On May 20, Estrella Dominguez, a chaplain at Shawnee Mission Health, was recognized by the world church and formally commissioned to the gospel ministry.

Her call to ministry was affirmed by prayer and the laying on of hands in a moving ceremony held at the Ebenezer (Spanish) Church in Independence, Missouri, where Dominguez serves as head elder. She is the first female chaplain to be commissioned in the Iowa-Missouri Conference.

Dominguez will continue to serve Shawnee Mission Health as chaplain for their Birth Center, Heart & Neuro Vascular Unit and Short Stay Unit; and the Iowa-Missouri Conference as head elder of the Ebenezer Church.