Pastor Chanda M. Nunes, was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, in a Christian home, by two God-fearing Jamaican Parents.
Pastor Nunes recognised her call to ministry at the age of 9 and credits many church leaders who acknowledged this—and took a risk on her as a young person, by assigning her various leadership roles. As a result, she has grown a passion for preaching, youth/young adult ministries, outreach, evangelism, and leading Praise & Worship.
Pastor Nunes is a graduate of Burman University, formerly Canadian University College, (BA Religious Studies, minor Biblical Languages), & Andrews University (Masters of Divinity). She also holds associate degrees in Private Investigation & Paralegalling and is also a Certified Life Coach Practitioner.
Pastor Nunes began her pastoral ministry in 2003, serving the Alberta Conference, at the College Heights SDA Church, as an Associate Pastor for Youth, as well as the Chaplain for Parkview Adventist Academy & College Heights Christian School, on the campus of Canadian University College.
From 2008-2015, Pastor Nunes served the Kansas-Nebraska Conference as a Youth Pastor, and then as an Associate Pastor for New Haven SDA, (Kansas City), and was the first black ever to serve in the Conference, as well as the first Black female pastor to serve in the Mid- American Union. During that time, she was also Commissioned.
Currently, Pastor Nunes serves the Northern California Conference as an Associate Pastor for the Capitol City SDA Church in Sacramento, CA. She is the first Black female Pastor to serve within the Conference and within the African-American work.
Her favourite Scripture is Psalm 91:1-2—“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in Him will I trust.”