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Rev. Dr. John Nunes

Rev. Dr. John NunesJohn Arthur Nunes, Ph.D., a Lutheran pastor since 1991, currently serves at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Santa Monica, California. In 2022, he was appointed a Senior Fellow for the Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy. Previously, he has served as the president of Concordia College-New York and the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief. Born in Montego Jamaica, raised in Canada, John has lived in the U.S. since 1981. His diverse experience ranges from holding an endowed professorate at Valparaiso University to leading inner-city ministries in Dallas, Texas and Detroit, Michigan.

John is a graduate of Concordia University, Ann Arbor MI (BA), Concordia Seminary, St Catharines, ON, Canada (MDiv), and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (ThM and PhD). He also has three honorary doctorates.

John is married to Monique Nunes, a graduate of Concordia University Ann Arbor (BA) and Webster University, St Louis (MA). She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Student Engagement at Concordia University Irvine, California. They have six children and thirteen grandchildren, and together lead the consulting group Nunes and Associates.

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