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Carlo A. Rapanut

Elected Director

Reverend Carlo A. Rapanut was born in Baguio City, Philippines. He currently resides with his wife and two sons in Anchorage, Alaska, where he serves as Conference Superintendent of the Alaska United Methodist (Missionary) Conference. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 2008 to serve as pastor of the United Methodist Church of Chugiak in Alaska. He was appointed Conference Superintendent in 2014. Prior to moving to the U.S., Reverend Rapanut served in the Philippines in the following settings: Pastor of Philex Mines United Methodist Church in Tuba, Benguet (1998-2000); Baguio City First United Methodist Church as Associate Pastor (2000-2003) and as Senior Pastor (2003-2005); Assistant to the Bishop of the UMC Baguio Episcopal Area (2005-2008). Reverend Rapanut holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Management major in Business Management (equivalent to an MBA) degree from the University of the Philippines. He finished his Master of Divinity, magna cum laude from Wesley Divinity School in Cabanatuan City, Philippines. Reverend Rapanut is a clergy member of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. He served as delegate to the 2016 General Conference of the UMC and headed the Alaska delegation. He was also a delegate to the 2016 Western Jurisdictional Conference and is currently a member of the Western Jurisdiction Mission Cabinet and Committee on Episcopacy.