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John Bernard

President, United World Mission

John Bernard has been president of United World Mission since 2001. Prior to serving in organizational leadership, John and his wife Melinda were missionaries in Spain involved in church planting and leadership training. John also has served as local church pastor in New Hampshire.

John earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia International University in 2005 with a dissertation entitled, “Training Church Planters in Vietnam.” In 1987 he earned the Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC). John serves as elder-at-large for the Medway Village Church (Medway, MA) and as an Elder at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, NC.

John and Melinda have been married for thirty-three years and make their home near UWM’s international office in Charlotte, NC. John and Melinda have three children and one grandchild. John’s interests include reading, golf, cycling, and avidly following the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics!