Alum Named 43rd General Superintendent

Jul. 3, 2017 - by Carol Best

MNU Alumnus, Dr. Carla (Johnson ’83) Sunberg, was elected the 43rd General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene June 27, at the denomination’s General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the first alumnus of MNU to hold the office. President of Nazarene Theological Seminary since 2014, Carla has a long history of international and church leadership experience.

Sunberg Named GS

Carla and her husband Chuck were pioneer missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene to the former Soviet Union, serving in Moscow, Russia, for thirteen years. While there, she served as director of Compassionate Ministries and later, director of theological education.  The Sunbergs returned to the United States in 2005 and began pastoring at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she served as pastor of evangelism and discipleship.  In 2011, she and Chuck accepted a call to serve as co‐district superintendents of the East Ohio District Church of the Nazarene.

Carla earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from MNU, an MA in theological studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD in historical theology from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.  

She has served on the General Board, the governing board of the denomination; numerous other boards and as president of Wesleyan‐Holiness Women Clergy. She is co-author of three books and numerous articles and is a sought-after speaker.

Passionate about the integration of practical ministry and theological education, Carla loves to teach and train leaders for the future of the church and has served as adjunct faculty for a number of institutions.  Carla was born in Germany, the daughter of missionaries. She is the second woman to be elected to the office and follows in her father’s footsteps, General Superintendent Emeritus Jerald D. Johnson, who served from 1980-97. The Sunbergs reside in Kansas City, Missouri. 

 

 

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