New Director in NAD

Bonita Shields was voted as the new director of NAD Stewardship Ministries during the 2018 Year End Meeting, following the announcement of the retirement of John Matthews, effective January 31, 2019.


Bonita joined the NAD in February 2016 and previously served as associate director. She has served as a local church pastor, assistant editor of the Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines, assistant director of discipleship in the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference, and as an editor of several Sabbath School publications. Most recently, she served as editor of the Collegiate Quarterly for the world church.

She brings with her experience in speaking and training in local churches, camp meetings, women's retreats, and in the world field. Her unique perspective on stewardship will be very helpful in developing practical skills for daily living. She received her undergraduate degree in theology from Columbia Union College (now known as Washington Adventist University) and her master's in pastoral ministry from Andrews University.

Bonita enjoys reading, writing, and taking walks with her husband Roy of 32 years. She plays racquetball (when she can find a court and a willing partner), creates culinary "experiments," and, along with her sanguine husband, enjoys opening up their home to family and friends to celebrate life together.