Washington Adventist University (WAU) has tapped two of its alumni to return to the campus as chaplains as a part of a reorganization of the Department of Ministry, designed to serve the campus community more effectively, according to Vice President Baraka Muganda. Muganda introduced his two newest hires at General Assembly on May 16, lauding them for personal and professional attributes, which he said persuaded him to hire them.
“They are both outstanding young people,” he said. “We are pleased that they have accepted the call to serve and we are expecting great things from them.”
Regina Johnson (pictured), a 2012 graduate, began her education at WAU in the fall of 2007 and spent the 2008-2009 academic year in Argentina. She served as a student dean in the women’s residence hall, public relations officer for the students’ association and as the 2012 senior class president. In the spring of 2010, Johnson, along with a small group of students, spent a month as a student missionary in Uganda and Kenya. Their evangelistic efforts led to the baptism of more than 200 souls.
“It’s exciting to be able to continue programs I’ve been involved with, now in a leadership role” said Johnson of her new appointment. “With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish great things.”
Kaneil Williams, a 2007 graduate of WAU, where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Theology, also holds a Masters in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University’s school of Education. His experience in global missions includes educational development, church construction, and evangelism across Central America and in West Africa.
Williams’ experience in the non-profit community, therapeutic youth residential services, and education is expected to serve him well in his new position as chaplain of missions. According to Williams, his motivation to serve comes from Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”