The Reverend Belinda N. Chauvin is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but she spent most of her youth and early adult life in New Orleans. She attended University City High School and was active on the student council, in the speech, drama, and dance clubs, and was on the track team. She was also a Girl Scout.
        After graduation in 1968, she attended Louisiana State University, majoring in Education. She was married that same year. In 1971, Rev. Chauvin moved to England to continue her education abroad. There she studied theology, theosophy, religion, both ancient and contemporary, and was in contact with many religious schools.
        In 1972, she returned to the United States and opened a natural food store and restaurant. Soon, she had opened a second natural food store. In 1978, she and her family moved to Reno, Nevada, so she could continue studies with the Jamilian University of the Ordained, which she began in 1976. Rev. Chauvin was ordained into the ministry of the International Community of Christ, Church of the Second Advent, in 1979.
        Since her arrival in Reno, Rev. Chauvin has been an active member of the International Community of Christ. She assists in public relations and has organized lectures and seminar tours in countries around the globe for the Jamilian University. Since 1989, she has been Public Relations Director for the Andean Explorers Foundation & Ocean Sailing Club. In 1993, she was appointed as Assistant to the President of the Advocates for Religious Rights and Freedoms.
        Rev. Chauvin is a published author. She enjoys travel, photography, research of ancient cultures, reading, and the beauty of nature and the outdoors. She is the mother of three sons and a daughter.

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