Adventist Education

The mission of Adventist Education is to enable learners to develop a life of faith in God and to use their knowledge, skills, and understanding to serve God.  Our vision is for every learner to excel in faith, learning, and service, blending biblical truth and academic achievement to honor God and bless others. We believe that the students of today are the leaders of today and the future. To help each student achieve their greatest potential, the NUC schools utilize innovative and best practices to increase and support student learning. The schools in the Nevada-Utah Conference follows the same set of elementary education standards required of all 729 Adventist elementary schools across North America. To learn more about these standards, click here. To learn more about the Adventist preschools, elementary and secondary schools in the Pacific Southwest, click here!

Superintendent of Schools

Fernando Lista, Superintendent of Schools

Fernando Lista has served as Superintendent of Education at the Nevada-Utah Conference since June of 2018. He previously worked as principal/teacher at Hawaiian Mission Academy, Windward Campus. He has a BA in Education and in Theology from River Plate Adventist University as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Education from Southern Adventist University. Fernando is a native of Argentina and is married to Cristine. They have two boys, Dallan and Kian.

(775) 525-2012


Education Administrative Assistant

Delberth Castillo, Education & Youth Administrative Assistant

Delberth Castillo has served as Administrative Assistant for Education and Youth at the Nevada-Utah Conference since February 2018. He previously worked as a Quality Compliance Specialist at USANA Health Science in Salt Lake City Utah. He has several certifications from AFCOE, including a lay pastor certificate. Delberth is a native of Los Angeles and is married to Brissa Castillo. They have one child, Evaneth.

(775) 525-2007