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We wish to announce the hire of Willinda Charumuka as Assistant Pastor at Wyatt Park Christian Church. The board approved Willinda for the postion at the board meeting on Feb. 21, 2024.

Willinda will work primarily with the high school youth, in addition to being involved with the praise team, and helping with other rotational Pastoral duties on Sunday morning. 

To learn more about Willinda, please read her bio below. 

Willinda comes to St. Joe via Visalia, California but is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. She has taught Orchestral Instrument lessons and classes in public schools for 25 years. She has served in Music Ministries of local churches during that time. 

Willinda was born and raised in the tradition of the National Baptist Church, where her Dad serves as deacon/trustee and her Mom as a Dean of Christian Education. Music has brought wonderful experiences with various denominations, including the Assemblies of God, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME), the Churches of God in Christ (COGIC), Catholic Churches, and, for many years as a teen, learning to play the organ at Lindenwood Christian Church - Memphis (Disciples of Christ). 

Wilinda graduated with a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University in June of 2023. Emmanuel is connected to churches of the Stone-Campbell Tradition (Disciples of Christ; Christian Churches/Churches of Christ; and Church of Christ). Willinda’s Master of Music in Viola Performance was completed in 2005 at Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Memphis. 

Willinda has been married to her lovely husband Tawanda Charumuka for nearly 20 years. They have two sons, Tawanda, II (18) and WillieCrispen (13). 

If having one favorite scripture was a possibility, she might lean toward Revelation 2:29, “Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.“