Rev. Nizzi Santos Digan is the senior pastor of Good Shepherd UMC of Malden, Massachusetts. She is a fourth generation Methodist from Manila, Philippines whose father and grandfather were United Methodist pastors. She graduated cum laude with a BSE degree from the University of Santo Tomas. After teaching in a Boston Christian school for five years, she entered the BU School of Theology and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2002. Pastor Nizzi was the first Filipino to be ordained an Elder in the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and the first Chairperson of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Clergywomen Association (2008).