Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Engaged to Nobue Kamikawa

At a meeting of Honbu-in (Church Headquarters executive officials) held after the evening service on October 25, it was announced that Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama was engaged to Miss Nobue Kamikawa, the second daughter of Shuji Kamikawa, a staff minister of Kawaramachi Grand Church, and his wife, Emiko. The schedule for the wedding ceremony and related events will be announced when available.

Profile of Daisuke Nakayama

Born on January 23, 1991, as the first son of Rev. Zensuke Nakata and his wife, Michiko, Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama attended Tenri Elementary School, Tenri Junior High School, and Tenri High School, and received the truth of the Sazuke on January 11, 2009. He graduated from Kansai University majoring in policy studies in March 2013. Adopted by the Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama, on April 4, 2013, he was designated as the future successor to the Shinbashira on October 24, 2013. After completing the Lay Minister Preparatory Course, he was registered as lay minister (kyoto) in December 2013. He then completed the Church Head Minister Qualification Course and was registered as a holder of the head minister qualification in February 2014. He was installed as the fifth president of the Young Men’s Association on August 25, 2014.

Profile of Nobue Kamikawa

Born on August 3, 1989, as the second daughter of Rev. Shuji Kamikawa, and his wife, Emiko, Miss Kamikawa attended Kyoto Municipal Kinrin Elementary School, Kyoto Municipal Okazaki Junior High School, and Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School. She received the truth of the Sazuke on January 10, 2008. After graduating from Tenri Junior Seminary, she was registered as lay minister. She completed Shuyoka, the three-month Spiritual Development Course, in July 2015 and the Lay Minister Preparatory Course in January 2016.

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