Who We Are/History

DIAKONIA Asia-Pacific (DAP)
Our history and who we are

1979 – The first DIAKONIA Assembly within Asia took place in Manila, Philippines. In preparation for this Assembly, the DIAKONIA Asia Pacific (DAP) Region was founded.

1992 – Deaconess Chita Framo (Philippines) was elected as the first DIAKONIA World President from DAP.

2005 – 2009 Deaconess Salanieta Naucabalavu (Fiji) elected DAP President

2009-2017 Deaconess Emma Cantor (Philippines) elected DAP President

2013 – (current) Rev Sandy Boyce (Uniting Church in Australia) was elected DIAKONIA World President.

2017 – (current) Deaconess Meresiana Kuricava (Fiji) elected DAP President


Deaconess Chita Framo, Rev Sandy Boyce