Dear friends, 

 I greet you in the blessed name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

It is my pleasure to announce the appointments of the following people: 

LoReal Burton as the new Africa Regional Communications Coordinator.

Janice Ballard as the new Africa Regional Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) Coordinator.

Jeanet Sibanda as the new Africa Regional Urban Ministries Coordinator.

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Loreal Burton is from the Eastern Cape in South Africa and grew up in the Church of the Nazarene serving in various roles on a local, district and field level.  She joined the Africa Regional Office team in 2016 as the General Assembly coordinator and Africa South Field Youth Coordinator and currently serving on the Communications team for the past 3 years.  She is a graduate of Russel Road College in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and  Nazarene Theological College in Johannesburg, South Africa and currently pursuing a degree in Public relations through the University of South Africa (UNISA).

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Janice Ballard was born and raised in Guyana, South America and is an ordained elder with over twenty years’ experience promoting community health in the church and in the fields, in both urban and rural contexts. After emigrating to the USA, she served the Metro New York District NYI and later relocated to Tennessee where she supports her husband, Monroe, who serves as the interim pastor at Friendship Church of the Nazarene. Janice also serves on the MidSouth District NMI council and recently as an NCM Inc. board member. She was trained as a Medical Technologist at the University of Guyana and is currently pursuing doctoral training in global community health with a focus on tropical medicine.

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Jeanet Sibanda has a Bachelor of Theology degree and is an ordained elder currently serving as pastor of Khayelitsha Church of the Nazarene. She is a preacher who is passionate about community transformation and loves creating learning spaces where self-discovery and human dignity flourish. Her past experience includes working at NCM Africa with responsibilities of training, directing and coordinating programs, Lecturer in Public theology and as facilitator of CHE Community Health Evangelism (CHE) in Southern Africa.

 I invite you to join me in congratulating and welcoming them to the Africa Regional Ministry Team, let us commit to pray for them.

Thank you all for your prayers and support throughout this process.

Yours in Him,

Daniel. A.K.L. Gomis

Regional Director (Africa)