Save the Date: The Lutheran Prayer Breakfast

Wednesday October 31, 2018
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Program: 7:30 a.m.

Orlando Events & Conference Center
2050 Dorsett Village Plaza | Maryland Heights | View Map

Featuring Rev. John Arthur Nunes, PhD
President of 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. Nunes came to this Bronxville, NY campus from Valparaiso University (Indiana) where he held the Jochum Chair, an endowed interdepartmental professorship.

Previously, has also served as the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief (2007 to 2013), a $50 million (USD) 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, 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), John also loves to walk for exercise and to 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.