Minervino Labrador, Jr. joined the Walla Walla University Board of Trustees after his election as the president of the Upper Columbia Conference in April 2018.
Labrador previously served as the vice president of ministries and director of ministerial stewardship and men's ministries in the Southwestern Union from 2011 to 2018. Prior, he served in the Carolina Conference as men's ministries director and senior pastor of the Sharon Church located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and before that he served in the Carolina Conference and the Florida Conference as men's ministries director and pastor of the Clearwater Church, the Belleview English and the Ocala Spanish Churches and in the city of Miami as a youth pastor.
He is a graduate of Southern Adventist University located in Collegedale, Tennessee, Andrews University located in Berrien Springs, Michigan and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary located in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his doctoral studies with a specialty in redemptive leadership and healthy organizational structures.
Labrador and his wife, Evelyn, have two sons, Minner and Mario. In April 2015 the Labradors became the proud grandparents of Lucas Minervino Labrador,