About the CIO
Kirk Richmond Nugent is the second of 4 children born to Raphell and Eunice Nugent, he was raised in St. Petersburg, Florida and is of Jamaican Heritage. He attended Gulf Coast Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, Forrest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1997. In 2002 he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Engineering Technology at Seventh-day Adventist owned Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
He has worked for the Adventist Church since January 2008. Most recently as IT Director for the Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. While in South Africa he co-founded AdventSeat.com the first Adventist Church Online Directory in Africa, which also served as a platform for weekly devotionals and monthly music spotlights bringing local preachers and singers into the public eye. His first point of service was in North America at the World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland where he served as the SunPlus IT Director managing technology for Adventist Global Accounting Software. Prior to that he worked for T. Rowe Price, an Investment Firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as both Computer Technician and Market Data Analyst for 4 years. His first job after graduating with is BA was at the Goddard Space Flight Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Greenbelt, Maryland where he worked as a Computer Technician for 4 years.
He is an Ordained Seventh-day Adventist Deacon and Elder and attempts to be involved in outreach and social change in the communities where he lives. In 2006 he married the former Kanique Mighty and their union has been blessed with two children, Karsyn Nugent born in 2009 and Khenzi Nugent born in 2011 just before the family moved to South Africa for mission service. His wife, Kanique, serves as the Webmaster for Oakwood University and also is integrally involved in service.
His brother, Andrew-Craig Nugent, and father, Raphell Nugent are both Pastors so he has always felt the need serve the Lord and has dedicated the unique skills and talents entrusted to him for his service. He firmly believes that Technology is given from the hand of God, it is up to us to use it for his Glory.