Dr. Diego t. Chuyma

It is a joy for me to lead Salem Friends Church, as Senior Pastor. I have worked as a pastor at Hispanic Churches as well as at English speaking congregations. I also served as a missionary to Bolivia for more than twenty years and taught at two Christian universities. My formal training includes: Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Pastoral Ministries and Missions Minor at Barclay College (KS), Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry at Azusa Pacific University (CA), and Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Ministry Management at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL).

My wife, Rebecca, and I are thrilled and honored to serve in this congregation. Our children, John (12), David (8), and Joshua (7), are also excited to be part of this community of faith. My desire is that each person here at Salem Friends Church experiences intimately the manifest presence of God where he or she can be transformed more into Christ-likeness. I pray that everyone who comes here, be transformed by the presence of God, nurtured by the Word of God, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be an effective witnesses to Christ in the world.

I love the Lord and love my family. I love going out with my wife on weekly dates, and I love playing soccer with my boys. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, and vegetable gardening. I enjoy solitude in nature.

I am excited and looking forward for the opportunity to meeting you and your family, and having you worship with us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

My e-mail address is:

Church (319) 258-7221

Cell (319) 217-9362

Have a wonderful day and God bless you!

Pastor Diego