New Executive Secretary Joins Alaska's Administrative Team
Alaska welcomes Edward Dunn as the new Alaska Conference executive secretary. Dunn and his wife Cheryl are moving to Alaska from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, where he was pastor of the Kelowna and Wildwood churches. He has been a pastor for 18 years. Prior to that Dunn worked as a health educator for the Canadian government. His longstanding interest in health led him to pursue a Ph.D. in public health, which he is currently completing.
His interest in health has also led to his current involvement as a presenter in a new health series for Native people called Native New Health. There will be 13 episodes, covering topics such as diabetes, suicide, heart disease, addictions, abuse, high blood pressure, and other topics of interest to Native peoples.
Dunn himself has Native American ancestry from the Ojibwa Nation in Northern Ontario. He has been involved in Native Ministries for many years. For the last decade he has been director of Native Ministries for Canada and assistant to Monte Church, Northwest and Canada Native Ministries director.
The Dunns arrived in August. They lead an active life and enjoy hiking, bird watching, camping, skiing and traveling the world.