LaDonna Sanders Nkosi has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as director of Intercultural Ministries, a staff position in Discipleship Ministries. Her first day on the job is Jan. 16. She will work remotely and from the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.
Nkosi is the planting pastor of the Gathering Chicago, a church plant in Illinois and Wisconsin District and a community of prayer and global/local service based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. She is a former pastor of Chicago First Church of the Brethren and is ordained in the Church of the Brethren.
She has served in diversity and multicultural program administration for DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, and Syracuse University and has additional management experience with other nonprofits and volunteer organizations in Chicago. She has studied journalism and public relations at the University of Missouri, has attended graduate school at DePaul University, and is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary specializing in cross-cultural community development and international relations. She is completing a doctor of ministry thesis as a Wright Scholar at McCormick Theological Seminary.