath.

Nunes had previously served as the associate pastor at the Sacramento Capitol City church for four and a half years.

On May 3, her Sacramento congregation thanked Nunes on its Facebook page. The church said the pastor’s “spiritual leadership, kindness and love have been a blessing to us and so many others in the Sacramento area.”

Sacramento Capital City called Nunes “a modern-day game changer” as the first African American woman to lead the PUC church.

According to her Facebook page, Nunes earned her Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University.

The leader of the PUC congregation recently posted a photo on her Facebook page of her office nameplate and the “Senior Pastor” designation. Her accompanying caption was “Excited for this new journey! Who woulda thought!?”

Image credit: Pacific Union College

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