left to right: Ben & Becky Chan, Carla & David Kniple
Carla Romarate-Knipel received a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Renewal of the Church for Mission from the Palmer Theological Seminary on May 16, 2009. Carla is Benjamin Chan’s Special Assistance for Philippines Relation. Carla and her husband Rev. David Kniple currently serve as the co-interim pastors of the First Baptist Church of Norristown, Pennsylvania. Rev. Manuel De La Fuente, who attended Carla’s graduation reception in the American Baptist Churches Mission Center affirmed Carla’s important role as a liaison of International Ministries and the Convention of Philippines Baptist Churches, saying, “Not only is Carla in the right position to strengthen the partnership of IM and CPBC, she is also a blessing to the leadership development of Filipino Baptists.” Manuel is the former President of the Asian American Baptist Caucus.
* Carla Romarate-Kniple’s profile: http://www.eacinet.org/Romarate_Carla.php
* Convention of Philippines Baptist Churches: http://www.eacinet.org/cpbc.php