CFNA Executive Director

Rev. Dr. Stanish Stanely

The Rev. Stanish Stanley, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as the Executive Director of Christian Friends of New Americans, and will assume full responsibilities for this position beginning July 1.

The Rev. Stanish and Beena Stanley family

Rev. Stanley, together with his lovely wife Beena, came to St. Louis from India where Rev. Stanley had been serving as a pastor of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church (IELC), a partner church of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  While in the USA, Rev. Stanley was enrolled in the graduate school of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where he recently completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree in Historical Theology.  The Stanleys are blessed with three beautiful daughters – Catherine, Riona and Alina.

Rev. Stanley has served with CFNA as a volunteer for the past four years, three of them as the Peace Center Coordinator, with special emphasis on providing leadership for the dynamic After School Tutoring Program.  As Executive Director, Dr. Stanley has already begun to assume responsibility for the growing number of CFNA programs and ministries.

Please join us in welcoming Rev. Stanley to his new position.  We wish him and his family our Lord’s richest blessings.