Chaplain Gilda Roddy

Chaplain Gilda Roddy

Chaplain M. Gilda Dholah Roddy has served as an Assistant Director at Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries—North American Division since September 2019.  Her territory includes the Columbia, Atlantic, and Lake Unions, as well as the Adventist Church in Canada.

Chaplain Dholah Roddy was born in Mauritius. Her adolescent years were spent in Australia. After graduation from high school, she took a leap of faith and matriculated to Oakwood College. There she built lifelong relationships as she prepared for a career in Gospel ministry.

Her leadership and pastoral career blossomed at Oakwood University where she served as the Associate Pastor for Young Adults. Subsequently, she served in the Florida Conference, for 10 years, as Pastor of the Celebration Church and Chaplain at the Celebration Hospital in Orlando. In another leap of faith and adventure, she accepted a call to the Greater Sydney Conference in Australia, she served as the Director of Ministries for Women, Children and Sabbath School.

Her next phase of ministry was in the Loma Linda Community. While there she completed a Master of Science degree. Roddy also served as a staff chaplain while pursuing doctoral studies in Mission Leadership. During that season of her life, Chaplain Dholah Roddy was ordained by the Southeast California Conference.

Chaplain Dholah Roddy came to the ACM from the staff of the Loma Linda University Church where she developed the ministry of pastoral care.