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Rev. Dr. John Nunes

Rev. Dr. John Arthur NunesBiography

President at Concordia College-New York

The Rev. John Arthur Nunes, Ph.D., began in 2016 as the ninth president of Concordia College-New York, an institution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, founded in 1881. Concordia is a small school, with a diverse and global student body, faithfully making a big impact on every life it touches. Professor Nunes came to this Bronxville, New York, campus from Valparaiso University (Indiana) where he held the Jochum Chair, an endowed interdepartmental professorship.

Previously, Professor Nunes has also served as the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief (2007 to 2013), a $50 million organization with offices in 17 countries working to alleviate poverty and human suffering. Prior to that he was an inner-city pastor in Dallas, TX and Detroit, MI.

Professor Nunes holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. An author of numerous books and articles, Professort Nunes, with Alberto Garcia, recently co-wrote Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation from the Margins (Eerdmans, 2017). 

Known to recite poetry randomly (even without being asked), Professor Nunes also loves to walk for exercise and listen to soul-stirring music-from J.S. Bach to Bob Marley. He is married to Monique, who is the Director of International Programs at Martin Luther School in Queens, NY. Together, they are the parents of six grown children and an expanding entourage of grandchildren. 

Note: Dr. Nunes' presentation slides are available within the video.


Meant for More

Christians sometimes have a restless sense that God intends more for their lives. This event will offer a rare opportunity for leaders to talk in a supportive environment about "what’s next?" and "what’s best?" We will discuss how to find more meaning and significance in the ordinary communities and day-to-day relationships in which we find ourselves.


Siebert Lutheran Foundation
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