Current thought leaders in Hispanic Ministry
Alba M. Orozco
F. Javier Orozco
Expertise: Catholic theology, intercultural ministry, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, Hispanic ministry and theology, intercultural competence, and Catholic social teaching.
Professional Title: Executive Director of Human Dignity and Intercultural Affairs
Professional Experience: Over twenty years of professional experience in religious, educational and community affairs. Skilled in Catholic theology and ministry, ecumenical and Interreligious leadership, intercultural competence, public speaking, teaching, writing and research.
Language Proficiency: English, Spanish
Professional Website: https://www.convivenciachurchproject.org/
Expertise: Pastoral, catechesis, RCIA, multi-cultural ministries, small faith communities (CEBs), etc.
Professional Title: Director of Hispanic Ministry
Lia has worked in Catholic ministry for over twenty years, serving in the Archdioceses of Miami, Washington, Baltimore, and Arlington. Her specialization is in catechetical, pastoral, multi-cultural ministries, Rite of Christian Initiation, among others. She currently serves as chair of the Episcopal Regional IV for the process of the National V Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry and as a consultant/speaker for Liturgy Training Publications and RCL Benziger.
Her leadership and service to the community has been recognized by Catholic Relief Services with the “2019 Hispanic Heritage Partner Award”. Lia earned her bachelor's degree in theology and her master's degree in pastoral theology from Saint Joseph's College in Maine. She holds a certification from Franciscan University in Steubenville as Director of Religious Education and is currently undertaking a digital evangelization certification offered by the Juan Pablo II University of Costa Rica.
Language Proficiency: English and Spanish
Professional Website: https://www.facebook.com/SalinasLia