New DMT member to focus on ministry for women

Dr Danijela Schubert is looking forward to the new challenge. (Photo: Theodora Amuimuia)

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The appointment of a new member to the South Pacific Division’s Discipleship Ministries Team (DMT) is aimed at getting more women involved in ministry at all levels of the Church.

Last week, the SPD Executive Committee voted to appoint Dr Danijela Schubert to the role.

“The new role will focus on discipleship for women and will prioritise getting women into ministry and leadership roles in Church employment,” SPD president Pastor Glenn Townend said.

Dr Schubert brings a wealth of experience to the role, including working as a lecturer in the school of theology at Pacific Adventist University for nine years. She has a doctorate in youth, family and culture and has a passion for seeing young women succeed.

Currently, she serves as associate Division secretary, a role in which she has made an important contribution to the work of the Church, including getting all the church boards and committees onto Convene—a secure electronic meeting forum.

“I have appreciated the opportunity to serve in this area,” she said. “But I’m now ready for a new challenge where there is a greater need for my skills and talents.”

Dr Schubert will take up her new role by June 30.

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