About Us

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency, better known as ADRA Bahamas is a humanitarian and development organization that helps people in need, both in The Bahamas and the world. We are a part of an international network of ADRA organizations which operates in more than 100 countries. We provide emergency humanitarian aid (not only) during natural disasters and help to improve the living conditions of people struggling with poverty

ADRA Bahamas was officially incorporated in March 2020. The proceeds from the first financial and humanitarian fundraising campaign were distributed via aid to the Northern Islands of The Bahamas: Grand Bahama and The Abacos, then tormented by Hurricane Dorian. Since then, we have helped thousands of people in The Bahamas and the Caribbean, all thanks to the generosity of our donors.

The international network of ADRA organizations was founded in the United States in 1956 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The church supports our development and activities on a regular basis. Having offices all around the world as well as an emergency fund allows us to quickly react to natural disasters, immediately mobilize resources and start helping wherever it is needed. In our long term projects, we count on the knowledge of our local colleagues to get insight into the needs of the people we are helping and the environment they live in. This allows us to boost the efficiency and overall sustainability of our projects.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA Bahamas is able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capacity for sustainable change.

Where ADRA works

ADRA’s work touches millions of lives in more than 118 countries around the world. ADRA’s on the ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.


Our Leadership


Henry Moncur

Country director

Henry R. Moncur is the last of three children born to Henry and Naomi Moncur and an ordained Pastor in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Wall Walla College in Washington State and his Master of Divinity degree and Doctoral degree in Organisational Leadership at Andrews University in Michigan. 
While he loves reading, computers, traveling and dominoes; his main objective is helping people to value and understand the importance of their relationship with God so as to improve their quality of life.

Shavonne Sherman

Business Development Manager

Tourism student, turned legal professional and now humanitarian quickly highlights the diverse path that led Shavonne to joining ADRA Bahamas in 2019 as a volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Serving initially as Emergency Communications & Marketing Manager, then as Programs Director thereafter, she taps into her diverse educational background in Tourism and Event Management as well as certificates in Human Resources, Communications and others.

She has a passion for special events, meeting new people, learning, travel, quality service, public speaking and experiencing new cultures; all of which are brought forward as she steps into her new role as Business Development Manager.

“Hospitality is my business, but service is my passion.”

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G. Stephanie Molina

Programs coordinator

Stephanie knew she wanted to work with a non-profit organization, and when the opportunity presented itself, she joined the team in 2020 immediately after completing her Masters in Global Health and serving as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) intern for the Education In Emergencies project. 

She has since transitioned from an Intern, to a MEAL Specialist and in 2023 will serve as overall head of projects with her role as Programs Coordinator.