Friday, April 29, 2011

Puerto Rican Women Make History

From NCN News:
A historic moment occurred at the Puerto Rico East District Assembly when presiding General Superintendent Emerita Nina G. Gunter and District Superintendent Olga Robles worked together at the table. It was not until the assembly business began that both realized this was the first district assembly in the Church of the Nazarene conducted with a female general superintendent and a female district superintendent in leadership.

Gunter, who served as general superintendent from 2005 to 2009, is the only woman ever elected to the highest office of the denomination. She officiated at the Puerto Rico East assembly on behalf of Mesoamerica Region jurisdictional general superintendent Dr. Eugénio R. Duarte. Robles is serving in her third year as superintendent of the Puerto Rico East District.

"There was quite the applause from the delegates and visitors to the assembly when Rev. Robles acknowledged this historic aspect," Gunter said. "I was delighted to serve with this positive, relational, and visionary leader." Robles also represents the Mesoamerica Region as a member of the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene.

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