featuring Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes, President of Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
The Rev. John Arthur Nunes, Ph.D., began on July 1, 2016 as the ninth president of Concordia College-New York, an institution of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, founded in 1881. Nunes came to the Bronxville, NY campus from Valparaiso University (Indiana) where he held the Jochum Chair, an endowed interdepartmental professorship supporting the study of Christian values in public and professional life. He 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. Professor Nunes holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago where he undertook a theological look at notions of postcolonial identity in the poetry of Derek Walcott. Nunes and Alberto Garcia recently co-wrote Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation from the Margins, published by Eerdmans to be released in April of 2017. With Mary Joy Philip and Charlie Collier, he edited and contributed to Churrasco: A Theological Feast in Honor of Vítor Westhelle(Wipf & Stock, 2013).