Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Ben Silva-Netto

    Chico, CA

    Education and Honors:
    • 1964 – Bachelor of Arts, Philippine Christian University

    • 1967 – Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, Philippines

    • 1969 – Master of Sacred Theology, Perkins School of Theology

    • 1975 – Doctor of Ministry, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

    • 1985 – Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Garrett Seminary

    • 1964-1967 – Pastor of local churches in the Philippines

    • 1970-1981 – Chaplain: Winona Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

    • 1981-1984 – Director: Asian Pastoral Counseling Center, Chicago, IL

    • 1985-2001 – Professor: Pastoral Care and Counseling, UM Studies, GTU, Berkeley

    • 2001-2005 – Associate General Secretary, General Council on Ministry

    • 2005 – Present – District Superintendent, Shasta District, Cal-Nev Conference

    California-Nevada Annual Conference
    Delegate to the 2000, 2004 General Conference
    Delegate to the 2008 Jurisdictional Conference
    Participated in the episcopal election, 2000 and 2004
    Endorsed by:
    Coordinating Committee of the Asian American Caucus, Western Jurisdiction

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